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House of Doom 2: The Crypt slot review

Added by Play'n GO. Information last updated: 15/03/2021

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Tester rating:

3.8 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Play'n GO

Release date:03/2021

RTP:96.25%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 6000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Freespins

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Stacked wilds

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Horror

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RTP (Return to player):
96.25%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 6000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
93
Play'n GO score (compared to other slots of supplier)
94
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Slot tester's review Trystan Michielsen

Slot tested

House of Doom 2: The Crypt is the sequel to the critically acclaimed House of Doom, developed by Play ‘n GO. This slot once again features strange, gothic graphics alongside re-spins, free spins and stacked wilds to keep the player engaged.

The slot was released in 2021 and makes use of some great tricks when it comes to its look and feel. Instead of using standard art, it mostly uses photos as a backdrop for linework, creating something that seems like ultrarealistic cell-shading. I thought it was an interesting way to create the rather dark and unsettling mood that fits the slot. The 5-reel, 3-row playing field further holds a series of appropriate symbols for the high-paying wins.

When it comes to animations, the game does not spend quite as much time on it. The winning symbols light up slightly and the win is shown across the 20 paylines that the game comes with. In the background, we can see a fireplace with a crackling fire and the game is framed by some creepy looking gargoyles. Activating the free spins mode will bring us down into the titular crypt.

As the slot is based on a song by the Swedish band Candlemass, the game does feature music and appearances by the band. Triggering the free spins mode shows a quick clip of them merging together, while the stacked symbols can be of one of the members. The music playing during the game is called doom metal so be prepared to lower the volume or start headbanging when you load up the slot.

Symbols

House of Doom 2: The Crypt still uses the usual divide between high- and low-paying symbols. The low-paying symbols are card letters drawn in a gothic font but are unremarkable besides that. The high-paying symbols consist of different characters and some dark images like skulls and chandeliers. They do help in setting the mood for this dark game.

The symbols are from highest to lowest:

  • Scatter: Get 3 scatters on the screen to activate the free spins mode.
  • Wild: Substitute all regular symbols in the game. Max. 25x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Skull: Max. 10x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Candles: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Nightshade: Max. 4.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Knives: Max. 4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Ace: Max. 3.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • King: Max. 3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Queen: Max. 2.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Jack: Max. 2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • 10: Max. 2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.

The game has a large number of symbols, especially considering how the Wilds come in 4 different types. However, the Wilds can become stacked which make it easier to get a win. As a result, the slot has lower payouts for wins but still has High Volatility. A rather uncommon combination but it makes sense when playing the game.

Features

House of Doom 2: The Crypt has a reasonable number of features but many of them combine in some way. I found the features to be frequent enough to really make an impact on the gameplay, helping to create wins without having any very big ones.

The features you’ll find in the game include:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all symbols in the game except the Scatter symbol.
  • Stacked Wilds: When a Wild appears on a reel with a Spirit Gate, it becomes Stacked and fills the reel.
  • Re-Spins: Getting a Stacked Wild will also trigger a re-spin, keeping the Wild on the screen for that extra spin.
  • Queen of the Damned: A Wild that will add a Spirit Gate to all reels.
  • Metal Priestess: This wild will convert all ritual relic symbols into skull symbols.
  • Fire Mistress: The fire mistress will award a multiplier to any wins that spin.
  • Free Spins: Get 3 scatters on the screen to activate the free spins mode.
  • Spirit of Unity: This wild will activate all Wild bonuses at the same time. Only available during the free spins mode.

Even though this might look quite overwhelming, it comes down to different Wilds being active at different times. Whenever the free spins mode ends a different Wild is activated. Until the next free spins mode, only that Wild will appear on the screen.

During the base game, the Wilds are rather frequent but their effectiveness is questionable. The best thing to happen is to have a Wild appear on a reel with a spirit gate as that will turn the Wild into a Stacked Wild and trigger a re-spin.

In my experience, this is rather rare during the base game but the free spins mode makes it very likely for it to trigger multiple times. As a result, I found the free spins mode to be responsible for the majority of my wins. Even though the volatility is quite high the wins stay rather low in comparison. This is balanced out by the free spins mode being activated frequently.

In Conclusion

House of Doom 2: The Crypt is an enjoyable sequel to the original game for players that liked the first slot. If you’re unfamiliar with either the original slot or the metal band, this might be a good introduction to both. Players who don’t like loud metal music should be prepared to turn the volume down or use the mute button since it is a prominent part of the game.

The game’s high volatility might be an issue for some players but as usual, the slot allows them to pick the bet they’re most comfortable with. Players can choose a bet between £0.20 and £100 per spin. As an incentive to keep playing, the game offers a max. win of 6,000x your bet. Considering the volatility, that’s a bit above the average.

I liked this slot, especially in the way it handled the graphics. The game isn’t especially scary but it also doesn’t try to be, instead of seeking to evoke a darkly gothic mood. The features might be somewhat overwhelming at first but I think the game did a good job pacing them out.

Overall rating:

3.8

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  • Features

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    RTP (Return to Player):96.25%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 6000

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£100

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    Reels:5

    Rows:3

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    Max. lines:20

    Min. lines:20

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    Languages

    You can play House of Doom 2: The Crypt in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 30 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Slovene, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, Chinese

    Currencies

    House of Doom 2: The Crypt supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 03/2021
    18th newest on Play'n GO 97th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.25% 0.39% > average
    115th highest on Play'n GO 954th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 6000 x your bet
    66th highest on Play'n GO 687th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 20 0% < average
    48th highest on Play'n GO 1,179th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    132nd lowest on Play'n GO 1,270th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    2nd highest on Play'n GO 723rd highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    16th most rated on Play'n GO 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Play'n GO

    Release date:03/2021

    RTP (Return to player):96.25%

    Max. win:bet x 6000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.8

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