- Another creepy slot but with a more light-hearted approach
- Great bonuses including free spins and multipliers
- Features tie in well together to increase payouts
Polterheist slot is a new game from NextGen with a spooky theme and some fun and potentially rewarding features. There’s nothing especially unique about this game, but instead they’ve taken some of the most popular features that people enjoy and put them together in a really nice package.
First there’s the design, which despite being about ghosts isn’t really very scary. Instead, it’s more like Casper the friendly ghost and I think that will appeal to many. The layout here is 5×4 but there are a surprisingly high number of paylines at 100 which is nice to see when so many slots seem to be going for 20 or so. The RTP is also pretty decent at 96.6% so so far so good. To play Polterheist slot is simple, you just need to spin the reels to get a winning combination from left to right using the base symbols. These are listed as follows, ranked in ascending order based on their value:
- 10, Jack or Queen of a kind (lowest value)
- Ace or King of a kind
- Red and Blue Ghost of a kind
- Green or Purple Ghost of a kind
- Yellow Ghost (highest value)
Polterheist Slot Bonuses and Features
Free Spins Bonus. Polterheist slot features a Scatter symbol like so many other games, shown as a safe. If you manage to land 3 of these at any one time on reels 1, 3 and 5, you will trigger the Free Spins Bonus and be awarded 8 free spins. In addition to this, every win during the bonus will be multiplied by either 2x, 3x or 5x, a value that will be chosen at random. You can also win more free spins by landing additional Scatter symbols, with 1 providing 1 extra free spin, 2 giving you 5 free spins and 3 giving you a maximum of another 8 free spins. It’s worth noting that the Haunted Wilds Feature and the Ghost Break-in Feature can both be triggered during the free spins also, and actually have an increased chance of triggering to increase the value of this bonus.
Ghost Break-In Feature. At the beginning of any spin during the game, one of the ghost symbols may appear and will add stacks of that same ghost to the reels. All the other ghost symbols will then become the same ghost symbol as the ghost which appeared so as to increase your chance of a win. The Haunted Wilds Feature and the Free Spins bonus are both unavailable during this feature.
Haunted Wilds Feature. This is a simple feature whereby at the beginning of any spin additional Wild symbols may be added to reels 2, 3 and 4, and these will substitute for all other symbols in the game in a winning combination apart from the Scatter symbol.
Polterheist slot is definitely a fun concept from NextGen and I really like the theme here. We’ve seen quite a few horror slots come up recently such as From Dusk Till Dawn slot, but most tend to try to be scary (as much as is possible on a slot), whereas this is actually trying to be a more fun and friendly game. In my opinion it works very well. The features available here are also good, with a nice Free Spins Bonus that offers additional multipliers, extra free spins and increases your chances of triggering a different bonus. The Ghost Break-In Feature can also be quite rewarding with a high-value ghost, and the Wild feature is pretty decent too. All in all, there’s a lot to like about this new game and I think it should appeal to most players, so be sure to check it out.