What does John have to say?
- Level Up mechanism
- Free spins
- Expanding wilds
- Fun theme
- High RTP
- You’ll have the song stuck in your head for days
- Kind of complicated features
Ghostbusters Level Up Plus slot review
Even hearing the title “Ghostbusters” starts the iconic theme music in our head, and if you’re a fan of the 1984 film like we are, you’re going to love this new online slots release. Funnily enough, it’s not IGT’s first Ghostbusters slot, but we think it’s our favourite so far. The levelling up feature really gives you an incentive to keep playing, the fast-paced action keeps things exciting, and the many features available in the game keep things fun. What’s not to love?
Ghostbusters Level Up Plus is quite an involved game with many different elements, so we’ll go through each of them below in our review.
- Release date: 24 October 2019
- Game: Ghostbusters Level Up Plus
- Game provider: IGT
- Game info: Five reels, three rows, 20 paylines
- Bet levels: £0.25-£750
- Maximum win: 25,000x
- Special features: Level Up feature, Ghost Battle feature, Ghost queue, Equipment feature, Zuul Free Spins, expanding wilds
- Jackpot: No
- Return to player: 98%
- Volatility: Medium
Ghostbusters Level Up Plus bonus features
The main point of difference in this slot from other Ghostbusters slots is the Level Up feature, as the name implies. During gameplay, you’ll always be looking out for ghosts, which when zapped away, can help you level up and unlock more valuable slot features. There are quite a few in this game to get your head around, so we’ll give you a handy features guide below.
Ghost Battle feature
The Ghost Battle feature is part of the levelling up function and becomes active when a ghost symbol appears on the middle of the first reel. You’ll then see one of the four Ghostbusters zap the ghost to capture it – bear in mind that this could take up to three zaps.
Once you’ve successfully zapped the ghost and captured it, the ghost will appear in your Ghost Queue (which we’ll go through next) and take you to the next level.
Ghost Queue feature
Any ghosts you have collected will remain in your Ghost Queue and act as wild symbols at the start of a spin. They’ll also apply a multiplier to your wins, which will increase each time you level up. When you start on Level 1, you’ll have the potential to earn multipliers of 3x, 5x or 10x – but these will grow over time.
The ghost wilds can also expand in any direction (even diagonally) to give you more chances of landing wins.
Any spin can randomly trigger the Equipment Feature, which will apply a modifier to future spins. The modifiers aren’t all available in the first level, so you’ll need to level up before you can unlock all of them. The modifiers can be:
- Proton Pack: Any two A, K, Q or J symbols can transform into Ghostbuster symbols
- Ghost Sniffer: This will add a ghost symbol to the reels, triggering the Ghost Battle feature
- PKE Meter: Any symbols from A to J will turn wild
- Ecto Goggles: When two bonus symbols appear, you’ll be awarded a third to trigger the free spins round. When just one bonus appears, you’ll be awarded two more to trigger the free spins round
- Tobin’s Spirit Guide: More ghost wilds will appear on the screen to help improve your winning chances
Zuul free spins
Three Zuul bonus symbols across reels one, three and five will trigger the free spins round, where you can earn up to 25 free spins. Any wins completed with wilds in this round will be awarded multipliers of up to 25x, and you can also land both extra expanding wilds and the chance to trigger the Ghost Battle feature.
Along with the ghosts you collect in your Ghost Queue, the Ghostbusters logo is also wild at any time, and can also award a 40x multiplier on any win it helps to complete. We really enjoyed how the wild symbols can expand in any direction (as opposed to only up and down) – and if you see multiple wins land, you could be in for quite a big win.
Ghostbusters Level Up Plus jackpot
With so many features in this slot, we almost didn’t realise there wasn’t a jackpot! Ghostbusters Level Up Plus has the potential to pay out up to 25,000x your stake though, so you could still bring in some huge prizes.
RTP and volatility
Not only is Ghostbusters Level Up Plus higher than average when it comes to features, but the return to player too – it sits at 98%. The medium volatility also sees a good blend of low and high wins come in, and we felt we were never spinning too long without something happening.
Ghostbusters Level Up Plus on mobile
IGT has developed this fantastic slot for all devices, so you can play across desktop, mobile or tablet as you like. In saying that, we recommend playing on mobile, since then you can take it with you. The levelling up mechanism is sure to keep your attention, and you’ll want to be within an arm’s reach!