With more bonus slot features than rum in a pirate ship, The Goonies mobile slot hits all the right nostalgic notes, including a very messy story.
The Goonies is probably one of the most beloved movies of grown-up kids of a certain age who lived through the 80s and 90s.
So if you’ve seen the film you’ll recognise every character, love watching the truffle shuffle (without thinking how cruel it is) and aww at seeing the monstrous face of Sloth on your screen.
In fact, The Goonies slot machine tries to cram so much of the movie into 5 reels and 20 paylines, you may be lost in a maze of characters, bonuses, and features, never quite getting to that Pirate treasure.
Blueprint Gaming love making slots with so many bonus feature we simply can’t write about them all in one Goonies slot review.
This one doesn’t do either, thanks mostly to the random bonus in the base game because there’s so many of them and you get some decent returns.
From wild reels to colossal symbols, to guaranteed big wins, the effects are great and the results can be as magical as the film itself.
You’d think that the fact you can win one of 6 bonus features, three of which are some blazing free spin rounds would be awesome right?
Yeah, it’s awesome alright… if you can win any of the awesome features. Because Blueprint Gaming are cruel, and once you’ve got your three scatters (not easy to get) you spin a wheel to win one of the bonuses.
You then get asked if you want to gamble that bonus game for a better one. And here’s the problem: we played for hours, and the only way to get to the top three most high paying bonuses is by trying that gamble feature – which gives you a 50% chance of losing any bonus in the first place.
Oh, sure, you get a little cash, but what you want is One-Eyed Willy’s Pirate Treasure! It’s a little torturous to play for real money, to be honest, and just frustrating when after so many hours and so much cash, you’ve yet to see the bigger bonuses.
Still, you get decent wins of 20x to 50x your bet most of the time, so it’s not a major disappointment. Just major frustration for what could have been a truly great Pirate slot machine.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 200|
|Free spins||3 Types of Free Spins Bonuses|
Wild Symbol: The wild is the dabloon and can be used on any of the 20 paylines in order to create a win.
Other wilds in the game include: Medallion Wild, Truffle Shuffle Wild, Mikey Wild, Colossal Wild, Super Sloth Wild, Goonie Wild and Inferno Wilds.
The One-Eyed Willy's Riches: These are random character features that can occur during any spin.
Lose into Win Spin: After any spin that didn't get a win, you might get either scythe or a cave collapse on the reels, which reset the symbols into a winning pattern.
Scatters and Bonuses: 3 Skull and crossbones pirate symbols will trigger a wheel of fortune bonus.
Here you spin to win one of the features below. However, once you win that feature you can gamble it to try and get the next one on the ladder, usually higher paying.
The gamble is a 50/50 wheel where you either win the next feature or just get a small cash prize.
Personally, we weren't massive fans of this movie when it first came out, so we don't get hit with the same nostalgic notes as we did when reviewing slot games like the Thundercats slot or The Mask by NextGen.
Still, you can't deny that if it's bonuses you want, The Goonies slot on mobile has more than we can count, and far more than you'll probably experience in any one mobile gaming session.
It certainly keeps things from getting boring, even if you can't help but get a little frustrated by the fact that the big bonuses are better hidden than a century-old treasure map.
If you love the movie it's certainly worth a spin, if you don't... it's still good fun, though be prepared to walk away without feeling wholly satisfied.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 13, 2018 - Rating