Michael Jackson King of Pop Slot
Michael Jackson King of Pop is a 5-reel, fixed 25-pay line online slot from Bally Technologies. The release of this online slot is likely to thrill both slots fans and Michael Jackson fans from all corners of the globe. This is actually an online version of a video slots game that's been available in real world casinos for a number of years.
You should need no introduction to Michael Jackson. Initially a child singing star, Michael fronted 'The Jackson 5', a group made up of Michael and his four brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon. They had numerous hits including "I Want You Back" and "Rockin' Robin". Michael had plenty of solo hits too and became far more successful as a solo artist than a member of the group. He left in 1983 and became – arguably – the biggest pop star in the world. He was never short of notoriety, but his life came to an unfortunate conclusion in 2009 when he died as a result of the effects of medication prescribed to him by his physician.
This Bally slot celebrates all that made Michael Jackson the king of pop, and the symbols are all Jackson-related, including his famous silver glove. Added to the reels are playing card values nine through to ace. There are twenty-five possible pay lines, but that's a fixed number. You pay per spin rather than per line, from 0.40 to 80.00. When you're ready to blame it on the boogie, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout is achieved by landing three nines, tens or jacks – that wins you five coins (one coin is one fortieth of your total bet). The jackpot in normal play is 2,500x, and that is won by landing five jackpot symbols on one of the pay lines.
A silver-spangled wild symbol is wild in this game. It substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatters.
During any base game, there is a chance that between two and five random 'Moonwalk Wilds' will appear anywhere on reels two to five. These wilds substitute for all symbols except for the bonus and jackpot symbols. If a bonus symbol or a jackpot symbol would land in a space where a 'Moonwalk Wild' appears, it counts double – both as a 'Moonwalk Wild' and itself. One or more 'Moonwalk Wilds' in a winning combination on an active pay line doubles your pay-out.
Also during basic play there is the chance that two reels will become wild. Such wilds substitute for all symbols aside from the bonus and jackpot symbols.
If you land a bonus symbol either on the centre line or one place above or below it on the middle three reels then this initiates the wheel bonus game. You get to spin the bonus wheel once, and you can win free games or credits. You can also win a spin on the multiplier wheel, which multiples your credit win.
You may be awarded ten 'Beat It' free games. During these games any wild that appears on the reels becomes a sticky wild. Bonus and Jackpot symbols are not available during your freebies. Different reels are used during your free spins, and wilds only appear on reels two to five.
You can also win 'Smooth Criminal' free games. For each spin, either one or two of the reels is completely wild. Again, Bonus and Jackpot symbols are not available, and different reels are used.
Michael Jackson was the self-proclaimed 'King of Pop', but is 'Michael Jackson King of Pop' the 'King of Slots'? We'd have to say no, but that shouldn't you put you off playing what is a very decent online slots games with plenty of features. You don't even have to be a Michael Jackson fan to enjoy a few spins on a slot that's a bit of a 'Thriller'.