The Ghouls Slot Review
My ever-present friend in time of need (www.google.com) gave me the following definition of a ghoul:
an evil spirit or phantom, especially one supposed to rob graves and feed on dead bodies.
a person morbidly interested in death or disaster.
I haven't encountered the first definition before, but we've got a couple of people in my apartment complex that definitely fit the second one:
The Goth girl with the vial of red liquid on her necklace. Whenever I see her, I tell myself “It's only grape juice…it's only grape juice….”.
The taxidermist who has an unusual interest in my dog. Isn't it a bit morbid to measure the poor pooch?
Phew – this slot's more about the first definition. I find them a lot less scary as they're more fantastical (It's not like you're likely to bump into Frankenstein in the parking garage on a dark stormy night). The Ghouls is a Betsoft video slot designed to entertain you on your PC, mobile device or tablet. And, make no mistake – entertainment is the main aim here. That's clearly evident, because, despite the theme, there are plenty more laughs than frights. It's sorta like a Scooby Doo episode come to life. Being an utter coward, I appreciated that aspect! You see I was bullied once on Halloween by a mom and her kids. Honestly, I was traumatized and have never fully recovered. They say you grow out of these things but it's been 2 years now and I can still hear the taunts…
The Ghouls is a medium volatility 5 reel and 30 payline slot. The standard symbols are all cartoony visions of terror: a witch, mummy, Frankenstein, wolf, black cat, spider and ghoulish eye. The wild is an alive pumpkin head which can substitute for everything except the other special symbols, which are:
Haunted house (jackpot icon).
Gravestone (bonus scatter symbol).
The controls are a stylistic fit to the game which is refreshing. Up top, perched alongside an owl is your Paytable, while just below is the Progressive Jackpot display. Underneath the reels are your Credits, Bet, Win, Balance, Select Lines, Bet per line, Max bet, Spin and Choose coin. There is no Turbospin which is understandable, but perplexingly there's no Autoplay either.
3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols anywhere triggers 5, 10 or 20 Free Spins
3 or more bonus scatters anywhere activated the Bonus Game (More than 3 will mean that multipliers will be included in the game). 6 graves are presented on which you simply click to choose, revealing bonus winnings. After you've earned all your bonus wins, the round ends and you are paid out.
When using Max Bet, 5 consecutive jackpot icons on an active payline wins you the Progressive Jackpot!
The Ghouls can reward you with a maximum win of 500 000 coins!
Full marks for the creepily humorous graphics and animations. The music was a tad too much like a fairground attraction, but the sound effects were spot on. With all 3 devices tested, The Ghouls presented no issues or problems.
It's the freaky fun of The Ghouls which is so enjoyable and easy to love. I would have preferred an Autoplay and slightly higher RTP though. Nonetheless, this game had some great features and is a ton of fun to play!
Software: Betsoft Gaming Game Type: Video Slots Paylines: 20 Reels: 5 RTP: 94,8% Bonus Game: Yes Progressive: No Free Spins: Yes Max Win: 500 000 coins Published by: BitStarz, award-winning Bitcoin Casino