The Ghostbusters slot is a 5-reel, 30 pay line online slot game from IGT. The game, as you might suspect, is based on the hit 1984 movie that starred Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis and the late Harold Ramis. Murray, Ackroyd and Ramis starred as a trio of paranormal investigators tasked with ridding New York City of a sudden influx of illegal aliens of the spectral kind.
The slot features all the stars of the movie (including 'Slimer', the foul, slime-spewing ghost) as well as pieces of equipment the Ghostbusters used. To play, you set the value of your coin from 0.01 to 20.00. Each spin costs 50 coins, and all 30 pay lines are always in play. To win a prize, you need to land at least three identical symbols in a row on a pay line from the left hand reel.
Payout & bonus rounds
The payouts start at x5 your bet for three equipment symbols, to the jackpot of x500 for five 'wild' symbols, of which there are two kinds.
The wild symbols substitute for all other symbols, aside from the 'bonus' symbol.
There are three separate bonus symbols – the 'Ghostbusters' logo symbol, and the bonus symbols featuring Slimer and the 'Stay Puft' Marshmallow Man from the film. If you land three bonus symbols on a payline, you are into one of two bonus games, depending on whether your row of symbols contained Slimer or Stay Puft.
Slimer leads to the 'Ballroom Busters Bonus' game. You have five proton shots within the ballroom to uncover as many ghosts as you can. If you uncover a ghost, you win either a cash award, or a prize multiplier from x2 to x5.
The Stay Puft Marshmallow man will send you on to the 'Free Spins Bonus' game. You are awarded eight free spins, and an extra ten pay lines come into play. During free spins if the Marshmallow man appears, he will land on a symbol and turn it into a locked wild symbol.
In addition to the bonus games, random features are unlocked during play, from prize multipliers to whole reels becoming wild.
If you're old enough to remember Ghostbusters when it was first released, or you've just become a fan of the movie since, you'll enjoy this online slot. Music, sound FX and sound bites from the movie really add to the atmosphere, and the random mystery features really help to keep things interesting. The effort that's been put into the whole presentation, including the bonus games, makes Ghostbusters an online slot that's genuinely a lot of fun to play.