Halloween Jack is a video slot created by NetEnt which is guaranteed to raise the hair on your neck! It’s the ultimate horror atmosphere, perfect for immersing yourself in that Halloween spirit! You’re stranded in a decrepit graveyard and the only way to escape is forward. But all you see in front of you is thick mist, with occasional flashes of lightning. The developers never outright tell you what lies in the fog. They let your imagination do all the work. Do you dare venture into the unknown?
The atmosphere is superb thanks to the fantastic animations and background design. The thick fog being applied everywhere is fantastic, and only accentuates the few light sources you do see. If you go to the last page of the paytable, you are even treated to a brief story! The game also offers multiple special features, including free spins, walking Wilds and upgrading Wilds.
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The icons are split into higher and lower paying tiers. Low paying symbols include playing card icons, with creepy undead hands pulling them into the grave. Meanwhile, high-value symbols include a rusted horseshoe, a raven, a bat, a horse and a scary witch. The jewellery box from the short story is Scatter, while the creepy Jack’o Lantern represents the Wild icon.
How to Play
The slot is played on a 5x3 board with 20 fixed paylines. The layout is the same out used by NetEnt in all of their recent releases. The only difference is the adjusted colour scheme to suit the background design better.
The Spin button is exactly in the middle, beneath the horned skull ornament. To its left is Autoplay, while to the right, players will find the Max Bet button. Clicking Autoplay will open an expansive menu that allows you to set quite a few things. By changing their bet level and coin value, gamblers are able to adjust their total bet. Wagers can range between $0.20 up to $100 per spin.
For the game to register a win, you need to collect three or more identical symbols in consecutive positions. All icons must follow one of the 20 active paylines and must start at the leftmost reel. Scatters are the exception, and can award their prize from any position.
Strategy & Tips
Collect three or more Scatters in any position to win 10 free spins. While the bonus is active, collecting three or more Scatters again grants 5 more extra turns. During free spins, the Jack’o’Lector special feature becomes active.
When Wild appears on the playing field, it grants a re-spin. During that re-spin, Wild moves one position to the left. So long as Wild remains on the playing field, re-spins will continue. If Wild is part of a winning combination, the prize is multiplied by 3x.
During free spins, a lantern Bonus symbol can appear on the fifth reel. Collecting three, six or nine lanterns awards stacked or expanding Wilds. Each one is the upgrade on the previous, so this is probably the only time you will actually want to see the Grim Reaper!
The slot plays and looks identically, regardless of what version you play. Mobile has full parity with desktop, thanks to the better hardware of current phones and tablets.