Austin Powers, the late 90s action comedy movie that pokes fun at the fictional British Secret Service Agent James Bond, has been revived by Blueprint Gaming, as theme of its newest branded online video slot.
Early this year, Endemol Shine gained the rights to bring the Austin Powers film franchise into the real-money online gambling scene via a deal struck with Warner Bros. After which, Endemol followed this up with a separate agreement struck with Blueprint Gaming, covering the development of several branded slots that include the Austin Powers franchise.
Now that the Austin Powers title has taken shape and form as an 8-reel, 25-payline, branded online slot entertainment for real-money gaming, Blueprint has deployed it for initial release only at the Paddy Powers online casino games channel.
About the Austin Powers Online Video Slot
The video slot features Austin Powers himself, his arch nemesis Dr. Evil and co-spy-cum-love-interest Felicity Shagwell, as high paying icons. The background music is immediately recognisable as the Austin Powers movie soundtrack, while the reel’s A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols are adorned with 60s-style flower-power motif.
The Austin Powers video slot is feature-rich and at the same time fun-filled. Blueprint Gaming incorporated several reel modifiers to increase a slot player’s chances of hitting multiple payline wins. In addition, the developer assembled six instant win bonus games using game plays that employ wacky and at times even naughty mechanisms that are in character with the Austin Powers brand of adult-oriented humour.
The Austin Power’s Male Gender Pendant, a symbol popular during the hippie era, serves as the game’s regular Wild Symbol. Described as regular because the Wild Symbols in the Instant Win mini Bonus Games vary, and emerging in Expanded and/or Sticky forms as special Wild images.
Austin Powers the video slot also has a Laser Shark game feature, which comes in the form of a separate platform appearing below and outside the reel frame. The platform depicts a shark-infested pool, where shark inhabitants can shoot laser beams at the reels to transform one or more reels into complete Wilds.
The Austin Powers infamous Mojo is also a significant game element. Here, a vial of Mojos gets shattered and the occurrence causes the release of powerful Mojo symbols that turn regular symbols into Wild cards.
There are moments when Dr. Evil shows generosity to a slot player by making it possible for players to hit payline win/s. His specialty is in nudging the reels up or down, causing the tiles to shift position and possibly make new matches that could create paylines win/s.
The Time Machine Vortex image triggers the Bonus Game that contains a selection of Instant Win mini games. Each mini game features other popular Austin Powers characters and movie scenes. The game plays are an assortment of Pick Me games and Free-Spins games that have an abundance of Wild Symbols. A spin of the Vortex image determines the mini game available to a bonus game player, based on the Time Machine Destination Year represented by each game.
Apparently, lucky Paddy Powers customers are the firsts to access and enjoy those features in this new Austin Powers slot, playable at 25 pence per payline.