Tue, May 14, 4:00am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:24pm
There are now two different Titanic pokies. The original was a big success. It is available both live and online. Bally have now produced a 2nd version called ‘Titanic: Heart of the Ocean’. This has updated graphics and brand-new bonus games. Both games are covered below, with the newer one taking priority.
You’ll enjoy scenes from the film, themed bonus games and the familiar soundtrack while you spin. Both of these pokies have a Titanic sized progressive jackpot – though this is won in different ways. Here are the key factors to keep in mind before you set sail:
On the newer game you trigger the main bonus by getting 3 ship’s wheel symbols on the middle reels. This takes you to the control wheel of an ocean liner, which is made of brass. This spins like any other pokie bonus wheel. When it stops, you’ll get a cash award, or the Golden Locket free spins bonus.
You get 10 free spins, with locking multiplier wilds possible on the middle reel. This pokie uses a 3-4-5-4-3 reels setup – so there are 5 rows to collect these special wild symbols on. Each time a wild hits, it will lock in place, with the win multiplier growing on each subsequent spin. The maximum is 5x, which applies to all wins going through it.
Stacked Symbols on the reels mean covering all 5 reels with the same symbol is possible.
Blue heart-shaped gems trigger the 2nd main bonus feature on the new Titanic pokie. The regular symbols now disappear, with only diamond necklaces and the blue hearts on the reels. You get 4 spins, and each heart you collect fills a meter above the reels. As you fill with hearts, the amount you win (based on your spin amount) goes up and up.
If you get a full stack of hearts during play, then one more spin is added to your total.
Progressives are available directly from the reels in the latest game. Note that you need to bet maximum credits to be in with a shot at this. Special symbols which show a heart-shaped rose can be seen. If you get 12+ on a single spin (and bet max) you will win the biggest prize.
For the original Titanic pokies, you get the chance of different ‘classes’ of ticket before you spin. To be in with a chance of the big one, you need to book a ‘first class’ ticket. This is a 5c denomination bet over the 40 win-lines.
While the new Titanic pokie has a diamond shaped reel setup, the original uses a regular square shape. Both games use stacked symbols, which balance out the smaller individual wins. While there are a lot of individual characters on the reels of the original game – they come in pairs for the new one.
All the symbols are on-theme. While the characters pay best, there is also a picture of the ship, room key, violin and pocket watch on the reels. On the original game, wilds can be added to the reels at random (including stacks) in the base game and bonus rounds.
When you see the Titanic Pokie on the casino floor, you’ll notice this is not a small cabinet. While I would not call it Titanic, it is certainly big enough to catch your eye! The feeling of playing is immersive. Classical music, or the tune to a well-known Celine Dion track will play while you spin. Water effects look amazing between the bonus games, and you’ll have plenty of short clips and sound effects from the film too.
The original version also looks fantastic. This is given sepia tones, bringing the history aspects to life while you spin.
These pokies have been big hits in live casinos – and I am happy to report that one of them has already made it online. If you enjoyed the film, then I’d rate both as must-plays. There is a lot of variety in the bonus features, with free spins, cash awards, random wilds and picks games all coming into play at different points. If you want to be in with a shot at the big progressive jackpot, make sure that you bet the right amount.