The Ghouls Pokie Review
Are you afraid of spooky things like the walking dead, black cats, ghosts, witches, werewolves and haunted houses? Dare to try The Ghouls by Betsoft, a 5-reel 20-payline progressive video slot, well equipped to send goosebumps down your spine. Play it for real money in an online casino, shiver in your boots and win up to $5000 in base rounds, up to 20 free spins, instant cash prizes in the second screen bonus round and a progressive jackpot. Read the rules below and meet the dreadful dwellers of a haunted house!
The reels are set against a haunted house and they feature all respective symbols and icons. Get a grip on yourself and start adjusting bet buttons. Start with a coin value: it is set between $0.01 and $1.00 with the Choose Coin signpost. Up to 20 paylines are engaged with the Select Lines control. The Bet Per Line control allows wagering up to 5 coins per line, thus making it possible to bet within a fairly broad range that stretches from $0.01 up to $100. Having adjusted a bet, set the reels in motion by clicking the Spin control. Alternatively, click the Max Bet signpost and explore your chances with a 150-coin bet.
Pokie symbols: they give you the creeps and the cash
There are 8 regular symbols and also a Wild icon, a Scatter and a feature symbol, all skillfully made, smartly animated and scary sounded. Regular symbols in ascending order of payouts encompass a Black Widow Spider, a Spooky Eye, a Black Cat, a Howling Werewolf, a Witch, a Frankenstein, a Mummy and a Haunted House (a jackpot symbol). All the regular pictures pay out when at least three of the same appear on an active payline from either side; they do pay from left to right OR from right to left, and they do pay out fairly well.
The paytable has winning values that range from x10 up to x1000 (or up to $5000 at the maximum bet of $100). A Pumpkin Head is a Wild symbol. It substitutes for all non-feature symbols but it does not act as a Scatter, a feature symbol and a jackpot icon.
Scatter Free Spins: howl at the moon!
A Vampire in the red gown is a Scatter and it awards free spins. Landing 3 or more scatters in any position on any reel unlocks a free spins mode. Vampires are terrifying creatures; they are very greedy for blood but generous for free spins. So three Vampires award 5 free spins, four Vampires give 10 free spins and five red-gowned Vampires give as many as 20 free spins.
Second-screen bonus round: grave digger’s paradise
There are rumors that people are buried alive sometimes but this is a rare occurrence. The gossip goes that the buried dead sometime start walking around but this is not a common thing, too. People also say that treasures are hidden in some graves but gravediggers know this is not true. The truth is that treasures are always hidden inside graves!
A Gravestone with a Bonus Round mark is a bonus icon. Land 3 or more Gravestones on any payline, earn a second-screen bonus round and recover the treasures! At the darkest hour of the night, you are brought right to the cemetery and here they are – the tombstones. Be quick! Be quick as if the hell raised and chased you! Click as many tombstones as you manage to recover the hidden treasures. Each tomb pays out an instant cash prize but this is a time-driven feature and it may come to an end before you are done.
The time lapse has random duration so dig up all the treasures as if you had no time at all. If you train your instincts a bit in the course of the gameplay you are going to become one of the most prosperous gravediggers in the town. Hurry up! The round ends up and a win is awarded when the Collect sign appears.
Note that the more bonus icons you have landed in the triggering round, the higher the instant cash prizes you are going to dig out. Prizes also depend on a coin value that you selected for your bet.
Progressive jackpot feature: seek treasures in the haunted house!
A Haunted House symbol is a twofold icon: it is a regular symbol with the highest award ranging from x100 up to x1000 ($5000 at the maximum line bet of $5). Second, when you press the Max Bet control, it becomes a progressive jackpot trigger. You are always aware of the current amount of the progressive jackpot because it is constantly on display on a special jackpot meter above the reels, guarded by two sculls.
Dare to play at the maximum bet, land five Haunted Houses on an active payline during base game and win a progressive jackpot! To ensure you qualify for the progressive jackpot, use the Max Bet control. Be aware that landing 5 Haunted Houses during any bonus feature does not trigger a progressive jackpot feature but pays out according to the paytable, i. e. x1000 (or up to $5000 at max).
Bottom line on The Ghouls
The 5-reel 20-payline video slot powered by Betsoft features spooky and creepy imagery and blood-chilling ambience all of which have the unexpected and incredible effect of putting you into a cheerful and buoyant mood. The same is further reinforced with a fair chance to win up to $5000 in base rounds, get up to 20 free spins, earn up to 6 instant cash prizes in the second screen bonus round and hit a progressive jackpot in addition to other paranormal pleasures. The pokie is fully compatible with major modern iOS and Android mobile devices as well as desktop PCs.