The Ghostbuster slot machine is one of those really fun games to play in Las Vegas. There is just something about this game that makes me come back to it for more every time I visit Las Vegas, Reno or Atlantic City.
Even though it is getting old (in slot machine years), Ghostbusters can still be found in just about every major casino in Vegas and there seem to be more versions of the game appearing every year, to keep us amused.
The Ghostbusters slot was released in 2011 and become an instant hit in casinos throughout the US. The popularity of the original movie and the fact that the game contains so many clips from that movie makes it so much fun to play, it is hard to describe.
When you play, you feel like you are being taken right back to the movie, all those years ago. Apart from this time, you are playing one of the starring roles in busting those ghosts.
The game has a truly amazing variety of bonuses and features that seems to keep even the most critical of real money gambling players happy for hours on end in Las Vegas. And that's not really because you get big wins (you don't, from what I can see), it's because of the joy of the game.
The online version of Ghostbusters is pretty much identical to the Vegas original and it keeps all of the most loved features. That is a pretty good effort, considering how much there is to this game, so the makers should be applauded for that.
Playing online for real money is easy if you live in the UK (see our UK casinos list to play the game for cash), but not if you live in the US or Canada. That is due to licensing restrictions in those countries - you get to play the game in the land-based casinos, but not online for real money.
If you are in one of those restricted countries, like Canada, please see our Canadian Online casinos list - there, you will find casinos with similar games and some of them are amazing. Likewise, if you enjoy playing Pokies in Australia, then see our Australian online casinos page.
Even though Ghostbusters slots is not known for paying out big wins, it does pay out reasonably regularly. The best feature, in terms of making cash, is the Stay Puff bonus. This bonus gives you free spins, whilst at the same time handing out sticky wilds.
If you are lucky enough to get some good sticky wilds at the beginning of the free spins bonus, you can be guaranteed a big payout.
As you might expect, though, the Stay Puff bonus does not hit very often, with others like The Ballroom Bonus and the Psychic Bonus hitting far more frequently. I played the game about 10 times before I got to play that bonus and each time I played it was for at least half an hour - that's how tough it is to hit.
One of the nicest things about Ghostbusters slots is that it has loads of little features that never fail to surprise. It seems that as time has gone by, more of these have been added to the game, presumably being uploaded on the fly from the games main servers.
One example, would be the ghost that sometimes appears across the screen leaving a trail of wilds behind it. It's a bit like the Flying Monkeys in Wizard of Oz, where wild symbols stick to the screen. I love this bonus, because you never quite know when it is going to end and the longer it goes, the more money accumulates.
One of the other things I love about the Ghostbusters game, is the way the bonus symbols come in. If you get the first two, you get a really deep rumbling noise and the third reel starts to spin faster. It creates real adrenalin, which is what we all love in Vegas slots when we play.
It's not just the sounds that make the game, it is also the music. That soundtrack to the film is legendary and I love hearing that playing in the background as I play the slots machine "I aint afraid of no ghost!".
If you loved the original movie back int he day, then Ghostbusters should definitely be on your 'wishlist' next time you are in Vegas. Meanwhile, please do enjoy our free version - no download required, no signup necessary and you do not even have to supply an email address - it's free and easy to play!