Scary Friends Video Slot Review
Every year Microgaming releases some kind of scary slot to celebrate Halloween and over the years these slots have become firm player favourites which are inevitably played all year round. While we're used to seeing goblin and witch themed slots like Lucky Witch for Halloween, this year Microgaming, in conjunction with its strategic software design partner Rabcat, has released something very different and rather enchanting...the Scary Friends Online Slot.
Scary Friends is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot featuring monsters...not the scary monsters one would expect for Halloween though, but instead the cute, fluffy, loveable kind reminiscent of those in movies like Monster Inc.
The game is also different in that it has a unique format for the interface. Instead of being a full-screen view of the game's reels, the slot is set to the right-hand side of a big, fluffy monster along with smaller hairball type companions, who move around the screen as you play. This may not be everyone's cup of tea and does take a little getting used to, but that adjustment happens quite quickly. The lower paying symbols in the game are also animated but that's where the in-game animation ends and with so much cuteness it just feels like there is potential for a whole lot more!
That being said though, the game is still very entertaining and the game console has a contemporary, sleek look and feel that adds a social gaming element to it and makes it very easy to use as you play.
To add to the excitement the game features several bonus games, the first of which is a free spins bonus which is activated when you 3 or more Free Spins symbols appear on the screen to reward you with 5 to 14 free spins. Any winnings you make can also be doubled by applying the optional gamble feature.
If three bonus symbols appear across the reels as you play the animated Monster Training bonus round is activated. In this game, four monsters are seated on a spinning machine for an endurance test to see who can remain on the machine for the longest.
As you play the jackpot total up for grabs is 25,000 credits. The game also offers a top jackpot prize of up to $40,000 for lucky players who happen to hit five wild logos across the reels.
Bets on Scary Friends range from 0.25 to 50 credits per spin, and the overall Return to Player (RTP) is 95.47%. The game is a medium variance slot which offers a number of small, continuous wins, although the potential to win big jackpot prize keeps things exciting.
So if you're in the mood for monster fun, play the new Scary Friends video slot!