Halloween-themed pokies are not actually a new idea as we seem to get quite a few of them every year around the time for everyone’s favorite costumed holiday. Despite the fact, they never get old and players’ can never seem to get enough of them, which is why game developers continue to deliver.
NetEnt’s Halloween Jack is yet another slot in this group that was released at Rizk Casino, featuring a familiar feeling and providing the perfect mix of scary and entertaining atmosphere that Halloween is all about. This 5-reel, 20-payline doesn’t bring much new in terms of gameplay but it is certainly a nice addition to the overall group of Halloween-themed pokies New Zealand players can try their luck with.
A Perfectly Spooky Theme
The Halloween Jack slot by NetEnt truly delivers in terms of atmosphere. With reels set on a backdrop of a scary graveyard at night, filled with tombstones and dead trees, the game creates a truly spooky feeling.
This feeling is further boosted by the ominous music playing in the background, hinting at something bad that’s about to happen. With lightning flashes in the distance and creepy wind blowing as you spin the reels, Halloween Jack can quickly drag you in and seize your full attention.
As expected, reels are populated by typical Halloween symbols, such as Jack-o-lanterns, acting as wilds, black ravens, bats, and zombie ladies. There are also horseshoes and undead horses, alongside standard lower-paying symbols represented by playing card values.
Walking Wilds & Free Spins With Potential
In the base game, the Halloween Jack pokie features walking wilds. Every time a Jack-o-lantern wild lands on the reels, it will move one space to the left on the next spin, helping to create more winning combinations. These spins are free and they last for as long as there is a wild on the reels. Once the last wild exits the reels, the game returns to the normal mode.
Landing three or more chest scatters triggers free spins with improving wilds. By landing lantern symbols on the last reel (lanterns only appear during free spins) players will upgrade wilds in the following order:
- 3 Lanterns will trigger stacked Hell Hound wilds
- 6 Lanterns trigger stacked Jack-o-lantern wilds
- 9 Lanterns will improve wilds to expanding Death Reaper wilds
If the gameplay seems somewhat familiar, that’s because it is. The features you’ll find in Halloween Jack are actually taken from another Jack slot, namely Jack and the Beanstalk, one of the older and more successful NetEnt Games.
All in all, although it doesn’t bring much new in terms of features, this game comes with great graphics and excellent overall atmosphere so if you’re a fan of Halloween-themed pokies, you should definitely give Halloween Jack a try.