NextGen Gaming presents a Halloween style 5-reel, 3-row and 25 fixed paylines slot called Charms and Witches for a chance to collect at up 3,000 coins on payline!
This slot uses darker colours to create a spookier atmosphere. The background to the reels is an iron fence with jack-o-lanterns on either side. From behind the fence there are the leafless trees. All of these are illuminated by the cold white light of the full moon. The base symbols from top to bottom include a beautiful witch, rat, crow, toad, at-shaped cauldron and scarecrow. The lowest paying symbols include the black cat, witch's hat, black shoe and charm. The symbols are nicely designed and colourful graphics. To support the atmosphere, the slot has some eerie audio effects so keep the lights on if you're all alone!
Wilds with 2x multiplier, Spooky Bats Feature and Free Games Feature
With some very nice visual and audio effects, the next challenge is to include some great features and the first is the standard wild symbol. This symbol can appear anywhere and replace any other symbols except the scatter and pick me wins bonus. All wins that include a wild symbol come with 2x multipliers. These wilds can also reward you with prizes, where 2, 3, 4 or 5 symbols that form a winning payline will credit you with 10, 100, 750 or 3,000 coins. What scary slot is complete without big black bats flying across your screen which leads us to our next feature called the Spooky Bats Bonus. With this feature that is randomly triggered, a swarm of bats fly across the reels transforming symbols into wilds with an increased frequency during the free games feature. The next feature is the 10 Free Games which is triggered by 3 or more bat scatters where all winnings have a 2x multiplier attached to them. The scatter pays 1, 5, 20 or 100 with 2, 3, 4 or 5 symbols anywhere on the spaces. This feature can be re-triggered when active.
Pick Me Bonus and gamble feature
The Pick Me Bonus is unlocked with the Pick me bonus symbol either on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels simultaneously. You are invited to select one of the symbols to reveal "cash", "cash plus pick again" for two cash prizes or "win all" for all three. The final feature is the gamble which includes either a red/black or card suit. The first gives you a 1 in 2 chance at double or nothing with the latter giving you a 1 in 4 chance at quadruple or nothing. Each are triggered after a payline win and optional to play. You can win up to 5 consecutive times.
The theoretical return to player (RTP) is 95.533% for Charms and Witches slot on stakes that range from €0.25 to €500. The game has excellent graphics and audio equally matched by a multitude of features with payline wins that can reach 3,000, 750, 500, 250, 200 or less coins. Payline wins are calculated by taking the number of coins indicated in the paytable and multiplying them by the coin value (stake per payline). You can sample this bewitching slot for free by visiting the casino and deciding if you want to play for money.