Sat, Sep 15, 2:44am by Charlotte Lee
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:36pm
B-Movie Bonus Games and Entertaining Innuendo
Sci-fi B-movies provide rick pickings for the poker machine designers at Aristocrat. Elvira, the host of this spectacular game brings some star quality to the theme. Actress Cassandra Peterson has hosted b-movie nights on US TV for decades, as well as staring in movies herself. Her sharp whit and references to her boobs are in evidence throughout this game. This is the only pokie I know of where the hostess encourages players walking past to give it a spin. With huge reels, and multiple bonus features, you’ll have plenty to keep you engaged once you do decide to play.
How Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Will Keep You Entertained
Full sized clips of Elvira are the hallmark of this game. She is a very active host, and will pop up whenever you hit a big win – or any of the following bonus features:
You’ll need the standard 3 bonus symbols to trigger a feature. These are green, and simply say ‘bonus’ on them. You need 2 regular ones, then one special which specifies the game you will play.
There are 3 bonuses, one is a picks game, one involves bonus wheels and the final one free spins in a unique setting.
After Elvira appears making one of several sharp jokes, the regular reels disappear. These are replaced by a stack of older TV sets. Each one has the title of a b-movie on it. Think, ‘Santa vs the Martians’ and ‘Werewolf in Washington’.
You’ll see a clip from these movies before each TV comes into play. These do vary, keeping the Elvira Mistress of the Dark pokie interesting after multiple bonuses.
Each TV shows a picks game. You’ll win cash prizes, and ideally hit one with ‘advance’ on it. Here some zombie arms pop up and pull down the bottom TV, bringing the next one into play. You keep picking, trying to avoid prizes which have the ‘collect’ message on them.
If you get all the way to the top, the final TV gives you a multiplier (up to 5x) on all the prizes you collected on the way.
Mistress of the Dark slot features more than an ordinary free spins bonus! Instead of using the regular reels, you’ll get a set of eyeballs, in an interlocking offset pattern. Each one spin individually, and wins come from fruits (including melons for more innuendo opportunities). There are wild multipliers in play, which can boost your wins.
You get 8 spins, though things can get much better. Elvira appears, and announces (with a joke) extra jugs of eyes. It is possible to get 4 sets, covering the entire curved screen.
Here you will see Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark dancing, with two spinning reels covering her boobs. One has cash prizes, and the other a multiplier. The best outcome from this bonus game is to get 1000 credits with a 7x multiplier.
In addition to the 3 main features, there are two random features which increase your winning potential. One involves the reels expanding upwards to twice their usual size. As in the other bonuses, you’ll see your host appear and announce this before it happens.
The other random feature involves oversized ‘bigger me’ symbols, which take up a 3×3 space on the reel. These can be stacked, though you’ll need to line them up with matching symbols or wilds to trigger a win.
You’ll win by matching symbols from either the left or the right in this game. Individual line hits are smaller. This pokie relies on stacked symbols and wilds to pay out the larger amounts. It is possible to get the entire huge setup covered in a single symbol.
Bigger wins will come from the Elvira symbols. They have different coloured backgrounds and show your host in different poses. Wild symbols appear frequently, connecting symbols across the 6 reels.
It is the whit and sharp tongue of Elvira which really brings this gambling machine to life. The giant curved screen makes her an imposing figure – and that humour shines through. The animations for both the eyeball and TV screens bonuses are spectacular. I like the way the clips change for each bonus on the TV screens.
There are some solid game-play reasons to check this game out too. With random features, 3 bonus games and a huge reel setup, there is plenty of potential to hit those bigger wins.