The undisputed King of Pop, there is not a pop music fan alive who has not heard of Michael Jackson. His music had an immense influence over the whole genre and even those who don’t enjoy his songs can admire his work. Due the superstar’s popularity, Bally Technologies has immortalised Jackson in a dedicated slot game.Michael Jackson King of Pop has five reels and 25 paylines. There are five bonus features within the game, which entertains players as well as boosting chances of big wins.
Symbols include a portrait of the man himself, his iconic hat, gloves, sunglasses and diamond studded shoes. Lower value symbols take the form of the traditional high card values. As you’d expect from a slot based on the King of Pop, the soundtrack is spectacular. Hits featured include Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana and Bad.
U-Spin Platinum Bonus
Bally Technologies’ trademark U-Spin wheel makes an appearance in this slot. This feature is activated when players land three of the corresponding symbols on reels two, three and four. Players are awarded either free credits or a shot at one of two bonus games.
Smooth Criminal Bonus
The first of these bonus games is called Smooth Criminal. In it you’ll be given five free spins, during which one reel will become entirely wild. This hugely increases the number of winning combinations that can be achieved. At the end of the round you’ll be treated to an excerpt of the music video for the hit single, as your winnings are detailed on the screen.
Beat It Bonus
The other bonus game is named after another of the singer’s most famous songs, this time Beat It. This is the bonus you should be holding out for when you spin the wheel. Land the wheel on this game and you’ll be awarded 10 free spins. Michael Jackson will appear on screen randomly throughout the games to activate the locking wilds feature. This allows you to spin again with the wild symbol locked in position, adding to the excitement of the game as well as your winnings.
The U-Spin wheel can also trigger the Pile-Up bonus. Here you’ll be presented with another smaller wheel to spin that will award you a multiplier of between two and 10, boosting your initial winnings sometimes quite substantially.
There is nothing not to like about this slot. Not only does it have loads to offer – we haven’t even mentioned the two extra wild features – it also doesn’t fail to entertain. A cracking soundtrack and great graphics combine with the exciting and fast paced game play to make this a real Thriller.