There are five reels and 20 paylines in iSoftBet’s horror-themed online video slot, Spooky Family and the top jackpot awarded is 5 000 coins.
The coin denominations available for play on this creepy cartoon slot range from 0.01 to 1.00 credits and Spooky Family players may wager between one and five coins per line. Spooky Family should appeal to players who like skin-crawling slots that feature wilds, scatters, gamble features, minor interesting bonus features, and detailed animation.
The Ghosts of a Very Famous Family
The slot is probably only called “Spooky Family” because the name “Addams Family” was already taken by another slot. The members of this Spooky Family are clearly inspired by Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday and Pugsley. Even the Frankenstein-like butler, Lurch is there to ask who rang.
Actually, Spooky Family looks the way Addams Family would if director Tim Burton were to create his own cartoon incarnation of it. Some other symbols on the Spooky Family reels include a skull and a haunted gothic castle and the reels are set in a large iron gate, with a skeleton dangling from one end and slithering striped snake spiralled around the other. For added effect, a bat occasionally flies over the top of the Spooky Family reels across the giant full moon that hovers over the Canadian slots graveyard setting.
All the while, the howling of wolves and the scratching of other things that go bump in the night can be heard along with the sound of the Spooky Family reels spinning.
The moustachioed Gomez doppelganger is the most valuable Spooky Family symbol and 5 000 coins are paid out for five of him in a single active payline.
The Top-Hat-Toting Skull is Wild
The Spooky Family definitely has that Burtonesque combination of the quirky and the creepy. So it seems apt that the wild symbol for this slot is a skull… wearing a tiny top hat. The only normal thing about this skull is that, like other wilds, it can substitute all other symbols, except the bonus and scatter, to complete winning paylines.
A nice additional Spooky Family feature is that players who don’t land win with their wild are granted a second wild that mysteriously appears on the reels.
Dark Spiral Scatter Symbol
When three or more dark spiral scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels, it is not an indication that the player has begun to descend into the gloomy abyss below; it means that wins are about the get multiplied – up to 15 times for five scatters.
Five, 10 and 15 times the Spooky Family player’s total stake will be paid out for three, four and five dark spiral symbols respectively.
Spooky Family Bonus Features
- Random Corpse Hands Bonus
The first Spooky Family bonus feature comes up at random when a rotting corpse’s shrivelled hands burst from the ground and coin prizes of up to 10 000 credits are awarded.
- Gothic House Family Pet Bonus
In order to rake in some additional cash in this bonus round, Spooky Family players will have to satisfy the appetites of the family pet by feeding it various disturbing delicacies such as octopus tentacles and bats’ wings, each linked to a different coin linked to it. The various dishes will appear on a spinning wheel and whichever symbol the Spooky Family wheel stops on pays out its coin prize.
Playing Card Gamble Feature
Spooky Family also has the very popular gamble feature that allows players to guess the colour of a mystery playing card to increase – or lose, if they’re wrong – their winnings.