Happy Halloween VS Doubles Slot – Which Will Win Your October Heart?

Monday, October 12th, 2015 by LuckyMobileSlots

NOTE: Yggdrasil is not available to play in the UK. That's cool, Play'n GO have something very interesting on offer...

We are expecting two new mobile slots this October from up and coming Play'n GO and Yggdrasil Gaming. Just for fun, let's see who wins this battle of the machines.

New Mobile Slots In October 2015 Which Will You Be Playing?
New Mobile Slots In October 2015 Which Will You Be Playing?

Usually we like to do new casino game previews separately. But this month we’ve decided to do things a little different.

Play’n GO will be releasing a Happy Halloween slot on the 15th of October, for those of us who love all things ghoulish, dark, and candy filled.

Yggdrasil Gaming, on the other hand, are bringing out a new game a week later on the 22nd. The Doubles slot game has nothing to do with Halloween, but will be a welcome respite for those of us who dislike slutty witches and cavities.

Why the competition? Because we’ve noticed recently that either one, or the other, of these two software game studios seem to give us some of the best video slots each month.

So which will ultimately win our affections?

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The theme and graphics

We haven’t seen the animations, so we can only go by the images that have been provided for us by the providers.

Both have been particularly good about creating beautiful graphics on their latest slot machines, so this will be difficult.

The uniquely detailed Happy Halloween slot

Play n Go Happy Halloween Mobile Slot Preview
Play’n GO Happy Halloween Mobile Slot Preview

You know how we said there are two camps to Halloween? This might affect our bias but… we love this holiday. It’s an excuse to meet up with friends, play dress-up, and if you have children, steal their candy.

Sorry, we mean, buy candy. Yes. Buy candy,

With the Happy Halloween slot, Play’n GO have gone traditional. You’ve got the buxom witch, the Oogie Boogie man, Mr and Mrs Frankenstein Monster, and, what we hope, are their two kids. Otherwise those two just got lost in a very dark place.

The level of detail in each symbol is beautiful – you can practically taste the treats that are the lower paying symbols.

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The… Minecrafty?… Doubles slot

Yggdrasil Doubles Mobile Slot Preview
Yggdrasil Doubles Mobile Slot Preview

Not an easy theme to describe. The best we can say is if a fruit machine had a baby with the Minecraft game.

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And whilst yes, we are partial to some Halloween fun, it’s not like we can’t appreciate some good old fashioned simple graphics. The Dazzle Me mobile slot wasn’t complicated, but it was fun.

That said, it’s hard to get excited about blocky fruits. Once we see it live, with sounds and animations, it might be a different story, but in terms of excitement levels it doesn’t bring much to the table.

And the winner is… Happy Halloween with a well timed, beautifully drawn theme!

The Bonus Features in these mobile video slots

We only know a little of each, but it’s certainly enough to give you an idea of what to expect.

What Happy Halloween has to offer:

  • 50 paylines over 5 reels and 4 rows
  • The boogie man / ghost is the highest paying symbol and comes stacked across all reels
  • 3 or more scatters trigger 10 free spins where you get increasing stacked wilds on reels 2-5
  • Not sure if we are reading this right, but you can win… 1,000,000 coins in the free spins if you re-trigger them and those wilds keep adding up? Holy crap.
  • Gamble features lets you gamble any win.
  • Return to player rate of 96.50%

What Doubles has to offer:

  • 245 ways to win over 5 reels and 3 rows
  • Double symbols, leading to potentially 10 of a kind wins
  • 3 scatters trigger 10 free spins – 5 scatters triggers 50 free spins
  • Pick one symbol to be ‘double’ for the whole free spins
  • Win 25,000 coins on a 10 diamond single payline win
  • Return to player rate of 96%

And the winner is… It kinda has to be Doubles. Why? Because those double symbols remind us of one of our favourite games, NetEnt’s Flowers. And we’ve had some awesome luck with that mobile phone slot.

That said, adding those wilds during the free spins in Happy Halloween reminds us of Play’n GO’s Golden Legend mobile slot, a game very well received for it’s big wins.

Which has the potential for better gameplay?

God, you had to ask. Can’t you see we are torn? We don’t want to do this comparison anymore. We take it back, this was a terrible idea.

Those doubling symbols could come fast and loose

It’s hard to say how often we’ll get wins with those double symbols.

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That said, Yggdrasil have implied that Doubles is on the lower end of the variance scale for their games.

Whilst still, allowing you to up the stakes during the free spins by choosing the highest paying symbol to be double at all times.

We suspect the Doubles slot will be the easiest of the two for your wallet, and probably the easier one to play.

Stacked wilds and stacked symbols = danger

What surprised us is that out of the two mobile games, Happy Halloween, the one with the cute kids and jelly ghosts, is the one where you can clearly win the most.

Yet, if history told us anything, is that the biggest battles won tend to have the most casualties.

Happy Halloween is a very volatile slot machine, and shares a lot of it’s DNA with the Golden Legend game we’ve mentioned previously. A game that will chew your wallet and spit it back out again in seconds if you’re not careful.

But also a high thrills ride. And with those stacked high paying symbols, and progressively larger stacks of wilds in the free spins, we suspect this will appeal to lovers of danger and big wins.

Hey, no one said trick-or-treating would be easy.

And the winner is… Both, two different games for two types of player. Which makes this a tie.

Hey, we never said we would be any good at this comparison thing, or that we would be particularly brave about our decisions.

These are two top notch casino software providers who, time and time again, have shown us some brilliant games.

If Happy Halloween has tickled your sweet tooth, we’d recommend you play on the beautiful Royal Masquerade slot for some crazy action and wins.

If Yggdrasil’s classic look and gameplay made you see double, then we highly recommend the simple, but funny, Cyrus the Virus.

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