Scary Rich Slot Machine
This is one of the most popular slots in the Rival Gaming range. The theme is Halloween, in a cartoon-like format, with all the ghouls, ghosts and other nasties you might associate with it. Scary Rich proved to be so popular that updated versions have since been created. These are Scary Rich 2 and Scary Rich 3. After playing them all, I’m sure you’ll agree that the original still has a lot of appeal – topped by the free spins round where it is possible get 3 completely wild reels and a 4x multiplier on the resulting win.
The graphics for this game have a humour about them. Reels are divided by lines of bones, with skulls at the top and bottom. There are giant pumpkins with evil grins at the top of the reels, and the ‘view pay table’ buttons are the crosses from gravestones. Even the coloured markers for the win-lines are in the shape of bats.
Symbols are more detailed pictures; they include a zombie (complete with wiggling worms when it forms a win), Dracula (complete with bat version), a green witch, skeleton and pumpkin. When you spin the reels, you’ll see a line of skulls before each of the reels comes to a stop. It feels like a lot of effort has gone into the audio too, with effects that would not be out of place in a sci-fi horror film! Some of the animations show their age, though these are still entertaining.