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A series of Ghostbusters branded video slot machines are produced by IGT that began to see release in the fall of 2011 in North America. Another game in the series was shown at Louisiana Video Gaming Association event in late March 2023[1].

List of Releases[]

Note that online casino games have been indicated by "(G)" and online lottery games are indicated by "(L)" .

  • Ghostbusters Video Slots Machine (2011)
    • (G) Ghostbusters Video Slots Online Gaming (Late 2012)
  • Ghostbusters: Who Ya Gonna Call? Spinning Reel Slots Machine (2012)
  • Ghostbusters: Triple Slime Video Slots Machine (2014)
    • (G) Ghostbusters: Triple Slime Slots Online Gaming
  • Ghostbusters: Back in Business Video Slots Machine (2016)
  • Ghostbusters: Slimers Gone Wild! Slots Machine (2017?)
  • Ghostbusters: Who You Gonna Call? Free Games Video Slots Machine (2017) -Note this one is based on the 2016 movie and features different images and game play
  • (G) Ghostbusters: Spectral Search Online Gaming (2017)
  • Ghostbusters: 4D Video Slots Machine (2018)
    • Ghostbusters: 3D Video Slots Machine (2019?)
  • (G) Ghostbusters (Level Up) Plus Slots game (2019)
  • (L) Ghostbusters: Prized Possessions eInstants game (2023)
  • Ghostbusters Slot Game featured for PeakSlant49 Machines (2023)

List of details for individual games[]

Unless otherwise noted, information came from the official IGT website.

Ghostbusters Video Slots Machine (2011)[]

Information taken from PaysBig Website.
Who ya gonna call for an ectoplasmic good time? The Ghostbusters slot machine, that's who! It's the newest addition to the casino floor and can be found on the Dreamcatcher side near the video poker machines. This classic '80s movie is brought to life in a highly interactive 1¢ slot machine, complete with memorable movie scenes and all your favorite characters.
The game is played at 30 lines for 50 credits, and has three bonus games and five progressive jackpots to win. If you get three Ghostbuster symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4, you will enter the bonus game, including the chance at the paranormal progressives. In the bonus game, Slimer bounces around among the bonus symbols. When you press the button on the screen to capture him, the bonus indicated by the green light is awarded.

  • Put on your proton pack and get ready to fire away in the Ballroom Busters bonus. You will have five attempts to find the ghosts. You will earn credits with each ghost captured. Some ghosts even have a multiplier with it.
  • Are you psychic? This bonus allows you to try your hand at correctly matching a card to the image shown. Each correct match earns you credit and advances you to the next round.
  • Stay Puft free games have some major molten marshmallow ground shaking action! Flaming marshmallows fall from the sky. If they stick to icons, you win lucky wilds or extra credit awards.

Ghostbusters Video Slots Online Gaming (Late 2012)[]

Information taken from VegasSlotsOnline.
Ghostbusters is among the latest video slot games to be released by IGT. The game is themed around the famous movie franchise and features the popular characters such as Slimer, the Ghostbusters team, and the Marshmallow Man. The gaming experience is top notch and players are taken back to the movie’s fantasy world. The new screen with liquid crystal display is 55 inches big and ensures that players get the most out of the slot machine. There are thirty paylines in the game, and fifty credits are required for each spin. Paylines can be activated by betting at least twenty credits. The Ghostbusters slot machine also includes 3 bonus games as well as 5 progressive jackpots.
The Slimer icon is the main character in this game. He is also the host who takes you through the various features of the game. The character represents the anchor and occasionally teases and mocks players when credits, antic, and multipliers are being awarded. The Marshmallow Man appears many times during the game as leaves behind multipliers and wilds in the form of marshmallow chunks. The quality of graphics, sound effects, and background music create a rare experience for players whilst bringing the movie to life. Popular clips from the motion picture also play from time to time when you win prizes.

Theme of the Ghostbusters Slots
Raymond Stantz, Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, Louis Tully, and Winston Zeddmore all emerge on the reels when playing the Ghostbusters slot game. The librarian’s scary shrieks and Slimer’s hilarious antics are fine treats on offer as players relate the game to the movie series. The proton packs which the ghost busters carried in the movie can also be seen onscreen along with the legendary car and traps. All of the symbols in Ghostbusters slot are dynamic. They change appearances when the free spins are in progress. The quality of sound effects in this game is perhaps its best feature. Every time you engage in a spin, you will hear the renowned soundtrack “Who you gonna call?” Some of the popular catchphrases of each character also feature in the game to take players closer to the characters from the film. The game is audibly as well as visibly, simply spectacular.

