Our Top 10 Halloween Slots
The witching hour is not far away and there are dozens of spooky-themed slots to choose from. Some, though, are better than others. This year, make sure you only play the best ones and use our list to get straight to the highest quality, scariest slots. In no particular order of fear factor, here are our top ten Halloween slot games:
A Nightmare on Elm Street Slot
Despite its central character’s abnormally despicable brand of evil this game is stylish, very playable and evokes the pervasive, never-ending undercurrent of fear that the movies themselves portrayed so well.
It's packed with features including a mini game that requires you to select items like cups of coffee or a TV set in order to stay awake, though if you trigger the expanding wild you may think you have, as the central reel expands to show Freddy's silhouette.
Factor in two progressive jackpots and you've quite possibly got Random Logic’s best slot.
Mythic Maiden Slot
The beauty of Mythic Maiden is, in fact, that it’s not innately scary: It’s set in a dusty, creaky old attic containing a variety of exotic artefacts that allude to sinister themes like witch doctoring and cannibalism.
But there are no slavering zombies, ghouls or unpleasant cast members at all – just a perpetual sense of unease that somehow makes the game more edgy than virtually all of its competitors. Although nothing’s about to jump out of the cupboard, you can’t help but feel that just maybe it will…
Using a wild symbol in a winning line will not double but triple your win, and once you land 3 or more scatter symbols you’ll get from 10 up to 30 free spins.
At this point the Maiden itself opens up and rewards each free spins with a different prize: It’ll be either 2 more free spins or a multiplier of up to 10 times – which is a nice surprise given that it’s emanating from a mediaeval torture device.
This smouldering, sultry steamfest is loosely (and unofficially) themed around the Twilight saga and has been wowing players ever since it was launched, and on top of its 243-way betting format there are some great additional features.
The Wild Desire feature kicks in at random, stopping the reels and re-spinning them to distribute wilds across up to all 5 reels; the Chamber of Spins is triggered by landing 3 scatter symbols, and you’ll then be offered various features, each attributable to a central character from the movie:
The Amber bonus feature bonus is available from the 1st trigger of the bonus feature. You’re awarded 10 free spins, all with a 5 times multiplier that can be re-triggered.
The Troy bonus feature is available when you’ve trigged the scatter function 5 times. Here you get 15 free spins with vampire bats feature: The bats can appear in those spins in a random position in a winning combination and turn random symbols into double and triple multipliers, making for a potential multiplier of 6 times.
The Michael bonus feature becomes available from the 10th trigger of the scatter function: You’re awarded 20 free spins with rolling reels, which means that if you land any combination during free spins, the connected symbols will roll and change to other random symbols while the multiplier increases with every single successful combination, up to a maximum of 5 times.
The Sarah bonus feature is available from the 15th trigger of the bonus feature, and you’ll be given 25 free spins with the wild vine feature: When this symbol appears at the 3rd reel, it randomly transforms symbols into wild substitutes; if you hit 2,3,4 or 5 scatters as you play the free spins, you’ll get more free spins respectively by the number of scatters you’ve hit.
Under the Bed Slots
Even by Betsoft’s high standards this one is pretty special. Obviously - given their other games - it looks amazing and thematically it’s nicely done with monsters appearing from beneath the bed and flying around, plus mysterious doors opening in the middle reel to take to you the free spins round.
All symbols are, of course, fully animated as you'd expect from any Betsoft title released in their Slots 3 range - although none of this is at the expense of decent gameplay: You can generate sticky wilds and the off-screen bonus round forces you to stave off marauding monsters whilst you pick up cash prizes.
There’s even a double up feature, and instead of the usual red or black format you can roll a die to see if it comes up odd or even.
This is one slot that will have you awake all night, though not because there's anything lurking in the dark recesses of your room waiting to get you, but simply because it's such riotous good fun.
Ghost Pirates Slots
You’ll also find some stunning visuals on offer in NetEnt’s Ghost Pirates. Even by NetEnt's standards it’s impressive stuff, as are the delightfully un-nerving background noises - but the gameplay here is something not usually associated with the Swedish developer.
