Ghostbusters is an online video slot machine game from IGT (International Game Technology) that has been released in December 2012. This online video slot machine game has 5 reels and 30 pay lines. The theme of Ghostbusters is based on the famous American supernatural comedy film of the same name. Many who have watched the Ghostbusters really love their famous soundtrack, with the lyrics “If there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who are you gonna call? Ghostbusters!”
In case you’re too young to remember or you’ve never watched any of its films or cartoon shows before, Ghostbusters is about a group of misfit parapsychologists Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz and Egon Spengler who lost their jobs at Columbia University. Unable to research their discovery after their first encounter with a ghost, they set up a paranormal exterminator service called Ghostbusters in a retired firehouse. After they were able to successfully capture their first ghost at a hotel and deposit it in a containment unit in their firehouse basement, they became instant celebrities. Burdened by a hectic schedule and increasing demands, they later hired a fourth member, Winston Zeddemore, to help them with their ghostbusting activities. Ghostbusters was known to be the most successful comedy of the 1980s, and it received 2 Academy Award nominations, including Best Visual Effects and Best Original Song (for the hit song “Ghostbusters”).
You can play online slot games powered by IGT absolutely for free, without the hassle of downloading anything! Ghostbusters online video slot game is totally a fun and exciting game to play at, especially if you loved the films and cartoon shows of Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters features awesome animations, 2 wild symbols, 3 scatter symbols, multipliers, 4 Mystery Features, a Ballroom Busters Bonus Feature, the Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature, and last but not least, it has a 94.50% payout ratio!
Graphics & Sound
IGT (International Game Technology), throughout the years, has gone through many reinventions and transformations; however, one thing for certain is that they have a consistent reputation as being one of the leading slots manufacturers in the whole world, both for land-based and online slot players. Since IGT is considered as the biggest land-based slots manufacturer in the world, it is not surprising that they are outstanding in creating and designing great graphics and using sound effects that perfectly complements each and every specific theme of their slots games. In Ghostbusters online video slot game, the symbols used in the game are pretty much like what was used in the Ghostbusters movies. The background of the reels is a solid white, which makes a clean backdrop for the symbols. The outer surrounding of the reels is the headquarters of the Ghostbusters. Creative and entertaining animated programming is enabled whenever you hit winning combinations. The overall graphic design of Ghostbusters shows many different colors such as green, blue, purple, black, brown, yellow, red, white and gray.
When you first play the game, you will hear the signature music of the Ghostbusters and it is also the music being played when you spin the reels, which is what most players love about this slot game. Different celebratory background music and famous catchphrases from the Ghostbusters characters will be heard whenever you manage to hit winning combinations in this slot game. You will hear Winston yelling “I ain’t afraid of no ghost!”, while Ray says “This is some highly questionable material!” Also, when you get certain winning combinations, Slimer will appear at the upper right of the reels and make goofy sounds and gestures.
In Ghostbusters online video slot game, there are no card deck symbols available. Instead, the symbols used are characters from the Ghostbusters such as Dr. Raymond Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Peter Venkman, Winston Zeddemore, Louis Tully as well as contraptions used in capturing ghosts such as the Ghost Trap (containment unit), the Proton Pack, Ecto Goggles, Psychokinetic Energy Meter, and the famous Ectomobile (car).
The Wild Symbol is Slimer. The Slimer (wild symbol) acts as a substitute for all other symbols (except for the scatter symbols) in order to help you form a winning combination. When you are able to get winning combinations with multiple Slimer wild symbols on an active pay line, you will be given varying prizes (refer to the Paytable).
There are 3 Scatter Symbols in Ghostbusters online slot game – the Ghostbusters Logo, Slimer Bonus, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Bonus scatter symbols.
The Ghostbusters Logo scatter symbol is not required to come out in a line on an active pay line for you to win. The Ghostbusters Logo scatter symbols only appear on the 2nd and 3rd reels.
The Slimer Bonus, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Bonus scatter symbols only appear on the 4th reel.
The Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature game is triggered by obtaining 2 Ghostbusters Logo scatter symbols (anywhere on the 2nd and 3rd reels), and a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Bonus scatter symbol (anywhere on the 4th reel).
The Ballroom Busters Bonus Feature game is triggered by obtaining 2 Ghostbusters Logo scatter symbol (anywhere on the 2nd and 3rd reels), and a Stay Slimer scatter symbol (anywhere on the 4th reel).
Please take note that the Ghostbusters Logo, Slimer Bonus, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Bonus scatter symbols do not give out any winnings; however, they enable you to play their respective Bonus Feature games.
There is no Gamble Feature in this game.
