The tradition of Trick or Treating – the passing out of candy to children going from house to house at Halloween, has been around since the early 1900’s. During the original celebrations of Samhain, the Celts would dress up in disguises made of animal skin, as this was believed to drive evil forces away from the home. In addition, tables were made up and filled with goodies and treats as this was supposedly effective in order to appease unwelcome and unfriendly spirits.
Later on, folks began dressing up as spirits and ghosts, performing all sorts of entertaining antics and tricks in return for something to eat and drink. The poor would go around the homes of the wealthy, and receive treats known as soul cakes – they would in return promise to pray for the souls of the household’s already departed.
The promise of praying for the dead later on evolved into children performing a trick, reciting a poem or even singing a song in order to receive a gift. These gifts initially consisted mainly of fruit and nuts, and sometimes coins. Only later did the custom evolve into the dishing out of candy.
Halloweenies is a Halloween inspired online video slot game developed by Microgaming, and it celebrates the theme of candy aplenty, at Halloween. The game is played on 5 reels and features 20 paylines and a special Pick a Pumpkin Bonus Feature.
Halloweenies is a celebration of all things sweet. On the reels you will find a selection of treats bound to excite anyone with a sweet tooth. Liquorice allsorts, wrapped candies, gummy candies and candies displaying special messages, to name but a few.
Classic Halloween characters also make a special appearance.
The wild symbol is a sweet deal indeed – a selection of mouth-watering candies that will transform into any other symbol in order to complete a win on an active payline. Landing 5 of the wild candy symbols on any active payline will translate into 13 000 credits in the bag. This makes the wild symbol the highest paying symbol like the wilds at most sites available in this category.
The game also features two scatter symbols. The first is the Jack o’ Lantern pumpkin, and the second a pink rabbit. The scatter symbols do not have to appear in a row on an active payline in order to constitute a win, but can appear anywhere on the reels. The pumpkin and the rabbit are the key symbols to activating the respective bonus games.
Pick a Pumpkin Bonus Game
The Halloweenies Pick a Pumpkin Bonus Game kicks off as soon as 3 or more pumpkin symbols appear anywhere on the reels during a single spin. A selection of pumpkins will appear on screen, of which 3 pumpkins must be chosen in order to reveal random cash prizes.
Halloweenies Free Spins Bonus Game
Halloweenies features a very appropriate 13 free games up for grabs during the Free Spins Bonus Game. Three or more pink rabbit scatter symbols must be landed on the reels in scattered fashion, in order to trigger this game.
All wins will be tripled during the Free Spins Bonus Game, and the feature can be triggered more than once.