Spooky season is just around the corner as we start approaching the autumnal October months. The red and yellow leaves begin to fall on the ground and the darker mornings start to settle in as we feel the crisp autumn winds blowing. This can only mean one thing, winter is coming thick and fast and you can already hear your neighbours in the distance starting to scrape off the frost from their car windshield. Autumn is probably the perfect season, it’s not cold enough for a massive padded coat, but it’s not warm enough for just a t-shirt, it’s that in-between season. One of our favourite things about having the winter vastly approaching is the fact that Halloween is close by, and finding out what sort of spooky slot games will be released gives us the thrills and the chills!
The leading slot providers in the gaming industry make sure that they are always fully prepared for their Halloween releases, just as with their Christmas slots this is a holiday not to be missed on the calendar and the perfect chance for releasing a scary game to get us both excited and quite frankly a little scared! We can assume that with the likes of Quickspin, Netent, Microgaming, Yggdrasil Gaming and all of the rest that us players can really sink our teeth into the Halloween spirit. We have created a list of some of the best and most creepy but exciting slots to get you through these chilly autumn months, some of which are new and upcoming games, and some are oldies but goldies or from a year ago because we can still enjoy our halloween themed games throughout the whole year!
We will kick off our list by talking about one of the most popular branded casino slot games which was released back in January of this year, 2018 Universal Monsters: The Phantoms Curse
. We were all anxiously waiting for this release since there was a bit of a hick up with the release date as Microgaming had released their Phantom of the Opera slot game a few months before. Having two extremely similar slots being released by two of the leading casino game suppliers had us a little confused and caught off guard, but that’s not to say this hasn’t happened before with other similar games. NetEnt postponed their release date by a little bit and then we could finally enjoy this fun packed game in the beginning of the year. Universal Monsters: The Phantoms Curse is an addition to the Universal Monsters portfolio which includes many spooky branded slot games so this is perfectly suited for the Halloween months. The Phantoms Curse is filled with some really fantastic in-game features such as Phantom Re-spins, Stacked Bonus symbols and there is also a Pick and Click feature which isn’t as common as we would like it to be throughout slots on UK casinos. With its eerie setting, unsettling music and lurking phantom in the background, this is the perfect game to raise the hairs on your arms and get you into the true spooky spirit.
The next slot of the season has to be a magical and mysterious game created by Play’n Go. This is another recent release of 2018 and they have conjured up a trickster slot game called Street Magic where the name pretty much sums up the game, it’s about magic and pure mystery. As with magic in real life it can leave you absolutely stunned and in disbelief, and this is what this Play’n Go slot game will do to you. Recently there has been this new craze of street magicians throughout social media showing their greatest tricks and leaving people in awe, so Play’n Go decided to take this and make it into a fantastic casino game. The in-game features include The transporting Man which will add some extra scatter symbols onto your reels leading to bigger wins, The Wild Shuffle which will add some extra wild symbols onto your reels, and on top of that they have also been sure to include some Free Spins just to top it off. The magical feel and look of this slot game fits in perfectly to our list of the top Halloween slots of 2018 and it is most definitely worth giving a go.
Next up on our spooky list is an Yggdrasil slot game and this could very well be the darkest and creepiest game of all. Dark Vortex is what can only be described as...a dark vortex but one which could give you some rather hefty wins over the Halloween festivities. There’s no need to go trick or treating because all of the treats will be available in this game. Yggdrasil has implemented an array of features including Vortex Scatters which are the most important symbols throughout the game as they will end up giving you the highest winnings along with the Stacked Wilds which will increase in size every time you collect a Pink Orb. Dark Vortex also includes something called Vortex Spins which can be enhanced when they get the Orb icons to appear on your reels, if they do then this will add one extra wild symbol to the middle three columns. Visually Dark Vortex is everything we could ever wish for in a Halloween game and more, the daringly dark colour scheme and freaky symbols give off a typical theme that we would expect from Halloween. Dark Vortex is another new release and Yggdrasil did release this game just in time for October when we start going on the hunt for new slot games. Speaking of hunting, this next game fits in perfectly to our list and it is another Yggdrasil release.
If you are into wolves, full moons and vampires then this is the slot for you. Yggdrasil’s Wolf Hunters is the perfect Halloween game where you can unleash all of your Buffy the Vampire slayer nostalgia and hunt some wolves in the depths of the night. Visually Wolf Hunters is one of the most visually pleasing slot games we have ever come across and the backdrop is based on a haunted village where there appears to be old castles and buildings. It reminds us of the movie Van Helsing or something of that nature. There is a very exciting in-game feature in Wolf Hunters which is the 3 Free Spin modes. The different modes are called regular Free Spins, Hunter Free Spins and Slayer Free Spins, with each of these features you will have the chance to win some solid winnings and enjoy the creepy special effects when the free spin modes come in to play. The Wolf Hunters slot game provides a high winning potential and a fun filled gaming experience for both novice and the more advanced player. This is a great addition to our top Halloween slots for the season and we feel excited for you to give them a go and see what you think.
The last but certainly not least favourite Halloween slot game on our list is not a new release but it is one of the most popular slots out there and the theme is of course dark and dreary! This is a branded game created by Microgaming and the name of the game is actually Halloween
. This is based on the classic Halloween movies with Michael Myers and his legendary chainsaw so this slot game is bound to get your toes curling and gives off that fear factor perfectly suited for Halloween. Microgaming created this game with the symbols being that of the characters present in the actual movies, so on the reels you will see Laurie, Annie, Lynda and Loomis with Michael Myers also making his dramatic entrance on some of the special in-game features. Halloween is packed full of bonus surprises such as the Boogeyman Bonus, Jumbo Blocks, Wandering Reels, and Free Spins. As soon as you enter this game you are immediately caught off guard by the scary music so make sure you play it with the lights on because it might get very frightening! But I suppose that is exactly what you are looking for since it is Halloween time!
We are more than sure that you will enjoy all of the above slot games, there will most likely be more releases as the month of October begins, but these are our top picks for the time being and they contain more than enough fun and features to take you through the month. Just like with all the holidays that we come across throughout the year it is always fun to dig out the best slot games with this theme and report them back to you all so that you can have a go at playing them on your favourite UK casino sites
. Make sure you try out the oldies and the new releases because they are all worth a go and depending on your taste and preference we are sure there will be something to tickle your fancy on our list. Happy Halloween month!