Ace Ventura is a name that doesn’t need much of an introduction, except to say that this slot machine is themed around the 1994 movie Pet Detective, one of the first to sport this character in it.
Playtech was the developer that got the license to create a slot machine based on this film and they did a very good job with it. You will find here a 5 reel slot machine, which has 243 ways to win and prizes that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, the game offering at best 200 coins, or $80 from a regular combination.
What We Love
There are things that are easy to enjoy here, and Jim Carrey is definitely one of them. Being created under official license, the game includes multiple photos with the actor, the images being taken from his role as Ace Ventura. Cartoon style playing cards are part of the offer as well, and they don’t do much for the game, but they don’t ruin it either. The entire design is colorful and upbeat, and I enjoyed playing the game because of that.
Features were introduced into the game as well, and I’ll start with the wild symbol, in which you see Jim Carrey present his business card, on which it says “Ace Ventura WILD”. It’s your typical wild symbol in the base game, the one you rely on to get more winning combinations through its substitution ability. As usual, it can’t replace scatter symbols, and in this game it also can’t take the place of the animal modifiers.
The Bonus symbol, which shows you a Rhino, is going to appear as a scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5. To get the 7 free spins that the game offers, you need all three scatter symbols present on the three reels.
The free spins can have some very cool modifiers, which rely on the animals that you collect in the main game. You can have two animal modifiers collected, and you can see which ones are active in the top left corner. The six animals that you can mix and match are the shark (extra free spins), elephant (expanded reels), gorilla (symbol upgrade), bat (random wilds), dove (reel 3 is wild with multiplier) and dolphin (mystery win multiplier).
What We Do Not Like
There are things to dislike as well about this game, and I’m referring here to the top jackpot which the game awards to players that land the right five symbols, with the Ace Ventura Badge on them. It will pay at most 200 coins, and since the game doesn’t have huge bet requirements, it will mean $80 at best. With $16 maximum bets and $80 jackpots, the game is clearly not meant to be played if you have any interest in getting rich.
I’d recommend it only to big fans of Jim Carrey or his Ace Ventura movies. The extremely low payouts don’t make it suitable for anyone else.