Spectre Estate Slot Review
Spectre Estate is a ghoulishly entertaining video slot by Just For The Win. Like all of JFTW’s slots the game can be found at most leading casinos in regulated gaming jurisdictions.
Spectre Estate is a ghoulishly entertaining video slot by Just For The Win, which was first released in July 2020. Like all of JFTW’s slots, it is available on the Microgaming Quickfire platform, which means the game can be found at most leading casinos in regulated gaming jurisdictions.
Set in a spooky haunted house, the game features a variety of special features and a free spins bonus round, and is a high volatility slot offering a 96.12% RTP. There is a good range of coin and wager sizes available, making it a game that’s easily accessible, and it has very high production values in terms of the visuals and soundtrack.
Overall, Spectre Estate is a fast paced slot game suitable for players who enjoy relatively straightforward gameplay combined with high variability and large payouts.
How to Play
Spectre Estate is a 5 reel, 4 row 40 payline slot where wins pay left to right and are multiples of the total bet. Wagers range in size from £0.10 to £100, and the game has a RTP of 96.12%.
There is an additional row of feature symbols above the reels, and these can activate a variety of special features; when you hit two or more blue spectre symbols on the main reels, the special feature symbols at the top of the corresponding reels come into play and adds that reward to any wins, and/or triggers a re-spin or free spins.
- Wild symbol substitute for all the symbols (except the feature symbols)
- When a wild substitutes in a win, it pays the highest possible payout
- Wild symbols can appear stacked, and can expand to fill the entire reel
- Hitting 5x Wild symbols = 8x total bet (up to £800)
- Hitting 5x Spectre Estate logo symbols = 8x total bet (up to £800)
- Hitting 5x Girl symbols = 5x total bet (up to £500)
- Hitting 5x Boy symbols = 4x total bet (up to £400)
- Hitting 5x suit symbols (hearts, clubs, diamonds, spades) = 2x total bet (up to £200)
The maximum possible payout on Spectre Estate is 2,219x total bet (£221,900 when betting the maximum can size). The maximum base play single payline win is £800 for hitting 5x Wild symbols or 5x Spectre Estate logo symbols when betting the max.
Above the main set of reels is an additional row of Feature Symbols. Each of these represent a special feature, which is activated when two or more blue spectre symbols appear on the reels and the special features at the top of the corresponding reels come into play. If any of the Wild Special Features are activated, you also receive a free-re-spin with the modified Wild symbols in play:
- 1x: your total bet is multiplied by an additional 1x
- 2x: your total bet is multiplied by an additional 2x
- Wild Expansion: all wild symbols expand to fill the entire reel
- +Wild: additional wild symbols are added to the reels
- Wild x2: a 2x multiplier is applied to any wild symbol that appears on the reels
- Wild x3: a 3x multiplier is applied to any wild symbol that appears on the reels
- Free Spins: you are awarded 8 free spins
Free Spins Bonus Feature
The Free Spins Bonus Feature is activated when you hit two blue spectre symbols on the main reels and at least one of the Feature Symbols at the top of the symbols is a Free Spins symbol.
You are automatically awarded 8 free spins and every additional Free Spins Feature Symbol that is hit awards an additional 2 free spins.
Graphics and Sounds
This is an impressive looking game that creates a wonderfully eerie haunted house atmosphere. The dark, brooding colour scheme on the reels is contrasted by the brightness of the symbols, while the constantly spinning special feature symbols at the top of the reels means there is always plenty of movement and action on the screen.
The highlight of the game is the music and sound effects. The spooky soundtrack is reminiscent of the quirky qualities of a Tim Burton film, punctuated by loud cymbal clashes and explosions on winning spins. On a big win, the music changes to fast-paced death metal, which adds another layer of contrast.
Spectre Estate will appeal to players who enjoy relatively straightforward gaming action with high variability. Although the game is packed with special features, these are largely incorporated into the main action, so there is no major disruption to your play (a feature that is common to most Just For The Win slots). There is also a free spins bonus round, and this adds further opportunities for lucrative payouts.
The game looks great and creates a spooky, yet light hearted, haunted house atmosphere, and the use of contrasting colours is highly effective. The music is particularly good and just right for the style of the game and its theme, and these high production value sum up what JFTW slots do especially well.
You can have a frighteningly good time playing Spectre Estate yourself at any of our recommended UK online casinos.
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