As the annual Halloween celebrations get set to kick into full gear, CasinoBeats looks into a handful of recent slot introductions and promotions that carry the same theme

Kalamba Games – Blood Moon Express

Players are invited on a “spooky journey in [the] search for monster wins” via casino content supplier Kalamba Games’ Blood Moon Express.

Werewolves, scarecrows, mummies and vampires star in the title, which also offers features such as random multiplier wilds and persistent missions mode.

Random multiplier wilds in the shape of monsters offer the chance to win big, and players can choose their own difficulty level as they hunt for vampires in the persistent missions mode.

Unlimited extra spins can also be won in the bonus rounds of this 6-reel title, that is to be exclusively distributed through Oryx Gaming.

“This title, released just in time for Halloween, is our spookiest one yet and is sure to give players a thrilling experience.

“The eerie graphics combined with our proven math model and successful retention mechanics make Blood Moon Express a great addition to any lobby.” – Alex Cohen, COO and co-founder of Kalamba Games.

NetEnt – The Wolf’s Bane

The newest entry from NetEnt sees the firm warn players “beware the wicked werewolves,” as they take on the perspective of a fanged, clawed menace.

Released in time for Halloween, The Wolf’s Bane is set in a ravaged 18th century village. The 5-reel, 3-row, 10-payline video slot contains wild substitutions, free spins and a bonus pick-and-click feature.

“The Wolf’s Bane is a beautifully designed slot that will make your hair stand on end. It’s launch has been timed to coincide with Halloween but it’s a game with a classic theme that we expect to have great longevity and wide appeal thanks to its proven game mechanics,” – Bryan Upton, NetEnt director of games.

Volt Casino – All Treats, No Tricks Bonanza

Fair Play Bets operated Volt Casino is introducing “spooktacular experiences and fangtastic treats” in an All Treats, No Tricks Bonanza.

Halloween inspired and available to all players until Thursday 31 October, it sees Volt offer X3 progress points on selected games, reduced prices in the Volt shop and three promotions each day for their Halloween Bonanza.

Players will have a chance to opt-in to a selected offer and complete a special task that will grant them the specified number of Volt points, progress points or cash spins during All Hallows week.

“Our team at Volt Casino love a themed holiday and any chance to bring even more excitement to our players and partners. Halloween is an exciting time of year for us where we like to boost rewards and up the fun level by offering our players a host of treats, with no tricks, to make their Halloween a memorable one” –  Daphne Xerri, head of casino at Volt Casino.

Yggdrasil – Blood Moon Wilds

Set in a spooky bayou surrounding New Orleans, Yggdrasil introduces Blood Moon Wilds as its “darkest slot yet”.

The 3×5 title sees humans transform into treasure-seeking werewolves under the light of the full moon, and promises a variety of features to drive big win potential.

The lunar calendar appears on a dial above the game screen and turns with every spin. When the full moon lands in the base game the high pay symbol villagers are transformed into werewolf wilds.

If three free spin symbols hit the reels simultaneously, a Lunar Eclipse occurs, drenching the game in blood red light. The blood moon replaces the full moon on the lunar dial, and if a villager transforms into a werewolf they remain as a sticky wild, chasing down wins in the free spins mode. 

Blood Moon Wilds has been designed exclusively for GVC, and will be available across many of the company’s brands and territories.

“We are thrilled to release our latest slot hit, the terrifying Blood Moon Wilds in time for the Day of the Dead celebrations that will be taking place all over the world.

“With its pulsating gameplay and chance of huge wins, we’re confident it will exceed expectations and become a firm seasonal favourite.” – Natalya Ovchinnikova, Product Owner Slots at Yggdrasil.

Habanero – Hot Hot Halloween

Slots and table games provider Habanero is last up to join the party, introducing its Hot Hot Halloween title complete with a variety of relevant iconography such as pumpkins, coffins, eyeballs, ghosts and zombies.

Multipliers surround the slot and offer players bigger wins when icons are matched, while the Hot Hot feature randomly turns Seven symbols into triple Seven symbols and doubles other symbols.

“We’re always looking to create the most exciting content and it doesn’t get more thrilling than over the Halloween period.

“With ghosts and ghouls, severed hands and eyeballs, Halloween is truly a frightening event, but players shouldn’t be scared of playing Hot Hot Halloween as they look for monster wins.” – Toni Karapetrov, head of corporate communications at Habanero.