NetEnt have thrown their hat into the spook-tastic Halloween ring by casting a wicked spell to create the frankly terrifying Halloween Jack slot game; packed with a triple multiplier, some chilling special Wild including the horrid Expanding Death Reaper, and Walking Wilds– watch out for the thrills and chills ahead!
This game is not about trick or treating, that’s for sure! (Try the Sweet Bonanza slot game if that’s more your thing).
Look and Feel
The game is set between the pillars of a stony graveyard crypt. Yikes! Framing the reels are smouldering jack lanterns with horrid faces but worst still, to the left of the reels stoops the shrouded figure of the skull-faced Halloween Jack- the nightmare creature at the centre of this frightfest!
The sound effects and music alone will have you cowering behind the sofa. There’s intermittent ragged breathing of Halloween Jack lurking in the darkness. And then there’s the screeching music set to jangle your nerves entirely. Gulp!
Halloween Jack Gameplay
Halloween Jack is a 5 reel, 3 rows and 20 pay-lines slot aimed to scare. So a pretty standard configuration on that front along with the Grease slot and a whole load of other games we could mention. But that’s about the only bit of the slot that is standard……
Top of the scoreboard for icons is a zombie woman – five of her on an active payline award you with 1,000 coin cash injection. Then there’s an evil horse, bat and crow and a thankfully, a lucky horseshoe. The lower value icons are the Ace through ten of the card deck covered in horrifying zombie arms!
The Wild is a creepy jack o’ lantern pumpkin and in the base game this lands on all reels except the first. The Wild substitutes for all icons except the Scatter, which is a cobweb covered cask and bonus lantern icon.
The Wild is handy in this game as when it spooks its way onto the reels it triggers a special Walking Wild feature.
The lantern icon only appears in the free spins game and triggers the main bonus feature.
Walking Wilds just take a single Wild to land on the reels and the feature is activated. First up you gain a free spin and scarily enough during this spin the Wild “walks” one reel to the left. Any winning combinations including the Wild will be awarded a tasty triple multiplier too. Usefully, this cash making feature is active in both the base and bonus games.
If you land three or more of the Scatter casks across the reels you’ll receive a respectable 10 free spins, and a further three or more Scatters landing during the feature will boost your free spins by an additional 5! 15 free spins sounds lucrative to this unquiet spirit!
The creepiest element of the game is the Jack-O-Lector feature which only takes a single lantern icon to land on reel 5 during the free spins and the horror show begins. You now have three blood curdling special Wild features to choose from including:
Stacked Hell Hound Wild where collecting three lanterns, followed by a Wild, will transform that creature into hound from hell as a two row high stacked Wild, which can then make you a mint by also activating that zombie-like walking Wild.
Stacked Jack-O-Lantern Wild needs you to collect six lanterns and then the next Wild on the reels will become the three reel high stacked Wild, a ragged Jack-o-Lantern. Once again, this will raise the walking Wilds feature from the dead!
Expanding Death Reaper Wild will take 9 lanterns, as before the next Wild on the reels turns into a frightening figure of the Grim Reaper, this is a whole Wild reel that will move one spin at a time to make you a killing!
NetEnt have delivered big time with this high variance slot that is styled to terrifying perfection. Halloween Jack is top of the tree in terms of looks and content to boot. This game is packed with enough nasty bonuses like the 15 free spins and the 2 and 3 stacked Wilds added to Walking Wilds can make you a mint while scaring the pants off you. Frightfully good!