ZZ Top were formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas, consisting of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard. The band have an iconic look, as both Gibbons and Hill have trademark long beards, while the band member with the name ‘Beard’ strangely doesn’t. Their energetic and dynamic performance translates perfectly into a casino online pokie, where the imagery and the sound create an immersive experience.
As you might expect, the ZZ Top pokie is big on features. These are themed around their most famous songs. You’ll win big by lining up guitars and images of band members on the reels. Add to this progressive jackpots, and you have an action-packed pokie. Here are the highlights:
At any time during the base game, you might be randomly entered into the ‘Just got Paid’ bonus feature. Here, you’ll be asked to pick from one of three symbols. Two will uncover an immediate credit win, while the other will open up entry into one of two other features.
The ‘Eliminator’ feature involves the famous ZZ Top car driving at speed across the reels, leaving a series of wilds in its wake. These wilds appear on reels two through five, giving you some big winning opportunities across many of the win lines.
The ‘VU Meter’ feature adds multipliers to the reels – either 2x, 3x or 5x. Ideally, you’ll receive a 5x multiplier directly after a large 5 in a row win.
To activate the wheel bonus feature, you’ll need to land bonus symbols on each of reels 2, 3 and 4. The excitement levels are high now, as the bonus wheel will spin, offering a variety of different prizes. Entry into other features can be won, instant credits can be yours, while entry into a further jackpot bonus wheel can be yours, too. When winning entry into the jackpot wheel, you’ll be guaranteed one of three progressive jackpots, which is a very nice place to be.
If the randomly awarded bonus features and the wheel aren’t enough, you’ve also got two free games features to get your teeth into.
The first of the features sees you awarded 8 spins, which come with ‘locking wilds’. Any time a wild lands, it will remain in place throughout the rest of the feature. As you move through each spin, there will be more and more wilds on the reels, with your biggest winning chances coming in the latter spins.
Entering the second free spins feature awards you with 10 spins initially. However, you’ll now enter a second screen where you’ll make picks of clothing to be awarded extra spins (or be awarded extra picks too). You could be awarded as many as 30 free spins in this feature, entitled ‘Sharp Dressed Man’.
ZZ Top plays out on the popular 5×3 reel set up, featuring a nice mix of band-related and classic slot symbols. The ZZ Top car acts as the wild symbol, substituting for any other apart from the bonus symbols, while the band logo and a ring also appear. Flaming sevens, dice and poker chips add a gambling feel to the game.
As you might expect, the ZZ Top slot doesn’t do things by halves. At the top of the cabinet you’ll find a rotating ZZ Top symbol, while the action plays out on the ALPHA Pro-Series V22/32 platform with 5.1 surround sound.
This leads to an all-round multi-media experience. You’ve got concert footage, the fantastic sound of the band and all of those bonus features each offering their own visuals and highlights. This isn’t a pokie you can ignore – you’ll spot it from a mile away!
Bally have come up with a big and bold pokie in ZZ Top. The imagery and the footage create a high level of energy, accompanied of course by the excellent soundtrack. The game play is just as good, with as much variety as you can get from a pokie. The bonus wheel is perhaps the standout feature, where you’ll never know exactly what you are going to get – with jackpots always looming large in the background. With randomly awarded features and free spins too, this pokie is up there with the greats!