Gaming Experience
Ray Parker’s catchy and popular theme song which featured in the original series also features in the Ghostbusters slots. The fantastic sound system plays the soundtrack and takes players on a joyful ride through memories of the series. Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray as well as other members from the Ghostbusters team have had their voices recorded so that it is just as real as the movies. The scary sounds of a haunted house and ghastly slime all over your screen are sure to offer a surreal experience. The betting denominations in this game start from 50 p and extend to $30 per spin. There are wild reels, wild icons, cash prizes, and multipliers to offer a truly amazing experience.

  • Bonus Rounds in Ghostbusters Slots. Ghostbusters offers several bonus features to help players increase their winnings.
    • Ballroom Buster is the bonus round where you will be able to have a proton pack strapped on similar to the ghost busters in the film. The pack aids in firing at elements and blowing up the room. You will have five attempts in which to spot the hidden spirits. The capture of each ghost will award you with credits. In case you are lucky, you may find ghosts with multipliers and double your rewards.
    • Stay Puft is the bonus round wherein marshmallows are seen falling from the sky. When these marshmallows stick to the icons present onscreen, they assume the function of wild multiplier icons. These multipliers double your winnings when a combination qualifying for a victory is hit.
    • The Psychic feature is a bonus game wherein you will have to choose a card and ensure that it matches Dr. Venkman’s – the one which he is seen holding up onscreen.

When playing Paranormal Pick – a bonus round that allows you to choose from green ghastly clouds, you can stand a chance to claim a progressive jackpot victory. All you that is required of you is to follow Slimer and choose one option from a selection of five. Regardless of which option is selected, players can stand a chance at winning paranormal progressives. A reward is guaranteed when you place the maximum bet. If you accumulate three Ghostbuster icons on your middle line, you stand a chance to win bonus games as well an opportunity to win a progressive.
Cash Award is a feature in the game where Slimer treats players to a funny act before offering payouts that are fifty to thousand times the amount of your coin value. The multiplier feature in this game will increase your winnings by 2X or 5X, but these features do not offer much in terms of overall winnings. On the other hand, additional wild features are present to increase winnings. One to four icons in the game transform into wild icons during this feature. But if these icons share an edge or corner with original wilds, they transform into wilds themselves. One of the most exciting features – the Wild Reels – is where one to three reels will be ‘slimed’ before they transform into wild reels. This feature promises excellent returns and is one of the favorites of players across the world.
Ghostbusters slots is a fantastic game for players who are also fans of the movie. Although wins are not too big, they materialize quickly, giving you the opportunity to have plenty of fun as well as claim some cool prizes.

Ghostbusters: Who Ya Gonna Call? Spinning Reel Slots Machine (2012)[]

Peter, Ray, Winston and Egon are back! Ghostly ghouls are running rampant on spinning reels and awarding big bonuses in the exciting 3D world of Ghostbusters™ Who Ya Gonna Call? Slots. Traditional 7 symbols are now covered in slime while a ghost trap awards random wilds and multipliers in both the base game and Firehouse Free Games bonus.

At the start of the bonus rounds, Slimer spins the wheel to give players a try at six hauntingly interactive bonus events: Bag ‘em & Tag ‘em, Firehouse Free Games and four character-themed progressives where players match any two icons to win a jackpot. Innovative content combined with flashy, ghoulish graphics brings the Ghostbusters™ brand to life.

Ghostbusters: Triple Slime Video Slots Machine (2014)[]

  • IGT’s popular MultiWay Xtra® with 720 Ways to Win and Stacked Wilds® create exciting game play and even more ways to win!
  • This five reel game features 50 credit cost to cover and a 300-credit maximum bet
  • Slimer Scatter Feature highlights a favorite GhostbustersTM character: Slimer
  • This Ghostbusters star also has two exciting bonus events – Slimer Scatter Feature and the Triple Wheel Spin Bonus
  • Slimer Scatter Feature
    • If three or more scatter symbols land in the base game they transform into mini wheels
    • The mini wheels spin all at once for a new twist in fun
    • When the wheels stop spinning, values are assigned and added together for big wins
  • Triple Wheel Spin Bonus
    • Up to seven scattered bonus symbols initiate the Wheel Bonus
    • Once entered into the bonus, players are prompted to pick and trap ghosts
    • Each pick awards pointers on either the green, red, or purple wheel which gives players credits and multipliers on the big wheels
    • Once all the picks have been made, all eligible wheels spin simultaneously for extra excitement and wins!
  • Exciting Ghostbusters packaging and design provides eye-catching merchandising on the casino floor
  • Highly interactive game play and engaging bonus features

