Mythic Maiden Touch
The setting of this atmospheric slot is like something out of a hammer horror movie. The reels run against a background of a very damp and creepy crypt, full of cobwebs, ancient artefacts and rotting wood. The mythic iron maiden herself stands watching you to the right of your reels, the padlock swinging ominously when you get a larger line win. The reel symbols include an extremely large spider, an animal skull and a mummified tribal head. The high playing card values are all shaped from partially burned candles, the dripping wax somehow enhancing the sinister vibe. All the while, a doom laden, portentous soundtrack rumbles on, with dark unidentifiable sounds, a distant howling wolf, the whistling wind and the odd creaking door adding to the forces of darkness. A line win causes the winning character to spring into life as if rising from the dead, while the soundtrack suddenly changes just like in one of those superb horror classics starring Christopher Lee or Vincent Price. Even the candles on a winning line burst into flickering flame.
This game is specially customised for use on smaller devices, so kit is ideally suited to playing on the go on your mobile or tablet, just so long as you donít spook any unwary passers-by. The clear and well-proportioned symbols are easy to differentiate on even the most compact handset, and the control buttons are well located and easy to access.
There are a maximum 30 winning lines, which you can vary, so you can start on this game with a stake of as little as a penny if you want. Most people choose to use all the available lines, which would enable you to stake 30p per spin. The maximum bet per spin is £150. The Wild symbol is the full moon, which can substitute for all the other symbols apart from the Scatter to increase your chances of achieving a winning line. All line wins which contain a Wild symbol are tripled. The Scatter is a colourful apparition. Get three or more anywhere on your reels to activate ten free spins. Manage to get four, and you trigger fifteen free goes, while a maximum five rewards you with a whopping thirty free spins. You can also trigger further free spins during your Free Spins session. The top line win is a frightening 2000 x your original stake.
During your free spins, the iron maiden next to your reels is open, and can reveal a prize multiplier of up to 10 x, or award some further free spins.
This well designed game creates a suitably eerie atmosphere with hopefully a few shocking wins along the way. It will certainly entertain fans of the horror genre, particularly those who remember the days of rolling home from the pub on a Friday night and settling in front of the TV for a hammy old horror film, preferably in black and white. Probably giving a bit too much away about my own earlier life there. Anyway, if like me you are partial to a bit of creepy crypt and coffin action, the anticipated Return to Player rate (RTP) for this game is over 96%.