The Haunted Circus Slot Review – Hacksaw Gaming
It has been just over a week since my last ‘Hacksaw Gaming‘ slot review, this was for the game titled ‘Tasty Treats’. Which has a max win capped at 10,000x and a Free Spins feature with bubble boosters. For today’s review, we are going back in time to the year 2020 to learn all about a forgotten game release. This slot is titled ‘The Haunted Circus’, which was originally released on 14th May 2020.
As stated in the game name, this slot is based on the circus. Which is an entertainment show with acts such as clowns, acrobats, dancers, etc. However, there is a twist with a haunted theme to spice things up. The visuals are so unique, with gravestones behind the reels and spooky posters on either side of the reel set. there is a spotlight on the center of the screen to keep the reel set in focus. Hacksaw Gaming has done a fantastic job crafting these visuals and really impress me.
The Haunted Circus has a setup of 5 reels by 4 rows, this includes 1,024 pay lines. This game is a high variance slot with a set RTP of 94.83% and a max win capped at 10,000x. You can bet from £0.20 – £100.
The Haunted Circus Paytable & Symbols
There are 12 symbols in total, this includes 5 low-paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K, and A. There are also 4 premium symbols, these are represented by 4 different characters from various circus acts. In addition to these regular symbols is free spins scatter, bonus scatters, and wild symbol. The highest paying symbol is all premiums, all pay 2.5x for a line of 5. Wilds substitute for all symbols except the bonus and free spins scatters. Wilds can land on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5. The bonus scatters on appears in the base game.
The Haunted Circus Features
Every time you land a wild which is part of a win, it can be replaced with a multiplier. The multiplier can be 2, 3, 4 or 5x, multipliers can multiply by each other if you manage to land several. This is known as ‘Wild Mystery Multipliers‘.
Landing 3 or more bonus scatters will trigger the ‘Spooky Bonus Wheel‘. The wheel consists of 3 levels, each with different symbols. Arrows, multipliers, free spin wins. If the wheel stops on an arrow you advance to the next level which has bigger potential within winnings and free spins. If you land on a free spin symbol, you are awarded the free spins feature with the number of spins won. If you land on a multiplier, you are awarded a fixed win based on your bet.
Central to The Haunted Circus is the ‘Free Spins‘ feature. During spins, there are more wilds with multipliers active and an extra free spin symbol present. If you land 3 free spins symbols you are awarded 5 additional spins, up to 10 times.
Overall, I think this is a fantastic creation by Hacksaw Gaming. The Haunted Circus shows many unique aspects and a fun slot to play. With various features and a max win of 10,000x on offer with high variance. Be sure to try the slot for yourself on release and check out our exclusive casino offers.