Graphics - 63%
Gameplay - 78%
Bonuses - 80%
Value - 72%
Whats not so hot?
Paranormal Activity by iSoftBet is a 243 ways to win paylined, 5 reel horror-themed slots. The game is based on the Hollywood franchise films ”Paranormal Activity”. The soundtrack of the game is blood-curdling and guaranteed to send shivers up your spine.
If you don’t know what the game is about let me fill you in quick. It’s about a young couple whose house is possessed by belligerent otherworldly beings (demons). The paying icons that appear on the reels are slick and showcases some of the best game mechanics in the business. The colour fidelity, 3D depth and brightness are in a class of its own.
The slots comes with a Paranormal Event that is randomly triggered which adds as many as 5 wilds to the reels. The Bonus Wheel offers you 3 free spins options where you must pick one. Paranormal Activity offers a top non-progressive jackpot cash prize of 750 coins and a return to player percentage (RTP) of 96%.
The game is playable on mobile phones and on desktops for real cash or for free. If you click on the ‘i‘ icon the paytable opens up which indicates each symbols payouts at different bet levels and the bonus modes. The symbol that offers the highest win is the Ouija board, 5 of them at the highest bet line pays you 500 coins.
Bets can be made from 30 pence up to £30 per spin. During the base game the Paranormal Event reigns supreme since it adds a bunch of wilds to the reels boosting wins. If you’re busy and can’t always keep an eye on the game an Auto Play feature spins the reels automatically for you.
The wild is the demonic-looking child (dead-eyed), it replaces all the other icons on the reels when it forms a winning combination except the scatter.
Free Spins And Scatters
There are 3 free spins modes. The first one is the 5 ‘Paranormal Winnings ‘with progressive multiplier wins. The second is the Possessed’ free spins which awards 10 free spins with extra wilds and the third is the ‘Demon’ free spins which awards 15 free spins. The scatter icon is the creepy-looking hand covered in blood, when 3, 4 or 5 of them pitch you can win anything from 10 to 25 times your wager.
Since the scatter symbol is not responsible for triggering the free spins feature how does one trigger it? If the bonus icon pops up on reels 1, 3 and 5 it triggers ‘Bonus Wheel’. It offers you an instant cash prize or it gives you the option of picking one of three free spins features:
Paranormal Free Spins
You’ll receive a bunch of free spins until you hit 5 winning free spins. Each free spins win comes with a multiplier win from 1x to 5x. Therefore, if you have a free spins win with a multiplier of 5x the cash prize you’ve won will be multiplied by 5.
Possessed Free Spins
During this free spins feature you’ll receive 10 free spins along with stacked wilds.
Demon Free Spins
This free spins mode awards you the most free spins which is 15 with the demon child wild that turns normal symbols into wilds boosting normal line wins.
This feature comes alive during the base game where up to 5 wilds can be added to the reels. It’s also the feature that’s responsible for the biggest wins during the main game.
When iSoftBet teams up with Paramount Pictures the net result is Paranormal Activity where you can win as much as 400 times your stake. The graphics and animations that appear on the screen are genuinely scary and will delight fans of the movie. It’s a well-balanced slots that offers a bit of everything but sadly it’s not for me.
During the base game it is the Paranormal Event with its 5 wilds that steals the show and during the bonus mode the pick me free spins feature which gives you 3 free spins options. If you’re looking for a game that goes bump in the night then it’s definitely worth a couple of spins. It’s difficult to put a pin in the game variance wise because it blows hot and cold. But if I can make a calculated guess I’d say it’s a medium variance slots that’s expressly designed for medium and high rollers. The biggest wins occur during the free spins mode.