iSoftBet’s Paranormal Activity, A Scary Pokie Machine
In Paranormal Activity, iSoftBet has chosen a theme that is based on a series of films that have proven immensely popular, especially if you consider the low budget that they worked with.
It’s a horror themed pokie machine, showing Demons, ghosts and other similar objects and views.
The game has an appropriate design, has wild symbols, free spins of three types, and all sorts of extras for them (multipliers, stacked wilds or random wilds). It’s a game of 5 reels, with a fixed set of 243 ways to win. Its bigger payouts reach a value of $150.
What We Love
The look copies the one from the Paranormal Activity movies, using images that were in them, but also a couple of poker cards which are made out of a neon like color. Symbols also have images of an Ouija board, of digital cameras, ghosts, a candelabra, ghosts and bloodied hands.
It’s a pretty good look all things considered, but it could’ve been made spookier as well. The poker cards do a lot to diffuse the scary side of the game.
The ghost of a small girl is seen in a symbol that has been used here for the wild feature. Should this symbol make an appearance and be part of a new winning combination, you will get her to act as a substitute, and subsequently you will get a prize from the new combo that it helps form.
This appears to be the only role of the wild, to get you more wins. It can’t replace a bonus or a scatter though. One of the scarier images of Paranormal Activity, the hand with blood on it is going to be a welcomed sight, as one of the scatter symbols available to you.
This symbol gets you paid, and it happens just by being in three to five locations, random ones that don’t need to be connected in any way. This will get you paid, anywhere from 3x to 25x the wager, depending on the exact number of triggering symbols.
Finally, we get to the Bonus symbol, which is the one you get on the reels 1, 3 and 5, in the base game spins. If all three symbols are visible on those three reels, access to a Bonus Wheel is granted.
From this Bonus feature, you get either instant cash prizes of up to 750 coins, or you get one of the three types of free spins (Paranormal, Possessed or Demon).
What We Do Not Like
The pokie can’t pay you much, and it has small bets for you to use as well, so getting rich is not a possibility with it.
I enjoyed the atmosphere of the game, which makes it perfect for Halloween, the time of the year when these movies were usually released.