Halloween Fortune Slot Review + Casinos in United States
|Released||Oct. 15, 2012|
|RTP (return to player)||97.06 %|
|House edge||2.94 %|
|Bet Size||0.01-20 EUR|
Theme and Basic information
Halloween Fortune slot was created in 2012 by Playtech company which is a 100% reliable brand in the gambling market. This provider has not only a good reputation but also lots of collaborations with trustworthy casinos and jurisdiction that, I’d say, also prove its reliability.
Despite the fact it is not a brand-new slot that has cutting-edge mechanics and features, it looks quite good. And I’d even stress out that it is almost in line with modern slots and can certainly compete against them.
Why is it still so popular? As for me, the slot’s animation, bright colors and cool vision for a quite ordinary theme is the secret of the slot’s success. And, probably, the used technologies and instruments were ahead of the time of its release.
The theme of the slot, as predictable, is Halloween with horrific scenes of making the potion of green color, the moving sinister faces that are carved into the pumpkin and a lot of other items which usually are used for describing Halloween.
The plot of this slot is widely used in the gambling field, you need to collect pots with potion and help three witches to make magical broth, as a result, you will get some benefits from this so to speak “help” (in our case, you get free spins).
The main characters, as you could also predict, are three witches, black cat and black scary-looking crown. The other symbols are the attributes of Halloween, which will be described further in this article.
This slot has standard 5 reels and 3 rows design. I won’t hide from you that it looks a little bit ordinary, but taking into account the fact that the game was made in 2012, the design can’t be called totally outdated or not attractive.
Speaking of paylines, there are 20 paylines in total. And you can set the number up to your preference from 1 to 20.
Moreover, the winning combinations will be paid from left side to right side of the play table, and only the highest win that appears on a particular line will pay, apart from the situation when the Scatter is involved in the winning combination.
For more detailed information you can refer to the Info tab that looks like a mysterious book with a brown-colored cover and located on the left side of the settings panel on the screen.
Speaking about betting mechanics, we should elaborate on such coefficients like coin per line option and max/min bet. These parameters can be adjustable or fixed. In our case, we can set the number of paylines and coins per line option (coin size). The maximum and minimum bets depend on these adjustable coefficients and range from EUR 0,01(if there are 1 payline and you bet EUR 0.01 per 1 line (coin size) to EUR 20 (if there are 20 paylines and you bet EUR 1 per 1 line).
As for me, good design of such details as special icons for the settings is an essential part of general perception. And creators of Halloween Fortune did a very good job by making autumn-like leaves for “payline” settings and mysterious stones for settings of “bet per line” option. It shows that designers cared about the integration of all details into the overall design.
Honestly, the total number of symbols does not affect anything in the play game, though it shows how many special protagonists and heroes were used by the developers of the slot and maybe even how hard they tried and how special the slot looks now.
In Halloween Fortune, there are 8 different symbols that can be called ordinary symbols and 3 additional special ones like Wild, Scatter and Bonus symbols. In total, I could find 11 symbols. All they reflect the theme of the slot which is Halloween or a story about witches and dark magic.
Highest and lowest paying symbols, highest win per line
Whether you are going to play in this slot or are not a fan of such themes, you will be anyway fascinated by its illustrations, including the animation on its highest paying symbol which looks like a face with the smug smile that is carved out of the pumpkin. Actually the lowest paying symbol is a necklace with an ornament reminding the magic pattern, it has a slightly green color and a precious stone of yellow color in the middle of the locket. If you collect 5 symbols with a green necklace you will get 100 coins and if you collect 3 of them, you win 5 coins only.
As for the highest win per line, it equals 10000 coins, in the case when scary “pumpkin faces” appear on one line. If you collect only 4 symbols with the pumpkin, you will get 1000 coins, if just 3 of such symbols - 100 coins, and 2 identical symbols with Halloween pumpkin are rewarded by only 10 coins.
Wild, Scatter and Bonus symbols
In fact, namely this pumpkin symbol is a Wild symbol and can substitute for any other symbols except Scatter and Bonus ones.
