You must be somewhat familiar to the amazing trilogy that shook horror cinema fans from 2007 to 2011. The home-made saga made every watcher cringe and even scream a little bit, since the overall ambiance of the movies was so immersive and relatable that even the most skeptical ones were somewhat frightened.
This year, iSoftBet got the perfect timing and released a Paranormal Activity video-pokie machine right before Halloween. Spirits and horror were in the air, and they decided to launch this video-pokie out in the market.
We’ve seen a couple of horror-themed pokies these last months. We saw Microgaming’s Lost Vegas being released almost at the same time as this, proving that the eerie genre is more alive than ever.
In the case of Paranormal Activity, this 5-reel, 3-row, 243 way of winning pokie features a medium volatility that grants users with consistent wins. What’s more, the gameplay is quite intuitive and there are a few special features that will not only enhance the experience, but also the total wins.
There is a Wild symbol represented by a quite scary child that looks dead, and it will substitute for all other symbols on the reels except for the Bonus and Scatter. These last ones will trigger a set of further features consisting in free spins and a couple specialties.
After getting three or more of the trigger symbols, you will be granted with the Paranormal Free Spins, the Possessed Free Spins or the Demon Free Spins.
The Paranormal Free Spins feature consists in 5 free spins with a 1x multiplier that will rise as you get winning paylines going on. It can reach the 5x value, and the total wins granted to you throughout the spins will be multiplied by the respective multiplier to grant you with a definite payout.
The Possessed Free Spins, on the other hand, will grant you with 10 free spins and Stacked Wilds appearing in every spin.
Last but not least, the Demon Free Spins will grant you with a total 15 free spins plus a special symbol personified by a demon. This icon has the attribute to turn every symbol on the reels into a Wild symbol.
Your chances of getting highly rewarding payouts during these spins are high, so if you’re lucky enough to trigger them, you should get the most out of it.
What we loved
Once we heard about iSoftBet’s concept for their Halloween pokie, we were happy. We loved the series, the familiarity given by the home-made cameras, and we thought that the whole franchise is a spectacular concept to build a pokie.
Also, once we had played it we realized that the company decided to create a multi-layered, multiple dynamic pokie that would allow the gameplay to be rich enough to gain everyone’s attention.
As a final wink, we loved how random “spirits” and demons show up unexpectedly on the screen after the spins are done. It adds further excitement to the game, and it definitely pleased our horror thirst.
What we did not like
Currently, this game is only available at the Leo Vegas Casino, having a very narrow audience available to enjoy it.
We do not know if this will change in the future, but we definitely hope it does. Casino exclusivity is usually a deal-breaker for us.
The concept, the medium volatility and the total 243 ways of winning make this Paranormal Activity pokie worth your time and money. We can assure you that you will not leave out with empty pockets and that you will most likely enjoy the experience.
If you’re not a horror movie fan, or if you’re easily scared, we think that you should not try it. It’s been a while since we played a horror-themed pokie machine that really made our hearts beat faster in fear, so the final call is yours.