The fact that we find mystery, terror and fright so attractive is one that has been the theme for a multitude of psychological studies. Perhaps it is a way to control that which frightens us, because we realise that it is merely a fictional creation of our imagination. Our fears have evolved with the times. We have gone from creating movies and games about monsters and aliens, to writing storylines mainly concerned with things like nuclear and biological warfare.
Psychology aside, few can argue with the fact that it’s great fun to dabble in a bit of innocent scare and fright. No time of the year provides a better opportunity for shattered nerves and playful mayhem, than the celebration of Halloween. Many developers have recognised this, and a large selection of Halloween based games and online slot games have been developed and published. It combines two of our favourite things: candy and the opportunity to win real money.
Haunted Night is a Halloween-based themed slot featuring the highly popular 243 ways to win method of playing. The game also includes a wild as well as a scatter symbol, and features a special Free Spins Bonus Game.
Haunted Night can be played for real money or for free.
Haunted Night Symbols
The game’s symbols are rich in detail and creatively designed and presented. One expects the usual Halloween hum-drum, but Haunted Night offers a welcome deviation from the old battered theme. Symbols include a green eyed ghost holding a basket of Halloween treats (presumably candy), a purple cat pawing a human skull and a red-haired witch dressed in sexy lingerie. Playing card symbols have been hand-drawn in a spooky font and appear against the backdrop of a spider’s web.
The themed symbols at online casino sites offer higher payout values than the playing card symbols.
The game features a wild symbol, again designed in a spooky font. The wild symbol will substitute for all regular symbols.
The wild symbols only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4.
Haunted Night Gravestone Bonus Feature
The Gravestone Bonus Feature is activated by landing the bonus symbol, namely the tombstone, more than 3 times in a scattered fashion on the reels. A selection of 15 Gravestones will appear in view – all concealing various random cash prizes.
Free Spins Bonus Game
The Free Spins Bonus Game is unlocked by the game’s scatter symbol – represented by the Haunted Nights Logo symbol. Three or more Haunted Nights Logo symbols anywhere on the reels will open a Pandora’s box of free games and multipliers.
The multiplier values applied during the Free Spins Bonus Game are higher than usual. 15 Free spins comes with a x3 multiplier value, 10 free spins are accompanied by a x5 multiplier and 5 free spins roll in at all wins being multiplied by 10. This really evens out the playing field, and really is an awesome addition to the game. It is up to the player to select the preferred combination of free spins and multipliers.