Spectre Estate Slot Review
Ghost themed slot machines are typically released in fall, as Halloween draws near, and Spectre Estate is no different. Programmed for release in September 2020, this game is designed by Just For The Win for Microgaming, as an exclusive slot machine available only on their platform. It’s got excellent graphics, though with its high volatility it doesn’t end up being a huge motivator when you’re looking at its fairly low top payouts.
Spectre Estate has 5x4 reels, and in this fairly large game area you will discover a total of 40 paylines. With them in play, wins of up to 2,219x the stake are a possibility, which should mean values of up to $221,900. RTP is adequate, at 96.12%, but the volatility tends to be higher. As for the features that the game will deliver, you get wilds, free spins, expanding wilds and wilds with multipliers.
Spectre Estate Betting and Prizes
Selecting a bet for the upcoming spin is all that is required, in order to get the game going. $0.10 is the smallest wager allowed, while $100 is the biggest one. There doesn’t seem to be any connection between the number of lines and the number of coins used in the bet.
The payouts are looking a bit lower than expected, at 2,219x the stake, with a top jackpot of up to $221,900 possible for those using the maximum bets. With high volatility, but also with a 96.12% RTP, the game doesn’t have the best combination of top rewards and risk, but obviously it ends up paying well enough in the long run.
A big part of the game’s fun factor will be coming via the feature symbols. These show up on the reels, and if at least two are visible, then they activate the features which are displayed at the top of their columns. As many as five different features could trigger for a single spin.
The features which could trigger will range from small prizes (1x-2x the stake), to extra wilds, free spins, or the improvement of existing wilds from those reels (getting either up to 3x multipliers or the ability to expand). If the wild features are the ones obtained, then a free spin is also made available, so you can take advantage of this new feature.
You can also get the free spins this way, and the feature will include any other features that might’ve been active at the same time, keeping them around for all the rounds that follow on their active reels. Additional free spins can also be obtained once you get in this mode, by getting feature symbols to show up on inactive reels.
As you can see, while there is quite a bit of variety in the features that could trigger, if you look closely you only find a single feature symbol that brings them all to you, so it is actually a single reward that can take different forms.
Theme & Design
The theme is a supposedly scary one, with ghosts on the reels, and with some kind of haunted mansion as the location where the story is taking us. We’re seeing a wild symbol, the game logo, a man and a woman, followed by four symbols with the card suits. It’s a short list of symbols at least, so forming those wins should be easier, at least in theory (1 in 5 is a winner, according to the developer). A good design otherwise, clearly a modern slot machine if we look at that aspect alone.
Spectre Estate is going to be fine for those looking to play new slots with an adequate theme this upcoming Halloween, but it’s not a great game otherwise. The combination of average top payouts and high volatility isn’t terribly motivating, and the fact that there is only one feature that you can get (which then has several forms), makes the base game a tad boring at times.