Helloween is an online slot from Play'n GO about the German power metal band of the same name. Nowadays, Germans are known for generally lacking humor, but they can make the best music that people love.
Do not agree? How about bands like Rammstein, The Scorpions, and Modern Talking? And don't forget James Last. He’s a German as well. The band Helloween makes heavy metal music and is not only popular in Germany, but also all over the world.
Play'n GO has already made a whole series of slots where rock bands from the B and C categories are central. Bands that the average music lover actually does not know very well, but that do ring a little bell somewhere.
After Twisted Sister, Sabaton, Saxon, Annihilator, and Black Mamba, it is Helloween's turn. And with such a band name, Helloween (with a pumpkin in the logo), it is quite reasonable that this slot was released around Halloween.
While playing Helloween, we only see the band itself when the bonus round is activated, but luckily we always have the music. The biggest hits of the band are played.
At least, if we are to believe the experts because it is all unknown work for us as well. There are 10 fixed paylines, and the playing field consists of the classic 5×3 setup. Helloween enables you to bet by choosing a value on the bet bar: it starts at 0.10 Canadian dollars and goes up to 100 Canadian dollars.
You can win up to 5,000 x the bet on Helloween, but make no mistake, this is a video slot with low variance. The free spins bonuses are flying around your ears, but the logical consequence is that you only very rarely win a big prize. The theoretical payout percentage is 96.20%.
The spooky / fantasy theme is not only reflected in the backgrounds but also in the symbols. There are two kinds of wilds: pumpkins and some kind of spheres with keys in them. Both wilds replace all symbols, but you need a glass ball on reels 1, 3, and 5 to win the free spins bonus.
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Five wilds on an active payline will earn you 20x the total bet. The premium symbols are a somewhat wonderful mix of monsters, strange creatures, and rings and give you between 8x and 20x the bet on a 5-of-a-kind.
The low symbols consist of the well-known card symbols, which in this game run from the 9 to the ace.
If you manage to spin three scattered glass balls, you win one of the seven free spins bonuses.
To determine which one that is, a big wheel is first spun, and before you enter the bonus, you finally get to see the band in all its glory. Let's put it this way: that singer likes a bratwurst or four as an appetizer.
Depending on the bonus feature, you get 5 or 7 free spins, and the wild plays a crucial role with each bonus. There are mystery wilds, cloning wilds, 2×2 wilds, expanding wilds, walking wilds, wild upgrades, and floating wilds.
And to make things even more interesting, you can win a multiplier at the end of the bonus round. If it falls, it is worth a minimum of x2 and a maximum of x10. You really need this multiplier to make your move on Helloween. Without a multiplier, it becomes difficult to win more than 100 x the bet with the free spins bonuses, also because there are no retriggers.
Helloween is a nice release from Play'n GO, but it is certainly not a hit. The band itself has been pushed to the background, and the variance is far too low. It is, of course, quite fun to win a bonus round every 50 - 100 spins, but if nine out of ten times it barely pays off, you can imagine that the fun is over fairly quickly.