May 25, 2016
Michael Jackson sure is the undisputed king of pop. His fans and critics revere him in equal measure. Quite so due to his prowess in song and dance over the decades. It is, therefore, in the view of honoring this legend that Bally Technologies rolled out slots in his name. One is named Michael Jackson - King of Pop, and the other Michael Jackson II – Wanna Be Start Somethin. As one would expect, the slots have plenty of Michael Jackson’s photos and equipment he used during his career. Again, it is also quite natural to figure out the background music is some of his greatest hits. Thus, expect to stay entertained and probably have a nostalgic wave hit you as you enjoy the online slots.
The slot has a standard five reels with 25 paylines. The maximum number of credits stands at 320. Being a penny kind of slot machine, it has five exclusive bonuses. All of these add up to the chances of the player bagging the total, possible win amount. You will find yourself quite entertained thanks to some video and audio clippings of the legend’s songs. Top five of his hits included in the video slots are Beat It, Bad, Smooth Criminal, Dirty Diana, and Billie Jean.
To further enhance the musical adventure, the game is available on Alpha Pro Series V22/32. The cabinet comes with integrated virtual surround, guaranteeing a superior audio output. With regards to symbols, Michael Jackson’s image on the Dangerous album pays out highest. As one would probably guess, his signature hat, shades, diamond speckled gloves, and shoes make it to the symbols list. Other symbols include cards of high value 9, 10, J, Q, and K. The slot also has a wild that will be expounded on later.
Regrettably, there is no free online slots option for this one. However, considering it is a penny slot, there is nothing much to lose by wagering real cash. Especially so, since the progressive jackpot structure promises quite an insane payout. The single level jackpot stands at 40,000,000 the amount wagered, doubling up as the highest payout possible. It is achievable in the occurrence that you have a max bet, and five scatter jackpot symbols appear on the reels. With a hit of the frequency of 40.97%, players stand quite a fair chance.
The excellent video slots come packed with some goodies in the form of a multiplier, game bonuses, and a free, wheel spin bonus. Whenever three bonus symbols appear on reels two, three or four, the U-spin Platinum Bonus activates. Anchored on U-spin technology developed by Bally, players spin a wheel on a touchscreen interface. The virtual wheel bonus goes forth to offer free credits to the player or activate either of the two bonus games.
The first bonus game is named Smooth Criminal and activates when the pointer stops at the Smooth Criminal icon. Incentives include five free games for the player, with a unique wild feature that turns the entire reel into one. In the end, you will get to watch a snippet of the Smooth Criminal song video, and a display of any won credits. The next free games bonus is named Beat It. It is better than the Smooth Criminal one as it has a locking wilds feature. Michael Jackson appears as he does in the Beat It video to activate this unique feature. Of course, that increases the online slots real money tremendously.
Meanwhile, the U-spin round activates the Pile Up bonus, within which the multiplier track activates. That action will bring up another wheel inside the initial one. It then spins automatically to apply a multiplier ranging from 2-10, and applicable to the amounts won on the original wheel. In addition to the features indicated, the game has some two added mystery wilds that activate randomly. One is named the King of Pop random moon walking wild. It activates on its own each time Michael Jackson moonwalks across the screen, with Billie Jean blaring in the background. The other one is a stacked wild that triggers randomly with the song Bad playing in the background.
Michael Jackson achieved what most would only dream of. Be it in music, dance, business, as well as philanthropy. Hence, it was quite befitting to have video slots named after him and themed to his works. A job that Bally has done quite impressively.