Horror Hotel Review
Horror Hotel is like a mini Tim Burton movie. It has all of the dark and gruesome aspects that you would expect to see and a lot of attention is paid to the small details that help captivate an audience.
Relax Gaming has a great reputation for producing some top games and this title will only help cement its place as one of the industry leaders.
The 6x6 grid feels like a tombstone sitting in a dilapidated and terrifying graveyard under the glare of a full moon. The haunted hotel sits on top of a hill in the background and you'll notice bats making their way across the skyline adding to the mystical appeal of this slot.
The soundtrack, again, could be a classical score straight out of a Tim Burton film and it has enough variation in the loop to stop it from feeling monotonous. It all kicks up a notch as the free spins round begins and we move inside the hotel lobby. It feels a little more energised, which helps build the excitement and anticipation of what's to come.
Any decent wins get their own little animation as the bats airlift bags and coffins full of coins out of the graveyard and into your balance.
High volatility gridded slots do have the potential to leave you yawning while you click through endless spins during the base game. It was a great idea on Relax Gaming's behalf to turn cluster pays into a full re-spin and the addition of mystery symbols may or may not help your bankroll.
Unfortunately, there are times when a cluster pay re-spin would have received yet further increases in value if those symbols haven't changed into something else. But that is the game mechanic and sometimes it will prove beneficial instead.
It is possible to buy into the bonus round at the cost of 100x your total bet. As always, this is only available for players outside of the UK.
Given the massive 20,000x payout, there are certainly some huge prizes on offer. The maximum bet sits at 50, so an incredible payday may be around the corner for some lucky players. Wagering starts at just 0.10 and more prudent slot fans will enjoy this lower limit.
High volatility will mean many spins that don't result in a win. But every so often, a big one comes around to replenish the bankroll. Plan your wagering carefully to see you through the adventure.
There are a lot of positive aspects that we found during our Horror Hotel review. The animated horror movie graphics and the soundtrack make for a great audio-visual treat.
In addition, the cluster pay re-spins and added multipliers and wilds during the bonus round also help make this title stand out. It is definitely worth a go. But as always, a high volatility slot like this will generally appeal to those who are more interested in the payout potential rather than the gaming journey.