Ghostbusters Level up+ Slot Review It’s been over 30 years since the first Ghostbusters came out. The line is of course from the famous Ghostbusters movie. Beneath are some other famous lines from the movie:
“Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.” Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray)
“Listen! You smell something?” Dr. Raymond Stanz (Dan Aykroyd)
“He slimed me.” — Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray)
Ghostbusters movie is about ” Three former parapsychology professors who set up a shop as a peculiar ghost removal service. The famous actor Bill Murray has a role in the movie (Dr. Peter Venkman). He is one of the former professors. This is what a fan says about the movie ” It had an awesome cast, cool special effects, hilarious dialogue and a kick-ass soundtrack!” We agree, the movie and soundtrack were certainly awesome.
Ghostbusters Level Up Plus slot from IGT is about exactly the same thing as the movie, you guessed it right; ghost busters or ghost hunters. It’s not IGT’s first Ghostbusters slot. If you are a Ghostbusters fan or just curious about this slot, continue and read our full review!
Gamefield & Symbols
It’s a 3 row and 5 reel slot. The gamfield is transparent, so in the background you can see a glimpse of city buildings and a wide street. There are also a couple of cars in the background. One of the cars, is not just a car! It is certainly very special indeed. On the left side of the gamefield you can see a glimpse of the ghostbusters vehicle! It pops out from the Ghostbusters Headquarters.
The higher valued symbols are the Ghostbusters, Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) and Peter Venkman (Bill Murray). The latter is the most valuable symbol. The lower valued symbols are letters J-A. There are also many other symbols appearing in the different features.
Ghostbusters Level Up Plus Features
Wilds: The Ghostbusters logo is a wild and can award a 40x multiplier. The wild can also expand in any direction.
Zuul Freespins: Try to receive three Zuul bonus symbols on reel one, three and five because then a free spins round is triggered. You can earn up to 25 free spins. You also have the chance to land extra expanding wilds and trigger the Ghost Battle feature.
The Ghost Battle Feature: It’s a part of the level up mechanism and is activated when a ghost symbol shows up on the middle of the first reel. One of the Ghostbusters will zap the ghost away. The zapped ghost will appear in your Ghost queue. Always look out for ghosts because you are a Ghostbuster and your job is to hunt ghosts! Also when the ghosts are zapped away it helps you to level up and unlock more features!
Ghost Queue feature: All ghosts you collect will remain in your Ghost Queue and become wild symbols at the beginning of every spin. These wilds will also give you a mutiplier on all wins, which will increase each time you reach a new level.
Ghost Sniffer: A ghost symbol is added to the reels, triggering the Ghost Battle feature.
Proton Pack: J, Q, K or A symbol can transform into wilds (Ghostbuster symbols)
Ecto Googles: If one bonus symbol appears, you will be awarded with two more, so a free spins round is triggered. When two bonus symbols appear, you will receive a third, which triggers the free spins round.
PKE Meter: Any A-J symbols will turn into wilds. Tobin’s Spirit Guide: Ghost wilds will appear on the screen.
Psychogram Helmet – ”Reveals two bonus symbols when one bonus symbol is on the reels to trigger the Zuul free spins.”
Verdict & Conclusion
This fast-paced slot works perfectly on desktops and tablets as well as on mobile phones. It’s easy to become nostalgic when playing this slot because familiar faces from the movie appear on the reels. The gameplay is not bad at all. In other words it’s a very nice feeling to make a spin! The slot is smooth and the graphics are luscious. The sound has some uncanny feeling, which fits perfectly for a ghost themed slot.
IGT has not scrimped with features. The levelling up feature certainly makes the slot fetching. Our favourite feature is of course to zap away ghosts because it’s nice to interact with the game and accomplish the job as a ghostbuster… Also the possibility to receive 25 free spins is tempting.
When testing the game, something was missing. It was hard to tell what it was or to pinpoint on anything. Oodles of spins later, we suddenly heard a voice say “GHOSTBUSTERS” exactly like in the movie. That was not all, the icing on the cake occured when we reached the bonus mode. Believe it or not, when you reach the bonus mode, the Ghostbusters theme song is played! That makes the bonus mode even more appealing than it already is, brilliant.
What is not to like with this slot? Well, a couple of things. Even if there are tons of cool features and the graphics are superb the slot can be slightly nagging. Also, many smaller wins like five of a kind of some symbols have lame payouts. Besides there are no jackpots. However the slot has a potential to pay out up to 25,000x your stake!
One thing that still is unclear for us is the RTP level. Some reviewers claim that it is 94% others 98%, the difference is huge. 94% is considered to be really low by experts and a RTP level you should avoid. On the contrary 98% is a very good RTP number. As a matter of fact, this is what is written in the Ghostbusters paytable; “For this game, the long-term, theoretically expected payback is from 93.99% to 98.00%.” (98+94/2 = 96) In other words the average RTP is relativly low!