I often wonder why it took such a long time for the Michael Jackson slots to finally arrive in casinos, but it was definitely worth the wait. It was great to see the Michael Jackson slot game live up to the hype.
Michael Jackson slots, made by Bally, is a wonderful game, with loads of exciting bonus features. Importantly, the game has incredible music and videos - I love to play it just to hear (and feel) the music!
By now, the Michael Jackson slot machine game can be found in all of the major casinos in Las Vegas. Quite often the machines are found in prime positions, which is a good indication of just how successful the game has been.
The sound and music plays a major role in the way the game plays. Each one of the many feature bonuses is based on one of the great man's tunes. Examples include the Beat It Bonus and another one called Smooth Criminal. The bonus games play a big role in the success of the game
As you would hope for with a slot machine based on Michael Jackson, the audio experience you get with this game is absolutely incredible. Even if Michael's music is not your thing, you can't fail to be impressed with the technology and how good the sound is.
The music itself is projected through a surround sound speaker system embedded in the chair. This system was developed in-house by Bally in coordination with top professional recording studio manufacturers. This attention to detail really has paid off and without doubt, it is the best sound experience we've ever experienced in a slot machine game.
Last time we were in Vegas, a lot of players we spoke to were playing this game just to experience purely for the audio experience. The players we talked to thought the sound and effects were better then any of the other games famed for their audio, like Elvis, Ghostbusters and The Lord of The Rings.
In Michael Jackson slots, the feature you will most want to hit is for sure, the Beat It bonus. This bonus gives you a number of free spins, with Michael himself handing out wild symbols as he dances around the screen.
The best thing about this bonus is that the wild symbols are sticky. This means that as the free spins progress, you get a screen with more and more wilds before you even start the spin. If you get a whole buch of wilds early on during the free spin bonus round, you will find yourself building up quite some amazing win.
The Smooth Criminal bonus is again, based on free spins and also, with loads of wild symbols being handed out by Michael. During the free spins, Michael appears, dancing around the screen. Whenever he does a kick move, it creates an entire reel of wild symbols. Sometimes he kicks out 2 or 3 wild stacks which can result in some massive wins.
We've heard that is is possible for him to kick the entire screen into a complete set of wilds - that would be quite something, but we've never seen it.