Sat, Sep 15, 2:58am by Charlotte Lee
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:36pm
A Movie Tie-in Pokie with Multiple Bonus Games
Dumb and Dumber is one of many full-on multimedia movie tie-ins from Aristocrat. The setup is impressive. There are 3 bonus wheels, two screens and plenty of clips from the 1994 film. This stared Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in a comedy escapade. The plot seems unlikely on paper – involving a chase from the US east coast to Aspen in a dog grooming van. With epic performances from the stars, this movie went on to gross almost $250 million in at the box office. The Dumb & Dumber pokie will appeal to fans of the film, though is entertaining enough for all to enjoy.
Entertaining Features and Solid Game-Play:
You can’t miss this pokie on the casino floor, here are the key reasons you’d be ‘dumb’ to pass it by:
To take a shot at the main wheel bonuses on the Dumb & Dumber online slots, you’ll need to land the iconic dog van on reels 1, 3 and 5. You then see a map of the US, and the van grows and falls onto the reels before speeding off. You then tap to spin the main wheel.
There are cash prizes on this wheel, which get multiplied depending on how much you bet. The main draw is the 3 themed bonus rounds – which fans of the movie will be familiar with.
Here the symbols change and get a wooden background. The line wins are the same as in the base game – though different pictures are shown.
After each of your 5 free spins, snowballs start to hit the reels. These look as if they are being thrown from in front of the pokie. Each one will turn a symbol wild. Depending on where they land, and whether there are any other wilds already on the reels, you could be looking at multiple 5 of a kind wins.
This is a picks game, based on the scene where the assassin tries to poison the heroes. The screen fills with burgers, and you need to tap them in turn.
Some burgers will simply reveal cash prizes. Others add multipliers, which will apply to your total win. You need to avoid burgers with a poison bottle behind them. After you pick 3 of these, your wins are added up (and multiplied if you got the special burgers) and your prize is awarded.
You’ll see the early scene where Jim Carey falls in love with his client while driving a limo. Then get to spin the two smaller side wheels.
On the left, the wheel gives you either cash prizes, or one of three progressive jackpots. The right-hand wheel then adds a multiplier to this prize.
This is not the only way you can spin the jackpot wheel. If you get 5 special jackpot symbols in the base game, you’ll also get a shot at this wheel game.
After any spin, two giant sauce bottles can appear in front of the reels. These will each squirt wild symbols onto the reels. Better still, they then cover all of reels 2 and 4 in sauce – in an entertaining animation. The reels then spin as usual with all the wilds in place. With a few of the regular wild symbols, you could be looking at some bigger wins.
With so many bonus games, it is easy to forget that Aristocrat’s Dumb and Dumber has a solid base game behind it. The reel setup is unusual. There are 3 rows of symbols on reels 1 and 5 – and 4 rows on reels 2, 3 and 4. You’ll spin for just 50c, and multipliers of this up to $2.50c.
Both main characters are wild, replacing other regular symbols – though not the bonus symbols. The other characters also feature, along with a lot of filler symbols which make reference to the game. During the free spins, these symbols will change to those themed on the Aspen scenes.
The Dumb & Dumber free pokie has gone all-in on the movie. Not only are the bonus games themed on specific scenes and the symbols all references to the movie – you’ll get plenty of clips too. These happen before each bonus game. They are entertaining, though short enough not to get in the way of the game-play.
With 2 screens and 3 mechanical wheels, this pokie certainly stands out on the floor of any casino!
While the bonus games are well produced, my favourite animation is where the giant ketchup and mustard bottles appear over the reels. The part where these sauces ooze down the reels is excellent!
This poker machine shows Aristocrat at their best. It combines a very entertaining theme with plenty of action and a solid base game. With 3 main bonus features to enjoy, there is plenty to keep your interest high. Those extra wilds (especially when combined with the regular ones), can give you some big line hits.
Add to this the shot at progressive jackpots, and the random feature with the sauce bottles – and you have a pokie which is not to be missed!