GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site, GGBNews.com.

The Rolling Stones

Aristocrat Technologies

The Rolling Stones

Rock-star slot machines have been all the rage of late—bands from the Monkees to KISS to Michael Jackson to ZZ Top have been featured on the reels of various manufacturers over the past few years. With this game, Aristocrat takes on what many consider the granddaddy (literally) of them all, the Rolling Stones.

The Rolling Stones slot machine uses an immersive setup including booming high-end audio through a surround-sound “iChair,” band concert footage on an interactive LCD screen, and bonus events with familiar themes to convey 50 years of the “Greatest Rock Band in the World.”

The base 40-line game uses a six-reel setup, with four spaces per reel, The game is featured on Aristocrat’s new Viridian WS Feature Top Box cabinet, with bonuses featured on an oversized vertical LCD.

Each of the four official band members of the Stones—Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood (for some reason, former band members like founder Brian Jones and bassist Bill Wyman were left out) appear as reel symbols and bonus icons. The band’s music and culture are wrapped into several bonus features, with both random events in the base game and several free-game, wheel-based and picking bonuses.

On any primary game spin, “Wild Licks” can randomly appear, replacing various symbols on the screen with the famous Stones tongue logo, which serves as the wild symbol.

Triggering all of the main bonuses is the “Rock ‘N’ Roll Steel Wheel,” a wheel bonus spin resulting in a credit prize, “World Tour Picks” or “Start Me Up! Free Games.” In World Tour Picks, the player picks from “Lick” symbols—they are “tongues from around the world”—for credit prizes or band members. If all four band members are revealed, the player wins all the prizes on the board, plus a bonus band-member pick.

In the Start Me Up! Free Games bonus, seven free games are awarded, with a twist—the game screen expands from a 40-line, four-by-five field to an 80-line, 10-by-five field on the top screen.

Manufacturer: Aristocrat Technologies
Platform: Viridian WS
Format: Five-reel, 40-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05
Max Bet: 250
Top Award: 1,000 times line bet
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 4%—14%

    Recent Feature Articles

  • Always Bet on Engagement

    Social media strategies for gaming in 2023 and beyond

  • Free Play Rules

    Free play has been a primary player reward for casinos, but does it make sense?

  • Old Scams, New Twists

    Can casino operators stay one step ahead of cheaters who use technology to become successful?

  • Shiny New Objects

    Why are electronic table games the hottest target for cheats?

  • Gun Crazy

    With liberalized gun laws, casinos need to be more diligent in detecting weapons.