Nightmare on Elm Street


Happy Friday the 13th slot fans! We have to say, it’s not often that a slot game flashes an explicit content warning. The hardened gamers in our office are used to seeing that kind of thing from Resident Evil, less so from online slots.

As you can imagine, we were intrigued…

You see, Nightmare on Elm Street is no ordinary slot. It’s a fitting tribute to one of the most demonic characters in film history and achieves that rare feat of surpassing the film on which it is based (the crappy 2010 re-make). Dragonfish have also risen to the even more daunting challenge of presenting a genuinely unnerving slot game.

Lambs to the Slotter

From a gaming standpoint, Nightmare on Elm Street is fairly typical. The game is a five reel, 30 pay-line slotter with a 1p to £10 betting range per line and a progressive jackpot. Nothing all that scary here…except the house edge.

On the visual front, this is far and away the goriest slot game we’ve ever laid eyes on. Freddy Krueger poses ominously on the left hand side of the screen, crimson flecks dulling the glistening steel of his iconic claws…

His presence creates a palpable sense of unease, a tangible foreboding deepened by a creepy soundtrack that left my mouse unaccountably sticky.

Bonus features offered the only respite from my primal fear. The Never Sleep Again bonus is activated by landing three bonus symbols anywhere on the board. In an ingenious move, the game has you selecting items to keep you awake (and therefore out of Freddy’s lethal clutches), such as coffee, the television and a ringing telephone.

You can also activate a pick-me bonus game by landing wilds on symbols one and five. Nabbing three or more scatters will yield up to 30 free spins, while any wild landing on the third reel will expand to cover the whole reel.

There are not one but two progressive jackpots in this game, the smaller Freddy Krueger Jackpot and the massive Nightmare on Elm Street Jackpot. Be sure to bet high for a stab at the prize!

He Waits in Your Dreams…

It’s always a treat when a slot game evokes an unexpected response. We’re all familiar with the fear of losing, the danger of seeing your bankroll dwindle. Nightmare on Elm Street provides a different kind of fear: the cold, pit-of-your-stomach feeling that only the best horror flicks inspire.

And this is a cracking slot game to boot! We’d heartily recommend Nightmare on Elm Street. For best results, be sure to play alone…with your lights off…

Alisan Wright
Alisan (Ali) is an expert in all things online casino and enjoys Esports on a non competitive level in her own time. Ali holds a real passion for online slot games and tries her best to keep up with all of the latest titles for Esports Preview. Ali also used to play poker professionally too.