Ghostbusters Pokie BackgroundGhosts are wreaking havoc in New York and its environs, and there is terror among the residents. Being a paranormal and impossible situation for the ordinary police, the only remedy would be to invite people with superpowers to hunt the ghosts down. The 1984 comedy movie bearing the same title is the inspiration behind this video pokie. The blockbuster movie produced by Ivan Reitman was so successful that it has seen various re-creations of the same movie in animated films, video games, and series. It is due to this fascination with the comic horror movie that led IGT to borrow heavily from the characters and storyline in the original movie in its thrilling Ghostbusters video pokie.
Pokie FeaturesGhostbusters is a 30-reels, 5-paylines pokie from IGT that bears an RTP of 94%. The pokie has been adapted from the 1984 Ghostbusters movie, so it is not surprising to find the game re-enacting the movie in its appearance, symbols, and gameplay. The game takes you right into the ghost-infested city where ghosts are flying around, and the brave heroes are busy trying to contain the situation with special weapons. True to its theme, the high paying symbols are presented by the characters from the film. The most active and highest paying symbol is Slimer, the electrified green ghost. He is also the Wild symbol in the game. He is capable of substituting other symbols on the reels to complete a winning combination. The Purple Library Ghost is also important since he is responsible for triggering the Stay Puft free spins feature and the Ballroom Busters bonus feature. Each of the Wild symbols pays 500x for landing 5 of a kind. You will also come across the familiar faces of the stars in the Ghostbusters movie, among them being Ray, Egon, Winston, Peter, and Louis, as presented in order of value. There are also theme-related symbols in the form of the weapons used by the heroes to bust the ghosts. They include the car, ghost trap, ghost detector, ecto mobile, proton pack, and ecto goggles, among others. The Ghostbusters pokie is presented with medium volatility and bears special bonus features such as wilds, multipliers, and free spins.
- Jackpot Win 500
- Scatter Symbol Yes
- Volatility Medium
- Wild Symbol Yes
- RTP 96.0%
- Quick Spin Yes
- Bet Value 0.10-6.00
- Max Bet 6.00
How to Play Ghostbusters
To smoke out the ghosts of New York City, you need to arm yourself with the right attitude and weapons. You start by setting your bet with the convenient bet amounts that range from as low as $1 to $10 whole the minimum bet per spin is $50 and the maximum bet per spin to be $500. You can then use the Spin button or the Auto spin button to set the game rolling continuously without interruptions.
Special Bonus Features
Just like its horror and suspense-filled movie, things are bound to get interesting at the reels. Besides the usual game where you will be matching symbols on the reels, there are surprising features that are capable of substantially raising your payout.
These are randomly activated as you play and have the potential to surprise you with great prizes. They include;
Cash Award Feature
You can get a slimy random cash reward of up to 1,000 coins.
Your payout might get a random prize of being multiplied up to 5 times.
One to three symbols can transform into wilds and end up increasing your winnings.
It is triggered when 4 reels turn into wilds. Any adjacent reels sharing an edge also turn into wilds.
Stay Puft Free Spins Feature
The Marshmallow Puft Man bonus icon is important here. Landing him alongside 2 Slimer Ghostbusters bonus symbols unlocks the free spins feature. The feature bears 8 free spins, and the paylines are increased to 40.
The falling Marshmallows in this round apply a wild multiplier to any symbols that form a winning combination. The falling marshmallows may also turn random symbols into locked wilds, which remain so until the end of the feature.
The Slimer Ballroom Busters Bonus
The feature is activated by landing two Slimy Ghostbuster bonus symbols on the 2nd and 3rd reels with the Stay Puft bonus symbol on the 4th reel. You have to shoot Slimer ghosts with the 5 proton shots that you are granted on this screen. The shot ghosts will reveal their prizes where you could get as much as 5 times multiplier on your winnings.