With each Halloween, we expect new slot machines to be released by developers that will target this holiday, and for 2018 NetEnt is among those launching new titles. We get a specifically Halloween inspired design here, which is based on the Jack-O-Lantern.
Halloween Jack is a slot which makes bold promises, of wins as high as 600,000 coins which could be yours, while feature wise it relies on free spins and Walking Wilds with multipliers first and foremost. The slot will feature 10 lines over 5 reels. RTP wise, we’re looking at 96.28%, which is quite high for a slot machine, definitely above average.
Betting and Prizes
You may wager a maximum of $100 for the 20 lines, so the line bet will reach a top value of $5. The starting point for the game’s bets will be at just $0.20, allowing for each line to get $0.01 and still be active. You reach the maximum bet by changing the bet level, which modifies the number of coins used per line, but also the coin value. The number of lines will be fixed though.
With 600,000 coins being promised as the ultimate reward possible in the game, expect a 3,000x the stake potential, which means that you may win as much as $300,000 in this game. It’s a good payout to be looking forward to. Regular winning combinations pay up to 1,000x. The long-term RTP of 96.28% should be another good reason for you to try the game.
Halloween Jack Slot Features
I enjoyed the features, they’re going to contribute quite a bit to your enjoyment of this slot machine.
The Walking Wild is one of the available features, and it’s not just for the free spins, like in other slots. It’s present in the base game as well, and it even comes with a 3x multiplier. The wild moves from right to left when it shows up, and it gives you re-spins as it does so. Any wins that you might get at that point will be tripled in value. The feature stops once the Walking Wild leaves the game area.
The free spins aren’t missing either, and to get inside you need the Treasure Chest scatters appearing in view on the reels. 3 will be enough to trigger 10 free spins, while re-triggering the feature is possible with 5 extra rounds at a time.
During free spins, you collect 3, 6 or 9 lanterns, and in exchange the game will give you three different features. One is called the Stacked Hell Hound Wild, which is what the next wild appearing will become, a double-stacked symbol. The second one is a Stacked Jack-O-Lantern Wild, the wild becoming triple stacked this time. Third, it’s the Expanding Death Reaper Wild, where the wild is transformed into an expanding symbol, while also shifting to the left by one column each spin.
Theme & Design
You have an evil Halloween Jack character, with a Jack-O-Lantern for its head, and it looks pretty creepy. Other symbols are similarly creepy, and they involve things like witches, bats, fire lanterns, horseshoes, but also quite a few Royals which have hands of undead grasping them. Overall, it’s going to be the same excellent design that we got used to finding in every NetEnt release.
Halloween Jack is the game to play for this next Halloween holiday, and I’d expect it to keep its appeal for the next couple of years as well.