Michael Jackson – King of Pop

Michael Jackson – King of Pop
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Michael Jackson – King of Pop

We’re getting kind of used to the idea of brand new online slots featuring heroes of music lately. NetEnt is on its Rock Tour, something that has already spawned games like Jimi Hendrix and Guns n’ Roses, while even the land based crowd are getting in on it with Britney Spears from Aristocrat. However, today it is the turn of Bally to play their hand and it is fair to say that they haven’t exactly gone small with their title character of choice – instead choosing to bring Michael Jackson to the reels on King of Pop!

We’re fully accustomed to the idea of Bally games being absolutely huge but, in something of a change from many other land based developers turned online biggies, they have actually gone the other way. Essentially, this branded game is actually smaller than the norm, with just 25 lines of action. We suppose it does at least make the game accessible to the largest number of players.

The base game is packed with as many iconic Jacko elements as players would expect, including the studded glove, hat and shoes, although it’s a little disappointing to see that there was actually room for the good old playing card icons too. The sparkly wild plays a part in many wins, but the main features are where the real action is at and they kick off within the base game.

Moonwalk Wilds and Stacked Wilds

The base game bonuses are all about wilds and we were pretty impressed with the implementation of the first as Michael will moonwalk across the reels, leaving between two and five wild cards behind as he does so. These are slightly different to the regular wild in that they will also double the value of prizes that they work with. There are also stacked wilds which are again triggered at random, seeing two reels turning completely wild while a spin plays out.

The King of Pop Wheel

You can’t beat a good wheel of fortune bonus game and that’s what lies in store here whenever the bonus symbol lands on reels two, three and four at the same time. Players are whisked right off to the main when bonus, which is packed with free spins, cash and multipliers. There are two potential free spins rounds, starting with the Beat It free games. There, players will receive ten free spins and wild cards will freeze in place for the rest of the round whenever they land. The other potential free spins bonus is the Smooth Criminal round, where five free games are offered to players with two reels being completely wild on each and every one of them.

This probably isn’t the biggest implementation of a musical style on the reels that we’ve ever seen, but Bally has certainly managed to do the starring character justice. It is a solid all-rounder too with plenty of action to be found, so be sure to check out Michael Jackson – King of Pop with no deposit required, right here on the page!

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