When it comes to describing a Scatter symbol, the winning combinations that include it will pay as well, though the amounts of winning will not be so big. You will be awarded by 50 coins if 2 Scatter symbols will be caught.
It is said that payouts will be multiplied by the total bet and added to line win if the Scatter symbols appear.
Slot bonus features
Free spins are surely the most attractive feature to players. They give you an opportunity to win money constantly during the free spins round and don't have additional expenditure. So, you can get up to 20 free spins while you play the game and catch the Bonus symbol, after that you can be additionally awarded by an infinitive number of free spins during the free spins round. A particular number of free spins that you can win depends on your luck.
As for the bonus games in Halloween fortune, I’d say that the mini-game before the free spins can be considered a Bonus game. So, to get free spins you should catch Bonus symbols that look like a magic potion of green color into a metal pot. They can be caught anywhere on reels 1+5. Before the free spins round you will be offered to play in the bonus game (I’ve mentioned it above).
The bonus game represents the choice between 3 witches (you need to choose the only one of them) that allows you to get additional free spins. After making the choice, you will be offered to select one of 6 potions, this step determines your free games multiplier.
As it is said, you can win up to 20 free spins and x10 Multiplier during a Bonus game. In the info “book” you will find more information about Bonus games and Free Spins.
What special features does Halloween fortune offer? I would say that these are the Witches’ brew Bonus feature and the feature that allows you to get an infinitive number of free spins during the free spins round.
The work of Multiplier can have the following description: payouts are multiplied by the total bet and added to line wins. Also, the wins during the Free spins are multiplied as well. And the multiplier, in that case, is determined while you play in the bonus game (when you choose one of three options).
The game doesn’t have a progressive jackpot, but, as it was just said, it has a multiplier that potentially can be indefinite. So, if you are the luckiest player, you will win a tremendous sum of money.
RTP and volatility
You should know that the average Return To Player (RTP) has to be set between 96-97% and all coefficients that are higher than the average should be considered high RTP level. So, this slot’s RTP is 97,06%. Consequently, it can be estimated as a high RTP slot which is good for players (they get a bigger total win than in slots with the lower RTP level on a long run).
Graphics and sound
I liked the vivid colors that are used in the games, but, of course, in general perception, the slot’s design is simple for the modern world. There are no mind-blowing 3D special effects or beautiful animation. Nevertheless, it is created seamlessly. And I would highlight that the sound is really good. It even can compete with the latest games of different providers.
In the result, it is a slot with good sound, visuals and general design of the interface, but day by day it is getting outdated because of the appearing of new technologies and growth of high standards in today’s gaming industry.
I will add that there is no intro in this slot which is predictable.
First of all, before making any conclusion I will start from some pros and cons of the slot Halloween Fortune.
The pros are the following:
high RTP level (it is a little bit higher than the average level, it means that it offers better conditions for its players than on average)
pretty good sound effects that actually make the slot perception better
medium level of volatility which allow you to get winnings quite often
big possible wins that can be with the help of multiplier that can grow up to the indefinite number
HTML5 is supported (so that it is available on mobile devices)
The cons include:
outdated design: despite the fact, the slot is perfectly made and the symbols still look pretty good, the animation can’t be called innovative or modern
there is no progressive jackpot, so if the multiplier won’t be big, the possible wins will be quite low
Summing up, Halloween Fortune is a good-looking slot made by a trustworthy provider Playtech that, in its turn, has a valid license. This slot was released a decade ago, as a result, its vivid colors and the pretty original design was a little bit tattered. Though they still attract the players and can be estimated as pretty competitive.
What exactly attracts new players to the Halloween Fortune slot? As I could see, these are high RTP, medium volatility and indefinite free spins multiplier, which in combination make this slot a discovery for any player of an online casino.
As for me, I like the colors used in the slot design and the Bonus game that brings some unexpected joy to the overall gameplay. So, I’d say that even though it is getting outdated, probably everyone will find reasons to try it nowadays.