Betsoft is setting the mood for the spooky season with its new 30-payline Halloween slot, Rags to Witches™. The game was delivered to online casinos in the USA and overseas on Thursday, October 13th but you can bet it would have been released on Friday if the calendar was shifted just one day.
Operators can configure the game with or without the mega jackpot component with 4 distinct prizes at every bet level. Players at all casinos can expect to see multiple free spin rounds and a prize reel feature for progressive jackpot wins.
Jack O’ Lantern Wilds cast a sinister glow as they land on the reels along with bats, cats, candles, and sweets. The Skeleton and Witch icons are the high-paying symbols of this new seasonal classic. Even the smaller prizes awarded for lining up lower-paying symbols are bigger and better than most of their games, perhaps driving this title into medium volatility territory of Betsoft slots.
Look for the Jack O’ Lantern pumpkin Wild to appear on the three central reels as it lights up with mischievous fire in its eyes when participating in a winning line. The Jack O’ Lantern symbol substitutes for all others except scatters.
When all of the reels have stopped spinning in the base game the random progressive bonus game can trigger at any time, giving players a chance at the Mini, Minor, Major, and Mega prizes. Don’t take your eyes off the reels long but if you glance at the progressive display on the right side of the reels you can see the prizes grow on this Halloween slot.
The bigger the bet, the greater chance of triggering the progressive prize. Once a prize is awarded the jackpot counter resets and grows again until the next winner is awarded. If you happen to trigger free spins at the same time as the prize reel feature, the Prize Reel takes precedence.
The scatter symbol is a Witch’s House and it will take five of them anywhere on the screen to trigger the free spins bonus. More than one scatter can appear on a single reel at the end of a spin.
When you hit at least five scatters the door to the witch’s house will burst open in flames and transport you to a second screen game that takes place inside her manor.
You’ll start with ten free games for five scatters with an increasing multiplier on each spin up to 10x. Six scatters will still award ten games but the multipliers will increase from 2x to 20x, and triggering the bonus with 7 scatters will set you on an increasing multiplier adventure starting at 3x on the first spin and finally ending up with a 30x multiplier on the tenth spin!
Not counting the progressive jackpot potential, the max win on this game is 3,355.5x your bet. The RTP is above average for this type of game clocking in at a respectable 96.21%. The hit rate is nearly one out of three spins on average at 31.52%. Taking all of that into consideration our earlier estimation of medium volatility falls and sets this game squarely in the “very high volatility” cauldron.
Head of Account Management at Betsoft Gaming, Anastasia Bauer said: “Betsoft has invested in re-designing a jackpot system with amazing results in Rags to Witches™. The concept is to offer seamless delivery within a spectacular seasonal slot. The smoothness of play alongside the lively graphics and atmospheric soundtrack, coupled with the very substantial win potential, all add up to make this a fantastic slot in every sense of the word.”