Fans of Jack and the Beanstalk and wannabees, you can now play your favourite slot with a spooky twist. Halloween Jack uses the same pay mechanics with walking, stacked, and expanding wilds to award wins of up to a hair-raising 6,000x the stake in free spins. That should be a very sweet treat for everyone on Halloween and any other day.
Halloween Jack is a video slot with a 5×3 game window and 20 pay lines, featuring wild substitutions, Walking Wilds, win multipliers and a free spins round with stacked and expanding wilds. The high-variance game has an RTP of 96.29%. Entry to the Halloween party will cost you 0.20 to 100 coins per spin. Contrary to JatB, Halloween Jack is in HTML5 format, making it available for play on any desktop and mobile device.
The design and graphics team at Netent has done a spectacular job to produce an authentic Halloween feeling on the reels. Pumpkins and scary characters are brought to live on a frameless game window with ivy-ornamented side columns. A glowing skeleton and carved pumpkins flank the grid with a cemetery on a dark night in the background. Distant lightning strikes announce the arrival of a thunderstorm. The theme is visible even in the smallest details, starting with a harrowing soundtrack, while ravens are seen flying past the reels and skeletons are rising from the ground on teaser spins.
Other than the usual 10s to As at the low level, you will find horseshoes, ravens, bats, horses and a female vampire on the reels. A carved pumpkin is the wild symbol in the base game and the first stage of the free spins. Pays for a single five-of-a-kind range from 1.5x to 50x the stake, growing to 4.5x to 150x the bet with the wild multiplier. The wild symbol will appear in different shapes during the free spins round. Scatters are a treasure chest, with a minimum of three needed to trigger the free spins. Lanterns appear on reel five during the free spins only to unlock extra wilds.
The carved pumpkin is a walking wild and will multiply any win by x3 when it is part of a winning combo. A re-spin is awarded when a wild appears anywhere on the reels. It will shift by one reel to the left on each respin until it disappears from the screen. Wins are evaluated after each shift. The re-spins end when there are no more wilds on the screen, and all wins from the feature are accumulated and paid.
Hit three or more scatters anywhere on the reels to trigger 10 free spins. Get three or more during the feature for an additional 5 free spins. The Walking Wild feature is available during the bonus round.A lantern landing on reel five will be collected in the Jack’O’Lector and will unlock progressively three special wilds.
The bonus round starts with standard walking wilds as in the base game. Once three lanterns are collected, the game activates double-stacked Hell Hound Wilds. A further three lanterns will unlock the triple-stacked Jack-O’-Lantern Wilds. Finally, nine collected lanterns will activate the expanding Death Reaper Wild, which will expand to cover the reel it appears on. All special wilds are Walking Wilds and will award re-spins in the same way as the standard walking wild.
Halloween trick or treat? Definitely a treat and a very sweet one at that. The original JatB was an instant hit with players when it was released as it came with unseen pay mechanics, but it looks a little outdated today. Hence, Halloween Jack is bringing a fresh breeze with the same win potential. The slot looks stunning and the theme is beautifully executed.