Phantom Cash and The Twisted Circus are two new online slots that were released to Microgaming Casinos for Halloween 2012. I have played them both a fair bit already, and so far The Twisted Circus is my favorite of the two.
Phantom Cash is a 25 payline slot with wild symbols that double your wins, and an interesting bonus feature. The wild symbols are only found on the first and last reels, and they are the ghost catchers “Thurmingham” and “Carstairs”.
When three, four, or five scattered Haunted House symbols land on the reels during a spin, you will be awarded with the Ghost Zap Feature. You are given free spins that only end when you have captured 8 ghosts.
When a ghost catcher lands on reel 1 or 5, he will capture all ghosts that land on the same row and you will win 2 times your bet for each ghost captured. If both of the ghost catchers land on the same row, you are awarded 4x your bet for each captured ghost. These bonus wins are added to the regular payline wins during free spins. This feature can be re-triggered with three or more scatters, which will bring the ghost meter back up to 8.
The only thing that is adjustable on this slot is your total bet, which goes up to a maximum of $5 per spin. The number of paylines is fixed at 25, and coin value is fixed at one cent for a minimum bet of $0.25 per spin.
The Twisted Circus has 243 ways to win, wild symbols that triple your wins, a free spins feature with all wins multiplied by three, and a second-screen bonus feature. The bonus symbols that trigger the second-screen feature are only found on the three middle reels, while the scatter for the free spins is on all 5 reels.
The Circus Match Bonus is triggered when three bonus symbols land anywhere on the middle three reels. You are taken to a screen where you have 16 spots to choose from while trying to match three symbols for a cash prize. There are four symbols from the game with three of each to match, and each symbol has a different level of reward. There are also four wild symbols in the mix which substitute for all others, or if you can find three of them before any other symbols, you get the maximum reward of up to 42000 coins if you’re betting max coins per line.
The free spins bonus is triggered when three or more scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels on the same spin. You are awarded 13 free spins with all wins tripled. Since the wild symbol already triples your wins, all wins that use a wild during free spins will be multiplied by 9. This feature can be re-triggered and the bonus can also be triggered during free spins.
While Phantom Cash isn’t the greatest slot for high rollers, The Twisted Circus can be adjusted to a maximum bet of $120 per spin. The number of paylines is fixed at 243 ways (which costs the same as 30 paylines), but the coin value is adjustable from 1 cent up to 20 cents and you can bet up to 20 coins per line. The minimum bet is 30 cents per spin. You can find both of these slots at these trusted Microgaming Casinos.