House of Doom (Candlemass)

Creator: Play'n GO

House of Doom slot game logo Candlemass Play'n Go

Title: House of Doom (Candlemass)

Reels: 5

Rows: 3

Paylines: 10

RTP: 96.11%

Hit Freq: N/A

Free Spins Freq: N/A

Max Win: 2,500x

Volatility: Medium

Min/Max Bet: 0.10/100

Score: 7/10

Overview

Welcome to the House of Doom! Those are the opening lines to the chorus of House of Doom from Candlemass, an epic doom metal band that has been active since the early 1980s.

The Swedish metal band has lent its iconic imagery and music to Play’n Go, and the House of Doom slot is the result. It has a gothic fantasy aesthetic, a great soundtrack, and some enticing features. Let’s take a closer look!

House of Doom Features

House of Doom begins with the sound of church bells as it welcomes you to a gothic mansion draped in purple and black, with no shortage of skulls and satanic imagery on display—it is a church of evil after all.

As the titular song plays in the background, punctuated by jangling and thudding reels, you’re introduced to symbols that include a Goat Skull, a Pentagram, a Flaming Rose, and a Barbed Crucifix.

The Seer (the woman wearing a blindfold) is the biggest symbol in the game. Not only does she award payouts when just two matching symbols appear on a payline, but she also serves as the Wild and triggers payouts of up to 150x.

During every spin, a random reel is selected and highlighted via the Hellgate feature. If one of the Seer Wild symbols lands on this reel, it will expand to fill the whole reel.

One of the game’s two main features comes from the Scatter symbol, which depicts a skull with a red background. You need three of these to launch Skulls of the Abyss, at which point you’ll be asked to click the 15 skulls on the screen to reveal cash prizes, unlock multipliers, or end the feature.

The other feature is arguably the biggest. Known as Doom Spins, you unlock this feature when you reveal three of the House of Doom Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. You’ll get 10 free spins and the Scatter symbol will turn into a Wild, helping you to stack up the big wins. Additional spins are added to your total when you get three or more Scatters during a single free spin.

The Hellgate feature gets a boost during the free spins. It can appear on between 2 and 5 reels and both the House of Doom Scatter symbols and the main Wild will expand upon landing in the highlighted reels.

Verdict: A Hidden Doommetal Gem

Candlemass is a criminally underrated band that has flown under the radar of many rock and metal fans. House of Doom is a testament to this. Most metal bands produce their best work in the first decade of their careers, such as Master of Puppets and Ride the Lightning for Metallica, as opposed to St. Anger and Death Magnetic. But the brilliant House of Doom was released as recently as 2018.

In fact, the album on which it appears, the Door to Doom, also includes the excellent Astorolus – The Great Octopus, which features an appearance from Tony Iommi. Thanks to Play’n Go’s passion for heavy metal slots, and the fact that it’s a Swedish company (Candlemass was formed in Stockholm, Sweden) Candlemass will now be introduced to a generation of slot gamers.

That can only be a good thing. Of course, it also helps that this slot offers much more than just a quality metal song—it’s also well-designed and includes some excellent features. It might only have 10 paylines, but that’s one of the few areas where this game doesn’t go as big and as loud as the band on which it is based.

 

Don’t forget to check out House of Doom’s sequel: House of Doom 2: The Crypt.

Pros

  • Original soundtrack by Candlemass
  • Great bonus features
  • Stunning graphics

Cons

  • Low max win
  • Only 10 paylines

FAQ

It’s actually based on the song House of Doom by Candlemass, that was exclusively written as a soundtrack for this game.

The most you can win in a single spin is 2,500 times your stake.

Although it’s based on a band that has been around for several decades, the slot and the song on which it is based are from 2018.

House of Doom (Candlemass)

Score: 7/10

Creator: Play'n GO

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