Meet the Flintstones – again – in this upcoming new online slot from Playtech. Check out the promo slot video to see how the modern stone-age family fits into the online gaming world.
The Flintstones slot game? That’s right – Playtech have released the video preview of its new game about the prehistoric crew, and we’re going to look into every detail.
Expect this title to hit online casinos sometime in late August, 2016, perhaps early September.
Let’s just say that this video slots casino provider isn’t great at being specific about timelines. But, at least we get the video, which is a nice anticipation of things to come.
Especially when it comes with such an iconic theme.
First, a quick 2 minute video to give you a massive hit of nostalgia for simpler times.
And there’s nothing wrong with a little nostalgia; this casino game has it in spades.
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You’ll find all your favourite stone age characters – Barney, Betty, Wilma, and of course Fred himself.
If you’re not familiar with this cartoon (and if you’re not, we feel sorry for you), it’s basically a classic animated sitcom about a working-class husband and wife ,and their friends, jobs, and lives. The twist is that it is set in prehistoric times.
So instead of a golden retriever, Fred and Wilma have an enthusiastic, tail-wagging brontosaurus to greet them at the door. Instead of an electric vacuum cleaner, they use a baby mammoth (no electricity in the stone age, of course).
To be honest, it’s about time someone made an online slot game featuring the Flintstones and friends. This is, after all, one of the most popular animated series ever.
TV Guide once rated it the second greatest TV cartoon of all time, after the Simpsons.
The show’s first run was between 1960 and 1966, but it has had many different incarnations since then, including revivals of the cartoon and a couple of live action movies featuring John Goodman as Mr. Yabba Dabba Doo himself.
We didn’t say they were good, but you can’t deny that the appeal of this stone-age family continues even now, especially for a certain generation of players of mobile casinos.
In some ways, this looks like a pretty standard Playtech slot game.
So, what distinguishes it from all of the others out there, either in winning potential or enjoyability of game play?
Well, the winnability is hard to determine from the video. (Pretty much every shot features a win – surprise, surprise).
The gameplay, however, looks genuinely fun, especially if you remember watching the Flintstones on TV.
There seem to be plenty of bonuses and free games. There are, as they put it “3 exciting free games to choose”:
And whilst the free spins slot bonus games are usually the most exciting part of any slot game, we kinda like the look of the bowling game.
You need to get 3 bowling balls to activate this bonus game. You get to choose a bowling style and watch Fred knock down some pins (or not).
Looks like a strike gets you a 10x multiplier, but there’s no way of knowing how easy it is to get a strike, or even those free spins. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Gasp! There are people out there who have never seen the Flintstones? Yeah, we guess it’s true that some mobile slot players might be to young to remember this classic show.
Or maybe you were living under a rock between 1960 and 2000?
Either way, the game still looks fun, but not as fun as it would be if you had a nostalgic attachment to this stone-age group from Bedrock.
The colourful animations, bonuses, and bowling game should be pretty universally appealing, but there are a lot of iOS and Android slots that are fun for everyone.
We’re not sure how much this one will stand out from the crowd for non-fans.
Playtech is one of the largest suppliers of online casinos in the world and is well-known for producing a wide range of games which are regularly tested for fairness and randomness.
All Playtech mobile slot games feature the same user interface. So the great thing about playing a Playtech game is that you know exactly what you’re getting.
As far as the specifics of the Flintstones game though, we only know what we’ve seen in the video. Like many other Playtech slots, the Flintstones game will have 5 reels and 20 lines.
Playtech games normally let players choose the number of paylines and their wager per payline, though the betting range tend to increase rapidly, making it hard for some players to play strategically.
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Usually, they jump from 0.20, to 1, to 2 a spin and more, meaning you either stick to a low bet, or bet high quickly.
Chances are that if you regularly indulge in online slots, you’ve played a few Playtech games before in the past.
Based on the video, we’d say these are some of the slots that most closely resemble the format and feel we can expect from the Flintstones slot.
Which is a good sign; lots of bonus features, some great graphics, and an iconic theme.
Unfortunately, the 2-minute video we have just doesn’t give us enough information to say whether this game is a winner or a flop.
But, if we had to make a guess based on the video and Playtech’s reputation, we’d say it looks like a fun Playtech slot game with decent gameplay and a nice throwback to a show many of us remember from our childhood.
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