Ghostbusters: Back in Business Video Slots Machine (2016)[]

  • Popular multiPLAY game featuring four base games on one interface, each with five reels and a 100-credit cost-to-cover
  • The scattered wilds feature in the base game highlights a favorite Ghostbusters character: Slimer
  • When five Stay Puft Marshmallow Man symbols appear in the basegame at maximum bet the jackpot is awarded, encouraging players to bet up
  • When a bonus combination triggers on the base game the gateway bonus is initiated
  • In the gateway bonus, players pick a Ghostbusters icon which awards one of three bonus games:
    • Spook Central Showdown: A four-round pick bonus with multipliers and a chance to blast the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
    • Fright at the Museum™ Free Spins: Five free spins are awarded and players select a ghost to capture for each spin to increase credit values
    • Cleanin’ Up the Town Bonus: One-round pick bonus with a final pick opportunity, if players find their assigned ghost additional credits are awarded
  • Exciting Ghostbusters packaging and design provides eye-catching merchandising on the casino floor
  • Highly interactive game play and engaging bonus features

Ghostbusters: Slimers Gone Wild! Slots Machine (2017?)[]

  • Infuses entertaining game mechanics with a strong math model, increasing popularity among players and fans alike
  • The Ghostbusters™ star, Slimer, is highlighted in two exciting bonus events:
    • Slimer Free Games: Triggered by three scattered bonus symbols. Players are awarded 10 free games with possible retriggers and the Splat Wilds feature offering exciting big-win opportunities on every spin.
    • Progressive Free Games: Triggered by three to five unique bonus symbols. Awards 10 to 25 free games in which five-of-a-kind line pays can award a progressive jackpot on each spin, giving players the chance to win multiple progressives in a single bonus event.
  • Multiple bonuses and random base game features keep players entertained and coming back for more
  • This five-reel game features 50 paylines, a 50-credit cost-to-cover with a configurable max bet and a three-level Multi-Level Progressive
  • Highly interactive game play and engaging bonus features combine with a volatile math model and progressive jackpots to attract both incidental and repeat players
  • Attractive standalone pricing model
  • Continued theme suppport to help refresh your current G23 placements
  • Exciting Ghostbusters™ packaging and design provides eye-catching merchandising on the casino floor, building on the success of previous Ghostbusters™ games

Ghostbusters: Spectral Search Online Gaming (2017)[]

Information taken from VegasSlotsOnline.

  • Ghostbusters Spectral Search
    • With Ghostbusters making a comeback with a new movie mid last year, what a better idea than to introduce its fans to an online game which has Ghostbusters as a main theme. Ghostbusters Spectral Search game software by IGT is an Instant Win game has quite a unique gameplay. The player can play for free or play for real money and buy a ticket. Ticket prices cost a minimum of 1.00 and maximum of 10.00.
    • This is an Instant Win game that we can play on our mobile devices and tablets. This game is mobile-optimised to play on our iPhone and Android devices. There is no download needed to play this game so you can get started on this spooky game. The player can win a maximum payout of 300,000.00. This fun game is very interesting and fun and has beautiful and creative graphics.
  • Who Are You Gonna Call?
    • Ghostbusters! The rules of this game are very simple. We enjoyed playing this fun game where we are met with instant wins. In this game, the player is on the search for ghosts. The player is asked to select how much they are willing to pay for a ticket (1.00 to 10.00). When the ticket price has been selected, the player can choose a location. There are 6 locations to choose from.
    • On choosing the location to play, the player must then click on 5 cells in the 3x3 grid to reveal the ghosts hidden underneath. If the player manages to land a certain number of certain ghosts (defined in the pay table), the player receives a payout. The player has two locations to search and these ghost revelations are accumulated together. Maximum payout is 300,000.00.
  • Meet the Ghosts
    • The background graphics of this free Ghostbusters Spectral Search game were stunning. They were dark but still very clear. We enjoyed being able to choose different locations which were all creatively designed. A green grid was displayed on top of the location image and the player must click 5 cells to reveal ghosts. In total, the player has 10 picks to make.
    • The ghosts are a lot of fun and we enjoyed revealing them in the cells. There are 8 different ghost symbols where one of them is an Instant Win symbol. They were creative and a lot of fun. If the player gets one green ghost symbol, the player instantly wins a prize. For the other symbols, the player must get 2-4 of these symbols to win a prize, depending on the symbol.
  • Find Those Ghosts Faster
    • Sometimes the player might feel that the game might be a little too slow for their tastes. The player is presented with an Auto Search button, where the player can click this to let the computer / mobile play on their behalf. We enjoyed this option when we wanted to save a lot of time. The game chooses the location for us, and quickly continues to shoot its special ghost tool to reveal ghosts for us. We do wish that the player had the option to auto-play this free Ghostbusters Spectral Search game for more than one game at a time.
  • We’re Ready to Be Spooked
    • In this review we have decided to compare this instant win and free Ghostbusters Spectral Search game to the online game, Esqueleto Explosivo by ThunderKick. Both of these games are free and they both allow the player to choose whether they want to play for free for play for real money. There is no download needed for either of these games.
    • The min bet in Ghostbusters Spectral Search is 1.00 and the max bet is 10.00 whereas the min bet in Esqueleto Explosive is 0.10 and the max bet is 100.00. We believe that the graphics are much more amusing in Esqueleto Explosivo but the gameplay in Ghostbusters Spectral Search is a lot more interesting. Both games had interesting bonuses and we enjoyed playing these spooky and fun games.
  • Ghostbusters Was so Much Fun
    • We felt that the free Ghostbusters Spectral Search game was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed the gameplay. It was very fun to choose our game locations from a selection of spooky locations. When the player chooses their location, we enjoyed choosing the cells to find the hidden ghosts and landing several of a certain ghost symbol to reveal prizes.
    • We enjoyed being able to play this game for free and we even have a choice to play for real money. Playing for real money allowed the player to win some awesome payouts, as defined in the pay table in the left-hand side. The game was really beautifully designed and we really felt the spooky theme running through the game. We also won some really great prizes.

