Halloween 2019 has arrived and it can’t get any spookier! This morning, I saw the devil himself walking on the boulevard, most probably on his way to work and a bit later, I saw some zombies passing by. Okay, fair enough, that’not so special these days! I’ll stay safe for today, doing what I do best which is informing you about all the great NetEnt Games available. And since the HTML5 update, the list of horror-themed slots has changed so especially for Halloween, a new list with the 5 best slots for this Halloween evening.
It’s getting spooky out there!
With the clock changed to wintertime (maybe for the last time), days are being darker already and that does a lot for Halloween! A new moon just started so no full moon for the night, but scary will it be anyway! Don’t freak out when you bump into the devil himself, zombies, witches, Dracula, Frankenstein, Freddy Kruger or (oh my god) Chuckie, or even worse (save our souls) Donald Trump!
In Malta, as in many countries, trees seem to be of less importance than streets (triq in Maltese) so this Halloween is not about tricks or treats! In Malta, it’ll be TRIQ or TREE tonight! But let’s not get into politics tonight to ruin what children love the most about pumpkin night, ringing the doorbells for a trick or a treat (for some reason preferring the treat)!
When it comes to NetEnt I can offer you some popular bloodsuckers, Dracula, werewolves, and Halloween Jack! All of them equally frightening and so are the NetEnt slots dedicated to these characters. I love these games and they are highly recommended to play on the scariest day of the year, however, I wouldn’t recommend the Touch® versions of these game while walking empty streets or walking the dog in the park! Yet, I dare you, muhahahahaaaa!
Top 5 horror-themed slots at the NetEnt Casinos
It’s always a big deal for me to come up with a top 5 NetEnt slots because every player has a different taste and mine is unique anyway, trust me! There are at least two important aspects to look at! First, there’re the animations which are incredibly important for a top 5 horror-themed slots. The better the animations, the better the horror experience, simple as that! However, I also have to look at the gameplay and if a good gameplay or not, that totally depends on the players. You have careful players that prefer low volatility with frequent wins while those experienced players often prefer a high volatility slot.
To give a fair top 5 that, most probably, everyone agrees to, I will base my top best 5 horror slots on the animations. After all, it’s Halloween today so let’s forget about the winnings, let’s just enjoy Halloween!
Halloween Jack™ slot
It’s hard not to enjoy the gameplay of Halloween Jack™ as it’s the exact same gameplay as Jack and the Beanstalk™ and this is a plus! But, I promised you all that I would base this top 5 best horror slots on the animations and the scariness of the game and it’s then that the Halloween Jack™ slot comes first. I hesitated between The Wolf’s Bane™ slot and Halloween Jack™, but playing both games, I experienced Halloween Jack™ as the scariest!
This game is about details, and they can be found everywhere. It’s like someone really went a bridge too far when it comes to the Halloween decorations. As if the party shops ran out of Halloween items because of that and everyone else was left with a Halloween garland and a leftover spiderweb.
Halloween can be found everywhere in the Halloween Jack™ slot, during the main game, as well as during the Free Spins feature. The frightening sounds are definitely adding to the experience, although The Wolf’s Bane™ slot sounds are equally scary!
This spooky video slot tells the story of a young girl who discovers a cursed jewellery box that forces her to do unspeakable things. While trying to get rid of the box, the girl unleashes a great evil. Hellish video slot features await you in the Halloween Jack™ slot with the Jack-o’-lantern Walking Wild feature, Free Spins, the Stacked Hell Hound Wild, and the Expanding Death Reaper Wild.
The Wolf’s Bane™ slot
Only launched just before Halloween 2019, The Wolf’s Bane™ slot managed to get to the number two position of this top 5 best horror slots easily thanks to the terror taking place on the reels. This time it’ll be werewolves entering your Halloween night while you find yourself beneath a full moon (after all), stalking an 18th-century village by night. You will be a fanged, clawed menace and part of an ungodly pack of wolfish creatures.
The animations are great, but the sounds are truly lively and if lucky, you’ll end up with some goosebumps. It’s not for nothing that the entire one-hour soundtrack was published here.
Featuring Wild substitutions, Free Spins and a bonus Pick-and-Click feature, The Wolf’s Bane™ slot is recommended for this Halloween night especially since you can unlock four different Free Spins features: Regular Wild, Expanding Wild, X2 Multiplier Wild, Spreading Wild. 3 Bonus Symbols summons the Pick and Click feature.
Universal Monsters Dracula™ slot
The Universal Monsters Dracula online slot™ is, in my opinion, one of the best blockbusters launched by NetEnt so far and brings the perfect animations. The level of horror is less than the above, but I have always been impressed by the animations and intimidated by NetEnt’s Dracula™.
Dracula broods menacingly by the reels and transforms into a cluster of bats when the Bat feature is activated. In this exciting feature, a random number of bats fly in and land on the reels. When the reels stop, the bats turn into a random symbol!
This horror slot is famous for its Bat feature which is offering spectacular animations, but there will also be Free Spins, Stacked symbols, Stacked Wilds, and regular Wild symbols.
Blood Suckers 2™ slot
Amilia’s ancestors were slaughtered by vampire hunters years ago and now, all she wants is revenge! She is a master of the art of crossbow, and nothing will stop her in her quest to reach the get her revenge!
As the sequel to the Blood Suckers™ slot, the Blood Suckers 2™ slot has been blessed with a great reputation from day one. Still, I couldn’t place the game in the top 3 as it isn’t providing the horror experience as the other games. However, the game belongs to the top 5 and so is its predecessor!
Blood Suckers™ slot
About a decade ago, NetEnt introduced this scary video slot. And at that time, it would have made it to the top 3 for sure! Regardless of its never-ending popularity, this game ends up last as the animations are outdated and not as spectacular as the other games.
Gameplay-wise – and I have to mention it – this game will always be recommended thanks to the Return to Player of 98%, the highest of all modern video slots. Three or more Scatter symbols trigger the Free Spins feature with an x3 Multiplier. Three or more Bonus symbols will take you to a chilling vampire-slaying bonus game where you get to merrily open coffins and drive stakes through vampire hearts – lovely!