An online slot version of Michael Jackson King of Pop was just released May 25, 2016 by Bally Technologies. This enormously popular machine slot is now available from any mobile device or desktop with an internet connection. Michael Jackson King of Pop borrows the star power of the most popular pop icon in music history. Everything from the diamond studded slot symbols to the Jackson stamped Bonus Features reflects the essence of this legendary performer. In terms of slot design, Bally’s trademark Stacked Wild and Double Wild are combined with Scatter symbols allowing them to work either way as seen in other Bally slots such as Titanic. Michael Jackson King of Pop also offers Free Spins and a shot at a big Jackpot win!
Moonwalk Your Way to Fortune if Not Fame
Michael Jackson King of pop is a 3-row, 5-reel, 25-fixed payline online slot set against a stage with an animated Michael Jackson that pops out to perform during gameplay. Some of the pop star’s most famous hits are featured such as “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Bad,” “Dirty Diana,” and “Smooth Criminal.” Michael Jackson fans are sure to love this online slot for the music alone.
Total Bet, Balance, and Win boxes are clearly lined up in a row along the bottom of the slot screen for easy tracking of cash flow during gameplay. Michael Jackson King of Pop’s betting options are simple. Select a Cash Bet ranging from 40p-£80 at the online casino LeoVegas, then press spin to set the reels in motion. Or, simply select one of 5 Auto play options to set the reels to automatically spin 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 times. Bally slots tend to have limited Auto play options when compared to other slots such as those designed by Yggdrasil which often offer a range of 10-infinity spins with advanced options.
Michael Jackson King of Pop has 19 symbols with 9 special symbols and 10 regular symbols. 3 core special symbols include a diamond studded Wild, Jackpot Scatter and Bonus Scatter. These 3 can act as Double or Stacked Wilds: Double Wild, Double Jackpot Wild, Double Bonus Wild, Stacked Wild, Stacked Jackpot Wild and Stacked Bonus Wild. Regular symbols listed in order of highest to lowest value include Jackson’s Diamond Studded Glove, Hat, Aviator Sunglasses, Diamond Studded Shoes, Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 and 9.
Michael Jackson King of Pop’s pays listed in the paytable are fixed despite changes in Total Bet. The highest paying symbol is the Jackpot Scatter (including its Double/Stacked Wild version) with a pay of (x2500, x500, x50, x2). Michael Jackson King of Pop’s gameplay is left to right, so get 2+ Jackpot Scatters or 3+ of the others starting from reel 1 to win.
Michael Jackson King of Pop Bonus Features
Wheel Bonus: 1 Bonus Scatter symbol on row 2 of reels 2-4 triggers the Wheel Bonus round. Spin the wheel to win Free Games, Credits, or Credits with a Multiplier Wheel Spin. This Michael Jackson King of Pop Feature is not available during Free Spins only showing up during base gameplay.
Jackpot: Get 5 Jackpot Scatter symbols for a win of x2.500! Like Bonus Scatters, Jackpot Scatters only appear during base gameplay and never during Free Spins.
Stacked Wilds: Up to 2 reels can turn completely Wild randomly on any spin with the appearance of a Stacked Wild, Stacked Wild Bonus, and Stacked Wild Jackpot symbol. Stacked Wild Jackpot and Bonus symbols act as both Wild and Jackpot/Bonus special symbols simultaneously.
Moonwalk Wilds: These Wilds include the Double Wild, Double Wild Bonus and Double Wild Jackpot symbols. Anywhere from 2-5 Moonwalk Wilds can randomly appear on reels 2-5 on a spin. If part of a winning combo, the pay is doubled. The Double Wild Jackpot / Bonus symbols act as both a Wild and a Jackpot or Bonus symbol simultaneously.
Beat it Free Games: Free Game is Michael Jackson King of Pop’s term for Free Spins. These spins are played out on a different animated game screen featuring a young Michael Jackson performing his hit song “Beat It.” Beat it Free Games awards 10 Free Spins that give the added bonus of allowing any Wilds that turn up to stay in place for the remaining Free Spins.
Smooth Criminal Free Games: Also played out on a different game screen featuring a Michael Jackson in a white suit, Smooth Criminal Free Games awards 5 Free Spins featuring reels that turn completely Wild alternately with each spin. Reel 5 turns Wild for the 1st Free Spin, reel 4 turns Wild for the 2nd, reels 3 & 4 turn Wild on the 3rd Free Spin, reels 2 & 3 turn Wild on the 4th Free Spin, and the 1st & 2nd reels turn Wild on the 5th spin.
Summary table Michael Jackson King of Pop
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||May 2016|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||Unknown|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average|
|Features (?)||Free spins, Bonus Wheel, Wilds and Multipliers|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 25|
|Coin value||£0.40 up to £80|
|Max. prize||2.500x your bet|
Go Platinum With Jackson
Michael Jackson King of Pop has the music, Jackson moves and Bonus Features to compete with other excellent slots fueled by star power such as NetEnt’s Guns N’ Roses and Jimi Hendrix. The use of Wilds across its Bonus Features ensures that gameplay will be engaging with relatively frequent wins. It is likely that fans of the machine version will appreciate not having to go to a casino to play their favorite slot. Hopefully, the absence of the 1.000.000 progressive Top Jackpot won’t deter these fans from enjoying Michael Jackson King of Pop at home.
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