Hope to zap your way to a jackpot in Ghostbusters Plus. Created by IGT and based on the cult film comedy (the original 1984 version), it’s played using a 5 reel, 20 payline game engine. Catching ghosts unlocks levels which bring plenty of extras into play. There’s also a free spins round where wild multipliers can boost payouts by up to 25x. Play on your computer, tablet or mobile from between 25p and £750 per spin.
Fans of the movie will see plenty that’s familiar here. A cartoon New York street scene forms the backdrop to the reels. Joining the lower value A to J royals are the 4 Ghostbusters. In order of value are Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd) and Peter Venkman (Bill Murray). The latter is the best of the quartet, paying 20 times your bet if you land 5 on a payline.
The Ghostbusters logo is the wild. This awards up to 40 times your bet as well as replacing all the standard symbols. Like many IGT video slots, there are plenty of extras on offer in Ghostbusters Plus.
Ghost Battle feature – this becomes active when a ghost symbol lands on the middle reel. 1 of the Ghostbusters will zap the ghost. When a Ghost is captured, which can take up to 3 zaps, it’s added to the Ghost queue. A captured ghost takes you up a level.
Ghost Queue – the Ghosts from the Ghost Battle are collected here. These are wild and can go live at the start of a spin. They can also come with extras. At level 1, they can boost payouts with 3x, 5x or 10x multipliers. Work your way through the levels and expanding wilds come into play.
Depending on the level, they can expand horizontally, diagonally, in cross formation or in all adjacent directions. You can also land multiple wilds on the same spin.
On any spin, you could trigger the Equipment feature which awards a modifier extra:
- Proton Pack – 2 of the A, K, Q or J will transform into more rewarding Ghostbuster symbols.
- Ghost Sniffer – you’ll trigger a Ghost Battle here.
- PKE Meter – all instances of 1 of the A to J symbols will become wild.
- Ecto Goggles – 1 Bonus symbol appears when 2 Bonuses are visible to trigger the free spins.
- Psychogram Helmet – 2 Bonus symbols are revealed when 1 is on view to trigger the free spins.
At level 1, the only modifier in play is the Proton Pack. Progress through the levels, with the Level Up Plus feature, to bring the others into play. If you reach level 9, you will activate the Tobin’s Spirit Guide feature – here you’ll have the pick of all ghosts.
Zuul Free Spins Bonus feature – land the Zuul bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin to trigger the free games round. Zap ghosts to receive your free spins and ghost wild extras. Multipliers in the feature can reach up to 25x rather than 10x in the base game. Up to 5 added wilds can land as well as wilds that expand in all directions. You can land up to 25 free spins here.
IGT likes to pack plenty of extras into many of their video slots and that’s true of Ghostbusters Plus. In short, the more levels you manage to work through, the better the potential extras. The Zuul Free Spins Bonus feature can be well worth hitting too as the modifiers can really come into their own. You can zap your way to 1,000 times your bet on every spin or free spin – add in the 25x multiplier and wins can reach 25,000 times your bet!
It’s not the flashiest video slot you’ll see as far as design goes but the plethora of extras makes Ghostbusters Plus a game to consider. If you want games with lots of bonus features, Blueprint Gaming has plenty – such as The Goonies (which is also based on a classic film).