Halloween has now passed, so that's sadly it for another year, but how did it go for the slot developers and operators respectively?
Play'N Go raised the stakes on October 13 with the dual release of Happy Halloween, a highly volatile, 5-reel, 50-line slot featuring pumpkin wilds, free spins and a spooky soundtrack. Bet365 liked what they saw and both integrated and featured the slot in time for Halloween itself. Play'N Go also released another slot called Rage to Riches.
Dark horse Bede Gaming went for a cartoony take on the genre for their Halloween effort, which was titled Halloween Riches. The slot has balanced volatility but the bonus features were a bit lacking, we feel. There is still plenty more to come from the UK-based developer, so watch this space. BetUK and Slotboss both got the slot up in time for Halloween.
Microgaming decided to rest on their laurels with their Immortal Romance, and kept the powder dry for at least another year. They are currently busy with branded content and probably trying for a new breakout slot that can steal their rivals' thunder.
Similarly, Williams and IGT kept quiet. Quickspin carried on with other work, whilst NetEnt attempted to revive their Blood Suckers slot with a Blood Suckers Boo-nanza promotion.