Everyone around the world loves Halloween. Young and old dressing up, being given lollies and money, it is a great holiday. The guys over at Real Time Gaming are fans too judging by the launch of the Halloween Treasures pokie. Have you played it yet? Let us tell you what to expect if not.
Halloween treasures is a brand new pokies machine from Real Time Gaming. The pokie looks and sounds the part for Halloween and with up to 50,000x the base bet, it can be scarily profitable. Dozens of Halloween and horror pokies exist on the market. Super Halloween, Bat Stax, and Pumpkin Smash being a handful of them. This RTG slot may be the best yet.
Halloween Treasure RTP and Volatility
This pokie was released on October 9th so it is completely new to online casinos. It is already gaining a reputation for being fun and profitable. Halloween Treasures is a five-reel pokie with 243 paylines available. Bets range from a minimum of $0.08 up to $8.80.
Real Time Gaming has created Halloween treasures to be a low volatility game. This means you win lesser amounts more frequently, although large payouts are available. There is no progressive jackpot, but you can win up to 50,000 times the base bet, which is impressive.
Having an RTP (Return To Player) of only 95% is the only real downside we see for this pokie. Most modern pokies return at least 96% but Halloween treasure makes up for it with the fun factor.
Halloween Treasures Visuals and Sounds
With its name as it is, you would expect Halloween treasure to look and feel like the Halloween season. Your expectations are met. First things first, Halloween Treasure looks the part.
It takes place in what looks like a spooky graveyard, a fitting location for the pokie. Symbols include candles, “A” through “9”, potions, witches hats, Dracula and pumpkins. There are glowing editions of these symbols that award bigger prizes when at least three are on a payline.
A door to Dracula’s castle acts as the Wild symbol. It appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and counts for all symbols except the Scatter. Another Wild is a gravestone which multiplies your prize when it participates in a winning combination.
The Scatter is a crystal ball. Hit at least three of these to trigger the free spins round. You receive 12 free spins in addition to a win when this is hit. We managed to trigger the free spins round three times while writing this review. The first time awarded almost 30x our bet. Only 11 times came the next time, with the third cycle paying out 25 times our bet. You can re-trigger the free spins round, although we did manage to do this.
Eerie music, like you expect from a horror film, is perfect for Halloween Treasures. It changes to a more upbeat tune when you are enjoying the free spins.
What Are The Pokies’ Jackpots?
There is no progressive jackpot as such, so do not expect to win life-changing money from Halloween Treasure. The free spins round has the potential to be lucrative, especially if you re-trigger it. Had we retriggered the free spins round, we expected to win around 50-75 times our bet.
The Halloween Jackpot feature is four-tiered and pays up to 50,000x the base bet. This feature triggers randomly and reveals 12 magical coins on the screen. Clicking a coin reveals the symbol of an available jackpot. Matching three symbols for the corresponding jackpot awards the money and ends the feature.
Mini, Minor, Major and Grand are the labels of the jackpots. When we played, they corresponded to $67.48, $262.63, $1,393.92 and $5,494.24.
We enjoyed our time playing Halloween Treasures and will return to it again at some point. The visuals and sounds are superb and set the atmosphere perfectly. Having a 95% RTP is slightly disappointing, as is the lack of massive jackpots, but do not let that put you off playing Halloween Treasure if it is available at your chosen online casino.