They’ve gone for a 243-way format here, which means all routes from left to right are valid paylines. Unlike the competition, though, you can also opt for 3,9,27 or 81 ways to win also.
That opens up a world of possibilities as you can tailor each session according to how many wagers you effectively want to make, inline with how much you're trying to win and how much risk you're prepared to undergo. It's a serous strategic challenge and one you'll have a great time getting your head round.
On top of that there's a free spins feature that rewards you with an impressive 25 free games which come with a triple multiplier.
This was NetEnt’s very first branded slot outing, following a much-heralded deal with Paramount – and it really put them on the map.
Though there have been plenty of remakes, everyone know that the original 1930’s version with Boris Karloff remains the definitive film, and that’s what’s used here. This slot’s exemplary branding though, is only half the deal:
Land three burning windmills and you'll be given 10 free spins with a dynamic multiplier than can be as many as five times.
Your chances of scoring a monster-sized win are enhanced even further during the feature by the presence of fire wilds. At least 1 of these is guaranteed to land on Reel 2, 3 or 4 on each of your free spins. They can also spread and turn 2 further symbols wild,making it pretty easy to score huge line wins provided you've activated all twenty of them (we'd recommend that you do, obviously).
Halloween Fortune 2 Slots
If you’ve ever played slots on or around Halloween you’re almost bound to have tried Playtech‘s excellent Halloween Fortune.
In case your memory needs a jog, this is the seasonal game that featured three enchanting witches that were about as different from the stereotype as you could imagine – and it had the famous Witches Brew bonus feature to keep you enraptured once you’d grown accustomed to their charms as well.
Blood Suckers Slots
Sticking with the vampire theme, NetEnt’s Blood Suckers takes a very different approach. Think of Tom Cruise in Interview with the Vampire and you’ll get an idea of the main character, though the whole thing is an interesting mish-mash of evil-looking symbols, potions, garlic and spell books with more than a smattering of erotically-charged neck nipping thrown in.
The detailing is highly intricate and the 10 free spins come with a triple multiplier, making it well worthwhile loading up this impressive–looking scare-fest.
It's also worth being aware that this is one of NetEnt's Touch series. These games are designed to work just as well on a mobile devices of any size as they do on larger screens, so if you fancy taking a bite out of your day to enjoy some crafty slots action when the boss's back is turned then you'll have a great time on Bloodsuckers.
Twisted Circus Slots
There’s nothing horrific about Twisted Circus – it’s just that the acts appearing under this particular big top aren’t exactly the kind of thing that Billy Smart would approve of - and that’s exactly what gives it such appeal.
It’s a colourful affair, though, and Microgaming have made sure it plays particularly well on mobile devices which is always a bonus.
It uses a 243-way format so you’ll generate plenty of line wins, and the bonus round dispenses with the standard ‘pick me format’ by letting you spin to reveal three identical symbols, which is much more fun.
This is not a typical Microgaming slot by any means: The stock poker symbols that appear on the vast majority of their slots aren't on offer here, which is always a good indication that they've given it the full treatment from the most talented members of their development team.
Happy Halloween Slots
In this seasonally fitting game, members of the Grave family are all dressed up and ready to take you on a twilight trick-or-treating trip in this sweet 'n' spooky adventure.
Activate up to 50 lines and wander watchfully through the five creepy, candle-lit reels to seek out tasty treats that reflect the spine-chilling spirit of Halloween; add to your stash by lining up batty cookies, curious candy apples and yummy gummy ghosts filled with the finest ectoplasm.
Look out for Noose, the phantom who haunts the game and stacks up on any reel to help you stack up extra winnings; also, keep an eye out for Jacky the Wild Jack o' Lantern;
With his menacing smile, he helps you carve out prize-winning combos to put a big smile on your face. If you dare, try venturing a guess at the colour or suit of a secret card in the optional Gamble round to multiply your take, hunt down at least three flame-haired witches scattered about the reels to win four times your bet and fly off into the night on a hot sequence of 10 free spins.
There are plenty of other Halloween-themed slots out there, but make a start with these and you can’t go far wrong! For the latest treats this spooky holiday, check out our top Halloween casino bonuses