Scary Friends is an online slot game created by world renowned casino software provider Microgaming. The game features 5 reels and 25 paylines in a standard slot game format that has been brought to life with a monster-related theme and a unique game interface.
This game offers wild icons and 2 different bonus symbols of both a scatter symbol and an added bonus symbol. The bonus features in Scary Friends online slots include a free spins feature and a Scary Friends game feature.
Game Graphics and Animations
The game is set on a minimalistic and futuristic backdrop, and the reels are positioned to the side of the screen while an amiable furry monster watches the reels spin from the left hand side, accompanied by a few small round monsters that bounce on the floor beneath the reels.
The control panel and pay table of the game are uncluttered, and all of the game icons are inspired by the theme, including many different monsters of various colours which are 3-dimensional and detailed in appearance. There are also sound effects of monster-like noises and computerised beeps to add to the futuristic feel of this slot.
The reel symbols in Scary Friends include a smooth pink female monster, a one-eyed Cyclops monster, a grinning green alien monster, the fuzzy ‘Free Spins’ monster and playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A, all of which have been designed to resemble fluffy monsters themselves.
The tall and furry orange and yellow monster is Scary Friends’ wild symbol. This wild symbol can substitute all other game symbols with the exception of the bonus and scatter symbols to create more winning combinations on the reels.
Scatter Symbol and Free Spins Feature
The ‘Free Spins’ fuzzy monster is the game’s scatter symbol, which activates the free spins feature. Landing 3 or more of these scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will award players with anywhere between 3 and 15 free spins. An animated monster will bounce on a scale a random number of times to determine the amount of free spins awarded.
Scary Friends Bonus Feature
The bonus symbol in Scary Friends is the 4 monsters symbol. 3 or more of these bonus symbols appearing on the reels will activate the Scary Friends bonus feature. During this feature, players must choose 1 monster before 4 monsters are placed in a futuristic spinning device. As this device spins faster and faster, the monsters will be thrown off one by one, creating a list of monsters from 1st to 4th. Players will be awarded a cash prize with a value dependent on where their chosen monster features on this list. If players’ chosen monster holds on the longest during the feature, their prize will be proportionately the largest.
Scary Friends also includes a gamble feature which players can use to double any of their wins. Players can select the ‘gamble’ option on the game to wager their most recent win, and must correctly guess the colour of a hidden playing card to double their bets.