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Developer: Quickspin
Release date: 9th Jul 2024
Reel Nightmare Slot - Screenshot
RTP: 96.23%
Max Payout: 17,000x stake
Volatility: High
Min Bet: 0.10
Max Bet: 100.00
Reels: 5
Paylines: 10
Theme: Horror
Jackpot: No

Reel Nightmare

Paul Clare
Reviewed by Paul Clare Last updated:

90s teen slasher flicks get a reboot now in Reel Nightmare from Quickspin. This unsubtle poke at some terrible acting and questionable storylines offers a free spins bonus with sticky wilds and a fantastic top payout of 17,000x.

Full review continued below ↓

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Our Rating

“17,000x should bring some sweet dreams.”

3.8 out of 5

Features
6.5/10
Design
8/10
Gameplay
7.7/10
Win potential
8/10

Reel Nightmare Review

Teen slasher movies don't often get made into slots but, it seems that ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ has received an unofficial boost. You might say it reminds you of one of the many other 90s teen horror flicks, but what we can all agree on is that the Trail of Blood is, strangely, something you’ll want to see as frequently as possible.

A screenshot of Reel Nightmares slot gameplay

Gameplay & Features

Your aim with a hook or chainsaw is going to have to be pretty good given the minimal payline mechanic in this game. Just 10 lines are available and wins start on the leftmost reel. They make their way across to the right and require a minimum of 2 matching symbols.

The low payers are the royal symbols with 0.2x available for a pair of jacks but they do increase up to 10x for 5 aces. Not bad at all. The 4 picture symbols are covered in blood and represent some trainers, a hook, a hatchet and a chainsaw. 

A screenshot of Reel Nightmares slot bonus gameplay

Presumably, all of these are going to be used in somebody's act of retribution and they can pay out pretty nicely at the same time. The trainers get you 20x for a group of 5 whilst the hook pays 30x, the hatchet gets you 40x and the chainsaw delivers an incredible 75x

Wild symbols can land in all parts of the game but they are far more beneficial during the free spins bonus. To get to the bonus game, you'll need at least 3 wild symbols and for this, you get 10 free spins. 4 wilds get your 12 spins and 5 wilds award 15 spins. 

Any wilds that take you into the bonus game will stick and stay throughout the feature. The free spins game plays as you would expect and the only difference here, apart from the sticky wild, is that an entire row of sticky wilds will get you the Trail of Blood payout which stands at 300x

You might get all 3 rows filled up and experience a 1,200x win with each spin. Landing additional wilds during the feature also awards extra spins.

Reel Nightmare - Revenge Free Spins

Revenge Free Spins

Between 3 and 5 scatters get you 10–15 free spins with wild symbols helping out with the big wins - they stick in place for the duration. Extra wilds stick too and bring an extra spin.

Reel Nightmare - Trail of Blood

Trail of Blood

Grab a whole row of wild symbols and you get an instant 300x payout! This can only happen during the Revenge Free Spins bonus.

Win Potential

It's going to take a few trails of blood to get you close to the 17,000x max win but I wish you all the best as you slash your way through this scene! Given that the bonus game is triggered by wild symbols, you would expect to see some free spins land occasionally but players outside the UK don't have to wait for that. You can pay 100x or 400x for a couple of different options. The former will take you into the game with at least 3 wild symbols whilst the latter gets you 4 or more wild symbols. I found the returns quite attractive during both the base game and the free spins game with the occasional large offering thanks to the high volatility. The RTP is 96.23%.

A screenshot of a big win in Reel Nightmares slot

Design

The wild symbols might not all be the same but they do represent the same payout potential. Our 5 main characters are all wild and they seem to be the subject of a revenge attack by somebody who's either randomly crazy or has a score to settle. 

The background is a little blurry but you can just make out our characters sitting on the sofa listening to some music and occasionally you see the silhouette of the killer in the window. Each spin is accompanied by the sound of a shotgun and as you enter the free spins game, our bloodthirsty revenge attacker produces a fetching yellow raincoat.

You can enjoy the deranged action on a variety of devices and this includes your mobile phone as well. Feel free to scare the hell out of yourself whilst on the move.

Our Verdict

The design is fairly simple but well put together at the same time and it’ll trigger some fond memories for players of a certain age. The transparent reel set is a nice touch as it lets you keep an eye on things behind the scenes while playing, and if you aren't looking for much in the way of feature action, then the theme alone may well spark your interest in this Reel Nightmare.

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