Michael Jackson King of Pop Online Slot by Bally Technologies - Game Review & Play Free
Michael Jackson King of Pop Online Slot by Bally Technologies was released in 2016 and is themed to music and Michael Jackson, it has 5 reels each with 3 symbols on them and 25 paylines. There are 4 themed symbols, 6 playing card symbols, a Wild symbol, 2 Scatter symbols, 3 Moonwalk Wilds, 3 Stacked Wilds and a Bonus symbol which activates the Wheel bonus, that uses a Wheel and a Multiplier Wheel that awards free games or credits. There are also 2 different Free Games rounds, 1 awards 10 free games and the other awards 5 free games.
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Bonus Games, Free Spins and Special Symbols
There are many Features of this online slot:
- Wild Symbol - is the word Wild in sparkly letters and it has its own multipliers, it can be used as a substitute for all symbols except for Bonus and Jackpot
- Scatter Symbols - pay when they land anywhere on the reels, there are two different ones:
- An image of Michael Jackson with the word Bonus
- Michael Jackson´s eyes and the word Jackpot - this also has its own multipliers
- Moonwalk Wilds - can be used as substitutes for all symbols except for Bonus and Jackpot, there are three of these:
- The words Double Wild
- The words Double Wild Bonus
- The words Double Wild Jackpot
- 2 to 5 random Moonwalk Wilds will appear anywhere on reels 2 to 5 and they substitute for all symbols except Bonus and Jackpot. If a Bonus or Jackpot symbol lands in a space where a Moonwalk Wild appears, it counts as both a Moonwalk Wild and that symbol. One or more Moonwalk Wilds in a winning combination on an active payline doubles the payout
- Stacked Wilds - there are three of these:
- Stacked Wild
- Stacked Wild with the words Wild and Bonus<
- Stacked Wild with the words Wild and Jackpot
- During any base game spin, there is a chance 2 reels will become Wild. Wilds substitute for all symbols except Bonus and Jackpot. If a Bonus or Jackpot symbol lands in a space where a wild appears, it counts as both a wild and that symbol
- Wheel - if the Scatter Symbol with the word bonus on it appears within 1 position of the centre line on reels 2, 3 or 4 it will initiate the Wheel Bonus. One spin of the wheel is awarded, the prizes include credits, free games or credits with an additional spin of the multiplier wheel
- Beat It Free Games - 10 free games are awarded and any Wild that appears on the reels will remain for the rest of the free games. Bonus and Jackpot are not available during the Beat It Free Games. The Wild may appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the reels are different to those that are used in the Base Game
- Smooth Criminal Free Games - 5 free games are awarded and during the first free game the 5th reel is Wild, during the second free game the 4th and 5th reels are Wild and during the fifth free game the 1st and 2nd reels are Wild. Bonus and Jackpot are not available during these free games rounds and the reels are different to those that are used in the base game
If 3 or more identical symbols land on neighbouring reels, starting with the leftmost reel, along an active payline, they will create a winning combination. The 4 themed symbols are Michael Jackson´s sparkly glove, his hat, his sunglasses and his feet in a Moonwalk dance position. There are also 6 playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. Multipliers are awarded for combos of 3, 4 or 5 identical symbols and are listed in the paytable, which can be opened by clicking on the small i button to the left of the reels, or by clicking on the double purple arrow and selecting the middle button in the popup.
Buttons and Controls of the Slot
The main area of the screen has the name of the slot at the top, a clock in the top right hand corner and to the left of the screen is a square icon with three line in it. If you click on this you will open the settings which allow you to turn the sounds of the game on or off, allows you to play for real money or Quit the game and return to the casino. There is also a small round button with an i in it, this opens the paytable which has all of the payouts for the symbols and explanations for all the various special symbols, bonus rounds and free spins rounds.
Below the reels you will see a purple button with two arrows pointing up, this open a small popup that has 3 additional buttons, the first allows you to adjust the total bet amount, the second opens the paytable and the third opens the descriptions of the Special symbols, Bonus rounds, Free games and shows the route of the paylines. To the right of the reels is a large round purple button with an arrow in it, this is the start button which will spin the reels once with the current line and bet settings.
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