Slots based on popular TV shows have the potential to be anything from truly terrific to total trash. It’s true – sample a handful for yourself and you’ll no doubt see exactly what we’re talking about! Which is why we figured for today’s guide, we’d introduce you to a couple of TV slots that tick all the right boxes for casual merriment. A mixture of the old and the new which have been given the virtual slot treatment by the biggest names in the business.
We probably don’t need to introduce the TV show itself – the 24 slot giving you the chance to embrace your inner-spy for an hour or two. Brought to the world courtesy of the folks at iSoftBet, 24 is a five-reel, 243-payline slot set against a backdrop taken from the hugely popular TV series itself. There are free spins and bonuses to play for, with spins costing from 25p right up to £50. On a slight down note, it isn’t currently available for mobile devices, which is a bit of a shame.
Jack Bauer is of course the star of the show, joined by a variety of equally apt symbols and the usual playing card values. The wild symbol is good for replacing all symbols, with the exception of the scatter symbols. It looks great, the soundtrack is suitably energetic and the action is solid enough form the get-go.
The Free Spins feature is activated by landing the Agent’s Badge symbol on reel three, which gives you 10 free spins to play with. In addition, the reels will be attacked by one of three weapons, which will determine how many additional wilds you’ll be playing with throughout your spins.
However, the better of the two special features is the proper 24 Bonus round. You’ll need to land three 24 symbols in any positions, which will then transport you to a screen with a bomb you’re challenged with defusing. However many scatters you landed with determine how much time you have to get the job done. You cut the wires, the time ticks down and you win multipliers along the way – up to 100X your bet.
Which is where the action comes to an end with 24 – a little prematurely. As mentioned, it’s the kind of slot you’ll have a great time with for an hour or two’s casual gaming, but you probably won’t find yourself coming back to it time and time again.
Set against an entirely more idyllic and relaxing backdrop, Baywatch has been unleashed by the folks at Playtech and is simply oozing retro 90s charm. Fans of the TV show will probably know very well what it was and remains most famous for – the eye-catching ‘assets’ of its leading cast members. Of which those you’ll want to see most are all present and correct here!
There are 20 paylines to play for and spins vary in cost from 20p right up to a whopping £500. Bonus features come thick and fast, which include the Rescue feature you can trigger by landing the Rescue Feature symbol on the fifth reel. This then presents two features you can choose from – a CJ Parker Respins feature and a Lifeguard Mini Bonus feature. The first offers a free respin with additional wilds, the second is a pick-me game with 15 symbols to choose from.
Three Baywatch scatter symbols open up the Free Games feature, which is worth a dozen free spins and plenty of extra wilds to stack up those wins. Within the free games, there’s the Caroline Holden feature, which offers a 3X multiplier and six extra free spins. The Matt Brody feature delivers six free spins and frozen wilds, the Neely Capshaw feature brings home a 2X multiplier with six free spins and landing three scatter symbols anywhere during the Free Games feature means another 12 free spins – with no maximum limit.
Confusing? It is a little at first, but the depth of the Baywatch slot might just take you by surprise. There’s a hell of a lot going on with the bonus rounds and it takes some getting used to, but there’s more than enough on offer to keep the action fresh and interesting for hours. Which counts double if you were or are a fan of the show itself!
Last but not least, it’s probably fair to say that every adult and child of the 80s will look back at Bullseye with fond memories. Memories of a different, simpler time when the Internet hadn’t even been invented yet and mobile phone were bigger than house-bricks. The question being – has Microgaming delivered the goods with its own take on Bullseye?
Well, what you’re looking at is a five-reel, 243-payline slot with spins ranging from 30p to £15 each. It’s a bit of a bummer that it’s currently only doing the rounds via desktop, but maybe a mobile version will come along sooner or later.
Just like the show itself, the Bullseye slot revolves around a modified version of darts, with the outrageous prizes from the cult shoe serving as the symbols. Speedboats, caravans, cars and so on – all present and correct. The visuals faithfully recreate the show you know and love, while all the classic tunes, sound-bites and catchphrases are out in force.
The Bully’s Prize Board Bonus feature can be accessed by landing the dartboard bonus symbol on the first and fifth reels. You’ll be given five throws at the board, which in each case could be worth anything from 2X to 15X your bet. If you’re really lucky, you could come out with a massive 75X multiplier.
But what’s even better is the Free Spins feature, which is accessed upon landing at least three Free Spins scatter symbols in any positions on the reels. You’ll immediately be given a 2X multiplier on your 15 free spins, which can be triggered up to a maximum of 20 spins. However, strike it lucky with the multipliers available and you could be in for up to 8,100X your stake!
With Bullseye, it’s all about nostalgia – and plenty of it. The game is simple and there’s not a great deal of depth, but if you’re out for an enjoyable blast from the past, they don’t come much enjoyable than this!