It’s October, which means Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s time for things to get a little bit spooky! Now, slot machines may not be a traditional part of the Halloween holiday, but that hasn’t stopped Microgaming from using the fall season to put a little scare into their players. That’s the idea behind Phantom Cash, a brand new game that features plenty of ghosts, ghouls, and apparitions – along with plenty of ways to win lots of cash!
About The Game
Phantom Cash is a five-reel, 25-line slot machine on which players can only play one coin on each line. However, players do have plenty of options when it comes to the size of that one coin, with denominations from a penny up to $0.25 available. This makes this a slot that’s perfect for budget players, as you can play the maximum number of lines for the maximum bet, and still only spend $6.25 per spin.
The first thing you’ll notice when playing this machine is the great atmosphere found on the reels. This isn’t accomplished with 3D graphics, very complex bonus rounds or slick animations. Instead, it’s all about the artwork and style that brings out the look and feel of this ghost hunting game. Phantom Cash is set against the backdrop of a Victorian city, complete with a steampunk vibe thanks to all of the gears and steam pipes that can be seen in the background.
The spookiness comes in some of the little touches. There is an ominous fog setting in over the game: the perfect environment for a set of ghosts to hang out in. Then there are the actual ghosts on the reels, which all have a creepy transparency to them, along with a rotting, dead look.
The story of the game follows two famous ghost hunters around while they try to capture some very elusive spirits. Their names are Carstairs and Thurmingham, and there are four ghosts (each in a different color to make them easy to distinguish) on this particular set of reels that they’d like nothing more than to capture. In order to win prizes, you’ll need to match symbols from left to right across your active paylines, with the classic poker ranks from nines through aces awarding small rewards. The game’s four ghosts award the biggest prizes, up to 1,000 credits if you can match five of the red ghosts in a row.
Perhaps the most exciting feature in Phantom Cash is the Ghost Zap bonus round, which is activated if you hit three or more mansion symbols. In this free spins game, you’ll have the chance to catch ghosts if one of the ghost hunters lands on the same row as a ghostly symbol. When this occurs, you’ll win a prize equal to twice the amount of your triggering get. Hit a ghost in line with both hunters, and that award increases to 4x. If you can capture more than eight ghosts during the game, you can even retrigger more free spins.
Phantom Cash was released on October 4, and there are several other games set to be released throughout the month, as we reported a few days ago.