Scary Friends is a cute and cuddly 3D animated online video slot powered by Microgaming. The game itself has a monster theme that looks very similar to the Monsters Inc. characters from the film. The backdrop to the slot is a type of space-age waiting hall with glowing lights and clear white lines. The reels are suspended in the centre of the screen with a type of whiteboard design. To the left of the reels, the large furry monster stands about stroking a small squishy fur ball and watching over proceedings. The 3D animation, graphics and sound effects are all top class and work well to create an immersive and entertaining slot experience.
5 Reel Animated Monster Slot
The slot machine setup for Scary Friends includes five spinning reels with a total of 25 paylines. Before each spin, players can select the number of paylines to play and set the number of coins to play per paylines. The more coins bet per line, the higher the payouts for any line win. Looking at the reel symbols, the highest paying symbols of the game are all types of monsters. The highest paying non-bonus symbol is the pink monster followed by the one-eyed troll monster and the green alien monster. The last of the high paying symbol is the weird looking orange monster. For the lower paying symbols, Microgaming have gone with the standard high cards symbols from 10 to King.
High Paying Wild Symbols
The Wild symbol in Scary Friends is the main furry monster that stands to the left of the reels. As a Wild symbol, this monster can be used to substitute for any of the standard game symbols with the exception of the free spins symbol and the bonus symbol. The Wild symbol is also the highest paying symbol of the game. Landing all five Wilds across the reels will trigger the slot jackpot payout of 5000 coins on a minimum bet.
The Free Spins Bonus Round
The free spins symbol in Scary friends is the small squishy fur ball monster that constantly gets thrown in the air. The free spins symbol is the key to triggering the games free spins bonus round in New Zealand. To trigger the bonus round, players must land three or more free spins symbols anywhere on the five reels. Once triggered, a little bouncing monster will bounce its way towards the screen. The number of bounces completed determines the number of free spins awarded in the bonus game.
The Pick-Me Bonus Round
The final bonus feature to look out for in Scary Friends is the pick-me bonus round. This is triggered by landing 3 or more bonus symbols anywhere on the reels during live play. The bonus symbol is the image of the four monsters together. Once the bonus round is triggered, players will be taken to a second screen. Here players must choose one of four monsters to get into the spinning machine. The machine will then fire up and monsters will fly off the machine at random. The last monster standing receives first place. Players are paid out a coin payout based on the performance of their chosen monster in the bonus round.