Tue, May 14, 2:50am by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:24pm
Wacky Races was a TV cartoon produced by Hanna Barbera in the late 1960’s. Only 17 episodes were made, though they remain popular to this day. These featured characters such as Dick Dastardly and his dog Mutley – along with Penelope Pitstop. The crazy car chase scenes are bought to live in this immersive new Bally pokie.
You can play this pokie online, though for the best experience I recommend the big screen of the live version. There are 5 different bonus features, along with on-reel random features. The main features start with a classic Wacky Races car chase – which determines which bonus feature you will win. Here are the highlights:
You need a special logo symbol on each of reels 1, 3 and 5 to start the main bonus. First, you see a top down view of a race-track, along with 5 cars of different sizes and designs. You’ll hear a voice over offering extra free spins if the ‘dynamic Duo’ wins.
Each race ends in a photo finish, though one car will be shown to win in the replay. The winning car determines which of the 5 bonus games you win.
Here are the different options:
These bonus games are all entertaining, and feature intro sequences and characters from the cartoons.
There are more features, which occur at random while you spin. These all add wild symbols to the reels in different ways. Sometimes you’ll get enough extra wilds to see the big win message appear!
Dastardly and Mutley can appear in a plane, flying over the reels and literally shooting wilds into place. You might also find Mutley exploding a cartoon-style bomb for extra wilds. My favourite is where Dick Dastardly drops a rock off of a cliff above the reels, creating one or more completely wild reels.
Bally has done a brilliant job of bringing this iconic cartoon to the casino floor. If you ever watched it, memories and laughs will come flooding back. If you did not, then the characters are easy to follow – and make for a hugely entertaining game.
If you are playing the online version, the view is a little small – this game works best on the big screen of the live casino version. The race is a fun way of selecting your bonus, and there are clips and characters before and after each of the 5 games.
A brilliantly put together pokie. Wacky Races recreates the mayhem and varied characters of the original cartoon – and is up there with the most entertaining casino pokies as a result. There is a serious side, plenty of ways to get extra wilds, win big jackpots and enjoy unique free spins bonus games. I’d rate this game as a must-play, especially if you remember the original cartoons!