Dare you step foot into Chance Interactive’s Creepy Castle? What if we told you that it wasn’t so creepy after all? The Aussie studio’s unique brand of humour oozes throughout the game-play in this cartoonish five reel, 25 pay-line Creepy Castle slot. Think Monsters Inc. though in a completely legally distinct yet still enjoyable way.
If you heard the names Ballie, Bato, Tally and Squido, you’d think we were referring to an Inbetweeners-style comedy series. In fact, these are the names of the four Monsters that make up the Creepy Castle online slot’s high-paying symbols. Ballie, the three-eyed furball (not that we’d call him that to his face) grants us an opposite-of-scary x350 payout if we land five of him in a row. Given the fact that these four creatures are indeed monsters, it is fitting that any of them can turn Wild on any spin. These ad-hoc Monster Wilds land with a satisfying splat, and are in addition to the game’s Wild symbol, written in goo.
On the sounds front, Chance Interactive have gone down the playful route. If you could imagine a monster skulking his way through a dark corridor, what music do you think would accompany it? Chances are you’re on the right lines. In a nice design touch, our low-paying 9s through Aces are all designed as mini monsters themselves, keeping the game’s theme running nicely.
Landing three, four or five Game Logo Scatters triggers the Creepy Castle Free Spins feature, delivering 9, 12 or 15 free spins respectively. But, as we might expect – or unexpect – in any creepy castle, there is a twist to this free spins feature. Before we commence the free games, we must open a selection of dungeon doors. We have six doors to choose from. Ballie, Bato, Tally and Squido lurk behind four of them, while Creepy Spins signs sit behind the other two. We can keep picking if we pick the monsters – for all of the Monsters we free from the dungeon turn Wild during the Free Spins bonus feature. With up to four additional Wilds across the reels, we can turn a mediocre spin into a heck-of-a-winner and make nine free spins feel like 20.
Don’t let the cute theme fool you – these monsters mean business. Fortunately, that business is helping us to achieve a big win to carry with us as we escape these dungeon depths. With a cheerio, a friendly wave and a promise that we’ll be back soon.