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We get to go all over the world when playing slot games but I’m not too sure I want to visit the subject of this one. We’re in the American deep south and there’s voodoo in the air and heaven knows what else. ‘Taboo Spell’ is a great little game from Microgaming who keep on putting out some excellent slot games.

In the background to the game we can see the not very charming swamp, not that it’s easy to do so as it’s a bit misty out there. Not very handy really as you’re never sure what’s going to be creeping up behind you. Thank god there’s two lit torches on either side of the reels. It’s a gloomy sight though apart from a blue butterfly and sets the mood for the game well as does the spooky soundtrack.

‘Taboo Spell’ has five reels, three rows of symbols and there are 25 paylines. Those aren’t a fixed amount so it’s entirely up to you to decide how many to activate and your stake. You can play from as little as £0.01 and the maximum stake is £150.

Symbols include a crocodile, a Tiki Mask, a creepy looking witch doctor and a decorated skull. We also get the nine to Ace playing cards symbols, a few too many but at least they have been given a spooky lot.

The wild symbol in this game is the voodoo doll which can substitute for other symbols to get you some tidy wins. Five of the wild symbols on an active payline will win you 1000x your line bet. There’s also a Taboo Spell logo which is the scatter symbol here.

To find out all about how the game runs take a good look through the paytable. That’s packed with information and once you’ve read that then you can have some free games to see just how all the features in the game work. This will really help you before you start risking your real cash.

Bonus Game

The bonus game in this slot is of the free spins variety which is never a bad thing in my book. Fitting in with the spooky theme of this game there are some Witch Doctor Free Spins to aim for here. This is a randomly triggered feature so it can literally crop up after any spin of the reels in the base game.

When it is triggered you’ll see the witch doctor out on his rounds and he floats in from the side of the reels (always handy if the traffic is bad). He then gives you six free spins but that’s not all. The Tiki Mask, crocodile and skull all turn into witch doctors and this really increases the chances of you getting some winning combinations during your free spins. There’s also the possibility that you will get more free spins during the bonus round.

Conclusion

An entertaining game that really plays up to its theme well. There are some good winning opportunities here with the randomly triggered free spins.