- Expect plenty of laughs on Playtech’s American Dad or IGT’s Family Guy
- Both these slots are fun and good to play but which comes out on top?
Just like legendary movies, many popular animated series have been reincarnated on casino reels.
Familiar characters, plenty of funny material, and great feature ideas give slot developers a lot of freedom to create attractive and appealing games they can almost be certain will succeed.
Two of the most popular slots from this group are Playtech’s American Dad and IGT’s Family Guy.
Graphics & sounds 5/5
If you know your Family Guy, there isn’t much we need to say about this game’s visual features. Reels are populated by familiar, well-liked characters such as Peter, Lois, Chris, Meg, sweet little Stevie, and Brian, one of the most epic dogs ever.
The original background tune is interrupted by some of the most memorable one-liners from the show, such as “It is amazing this is still legal.”
The developers really did a top notch job on this one.
In-game features 5/5
The Family Guy slot comes with 30 paylines and abounds in features. There is the World Bonus, triggered by three bonus symbols landing on the reels.
This will take you to the spinning globe, which will stop on one of tree features: The Drunken Clam, Chicken Fight, and Lois’ Hot Free Spins. Additionally, there are four Griffin family features adding wilds, multipliers, and extra World Bonus symbols. One thing is certain – Family Guy won’t let you get bored.
According to IGT’s specifications, the game has an return to player (RTP) that’s anywhere between 92% and 96%, which is somewhat odd. Usually, games have a fixed average returns unless they feature some skill-based elements, so it’s not quite clear where this discrepancy comes from.
If we were to split the difference, the RTP would be around 94%, which is certainly a bit on the lower side.
Winning potential 4.5/5
With Family Guy, the most you can hope to win on a single spin is 5,000 times your stake, which is quite generous.
Of course, with somewhat lower RTP, getting those big wins could prove to be a bit more expensive than expected.
Overall value 4.5/5
Family Guy is a highly entertaining and funny game that all players are bound to enjoy, especially fans of the series.
With so many original elements, you’ll feel like you’re watching an interactive episode of your favorite show, so as far as the entertainment value and graphics are concerned, this slot is a pure fiver.
However, low RTP must be taken into account as well, as this is the only sub-par feature of Family Guy.
Graphics & audio 5/5
Another highly entertaining game based on a popular animated series, Playtech’s American Dad features all the popular characters from the Smith family: Stan, Francine, Hayley, and Steve, as well as goldfish Klaus and Roger, the alien.
The original show soundtrack is there as well, combined with some pretty funny animations, so like Family Guy, American Dad delivers in this area.
In-game features 5/5
American Dad is a 40-payline slot with one main feature – Schmooblydong Wheel. However, the Wheel comes with many surprises, as you get three spins to select the character, the special feature, and the number of free spins.
There is Stacking Stan, Wheels and the Legman, Francine’s Holy Grail, and much more, with every feature bringing a different number of extra wilds, stacked high-paying symbols, etc.
The slot features an RTP of 96.01%, which puts it up there with most modern slots. It isn’t the highest paying casino game you’ll find, but this RTP means there’ll be plenty of small and medium wins along the way, keeping you afloat.
Winning potential 4/5
As with all 40-liners with stacked symbols, there are some potentially nice wins.
However, symbols are only stacked during certain bonus features, and with the maximum win of 250 coins for the full line of the highest paying symbol, the most you can win is 250 times your stake. This is quite decent, but certainly not shocking.
Our verdict & where to play
When everything is taken into account, we must give these two slots the unpopular tie. The decision which one to play will boil down to what show you prefer and whether you’re more interested in the RTP or the potential for big wins.
Want to try an online casino?
Choose an approved casino from our carefully selected list. VIEW CASINOS