Ghostbusters Video Slot review
Ghostbusters is an IGT slot which has 5 reels and 30 paylines. You can play from 50 coins from 50p to £250 a spin – you will join Slimer in a world of paranormal payouts that has 4 frequent mystery features (more than any other slot online). It features wilds, multipliers, extra credits and loads of slime!
First of all, I will describe the 4 mystery features which are triggered from the base game. You have the Cash Award feature where Slimer does a funny gag and pays out a random award that can be 50 to 1,000 times your coin value. Then there’s the Multiplier feature where Slimer again performs a funny gag and will award you with either a 2x or 5x multiplier.
There’s an Extra Wilds feature where 1 to 4 positions are turned wild initially. If any of the symbols share a corner or edge with these initial wilds, they too will turn wild. However, the best of the random features is the Wild Reels feature where between 1 and 3 reels are slimed and turned completely wild. Out of the 4 mystery features, this one is the best due to the payout potential.
Then you have the Ballroom Busters Bonus feature which is triggered by getting 2 Bonus symbols on the 2nd and 3rd reel along with the Slimer Bonus symbol on the 4th reel. You have 5 proton shots to try and uncover any of the 6 ghosts hiding behind the highlighted objects in the ballroom. If you find a ghost in the selected spot, you will win a cash reward which may be multiplied by either a 2x or 5x multiplier. After you’ve taken your 5 shots, the bonus feature will end with all cash prizes totalled.
The best thing about the Ghostbusters slot is the Stay Puft Bonus feature – this is triggered by getting 2 Bonus symbols on the 2nd and 3rd reels along with the Stay Puft Bonus symbol on the 4th reel. You are awarded 8 free spins but the feature is played on 40 paylines (10 more paylines than in the base game).
After every free spin, marshmallows can land on 1 or more reel positions which will turn them into locked wilds. Every locked wild will remain in place for the duration of the free spins feature. However, the win meter may open up and take in a marshmallow – this will pay you a random cash reward. Also, a different reel set is used for this bonus feature which will increase your chances of winning. The only negative is that you cannot retrigger more free spins.
Ghostbusters is definitely a fun slot game where you will see video clips from the infamous film. It’s a low variance slot meaning that it will pay out quite frequently but the win amounts won’t be big. I found the bigger wins came from the Stay Puft Bonus feature or from the Extra Wilds/Wild Reels features. If you like a little high variance, I recommend Cleopatra II or Siberian Storm which are both land based classics (and also powered by IGT).