Lisa Cheban | 19 April, 2023 15:06 | Last update on: 19 April, 2023 15:06
Hacksaw Gaming, a popular online slots developer, is back with another blockbuster title, Fear the Dark. It’s a spooky slot machine that takes you to the graveyard in the wee hours to meet the monsters. But don’t fret because these monsters are friendly and can help you win the 5,000x maximum payout.
Fear the Dark is played on a gigantic 6 reels and 6 rows with up to five fixed pay lines. With this highly volatile game, players can make a winning combo by matching at least five paying symbols on a bet line. To help you achieve that quickly, Hacksaw Gaming adds an above-average RTP of 96.25%.
You’ll find multiple paying symbols at the graveyard, including the black and white door, gravestone, teacup, dice box, and a cross. These low-paying symbols reward players with 0.5x to 28x the stake for at least five of a kind.
The scary monsters and the pig head are the high-paying icons. The green monster with an exposed brain is the highest-paying symbol, rewarding gamers with 1.5x to 120x the stake if they match at least five of them on a bet line.
As expected from a Hacksaw Gaming title, the game has many bonus features. First, the Full Moon feature can activate after landing a Full Moon scatter. If this happens, 2 to 5 symbols will appear above the reels, each with multiplier values between 2x and 100x the stake. After creating a win, you’ll receive the corresponding multiplier, and the symbol multipliers will disappear if you don’t form a winning combination.
Alone in the Dark is another bonus feature to look out for in this brand-new slot machine. You will receive 10 or 15 free spins after landing 3 or 4 scatters. Then, you’ll get an additional 4 spins for every scatter you land on the reels. Note that you have higher chances of collecting the Full Moon scatters during the Alone in the Dark feature.
Meanwhile, the candle will continue burning if you have some free spins left and extinguish once you deplete the free spins. This will activate the Darkness Spins feature with 2 extra spins before you activate or reset it.
But before you join the Darkness Spin feature, the reel setup will transform to 4×4 before moving to 2×2. After landing a Full Moon scatter icon, the reels will reset to 6×6.
For players who would want to join the Free Spins action instantly, you can use the Bonus Buy feature. But because this game has multiple free spin modes, you’ll face variable theoretical return rates. Note that players in the UK cannot access the Bonus Buy feature.