Microgaming to Create Halloween Branded Slot

Fans of horror movies will be thrilled the learn that Microgaming has signed licensing agreement to develop a new slot game based on the classic cult film, Halloween.

The American movie, released in 1978, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her debut role, was made on a small budget of just $300,000, yet went on to make a staggering $70 million worldwide.

Microgaming wants to tap into the popularity of Halloween - which triggered a franchise that totals 10 movies to date - and has thus planned to roll out the new Halloween movie later this year.

Halloween slot will follow the horror trail of Michael Meyers as he returns to the town of Haddonfield to complete a killing spree started 15 years earlier.

The license was signed between Microgaming and Compass International Pictures in a deal brokered by Creative Licensing Corporation.

By landing two or more wild symbols on the reels, you will activate the Happy Wilds Sticky Respin feature.

This means that the wild symbols turn sticky and a free respin is awarded.  These continue appearing until there are no more new wild symbols on the reels.

When the Super Sumo scatter symbol appears simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5, this will trigger 10 free spins. When the smiling wild sumo tumbles his way onto the reels during the free games, he turns one reel completely wild for more rewards.

Fantasma/Microgaming Collaboration

It took Fantasma, in collaboration with Microgaming, eight months to create Super Sumo slot, and there are already rumours regarding the launch of another slot in this genre, namely Samurai Ken.

An interview with Fantasma founder Fredrik Johansson revealed that the executive was pleased to be collaborating with Microgaming due to the Isle of Man based software group's decades of experience in the igaming business.

Fantasma is aware that collaborating with Microgaming has benefited other companies in the past, including Just for the Win, and the creators of the legendary Castle Builders slot, Rabcat.

Johansson described Fantasma games as "cutting edge graphic work".

"When you see a game from Fantasma Games, you will quickly recognize the look and feel of the game," he said.