Anyone who grew up in the 1980s will be excited by the prospect of the new Gremlins themed slot game from WMS. For those unfamiliar with the source material, Gremlins is a cult movie classic starring a cute little Mogwai named Gizmo. Gizmo’s new owner Billy is given explicit instructions not to get him wet, to keep him away from bright lights and not to feed him after midnight. However, these rules are broken, spawning more Mogwai, which then turn into little green monsters of dangerous mischief known as Gremlins. Over 30 years after its release, Gremlins remains a popular classic.
The enduring quality of Gremlins inspired Chicago-based developers WMS to launch a video slot based on the film. Here you’ll find the main characters - teenager Billy and his girlfriend Kate, Gizmo and Spike (the leader of the evil Gremlins). Other symbols include toys, a car, poker symbols and Gizmo’s box.
Gremlins is a five-reel, 20 payline slot and comes with two play modes – Gizmo and Gremlins. You can change between the two modes at any time. If you choose the Gremlins mode then you can play for the game’s progressive jackpot, which can be a pretty staggering amount. There are a total of six bonus rounds in the Gremlins slot, split between the two play modes.
Gizmo Mode Bonus Rounds
Firstly, the Gizmo mode comes with multiplier wilds, which means winning combinations made using a wild can pay out up to 20x the regular amount. There is also a free spins round that is triggered when you land three or more bonus symbols on the reels. You’ll receive up to eight free spins and a clock will appear on the screen telling you when the round begins. The free spins round ends when the clock reaches midnight.
Gremlins Mode Bonus Rounds
One of the most interesting bonuses in this game is the Wild Placement Feature. When this is activated you’ll see two gremlins appear on the reels, taking off the wild symbols as they spin past. When the reels stop the gremlins will throw all the wilds back onto the reels, replacing the symbols that had landed in their place and significantly increasing the chances of creating a winning combination. Secondly, you have the Lightning Multiplier Feature where lightning will strike the reels to generate a random multiplier. There is also a Slam Multiplier Feature, which is randomly triggered during the base game and can boost winning by up to 10x. Finally, the Re-Spin Feature spins the reels again after the first spin has been evaluated for wins, effectively giving you a second chance to create a winning combination.
The Gremlins video slot will be well loved by fans of the movie. WMS has created an easy to play yet entertaining slot using clips from the film, 3D animations and a great soundtrack. The company has also ensured that Gremlins appeals to a wide range of players by providing two modes. Those who prefer to place smaller bets will enjoy the Gizmo mode while the stakes (and the winnings) are higher in the Gremlins mode. This is a fun game that’s worth checking out, especially for kids of the 80s.