This third game in Scientific Games’ series of Bally slots themed around late pop icon Michael Jackson uses the Alpha Pro Wave with Digital Wheel cabinet for a collection of bonus events and a wheel spin featuring video clips and audio of many of the star’s biggest hits.
The base 30-line game includes mystery events that add wild symbols and credit awards. One awards an instant Major Mystery Jackpot or Minor Mystery Jackpot. The mystery jackpots range from 100 to 800 times the bet per line.
Another mystery event is the “Wild Equalizer Feature.” This event can be randomly triggered when a wild symbol lands in the center position of reel three, known as the “Wild Zone.” When the feature is triggered, the reels expand to six rows, adding 40 paylines and five to 17 additional wild symbols.
The “Wild Bad Feature” may also occur randomly when a wild symbol lands in the Wild Zone. In this feature, the centered Wild Zone symbol expands to cover from three to eight additional symbols.
All other bonus events are triggered through a spin of the digital bonus wheel. When three scattered Michael Jackson Icon symbols land, the player is awarded one spin of the wheel. Slices on the wheel include credit awards ranging from 200 to 10,000 credits times the per-line bet, three separate free-game features—each tied to a Michael Jackson hit—and a Jackpot slice. At max bet, the Jackpot slice awards the top progressive—in the common penny version, it’s $10,000.
Randomly, when the wheel lands on a credit award, a separate picking bonus is triggered in which the player selects from three objects to reveal a multiplier from 2X to 5X.
The free-spin bonuses include “Boom Box Bonus Free Games,” in which each game title symbol triggers and additional free game, with a maximum of 25; “Black or White Free Games,” which is 10 free spins with additional wild symbols added on the fourth, seventh and 10th free spins; and “Leave Me Alone Free Games,” which is 10 free spins with locking wilds on the third reel.
Each free-spin event is accompanied by video footage of Jackson performing the song.
Manufacturer: Scientific Games
Platform: Alpha 2
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot
Denomination: All denominations
Max Bet: 300
Top Award: Progressive; resets at 1 million credits times denomination
Hit Frequency: 38.72%
Theoretical Hold: 7.8%-14.98%