With smiling pumpkins, wizard hats, and creepy cats, this Bat Stax mobile slot is exactly what you expect to find when looking for a decent Halloween game.
Halloween slot games have a tendency to play it safe, and this Bat Stax video slot by Novomatic certainly doesn’t break the mould.
You have pumpkins, mysterious owls, black cats and scary spiders as the high paying symbols and then Ace to 10 symbols as the low paying ones.
You’re looking for two things here – the little bats that sometimes come attached to some of the paytable symbols, and the pumpkin scatter symbol.
If you get 3 of the first, the first three reels turn wild and you get multiple guaranteed 4 of a kind wins. If you get 3 of the second, you trigger 10 free spins and that’s where the fun starts in this Bat Stax slot online.
Because during the free spins, you only need two sets of bats two get two wild reels. These will then hold in place as you get a free re-spin of the reels to try and catch more bats.
That’s how you capture 5 wild reels and a top win of 100 x your bet.
Theoretically, the top win is 1,000 times your bet. How do you do that? By getting 4 reels wild with the bat symbol, and then the fifth reel covered in magical wizard hat symbols.
We didn’t mention that symbol before? Ha. That’s because it’s the wild symbol, and it shows up so rarely, we only noticed it was the wild when we looked at the paytable.
Basically, your odds of this happening are slim. You have a better chance of catching 5 bat overlay wilds in the base game, which is rare but probably happens more often than getting those tricky wizards to show up.
In all, this is actually a fun low variance quick-win game you can play to pass the time whilst the kids are trick o treating, but probably doesn’t have the staying power of other real slots like the Halloween Jack slot or even the movie inspired Halloween slot by Triple Edge Studios.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4.81% / 95.19%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 40|
|Max win||1000 x your bet|
|Free spins||10 to 25 Free Spins / Overlay Wild Give You Free Re-spins|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Wild Reels, Free Spins, Respin, Scatters, Sticky Wilds|
Wild: The Wizard hat is the wild symbol and can replace any other symbol except the bat or the pumpkin. It's also the highest-paid symbol of all.
Scatters and Free Spins: 3, 4 or 5 Pumpkin scatter symbols will trigger 10, 15 or 25 free spins, respectively.
During the free spins, you only need two bat symbols to get overlay wild reels. You'll then get a free re-spin of the reels to try and catch more bats so you can get bigger wins.
Overlay Wilds: Some of the symbols will have little flying bats attached to them. Get three of them and it will transform reels 1, 2 and 3 into wild reels. Get 4 and you'll get reels 1 to 4 wild, and get 5 and you'll get all reels wild but only win 100x your bet - as the bat symbol pays less than the actual wild symbols.
Bat Stax is a 20 payline 5x3 reel slot machine with wilds, scatters, free spins and an overlay wild feature that gives you anything from 2 to all 5 reels wild.
It's a simple addition to the list of Novomatic slots, from a company who have been making fruit machines since the dawn of time. It doesn't stand out like other of its fares (think the From Dusk till Dawn slot game, for example) but it's definitely playable.
With low volatility, frequent features, and lots of quick easy win, this Bat Stax mobile slot will appeal to players who don't want scary and ghoulish, just trick o treat fun.
However, bear in mind that if you manage to get anything over 100 times your bet, that's probably the most you'll get from this game - despite what the top win might suggest.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: October 6, 2021 - Rating