We’re back with the classic slot theme of all things animals today, bringing you a run-through of both Ace Ventura and the delightfully entitled 1Can 2Can. Having been around for a while, there’s a chance you’ve come across one or both of these classics before. And if not…well, it’s pretty safe that you’ll want to have a look at both of them when you’re done reading this!
1Can 2Can Slot Review
First up, 1Can 2Can comes courtesy of the folks over at NextGen Gaming and uses the classic setup of five reels with a total of 25 paylines. Aiming more towards the budget end of the market, spins start from just 25p and go to a maximum of £50 each. As you can probably guess, the action takes place in a colourful and elaborate jungle setting, where a pair of toucans take centre stage. It’s all extremely light-hearted, beautifully bright and gorgeous to look at, with a kind of upbeat and enjoyable soundtrack that tops things off nicely.
As for those all-important special features, there are three to play for. The first of which being the 1Can 2Can Wild Bonus feature, which essentially sees one of your feathered friends randomly adding an additional wild to any number of the reels. Not only can this appear at any time during the base game, but it can also happen during the free spins feature to sweeten the deal even further.
After this, there’s the 1Can 2Can Scatter Bonus, which once again can kick in at any time during normal play. When it does, one of the toucans will add an additional scatter symbol to any of the three middle reels after the spinning question. If you land at least three scatter symbols at any time, you’ll be transported immediately over to the delightfully named Fruity Free Games feature.
When this happens, you start out with 10 free spins to play with. As already mentioned, there’s always the possibility of the Wild Bonus kicking in at any time during the free spins feature, which can significantly improve prizes. Not only this, but it’s also possible to once again retrigger the free spins over and over again, by landing the required scatters in quantities of three or more at any time.
Which is pretty much where it comes to an end with 1Can 2Can – a slot that focuses more on simplicity and entertainment than hardcore features. It’s relatively medium on the variance scale which means that while it doesn’t pay out enormous prizes particularly often, it usually doesn’t take long to find yourself making use of one or more of the bonus features. Definitely great for a few casual spins here and there, but 1Can 2Can probably doesn’t have the kind of depth to keep you coming back long-term.
Ace Ventura Pet Detective
Next up, we probably don’t have to give Ace Ventura Pet Detective a great deal of introduction as it would be almost impossible for anyone not to know who he is and what he’s about. Once again, it’s the classic five-reel setup though with a full 243 ways to win this time, along with spins starting from 40p and topping out at a relatively modest £16. And in terms of special features, Ace Ventura Pet Detective takes things to an entirely higher level.
For example, there are three in-reel features that can trigger at any time during normal play. There’s the Jungle Friends feature which sees additional wilds added to the reels, there’s the Sneaky Walk feature where stacked wilds come into play and then there’s the Loser feature, where you get a free spin to play with and a multiplier worth 2X. Best of all, you get to continue re-spinning until you win at least something.
As always, it’s the free games feature that serves up most of the action and opens up when you manage to land three bonus symbols on the first, third and fifth reels. This will see you provided with seven free spins to play with, along with the animal modifiers collected during the base game which can make a big difference to how the action plays out during the free spins bonus round.
Here’s a quick roundup of these animal modifiers:
Red Shark Animal Modifier – instantly benefit from any number of additional free spins, taking your tally to 20+.
Pink Elephant Animal Modifier – while this animal modifier is in play, you benefit from a whopping 1,024 ways to win.
Green Gorilla Animal Modifier – lower-value symbols are automatically transformed into random symbols of much higher value.
Yellow Bat Animal Modifier – additional wild symbols appear in random positions after each consecutive free spin.
Orange Pigeon Animal Modifier – all wins are subject to a random multiplier, which can be anything up to 10X.
Blue Dolphin Animal Modifier – the most lucrative modifier of all, the blue dolphin awards a random multiplier when you first start the free spins bonus round, which is then applied to every win throughout the entire feature.
So as you can see, special features are taken to a considerably higher level with Ace Ventura Pet Detective. But what’s interesting is that the gameplay as a whole is so simple and easy to get into that it’s never overwhelming. Once again, variance comes in at something of a moderate level, meaning it should appeal to most players and pockets. And it of course goes without saying that anyone who was a fan of the original 1994 movie will be well and truly in their element with this one!