|Name:||Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway|
|Game Type:||Classic slot|
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|5 Bonus modes||Patience needed to trigger the bonus modes|
|2x Free Spins features|
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I’m sure you remember our ‘friendly hobbits’, eh sorry Ant & Dec from Idols and from ‘The UK’s Got Talent’ TV shows. The good news is that this time round our friendly Television duo teamed up in a Microgaming slots titled: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
It features 40 paylines, 5 reels and offers a non-progressive jackpot of 6,000 coins. It is based on the British Television show of the same name whom they produce and present. My initial take on the game is that it’s a flashy affair pretty much like the original TV show and it comes with a few sizzling bonus features (5) which I’ll discuss in a bit.
The slots can be played at all our leading Microgaming casinos on PC desktops and mobile phones for free or for real cash. All the features that appears in the TV show have been incorporated in the slots. The game’s main selling point to players aside from its cracking visuals is its ‘Get Out of Me Ear Free Spins‘ feature which offers you 20 free spins with Growing Wilds stacked up to 13 wilds high and Rolling Reels.
Paying icons that appear on the reels are toothbrushes, toilet paper, cars, stacks of cash, Ant & Dec, dog food and popcorn. The theoretical return to player percentage (RTP) of the slots is 96.4% or an edge to the house of 3.6%. The minimum wager per spin is 40 pence up to £60 making the game suitable to low, medium and high staked players.
Set the bankroll aside you wish to play with and stick to it. If your bankroll is £200 and your average stake per spin is £1 only increase it if you experienced a decent win.
I find that some of the Microgaming slots I’ve played pay better at different coin levels. I’m sure it can’t hurt to experiment a bit but keep it within the limits of your bankroll. High rollers can use the Max Spin button and there’s an Auto Play feature which comes in handy if you’re plan on playing for a long session.
The Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway logo is the wild symbol, it substitutes the other symbols on the reels except the scatter. During the free spins and base game the wild appears as stacked. Hit 5 wilds at the maximum bet per spin and you’ll win 600 coins.
Win The Ads Bonus
Just like the television show the ‘Wins The Ads‘ bonus carries a lot of weight. When 3 or more scatters appear any place across the reels it’s initiated, should 4 of them pitch you’ll win 10x your stake while 5 pays a neat 100x your wager.
Then there’s the ‘Super Computer Booster‘ which increases all the cash prizes or half of them on the board. Two additional sections can be added to the board plus you can land on spots that initiates one of four bonus features.
This is the ‘money’ section of the game dubbed the ‘Ant v Dec Free Spins‘ feature once triggered awards you 10 free spins. Dec is stacked on reels 4 and 5 while Ant is stacked on reels 1 and 2. However, the Ant & Dec symbols turns into wilds for all the Ant and Dec symbols boosting wins by a hefty margin. It’s a re-triggerable free spins feature which awards up to 20 free spins.
The Get Out Of Me Ear Free Spins
Yup, there’s another free spins mode ‘The Get Out of Me Ear’ one which gives you 10 free spins in conjunction with Growing and Rolling Wilds. The moment the Rolling Reels feature kicks in you can win loads of winnings spins in quick succession. The Growing Wilds on the other hand is equally impressive where stacked wilds increase up to 13 times.
The End Show Bonus
Your job here is to match up the Ant & Dec’s correctly to be eligible for a cash prize (bonus multipliers).
The Best Bits Bonus mode
This is the last bonus mode of the lot. Here you must pick the best clips to win a cash prize, if you hit the ‘X’ the bonus mode ends and you will return to the main game.
Without further ado I think Microgaming’s Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway certainly has a lot going for it-just like the TV show it’s one big affair and it’s definitely not shy to pay. As a matter of fact you can win an incredible 17,500 times your stake!
It is not too heavy on the pocket too and hovers around the medium variance. Entertainment wise it’s a well-balanced slots with a slew of bonus features and a great addition to Microgaming’s already impressive game library.