Ghostbusters: 4D Video Slots Machine (2018)[]

Aka: Ghostbusters True4D - Video Slot

  • Ghostbusters 4D Video Slots is a five-level progressive game with 40 lines and a 400-credit maximum bet
  • Game offers three randomly triggered base game features that increase player engagement:
    • The Slimer Base Game Feature grants random wild symbols on top of game spin
    • In the Ecto-1 Base Game Feature, low symbols on all positions spill out
    • The Terror Dog Base Game Feature provides a multiplier on a line win
  • Three scatter Bonus symbols on reels two, three, and four awards credits, a progressive jackpot, or one of three Wheel Bonuses:
    • In the Stay Puft Free Spins Bonus, the player is granted eight free spins:
      • During each spin, marshmallows fall over the reels making wilds that lock for the remaining free spins
      • Players can create an energy beam with their fingers to spin reels faster and interact with the 3D marshmallows
    • The Slimer Ballroom Buster Bonus awards five proton shots to find Slimer behind objects in the ballroom:
      • Slimer awards credit values when found
      • Without touching the screen, players create energy beams with their fingers to overturn objects where Slimer may be hiding
    • In the Are You Psychic? Bonus, players are given up to eight picks to match bubbles with a card:
      • Correct picks move players up the prize ladder, while incorrect picks can end the bonus
      • Highlights from the movie play in the Are You Psychic? Bonus
  • During the base game, mid-air gestures can be drawn at any time to interact with the game:
    • When players point at the screen, the game turns dark and a flashlight cone emits from their finger to find hidden ghosts
    • Drawing a circle in mid-air calls Slimer to jump through the loop and energize the reels
    • If players draw a heart, Slimer shows them love by turning on a pink glowing fortune frame
    • When an infinity symbol is created, the Terror-Dog tries to catch his “bone” while Slimer teases the player on the top screen
    • Reels are electrified with a lightning-strike when players draw a triangle

Ghostbusters: 3D Video Slots Machine (2019?)[]

Aka: Ghostbusters 3D - Video Slot

  • Ghostbusters™ 3D features a four-level progressive, a free games bonus, and 40 paylines with a 400-credit maximum bet
  • Game offers three randomly triggered base game features that increase player engagement:
    • The Slimer Feature grants random wild symbols on top of the current game
    • In the Ecto-1 Feature, low-value symbols spill onto the reels to generate wins during non-winning games
    • The Terror Dog Feature provides a multiplier on a payline win
  • Three scattered bonus symbols on reels two, three, and four award a wheel spin where players are awarded credits, a progressive jackpot or one of three bonuses:
    • In the Stay Puft Free Games Bonus the player is granted eight free games:
      • After each spin, marshmallows fall over the reels making wilds that lock for the remaining free games
      • During the bonus, players can create an energy beam with their fingers to spin reels faster
    • The Slimer Ballroom Buster Bonus awards five picks to find Slimer behind objects in the ballroom:
      • Slimer awards credit values when found
      • By touching the screen, players create energy beams with their fingers to overturn objects where Slimer may be hiding
    • In the Are You Psychic? Bonus, players are given up to eight picks to match bubbles with a card:
      • Correct picks move players up the prize ladder, while incorrect picks may end the bonus
      • Highlights from the movie play during the bonus

Ghostbusters (Level Up) Plus Slots game (2019)[]

Information taken from PlayCanada. Note, this information is from a review.

