While some holidays come and go without a word, Halloween is one holiday that promises to bring a few treats (and scares!). Even if you’re not in the midst of your rollicking youth, celebrate Halloween with Mr Green and get in on the many treats on offer from our exclusive Halloween slots.
Now, if you’re in need of a refresher about this wonderfully wicked holiday and are keen to see an overview of the themed slots on offer at Mr Green, read on and put one mythic tale to rest.
Originating in Scotland in the late 1700s, Halloween (known then as Hallowe’en) was a Scottish word that marked the eve of All Hallows’ Day. The difference in spelling is simply a result of good old fashioned grammar and conjugation stylings used during the 16th century.
As the holiday became integrated into wider society, an update to the name was enacted for countries less familiar with the Scottish dialect.
If Halloween marks the eve of All Hallows’ Day, the most immediate question is the following: what exactly is All Hallows’ Day? Well, Allhallowtide, a holiday of sorts celebrated annually by the Scots is made up of three days: All Saint’s Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
Originally thought to be a relic of pagan traditions, the roots of Allhallowtide can be traced back to the traditions and customs of the Samhain Celtic settlers who regarded the holiday as a prerequisite to a bountiful harvest. It should also be noted that there are some that still consider Halloween to be deeply intertwined with Christianity and that Allhallowtide was a holiday to celebrate particular saints.
Certainly, a contested issue, to say the least; a safe assumption is that the holiday was a celebration of those that had passed (think saints, martyrs, and the faithfully departed).
These days you can celebrate this holiday in a whole host of ways! Here’s a list of how you might consider celebrating Halloween this year.
A time for dressing up
While once a time for frightening costumes that played on the theme of the holiday, nowadays, Halloween is free for all, with folks choosing to dress up as movie characters, celebrities, and the latest trends working their way through pop culture at that moment.
Trick or treat!
A great opportunity to strengthen and forge ties within a community, head out on a stroll through your local neighbourhood and you might just find yourself with a bag full of treats and a couple of new friends!
A chance for some festive flair, get down to the orchard, pick out a pumpkin, and get started on your masterpiece. Why not take advantage of a captive audience waiting for their treats!
Eating your way to delight
A bit of counsel for folks with a sweet tooth: one night a year isn’t the end of the world… right? If you’re going to indulge in a bit of sweetness, the trick is to pace yourself throughout the night and ration your war chest of candies for the month of November. At least then, you get a bit of Halloween daily for the next little while.
Stay in and watch a scary movie
Horror movies and Halloween are like bacon and cabbage. They’re just right together. Cuddle up with some popcorn, grab your one friend who “never gets scared watching a scary movie” and try your best not to throw the bowl of popcorn in fright after every jump cut.
If none of the aforementioned activities strikes a chord with you, then how about some slots! At Mr Green, we’ve carefully curated a selection of some of the best Halloween-themed slots. Have a read through to find a slot for you.
Forget the candy, bring on the luck! Lucky Halloween is packed full of aptly themed characters, wicked designs and icons, and a tantalizing bonus round that will definitely send your insulin through the roof. Free spins are on the menu alongside a Full Moon bonus that’ll have you howling with joy. If you do come across a Pumpkin Biker, track his ride across the reels as he’s been known to carry Multipliers and Wilds. In one eye-stopping instance, a true act of generosity, the biker will strip off his own head and scatter numerous Random Wilds across the reels.
Don’t be fooled by the cartoonishly simple name, Halloween Jack packs a frightful punch with a wonderfully dangerous and moody design that plays up the thrilling tension of the slot. Take advantage of the free spins and Walking Wild symbol, traipsing across reels from the right to the left, to celebrate your bravery in the face of fear.
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: Three witches, a crow menacingly staring at you from a creaky branch on a tree, and a black cat stalking your every movement succinctly.
If you’re looking for a punchline, then Halloween Fortune II is the slot for you! Free games are on offer with a multiplier that only gets stronger with each and every free spin unlocked. On top of that, a Locked Wild is only accessible during free spins to help you squeeze out every bit of winnings during the spin.
One of our annual favourites, Happy Halloween is a slot that’s sure to delight with wonderfully crafted characters and designs that play up both the lighter and darker elements of the holiday. Is there a better mash-up than Frankenstein and sweet cupcakes? I think not!
As usual, free spins are on offer. In Happy Halloween, collecting three Scatter symbols are the key to unlocking free spins. This is most definitely one instance where it pays to see a Witch! A gigantic 4x payout is on the cards if you’re able to collect all three symbols before the free spins are activated. Keep your eye on reels 2,3,4, and 5 for additional Wild symbols.
Another added bonus is the Gamble feature included within the slot. To 2x your winnings, guess the correct colour of the next card to appear. Moreover, if you’re truly feeling lucky, guess the suit of the next card for a 4x payout.
For fans of the John Carpenter classic, the Halloween slot has all the hallmarks of the legendary film. The entire slot is themed with a slasher aesthetic that’s reflected in the designs of the symbols and icons within the slot and is sure to provoke strong feelings of nostalgia.
That’s not all! Two extra bonus rounds are included to further sweeten the pot. If you’re after mouthwatering cash prizes, then Trick or Treating is the bonus round for you. For folks with a bit more gusto, the dreaded Bogeyman Bonus is a pick’em round where players must avoid selecting a knife that will absolutely cut into your winnings. You’ve been warned!
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