King of Pop will put a show just for you in the Michael Jackson King of Pop slot. The reels are set on one of the extravagant stages Michael Jackson used to perform on and, just like his concerts, the slot is filled special effects, good graphics, nice animations and, of course, some very good music.
If you lost some of the artefacts most of us used when trying to impersonate the moves from Moonwalk, do not worry, since the sparkling glove, sunglasses, hat and dancing shoes will appear in this five-reel slot which offers 25 fixed paylines.
What We Love
We love the fact that the 2016 release is filled with all sorts of Wilds. Apart from the regular Wild that appears on every reel and can serve as a substitute for all symbols except Scatters, we also get a Moonwalk Wild feature bringing extra Wilds that randomly appear on all of the reels except the first one, creating a number of possible winning combinations.
Stacked Wild feature is available as well, randomly turning two whole reels into Wilds. The two Wild features cannot replace Scatters, but if Wilds appear on the same cell as one of the Scatters, this cell will both function as a Wild and as a Scatter, which is just awesome!
Don’t beat it still, since the slot offers lots of additional features. Three Bonus Scatters will give you a chance to spin the Bonus Wheel, which offers credit prizes, a possibility to spin the Multiplier Wheel with up to x10 multipliers of the winning, and Beat It Free Games with Sticky Wilds or Smooth Criminal Free Games with Stacked Wilds on every spin. If you manage to trigger one of the bonus rounds, you are in for some lucrative payouts.
Being big fans of Michael Jackson, we simply love the selection of his popular songs used in this Bally Technologies title. Thumbs up for the graphics also, as well as for the selection of videos appearing during the additional features.
What We Do Not Like
Be careful when placing the maximum wager, since by the time you finish the Moonwalk, you may end up empty handed. During one of our game sessions, we did not trigger any of the additional features, except random Wild features, and quickly lost all of our money. The Jackpot prize does seem nice, offering up to x2,500 times the triggering bet, but we got as far as three of a kind.
Concerning the symbols populating the reels, we were a bit disappointed that playing cards symbols were used, because there is more than enough authentic material that could have been incorporated into the slot.
Even though triggering the maximum Jackpot seems impossible, do not despair, since a decent amount of money can be earned in base game, with all the Wilds that appear. Bonus rounds can also be quite lucrative if triggered. The fans of Michael Jackson will be more than satisfied with the selection of songs and videos.
Those who are not as fond of the King of Pop will definitely be tempted to try this game, since it offers lots of special features and good payouts for a decent price.