  • Features from Ghostbusters Level Up Plus Slot:
    • Engaging ghost battles: Fight the iconic ghosts from the original film and collect all sorts of bonuses in doing so.
    • Progress through ten levels: Each time you capture a ghost, you unlock a new bonus feature, increase RTP, and gain new gameplay options.
    • Numerous bonus features: Free spins, multiple unique wilds, and special bonuses with interactive games round out Ghostbusters Level Up Plus.
  • How to play Ghostbusters Level Up Plus slot for free or real money
    • Ghostbusters Level Up Plus is a 5×3 slot with a betting range of $0.25 to $50 and an RTP that starts at 93.99% RTP but grows as high as 98% as you level up by capturing ghosts. The heart of the game is playing rounds similarly to any other slot, but with the addition that you earn bonus features by battling ghosts after landing their symbol on the third reel. You can get the hang of it and see how you like the game by playing with the demo version on our website, which includes all features and allows unlimited free play. Once you’re satisfied, sign up with a regulated Canadian casino site to play for real money.
  • Ghostbusters Level Up Plus graphics and design
    • Ghostbusters Level Up Plus takes virtually every element of its graphics from the movie, with each ghostbuster serving as a high-value symbol and ghosts from the movie featuring as special symbols. The background is a street intersection overlooking Ghostbusters HQ, which is another nice touch that serves as an effective callback to the movie.
      • Software: IGT
      • RTP %: 93.99%-98%
      • Volatility: Medium
      • Min / Max Bet: $0.25 - $50
      • Number of Pay-lines: 20
      • Max Payout: x25,000
      • Max Free Spins: 25
      • Bonus Features: Free spins, level up, expanding wilds, multiplier wilds
      • Theme: Ghostbusters
  • How Ghostbusters Level Up Plus’ bonus features work
    • Ghostbusters Level Up Plus centers on ghost battles and the level-up mechanic, which brings new rewards and increases RTP as you continue to play and progress. It’s great fun but also complex to the point of being a little intimidating.
  • A ghostly array of bonus features
    • Ghost battle: When a ghost symbol falls onto the reels, it triggers a ghost battle where you have to zap the ghost and force it to retreat. Every time you zap the ghost, you get a random ghost wild that falls into your queue and enhances the next standard spin. When the ghost retreats, it loses health and with successive ghost battles, you’ll capture the ghost and level up.
      • Ghost queue: Ghost battles result in you collecting wilds in the ghost queue, which might be expanding wilds, multiplier wilds, or multiple symbols in one. After completing the ghost battle and spinning again, your ghost queue wilds drop into the reels before win calculation to create the highest possible win for that round.
      • Level up: As you play Ghostbusters Level Up Plus, you can increase your level from one up to 10 each time you capture a ghost. Capturing a ghost immediately nets you an increase in level that unlocks a new equipment feature.
        • Equipment features: Equipment features can randomly trigger during any spin and offer a variety of awards, such as:
          • Trigger a ghost battle
          • Transform half or more of the card symbols into high-value character symbols
          • Replace one or more of the card symbols with wilds
          • Increased chance to trigger Zuul free spins
          • Select the ghost that appears during ghost battles (available after capturing all ghosts)
    • Zuul battle: The Zuul Battle effectively functions as the climax of the whole game, as he requires the most zaps to take down but is also the most rewarding ghost to fight. Completing the Zuul Battle entails winning numerous ghost wilds, with the potential of finding the x25 multiplier wild that only falls during this event. You also earn five free spins, with the potential of retriggering up to 25 total.

Development[]

On June 8, 2018, it was announced IGT's "revolutionary new Ghostbusters 4D Video Slots game" will be coming soon to casinos. [2]

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References[]

  1. IGT Gaming on Facebook: "Ectoplasmic excitement awaited attendees of Louisiana Video Gaming Association (LVGA) last week, where we unveiled Ghostbusters™! Attendees were able to explore the feature-rich mechanics and thrilling bonuses of this popular theme now available in Louisiana, and even got to take a picture with Slimer! Contact your Account Manager to bring the hair-raising excitement of Ghostbusters™ to your players." (April 06, 2023)
  2. Ghostbusters News "Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman Ghostbusters Day Announcement + Full Press Release 6/8/18

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