If you like games that don't sit still for 5 seconds, this could be your best Halloween option. Franksylvania has more modifiers than I care to remember in a base game and the action just keeps on coming throughout the Trail Bonus as well.
To grab a regular win, there are 25 pay lines on which to land a group of matching symbols. Between 3 and 5 will score you a win. The Royal symbols are the lowest payers, the hand, brain and eyeball will get you the medium pays and the four main characters pay out the biggest wins. The most potent of all is Dracula. Wild symbols are also in play to substitute for all other regular paying symbols and these have the same value as Dracula.
Before any winning spin, the following modifiers can occur:
- Random Wilds - up to 4 wilds can be added to the reels
- Wild Reels - up to 3 of the reels can turn into stacked Wilds
- Colossal Reels - adjacent reels kind of fuse together and bring giant symbols up to 4x4 in size
- Random Multiplier - between 2x and 5x can be applied to all line wins
Following a spin these modifiers might also turn up:
- Symbol Upgrade - lower value symbols can be upgraded to produce higher payouts
- Instant Win - random wins of up to 200x can happen for the hell of it
When you aren't enjoying modifiers and landing regular wins during the base game, you might also pick up hearts and candles. For every four hearts that you collect, you get an extra life during the Trail Bonus. Collected candles will increase the size of a payout when you land on a gargoyle during the Trail Bonus.
You can also stumble across some blood vial symbols and 4 of these will trigger the Blood Party Spin. This free spin plays out with 4 of the base game modifiers at the same time.
The Trail Bonus
Moving on to the Trail Bonus, you will need 3 bonus symbols to trigger the game or buy your way straight in if you live outside the UK.
The start of the game sees 1 of 3 trail maps become your path to destiny. Each of the positions on the board has a different symbol on it and these will affect what happens to your balance as you go. You are assigned a random number from 1 to 6 and you move to that place on the board. When you arrive, you’ll discover that you are standing on either a coin, backspace, super potion, zombie dog, gargoyle or tombstone.
- Cash Coins - These simple payouts award up to 200x
- Back Space - You’ll be sent back up to 6 spaces
- Super Potion - On your next move, you’ll pick up all awards along your next move
- Zombie Dog - Collect Cash Coins within 3 places
- Gargoyle - You get a 10x Multiplier, and more for previously collected Candle symbols
- Tombstone - This ends the bonus unless you have an extra life
Make it to the end of the trail and you’ll be the proud owner of an incredible 2,000x payout!