The Ghostbusters becomes much more fun and exciting to play because it features 4 different Mystery Features, the Ballroom Busters Bonus Feature, and the Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature!
• Mystery Features
Any of the following 4 Mystery Features may be triggered after the Ghostbusters online slot game reels stop, except for outcomes that trigger the Ballroom Busters Bonus Feature game, or the Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
Wins are paid out on the last reel state only.
1. Cash Award – Slimer does a funny gag and pays you a random Cash Award that may be 50x up to 1,000x (times) your coin value.
2. Multiplier – Slimer does a funny gag and randomly selects a 2x to 5x multiplier to multiply all line winning combinations on the current spin outcome.
3. Wild Reels – With the Slimer Ghost stacked wild symbols, 1 to 3 reels are slimed and turn them entirely Wild! It is possible to get up to 4 Slimer Ghost wild symbols to come out on a reel at the same time, which makes up a Slimer Ghost wild symbols Stack.
4. Extra Wilds – Initially, 1 to 4 reel positions are turned Wild. Any reel positions sharing an edge or corner with these initial Wilds may also turn Wild.
When the Mystery Feature game is over, you are taken back to the main Ghostbusters online video slot game.
• Ballroom Busters Bonus Feature Game
By obtaining 2 Ghostbusters Logo scatter symbols (anywhere on the 2nd and 3rd reels), and a Slimer Bonus scatter symbol (anywhere on the 4th reel), you will trigger the Ballroom Busters Bonus Feature game.
Based upon the memorable scenes in the haunted Sedgewick Hotel, slot players will definitely recognize the Ballroom Busters Bonus Feature game, wherein the aim of the game is to shoot and capture ghosts that are wreaking havoc in the room. You are given 5 proton shots to try to reveal any of the 6 ghosts that are hiding behind highlighted items in the ballroom. Select a highlighted item to fire a proton shot at it. If there’s a ghost hiding in that selected item, then you win a bonus prize award. A special prize multiplier of 2x up to 5x may multiply your bonus prize award. In case there is no ghost hiding in the selected item, select a different highlighted item to try again. After you’ve used up all your 5 proton shots, the Ballroom Busters Bonus Feature game will end, and your winnings are awarded. The bonus prize award values are based on the coin value on the reel spin that triggered the Ballroom Busters Bonus Feature game.
When the Ballroom Busters Bonus Feature game is over, you are taken back to the main Ghostbusters online video slot machine game, and your bonus prize winnings are included to your overall balance.
• Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature Game
By obtaining 2 Ghostbusters Logo scatter symbols (anywhere on the 2nd and 3rd reels), and a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Bonus scatter symbol (anywhere on the 4th reel), you will trigger the Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
During the Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature game, a different set of reels are used. The Free Spin games are played on 40 lines, which is actually 10 more lines than in the main Ghostbusters online slot game!
When the Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature game is triggered, you are given 8 Free Spins. After any Free Spin game, marshmallows will fall from the top of the Ghostbusters game and may land on one or more reel positions. These special Marshmallow Wilds stick to the reels and make your gameplay sticky good with bigger reels and extra paylines!
Each of the Marshmallow wild symbol stays on the reels for the remainder of the Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature game. Line wins are paid on the last reel state only.
After any Free Spin, the win meter may open up and take in a marshmallow, paying you a random bonus prize award in addition to any winning combinations.
The coin value in the Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature is the same as the coin value on the reel spin that triggered the Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature.
The Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature game will end when the Free Spins are all used up. Locked wilds are taken out at the end of the Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
Please take note that regardless of the bet size, the max win on any transaction is limited at 250,000. A transaction includes the results of the Free Spin Bonus plus the outcome, which launched the bonus. If the award cap is reached in the Bonus, the Bonus game ends immediately, even if there are still Free Spins available.
When the Stay Puft Free Spin Bonus Feature game is over, you are taken back to the main Ghostbusters online slot game, and your Free Spin game winnings are included to your total balance.
Ghostbusters has 5 reels where you can bet on 30 pay lines. The minimum bet is 0.50 and the maximum bet is 5.00 per line, with a fixed stake of 50 coins. You can wager only 1 coin per pay line bet, thus the maximum bet amount is 250.00 per spin.
It is completely more fun and easy when there is an Auto Spin function available in online slot games. In Ghostbusters, you can access their Auto Spin function by clicking on the Auto Spin button on the lower right corner of the screen. You are given the choice of how many spins you would like the game to do automatically for you – from as low as 10 up to as high as 50. When you choose a number, say 30, the Auto Spin function will keep track of the remaining number of automatic spins. The Auto Spin will stop only when a Bonus is triggered or the balance is insufficient to spin again. Also, you are actually given the option to stop the Auto Spin yourself, just in case you want to.