Back in 1989, audiences fell in love with the most unlikely of hit movies: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. This buddy comedy featured Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as two high school slackers who travel through time in a phone booth in order to meet historical figures – all in an effort to complete a history presentation for school. The movie was surprisingly successful, spawning a sequel, cartoons, and video games. It’s also the inspiration for a surprisingly fun poker machine that can be found at Platinum Play Casino. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure pokie can be played for free, or with real money.
When we talk about the most entertaining and exciting poker machines in the industry, we’re usually talking about five-reel games with tons of paylines. That’s not what you’ll find with Bill & Ted’s, which is a classic three-reel game that offers just five different paylines. However, players do have some options for how much they want to bet on each payline, up to a maximum of $2 per line.
The object of this pokie is to match three of the same symbol across any of the active paylines. The symbols you’ll be matching are all taken from the film itself: historical figures like Napoleon, Genghis Khan and Abraham Lincoln make up the smaller prizes. Moving up the prize ladder you’ll find characters like future time-traveler Rufus (played by George Carlin), as well as Bill and Ted themselves.
The gigantic prizes, though, belong to two symbols. First, there’s the logo of the duo’s famous band from the movie: Wyld Stallyns. The band symbol not only offers a prize of 1,000 credits should you match three in a row, but also serves as a wild for any of the other basic symbols. There’s also the Excellent Adventure logo, which is the jackpot symbol in this pokie, earning you 2,000 credits when you match three in a row.
There are two bonus rounds that can be accessed during gameplay, both of which are as fun as any special feature you’d find on a five-reel game. The first of these is the Guitar Bonus, which can be activated randomly on any spin.
In the Guitar Bonus game, you’ll get to watch a guitar as lightning bolts flash on the guitar strings. Pressing your space bar will stop the lightning bolt, with your goal being to stop it on the “sweet spot.” As you do so, you’ll accumulate “Winspins,” which is the name given to free spins on this machine. Once you’ve collected all of your Winspins, you’ll be taken back to the main game screen to watch your free spins play out.
The other bonus round is known as Circuits of Time. This game is activated if you should hit three phone box symbols located anywhere on the reels. You’ll be taken into space where you’ll fly around and shoot planets to earn both Winspins and potentially multipliers that will increase your winnings on each free spin. Once this game is done, you’ll go back to the reels and watch your free spins play out before you collect your winnings.
As you might be able to tell, this pokie features bonus rounds that actually have a small skill component. If that worries you, we have two pieces of good news: first, these games are very easy, and don’t require too much effort in order to get the most you can out of them. However, we do understand that some players do not have the ability to play these sorts of games, while others might get nervous or distracted and fail to get the most out of them. That’s why the machine is kind enough to offer an auto-play feature on both of these games, so that you can get a good result even without having to test your ability to play them.
It’s rare that a pokie can do a great job of combining some very old-fashioned features with the best in modern gameplay. But Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure does just that…and what else would you expect from a game with a time traveling theme? The bonus games are a lot of fun, and the three-reel gameplay is a nice throwback to the classic slots that used to be found everywhere before five-reel pokies took over.
This machine is one that will obviously appeal to fans of the Bill & Ted movies, but there should also be plenty here to entertain your average pokies player as well. If you enjoy a well-made game with fun bonuses and an entertaining theme, we recommend giving this machine a try at www.PlatinumPlay.com!
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