Voodoo is a December 2016 occult-inspired video slot from Endorphina. Voodoo has a sequel called Voodoo Dice (June 2019). Themes: cult, black magic, supernatural, paranormal, gods, spirits, mysticism and hypnosis. Endorphina’s corporate website has listed Voodoo under the “mystic” and “horror” themes, alongside: Minotaurus (March 2015), Dia de Los Muertos (October 2018), the Vampires (October 2014), Troll Haven (March 2020), Fairy Tale (March 2015), Temple Cats (December 2015), Undine’s Deep (October 2014), and Shaman (November 2014).
Voodoo’s rival video slots include Voodoo Gold (October 2019) from ELK Studios, Voodoo Shop (March 2019) from X Play, and Voodoo Dollars (June 2013) from NextGen. The noun “voodoo” refers to a spiritual cult that is partly Catholic and partly African magic; its adherents are predominantly from the Caribbean and The Southern States. Five symbols (Ayida-Weddo, snake god, leopard head, voodoo doll, and raven) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Six symbols (A, K, Damballa, Q, J, and 10) require three, four, and five winning combinations.
Voodoo Game Characteristics
Voodoo has a partitioned gray 5X3 grid that is set on a green frame with twining vines; ten adjustable paylines, eleven symbols, seven denominations, six bets per payline, 420 total bets, free games, expanding symbols, a side game, and the regular payouts range from $0.02 to $20000.00.
Voodoo has one special symbol and ten ordinary symbols. The special symbol, a wild-and-substitute scatter, is the mysterious long-haired voodoo god Damballa in a top hat.
Ordinary symbols: dark-haired loa fertility god Ayida-Weddo; dark voodoo snake god coiled up on a branch; head of gnarling leopard; a voodoo doll; a mystical black raven; and misty white playing card values A, K, Q, J, and 10.
Voodoo’s denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.1, $0.2, $0.5, and $1. Voodoo’s bets per line: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $100.00.
The $100.00 bet yields these Voodoo payouts. Two, three, four, and five winning combinations: Ayida-Weddo pays $100.00, $500.00, $2000.00, and $10000.00; snake god pays $50.00, $250.00, $1000.00, and $5000.00; and leopard head, or voodoo doll, or raven pays $50.00, $200.00, $500.00, and $2500.00.
Three, four, and five winning combinations: A, or K pays $100.00, $300.00, and $1250.00; Damballa pays $200.00, $2000.00, and $20000.00; and Q, or J, or 10 pays $50.00, $200.00, and $1000.00.
Three, four, or five Damballa symbols on the grid offer ten free spins, wherein the symbols associated with the winning combinations are expandable. Moreover, a winning combination activates the side game that is either ignored by pressing “TAKE WIN”, or played by clicking “TAKE RISK”—the latter icon redirects to a card game containing one face up playing card and four face down playing cards. The player selects a face down playing card whose value is then compared with that of the face up card—predicting a relatively lower face value nullifies the current win, while predicting a relatively higher face value doubles the current win. Voodoo’s non-progressive jackpot is $20000.00.
The good Voodoo software has a turbo mode, statistics, 10-999 customizable autoplay rounds, and stretchable and low/medium/high graphics. It has spooky sound effects. The animated 3D graphics are frightening, including the differently colored incense smoke shrouding the voodoo paraphernalia, voodoo mantra, and striking snake god.
Luck in Voodoo
Voodoo is a game of chance, with different RTP rates. For instance, the RTP rate of the regular game is 96% and the house edge is 4%. However, in the card game, the RTP rate is as low as 42% for playing card “A” and as high as 162% for playing card “2”—even then, the average RTP rate is 84% and the average house edge is 16%.