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FanDuel Casino Review: Halloween Jack

Olufifun Adeleke
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Halloween Jack is a 96.28% RTP, high variance slot that was developed by NetEnt in 2018. Taking a bit of inspiration from Jack and the Beanstalk slot by the same developer, this game takes a spooky twist featuring Halloween-style characters. It delivers 5 reels and 20 paylines of fear-jerking gameplay to get you shivering in your boots.

Halloween's the time of the year when all the creepy crawlies and monsters of the night come out to play, but you can also expect to enjoy quite a few candy treats. So in this slot, several goodies are available, including walking wilds, free spins, re-spins, multipliers, and the Jack' O Lantern feature, which awards three different wild modes for up to 600,000 coins in payouts.

How To Play Halloween Jack

You can stake anywhere between $0.20 and $100 per spin, or opt for the Max Bet button to set your coin level to the highest bet on each spin. Of course, playing at high stakes will allow greater chances of you getting that max win. The lines pay from left to right, beginning from the first reel. You can expect a payout every time you land at least three of a kind on adjacent reels. Halloween Jack also has an autoplay function, which will set the reels to spin automatically for a specified number of times.

As with most NetEnt slots, it is available to play on Androids, Tablets, and iOS.

Halloween Jack Visuals And Sounds

The Halloween theme is well depicted in every aspect of this game, down to the minute details. The atmosphere is dark and ghostly, and transparent reels reveal the entrance of a foggy graveyard backdrop. The characters that populate the reels may give scary nightmares, so you may want to play this game during the day. The premium symbols are the female vampire, horse, bat, raven, and horseshoe. The standard royal card figures 10, J, Q, K, and A are accompanied by zombie hands and appear as the lower-paying figures.

The Halloween Pumpkin acts as the wild, whereas the scatter is the Chest symbol. The former will substitute for all symbols to complete a winning combination except for the latter. You'll be looking to land the female vampire symbol as five of those across the reels will offer 50x your stake. Finally, the Lantern is the bonus symbol that activates the special wild features during free spins.

The developer's 3D animation skills are in full display here as you will often see lightning flashes overhead. Red-eyed ravens often fly across the reels, with ghouls rising up from beneath. If that isn't enough to scare you, activate any of the special features and watch as Jack The Pumpkin Head blazes across the screen.

The visuals find a perfect complement in the game's soundtrack, which is eerie, to say the least.

Special Features

Walking Wild Feature

In the base game, the Pumpkin wild appears on all other reels except reel 1. During free spins, however, it can land on reels 2, 3, and 4. Whenever a wild symbol lands, it triggers a re-spin where the wild symbol(s) move one position to the left on consecutive spins. The re-spins will continue until all wilds fall out of the playing field.

There is also a 3x multiplier when a wild symbol assists in a winning combo.

Free Spins Feature

Land three (3) or more Chest scatter symbols to activate this feature. You get an initial 10 free spins, and 5 additional spins if you get another trio of scatters during the feature.

When Lantern symbols appear on reel 5 during the free spins, they are collected in the Jack' o' Lector meter and unlock three special wilds.

Jack' o' Lector

The highlight of this slot is the Jack' o' Lector feature, and the wild features trigger in progression.

Stacked Hell Hound Wild – When you collect three (3) lantern symbols, you get a 2-high Stacked Hell Hound Wild.

Stacked Jack' o' Lantern Wild – When you collect six (6) lantern symbols, you get a 3-high Stacked Jack' o' Lantern Wild.

Expanding Death Reaper Wild – When you collect nine (9) lantern symbols, you get an Expanding Death Reaper Wild.

The Walking Wild feature remains in play whenever any of these wild features is triggered.

Conclusion

Take a stroll into Spooksville with this amazing Halloween themed slot by NetEnt. It is easy for a theme such as this one to get very gimmicky, but Halloween Jack is a well-served, albeit frightening surprise. Graphics, sounds, and features are absolutely on point, while high variance and a 96.28% RTP will see you winning as much as 6,000x your bet.

Capable of scaring you out of your pants and rewarding you generously at the same time, Halloween Jack is a slot to try out both to celebrate the season and all year round.


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