Michael Jackson: King of Pop is the definitive Michael Jackson-themed slot on the net. Given the late pop star’s death, the lure of making a slot based on his biggest hits and showmanship was always appealing. Bally has taken on the task, and have not only dealt with bringing Michael Jackson to the slot world with utmost respect, they have also produced a five-reel, 25-line slot machine which is officially licensed, and features some of Jacko’s greatest hits, as well as 2,500-coin jackpot cash prize.
Look and feel
Michael Jackson: King of Pop is very tasteful, and Bally has chosen to use various aspects of his act as payable symbols on the reels of their slot. Michael Jackson’s infamous white glove, black hat, golden glasses, and moonwalking shoes are all present on the reels of this slot, as are various special icons which all recreate some iconic covers and poses from his star-studded career.
The King of Pop slot is made all the more authentic and faithful thanks to a rocking soundtrack, which includes such hits as Bad, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, and Smooth Criminal. Save for Thriller, this is the definitive Michael Jackson online slot experience.
Bally Tech have chosen to use a standard, unthematic wagering menu in this game. From this menu, players can select total bets of 0.40 per spin, up to $80 per spin. Paylines are fixed into place, and the fact that players don’t have to mess around with coin values or line bets means that they can get straight to spinning the reels of this game like the Smooth Criminals that they are.
The wild icon is easily identifiable as a diamond encrusted block of text in this slot. It is also one of the better-paying symbols in the game. Wilds can substitute for all other icons save for other special symbols. Two such symbols include the jackpot icon (the Dangerous cover), and the bonus icon (Michael in his trademark pose). Whilst jackpot symbols can deliver a top paying prize, the bonus icons can trigger a wheel bonus when they appear on or within one position of the centre line on the second, third and fourth reels.
Players will win instant cash, free spins, or a spin on the multiplier wheel with the bonus wheel. The two free game features it offers include Beat It bonuses (ten free spins with sticky wilds), and Smooth Criminal bonuses (five spins with alternating wild reels).
Two other types of wilds are also present in the Michael Jackson: King of Pop slot. Moonwalk Wilds can slide sideways across the reels, double the value of all wins in which they appear, and replace all other symbols (including bonus and jackpot icons). Stacked wilds are also present, and can substitute for all symbols, too.