Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Slot Review

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What is this mobile slot about?

Time to have a thriller, thriller night with the king of pop himself in this Michael Jackson mobile slot.

Coming off the success of the Titanic slot, Bally games are on a roll as they bring a far more relevant, but no less nostalgic, game to our screens.

Technically, the full title is ‘The Michael Jackson King of Pop slot” but to be honest, that’s a bigger mouthful than we are willing to write every few sentences.

Especially as it won’t matter anyway. Those beats start playing the moment you press spin, and with spattering of the man’s most famous songs and videos, anyone who has been through the 80s and 90s will smile in recollection.

Whether it was a first dance, prom, that memorable Halloween night, everyone smiles when listening to Bad, Smooth Criminal, or Billy Jean.

The many wilds of the Michael Jackson slot

First, there’s the moonwalk wilds, as Wacko Jacko will shimmy his way across the screen randomly and place anything from 2 to 5 wilds.

Then there’s ‘Bad’ Stacked wilds, or in this case badass, as you get up to 2 whole reels wilds across the screen.

Think this sounds entertaining? Good, because it is. And if we are honest, these and the cool graphics will represent about 80% of your gameplay.

Not to disastrous results though, Bally Tech has made this Michael Jackson slot game pure cool, and those wilds surprise you with 20x to 30x wins often enough that it will take a while to realise the lack of free spins games.

The not so glorious bonus wheel free spins

Get 3 Bonus symbols on screen and you trigger the bonus wheel.

With this Michael Jackson video slot,¬†you can win either 2 different types of free spins bonuses; one with sticky wilds and one with wild reels, and both are awesome. We’ve won enough to ‘beat it’ like it’s 1982.

The problem is that there are 20 possible places the wheel can land on, and only 4 of those places are the free spins. That’s only a 20% chance of winning anything decent.

The rest is basically instant cash, and much like the wilds in the base game, don’t bring much more than 20x your bet. They can bring more, but it’s rare.

If you stop to think about it long enough, it’s hugely frustrating.

Thank-fully, you get easily distracted

The thing is, the bonus feature doesn’t show up very often. So you only really get that ‘sinking disappointment’ every 150 spins or so.

The rest of the time you are rocking to some badass beats and watch out for some badass wilds, and every once in a while, pleasantly surprised by some free spins.

Just don’t wait up for them, and keep your budget tight, and you’ll be walking down memory lane with this Michael Jackson slot machine in no time.

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Mobile slot overview

Mobile Slot releasedMay 2016
Slot typeVideo Slot
Slot reels / paylines5 Reels / 25 Paylines
House edge3.99%
Slot volatilityLow/Medium
Min/Max bet0.40 / 80
Free spinsUp to 10 Free Spins / Sticky Wilds and Wild Reels
Bonus roundsRandom Wilds, Stacked Wilds, Bonus Wheel, Free Spins
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In-game bonus features

Moonwalk Wild: After any spin, Michael Jackson can moonwalk his way across the screen, dropping 2 to 5 wilds on screen, with a 2x multiplier attached no less.

Stacked Wilds: A clip from the music video 'Bad' suddenly pops up after any spin, which means that you know that up to 2 reels will turn fully wild.

We prefer it slightly to the moonwalk wilds, even though it's less consistent in giving you wins. Still, there's something about this Michael Jackson slot machine that makes each of these wilds exciting each time.

Bonus Wheel: Get three bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 and you'll trigger the wheel bonus. Here you spin a wheel where you can win:

  • Instant cash
  • Instant cash with the chance of a multiplier (from 2x to 10x)
  • Beat it free games: 10 free spins with all wilds remaining sticky on screen whenever they show up.
  • Smooth Criminal free games: 5 free spins, with the 1st spin reel 5 is wild, 2nd spin reel 4 and 5 are wild, 3rd spin reels 3 and 4 are wild, 4th spin reels 2 and 3 are wild, and finally 5th spin where reel 1 and 2 are wild.

Closing thoughts

A well crafted machine, you almost don't notice that you rarely see the free spins bonus games in this Michael Jackson mobile slot.

Still, it works great on Android, iPhone and iPads, and the tunes and video keep you spinning to the happy beat of the King of Pop.

You won't win yourself a fortune, unless you get lucky and catch those elusive free spins, but you'll still have fun.

Much like the music he created, it get stuck in your head, you smile through it all, but after a while you have a need for something a little more significant.

Rainbow Riches Pick n Mix slot anyone?

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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 3, 2016 - Rating 4

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