Just in time for Halloween, the world’s leading online casino game provider and software developer, Microgaming, has unleashed the new ‘Monster Wheels’ and ‘Halloween’ slots and released them to the world.
The ‘Monster Wheels’ moniker is quite apt. This new game brings an interesting collection of sweetly designed supernatural creatures like goblins, werewolves, vampires, demons and fast cars together, racing a mad-cap wacky race to the finish line. Where this novel idea originated, no-one is quite sure. However, it must be said, Monster Wheels is an absolute unique concept in both its design and execution. Although the theme itself might be a bit unusual, upon closer inspection, it is clear that Monster Wheels has a lot to offer to online slots players.
The new Monster Wheel slot was rolled out at all Microgaming Online Casinos (Spin Palace, Ruby Fortune, Betway and Jackpot City amongst others) on September 21 2017 and is available on desktop, tablet, as well as most other mobile devices in both Android and iOS formats.
The combination of high octane motor racing meeting horror is the interesting theme here. The synopsis of the new Microgaming slot Monster Wheels is car race between several animated monsters. This 5-reel slot is staged on a colourful background where tyres are on fire, while the reel set is reminiscent of a car engine.
Monster Wheels starts with its 5 reels and an unusual number of rows. The minimum and maximum bets online players can wager – range from 0.20 to 10 or 0.30 to 15, depending on the currency in which you are playing the game. How is that possible?
To open up these various play options, Monster Wheels has 2 distinct reel sets, each with a different number of play-lines. Additionally, the coin size ranges from 0.01 to 0.1. That brings to light the most fascinating feature this slot brings to the table for online players is this ability to choose the game layout. Depending on your personal choices, Monster Wheels can feature either of 128 or 288 ways to win, and players can switch between these two options whenever they would like to.
With its superb graphics and animations (not to mention a soundtrack that sounds like a funky mutated cross between The Addams Family and the Twilight Zone themes), Monster Wheels is pleasing to the eye and in all my tests in both free demo versions and real play on both my laptop and phone, the game always loaded quickly and delivered the smooth, elegantly performing play on which Microgaming has built its industry-leading reputation.
Although far from re-inventing the wheel, Microgaming has created an entertaining game in Monster Wheels that feels like one of those animation-heavy and adrenalin fuelled slots suited for those type of online players that love the thrill of chasing a big win. Monster Wheels is as fun as it is fast-paced and has on offer a potential jackpot of 7680 times your original wager. Regardless of how much you may win, this zany new game is bound to offer hours of quality entertainment. I highly recommend you take it for a test drive at one of your favourite Microgaming Casinos soon.
Not content to die and be reborn for over a decade, Michael Myers is back again. Although, yes, believe it or not, now he’s back in a Microgaming slot game. Based on the iconic 1978 cult classic movie, the new ‘Halloween’ slot by Microgaming has hit online casinos much sooner than we expected.
Whilst finalisation of the licensing rights between Hollywood and Microgaming took place only this July, Microgaming wasted no time and Halloween was released concurrently with Monster Wheels on September 21 to all Microgaming Online Casinos worldwide (Spin Palace, Ruby Fortune, Beltway and Jackpot City amongst others).
However, why make a Halloween slot now (released in 1978 remember)? The original movie is iconic (many remember it was also the big screen debut of Jamie Lee Curtis). Others will remember watching the movie as a teenage rite of passage whilst other younger readers will have watched it for its ‘schlock’ value and how bad it appears now. However, above all, it is a cult-classic horror film that is now nostalgic and that is what it seems Microgaming is banking on. Here is a slot machine franchise that, much like the Michael Myers serial killer character in the schlock horror classic will never-say-die.
Halloween features a dark and suspenseful atmosphere, and the game’s developers have great job of transferring that spooky atmosphere onto the reels. Set in an old, abandoned house, the Halloween slot keeps players biting their fingernails throughout gameplay. Myers’ presence is always felt, as he lurks in the window or stalks them inside the house.
The game symbols are characters and objects that cinema fans will recognise from the movie, along with the chilling soundtrack and sound effects from the movie. As far as the whole scary atmosphere goes, this slot is absolutely spot on.
However, Slots can’t all be style over substance and Halloween continues to deliver on all fronts with its sweet play action. Of course, its smooth and stylish. Its Microgaming, it just works!
Halloween comprises 50 paylines and the slot is stacked with features to help boost big wins, including;
- Wandering Reels – A feature whereby a group of three reels spin together. The Wandering Reels randomly stop in one of three positions during the game, thereby determining the reels and lines played.
- Trick or Treat Wheel Bonus – is activated when landing three bonus symbols in the game and allows players to multiply their stake with cash prizes until they get to the Boogeyman Bonus or Free Spins.
- Boogeyman Bonus – is a standard click-and-pick feature, in a creepy cloak. The goal is to escape the house and save yourself from the fate of Michael Myers. Along the way, you’ll be uncovering cash prizes and increasing the multiplier with each successful pick.
- Free Spins – When one of the movie character icons turn up in game play nine free spins are awarded and the Wandering Reels return to their locked position.
If you’re looking for a stylish slot that delivers big wins and evokes all the memories and aesthetic of an original movie, then Halloween looks to have all those boxes ticked. Check it out today at one of your favourite Microgaming Casinos.