The black and white graphics make this kinda funky, I would take some spins just for it's uniqueness
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Appeals to fans of classic films||Not familiar with the movies that feature in the bonus modes.|
|High payout ratio (low volatility)|
|4 distinct bonus modes|
|Free spins, multipliers and wilds|
|Classic slots with a modern edge|
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IGT just pitched it newest slots release for the month of June 2016, Silent Movie. When I heard that the vendor was going to release a slots machine in this genre I was a bit apprehensive. Reason being, slots based on themes from the heyday of cinematography don’t do well with modern players. Any way who am I to complain. As the old saying goes: ‘Never judge a book by its cover’.
Powered by IGT, Silent Movie features 30 paylines and 5 reels. The slots is based on the ‘Gilded Age’ of black and white cinema. I’m happy to see that it features 4 free spins modes with multiplier wins of up to 3x, additional wilds and scatter wins with multipliers of up to 10 times. What more can I say, it looks like another iconic slots is in the making.
By way of payouts the slots return to player (RTP) pays out on average 96.5% to the player and boasts a 1,000 coin jackpot. So far so good. The icons that feature on the reels remain true to the theme of the game. You’ll see the chair of the movie director, cinema tickets and actors that features in classical movies of a bygone era. An innovative streak that IGT built into the slots is that it shows actual clips from the films.
Just like its predecessors, Silent Movie’s coin denomination is huge. Bets can be made from £$0.30 up to £$90 per spin. With a payout ratio of 96% it pays out on average 4 to 5 reels per spin. This is really not bad, remember we’re talking about IGT here. Normally its games are quite tight during the main game.
Despite a bunch of bonus rounds the only caveat I have is that the vendor scaled it down a bit. It doesn’t mean that Silent Movie is a slacker. On the contrary I find it to be a well-balanced slots.
Right off the bat the game has one free spins bonus game with four extra bonus rounds. A theater screens opens up where you must pick one of three ticket booths. A video clip gives you a brief overview of what the bonus feature is all about. Each feature (4 of them) can be re-triggered multiple times allowing you to win up to 250 free spins available.
The Four Features Are:
- Jekyll and Hyde.
- A Trip To The Moon
- A Muddy Romance
- Keystone Kops
Jekyll and Hyde: This bonus feature allows you to step into the mind of the diabolical Dr. Jekyll. The game is triggered when you hit 2 cinema tickets on reels 2 and 3 and when one Dr. Jekyll in conjunction with a Mr. Hyde symbol appears on the fourth reel. The round starts with 3 up to 6 free games with a multiplier win of 3x. Additional free spins can be won if you land more cinema tickets.
A Trip to the Moon Bonus: Here you’ll go on a swashbuckling adventure. It’s played when two cinema tickets bonus symbols land on reels 2 and 3 and when the ‘A Trip to the Moon’ bonus symbol pops up on reel 4. For your trouble you can win between 10 and 15 free spins. The free spin wins are boosted by extra wilds. More free spins can be won if you hit 3 or more bonus icons.
A Muddy Romance Bonus: It’s based on lady Mabel the leading actor who also happens to be a hopeless romantic. The bonus game is activated when 1 ‘A Muddy Romance’ icon appears on reel 4 with two cinema tickets on the second and third reels respectively. Between 6 and 12 free spins will be awarded each with its own scatter wins. More free spins can be won when 3 bonus symbols appear.
Keystone Kops Bonus: Of the lot this is the last bonus feature and also the most lucrative The coppers double the bonus multipliers. It’s triggered when 2 cinema tickets bonus icon show up on the second and 3 reels plus 1 Keystone Kops symbols on the 4 reel. You’ll get 10 free spins with a multiplier win of 2x to 5x. The buck doesn’t stop here. The multiplier of the last 5 free spins doubles all wins up to 10 times. When 3 movie ticket bonus symbols appear you’ll win an extra ten free spins.
Silent Movie is a nice addition to IGT’s current game portfolio. Truth be told the concept of the slots is good. Just a pity everything is stuffed into one bonus round. But, the good news is that each bonus game can be re-triggered resulting in more bonus features and hopefully huge wins. I might be jumping the gun but when it comes to the bonus modes shoot for the ‘Keystone Kops Bonus’. Ten free spins with a multiplier win of up to 10 times is not to be ignored.