Who doesn’t secretly love Michael Myers? The steady walk? The staring eyes? The Stabbing knives? Microgaming brings to life one of horror’s most iconic figures in this five reel, 50 payline Halloween Slot that delivers heart-stopping wins and menacing action, featuring Wandering Reels and Jumbo Blocks. Even the special features sound scary. Plus, the ominous-sounding Trick Or Treat Wheel feature makes sure that leaving with our lives isn’t the only bonus we take away from these reels.
Microgaming, of course, has real pedigree when it comes to adapting blockbusters and cult classics for the reels. Spin the Jurassic World and Game of Thrones online slots if you need evidence. Meanwhile, the jarring, discordant piano soundtrack is as sinister as it comes, bursting into the classic theme tune when we trigger the Free Spins during the bonus feature. The slashing Pumpkin Wild stabs to substitute for other symbols.
The action takes place outside the Myers house, burnt leaves drifting across the autumnal skies. Washing flaps lazily on the line. Our game symbols are some of the characters that Michael Myers hunts down so ruthlessly in John Carpenter’s slasher epic. Loomis, Laurie, Annie and Lynda are naturally our high symbols, also appearing in Jumbo Blocks, potentially appearing as a 4×4 symbol. But how can we have symbols four rows high when we have a five reel, three row slot? Enter Microgaming’s Wandering Reels. The bars of the Myers front porch move along the reels at random to create an ever-changing game space.
Not only does the base game serve up Halloween treats and nerve-jangling atmosphere, but this slot’s Trick Or Treat Wheel bonus feature takes us to the next level. We spin the wheel in a bid to launch a feature, either the Boogeyman Bonus or Free Spins, collecting multiplied cash wins until we do.
The worst I’ve ever found behind fallen leaves is dog poop, but the Boogeyman Bonus sees us select leaves to discover the prizes behind. These could be either a Multiplier, Knife or Michael himself. Collecting the knife isn’t bad – we’ll need that when Michael comes to play.
The Free Spins feature launches from the Trick Or Treat Wheel when we land any of the main characters. Now, our spins take place at night time. Creepy. But this time it is this character that guides us through, taking the place of all the other high-paying symbols and creating the potential for big wins of epic variety.
We won’t be playing this slot with the lights off, but we’ll definitely be hooked from the start. Superb flourishes make this as terrifying as it is entertaining (watch out for Michael Myers poking his head menacingly out from hiding during the base game). And all the while disquieting clips from the movie pervade. “Michael’s around here somewhere,” Michael’s sister says. Brrr.