The Haunted Circus Slot (Hacksaw Gaming)
Hacksaw Gaming, a Malta-based developer, has released another slot to add to their already diverse catalogue of games.
Stick 'Em, the cute slot from the firm that began as a creator of online scratch cards, marked the company's successful transition into the slots market. Since then, Hacksaw has gone all-in on the big game, creating some of the most massive fixed jackpots available on the market today.
Following in this tradition is The Haunted Circus, a title that offers a large fixed prize. Here is my review of The Haunted Circus game:
I prefer playing slots on my smartphone, and this is what I did with Haunted Circus. The slot offers a 5-reel, 4-row grid, with up to 1024 pay-lines.
While for its features, the developer has considered Bonus Wheel, Jackpot, Free Spins, Multiplier Wilds, Retrigger, and Stacked Symbols.
Betting and Prizes
Although I was excited to see that the slot offers a jackpot, my joy was cut short on realising that the available RTP of 94.83% was way too low.
This is quite low for a slot like this one that offers low-medium volatility.
Bets here start at $0.20 and the highest that you can place in a bet is $100 per spin. The maximum win on Haunted Circus is 10000xs the stake which is quite good.
The Haunted Circus Features
The circus can indeed be entertaining, but it's what happens beyond this that is interest. If you manage to land three or more bonus scatter symbols, the game will move you to a woody forest area where you will locate the bonus wheel.
The bonus spinning is divided into three tiers, each of which offers prizes of increasing value. The tiers reward free spins, a cash win multiplier, or an arrow depending on which one you land on. If you land on an arrow, you will advance to the next stage. If you hit three arrows straight, congratulations! you have just won the $2.5 million jackpot. First and foremost, triggering the bonus game has odds of 1 in 93 of being successful.
Hitting a multiplier rewards you with a set win, and the game will then return to the main area. If you win free spins, though, you can go back to the reels in free spin mode.
The free spin mode increases the number of wild multipliers and the number of scatter symbols. Land three scatter symbols to earn five additional free spins, which can be retriggered an unlimited number of times.
Theme and Design
I find the symbols quite fascinating, and among those that I got to work with are 10-A royals, a bearded lady, a snake-charming lady, a green clown, and a strongman.
In any case, it has been a long road from scratch cards to providing the greatest fixed payouts in the industry. Although the fixed jackpot of $2.5 million is not the greatest in the world, it is large enough to make you consider playing the slot for real money.
This fact alone is what motivated me to play Haunted Circus, and although I was not lucky to hit the jackpot, It’s a great slot suitable to all levels of players.