Tue, Jul 17, 2:36am by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:41pm
A Multimedia Live Pokie with Progressive Jackpots
My Cousin Vinny is a classic comedy movie, which was a box office smash back in 1992. This starred Joe Pesci, Ralf Macchio and Marisa Tomi. The unlikely plot involved New Yorkers being falsely accused of murder in rural Alabama. Vinny was a rookie lawyer, who tries to get them cleared.
Aristocrat have made a multimedia spectacular pokie based on this movie. It is housed in one of their ‘Arc’ cabinets. This towers above the player, using a giant curved screen. You’ll find plenty of clips from the movie as you play. There are jackpots themed on the characters, and a wheel bonus game where you can win these giant prizes.
4 Reasons to Spin on My Cousin Vinny
The big draw of this poker machine is the graphics and southern blues soundtrack. There are also some solid game-play reasons to take it for a spin:
Unusually for a multimedia pokie, there are no random features and no free spins games. Instead, your big win potential comes via a huge wheel. This is electronic and covers the entire screen. To make up for the lack of other bonus features, you will trigger this wheel game more frequently than on many gambling machines.
To spin the wheel, you need special wheel bonus symbols, one on reel 1 and the other on reel 5. You’ll see scenes from rural Alabama first. Pigs and chickens move over the screen, while the giant wheel appears.
One segment will catch your eye. This is white and says ‘Grand’. If you hit this one, you’ll win a 6-figure progressive.
Most of the other segments are cash wins. Note that these are based on one credit per line. Your pay out will be multiplied if you are betting multiples of the 75c base cost. There are character segments on this wheel too. Those get you the smaller jackpots which are based on the different characters from the movie.
When you see the reels, these look huge. This is more design than additional rows, the reels are a regular 5 reels each with 4 rows setup. You’ll spin for 75c and multiples of this up to $3.75c. This gets you the 50 win-lines, and entry into the bonus feature.
If you want to win the biggest jackpot (the Grand), you will need to spin for a minimum of $1.50c each time. Smaller jackpots are available at any spin cost.
Your biggest prizes will come from lining up the main characters on the reels. Each one is 2 symbols tall, they come in stacks (long strips) on the reels – and having a character covering one or more entire reels is common. Logo wild symbols will link these together at times.
Smaller wins come from items associated with the movie. There is the classic red car, a sheriff’s badge, a bowl of grits and a barbeque sign in the shape of a pig. It is always nice to see an Aristocrat pokie which does not resort to using the playing card filler symbols.
The way that Aristocrat have seamlessly tied clips of the movie and the characters into the game-play is impressive. I really enjoyed the chilled Southern blues soundtrack which plays while you spin. Being housed in a huge arc cabinet gives this slot an immersive feel. At the top of the curved screen, you’ll see the big jackpot prizes. A space below this is where the clips take place, and the sheer sized of the reels is also impressive.
Animations include the characters boosting the jackpots, and those pigs and chickens which appear when you trigger the bonus feature.
If you are a fan of the movie, this pokie will be an enjoyable pick. As usual with Aristocrat movie tie-in games, the theme is beautifully produced. While the game play is not as complex as some pokies, the wheel spin bonus does appear regularly. Most of the time, you’ll simply win cash. You will also have the opportunity to win a jackpot – including that impressive 6-figure Grand prize.