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Polterheist is an online slot by NextGen. Even though its title may instantly give you the chills and remind you of the horror movie, Polterheist slot is not a horror-themed slot. Sure, it has a Halloween theme, but not at all a scary one. You will be accompanied by ghosts, but the good, Casper-like, friendly ghosts that will help you get to the maximum payout of 5,000x the stake. Polterheist RTP is a little bit higher than the one in most of NextGen’s slots, 96.19%. Indian players would really appreciate the fact that the game is fully optimized for mobile play, so they can enjoy the engaging and fun gameplay of Polterheist anywhere they are.
Once you load the game, you’re taken to a dark, Wild West town. In the background, you can see the old saloon, with spider webs and little bats’ eyes looking from the corners. You can notice that the saloon is abandoned, closed. But the friendly Wild West-y ghosts with their hats and guns are keeping it safe from different outlaws. The reels are transparent, and you can notice that the symbols look like they’re floating, bouncing in the air.
You will see the yellow ghost, the Golden Sheriff as the highest-paying symbol, giving you 10x the stake for a 5-of-a-kind combo. The pink and the green ghosts give you 5x the stake, while the orange and blue ones give you 4x the stake. The A and K card symbols also give you 4x the stake, while the Q and J give you 2x the stake for 5-of-a-kind combos.
The Golden Safe is the Scatter in Polterheist online slot that appears only on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reel. It is the symbol that triggers one of the bonus features, during which the other two bonus features can be triggered more often. The Wanted Dead poster is the Wild in the slot, which can substitute for all symbols except the Scattered Safe, and appears on the middle reels only.
The slot offers 100 paylines, and a betting range that goes from 0.50 to 50 credits. You play the 100 paylines with a 50 coins bet, with a coin value from 0.01 to 1 credit.
You trigger 8 Free Games with 3 Safes. All wins during the Free Spins are randomly multiplied by 2x, 3x or 5x. You can retrigger 1 to 8 Free Spins by landing 1 to 3 Safes during the Free Spins respectively. As mentioned, during the Free Spins, you get a better chance of triggering the other two bonus features, the Haunted Wilds feature and the Ghost Break-In feature.
At the beginning of any spin, either base spin or Free Spin, you can trigger the second Polterheist bonus feature, the Haunted Wilds feature. This is when extra Wilds get added to the middle reels.
The third bonus feature in the game is the Ghost Break-In feature. At the beginning of any paid and Free Spin, one of the Ghost symbols may appear and add Stacks of the same ghost to the reels. All the other Ghost symbols then become the same Ghost symbol as the one that first appeared on the reels, improving your chances to win big. In fact, it is during this feature that you can win the 5,000x the stake maximum payout, provided you land a full screen with the highest-paying symbol along with a 5x Multiplier from the Free Spins.
NextGen has done an awesome job with this Halloween-themed slot that features friendly ghosts and has impressive graphics. But, nothing can overshadow the maximum payout potential of the slot. 250,000 credits are up for grabs, provided you land the right top-paying symbol during the Free Spins with the 5x multiplied wins. The slot is promising a lot, and from what we could see playing it, it can also deliver what’s promised, so do try it.