NightMare on Elm Street

Nightmare on Elm Street is 5-reel, 3-row slot, with 30 fixed paylines. The slot is based on the iconic movie and the creators have gone to great lengths to recapture the terrifying fear felt by viewers of the 1980s legendary horror film. The frightening image of Freddy himself lurks behind the reels, and the symbols are all characters from the famous movie. The game is packed with special features and big payouts, but you have to be brave enough to take on the dream-demon before you can win.

Highlights

  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 1
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Wild Reel: Freddy Krueger
  • Theme: Horror
  • Lines: 5
  • Bonus Game: yes
  • Free Spins: No
  • Software: Random Logic

How to Play

Before spinning the reels, players must first set their bets. The minimum bet is 0.05 coins and the maximum is 10.00. There is an autoplay feature, or players can choose to spin the 5 reels manually each time. The regular gameplay is very straightforward: simply match symbols in a winning combination across a fixed payline to win coins. The low paying symbols are:

  • playing cards,
  • 10 through Ace,

and the higher paying symbols are characters from the movie. The silhouette of Freddy Krueger, the film’s super villain, acts as the Wild symbol, and it substitutes for all the other symbols in the game.

Important symbols in Nightmare on Elm Street:

  • Wild: Silhouette of Freddy Krueger
  • Scatter: Freddy Krueger’s blades
  • High value symbols: Characters from the movie

Jackpots:

In addition to the special features, Nightmare on Elm Street has two progressive jackpots. The smaller one is called the Freddy Krueger jackpot, and the larger is called the Nightmare On Elm Street jackpot. There is no specific way to win either of these jackpots as they are awarded randomly. However, you will more chance of winning, if you consistently bet high on the game.

The game is medium variance and although the chances of winning the jackpot are slim, there are still plenty of large prizes to be won via the special features. The RTP currently stands at 95.2%.

Special Features and Bonuses:

There are a whole host of exciting special features on offer in the game:

  1. Never Sleep Again: Named for the fiilm’s eerie catchphrase, this feature is activated when 3 bonus symbols land anywhere on the reels. When this happens you enter into a mini-game, and the aim is to keep your character awake with items such as coffee or a TV. If he falls asleep the game is over, and prizes will be awarded based on how many items you chose.
  2. Free Spins: If you land 3 or more of the game’s scatter symbol anywhere on the reels you will be given free spins.
  3. Pick Me: This feature is triggered by landing the wild symbol on reels one and 5. When this happens you will be prompted to select one of several symbols, and you will be given a prize based on the one you chose. Occasionally the game allows you a second pick.
  4. Expanding Wild: The wild symbol, namely the silhouette of Freddy Krueger, will expand into a full size silhouette whenever it lands on the third reel. It will keep expanding until it covers the entire reel. You must then respin the reels and any winning combination which uses an expanded wild is subject to a 2x multiplier

Graphics and Sounds:

The game is based on a horror movie so naturally the graphics feature plenty of blood, gore and creepy images. Many of the famous scenes are appear in short video gifs, and most of the writing is written in blood, and paylines are menacingly slashed across the screen. The overall theme can be quite terrifying, and fans of the film will be reminded of the fright they felt when watching it for the first time.

The background music features the film’s petrifying soundtrack which adds to the dark and haunting feeling of the game.

Conclusion:

This slot will appeal to all gamers, especially fans of the original film. The game is jam-packed with special features and there’s a progressive jackpot too. However, gamers who are used to more lighthearted video slots may be a little taken aback by Nightmare on Elm Street’s dark and terrifying appearance. Those who are used to bright lights and bubbly music may not enjoy this game initially, although once you start playing you’ll see how much more Nightmare on Elm Street has to offer.