Wed, Feb 27, 2:47am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:28pm
There is a series of live casino pokies themed around the original 1984 Ghostbusters movie. Triple Slime can be found both in live casinos and online. The casino version features 3 giant overlapping reels – which cover a double station setup. Online those wheels only appear when you trigger the bonus games. Like the other Ghostbusters pokies, the theme tune plays while you spin. You’ll also be treated to plenty of clips and special effects based on the original blockbuster.
The first thing you’ll notice about this Ghostbusters poker machine is the usual reel setup. Once you spin, you’ll also find wheel bonuses play an important role. There is a mini wheel feature, as well as the main bonus round – which involves picking ghosts. Here are the reason Ghostbusters Triple Slime is 3 times better than most pokies:
Instead of using square reels like most pokies, Ghostbusters uses a 3-4-5-4-3 setup – giving the reels a diamond shape. At the same time the all-ways winning system is used. This means you need matching symbols on 3 or more consecutive reels to win.
The ‘Xtra’ part involves wins from both directions. You can have 3+ symbols on consecutive reels from either the right or the left. You only get one prize for 5 of a kind! This system means that there are 720 ways to win every spin. 720 coins are not needed to spin the reels – you can do this for 50c and up in multiples of this.
Unlike on some of IGT’s Ghostbusters pokies, Slimer does not ‘host’ the game (until you get to the main feature). He does have a symbol – and will come to life when he lands.
These symbols are scatters. They will trigger a mini-bonus when you get 3 or more anywhere in view. What happens is that a mini bonus wheel will emerge from the green slime. You don’t need to do anything – they will spin automatically, starting on the left.
As you move from left to right, the wheels have progressively bigger prizes. When all of them (up to 5) have finished spinning, your total is multiplied by your line bet.
To trigger the main wheel bonus, you need 3 special bonus symbols, which show the white ghost in a stop sign logo. You’ll see a sequence from the movie, and then your screen gets filled with ghosts that look like different variations of Slimer. You get to pick these, each one giving you a spin of the wheels.
Those wheels are colour coded, with yellow, blue and red wheels available. Red (the biggest) gives you a win multiplier of the coin wins you collected from the others.
Wild symbols become extra useful on all-ways pokies. On this one they only appear on the middle 3 reels – though are sometimes in pairs or threes. They show the legendary giant marshmallow man, with a fiery background.
Logo symbols have the single biggest line prize, with the characters from the movie following these. Like on the original Ghostbusters pokies, there are no filler symbols. The smaller wins come from busting gear and the famous long car.
Special effects make this pokie a must see. There are brilliant electricity / plasma type effects when you trigger the main bonus. Those Slimer characters make for an entertaining picks round too. The live version of this pokie looks imposing, with huge wheels and a big shared screen for effects between the two seats with their own screens for reels.
Clips, the theme song and special effects will all be instantly familiar to those old enough to remember the original movie.
IGT have created a follow up to the original Ghostbusters which has a completely different look and feel. What is does retain is the high energy and slapstick humour taken from the movie. The familiar characters feature as higher paying symbols, as well as in entertaining clips. There is no free spins bonus in this title, which might surprise some players. Instead you get two different wheel games, with the main bonus involving picks giving you the chance of a huge (even jackpot) win!