This slot recreates, in elaborate detail, the sights, sounds and music of James Cameron’s Academy Award-winning 1997 film Titanic. Bally threw all of its substantial technological muscle into the creation of this game, starting with its format, which uses an extra-tall, 42-inch main video monitor and the slot-maker’s immersive “Pro Sound Chair” to place the player back in the theater.
The Sound Chair makes for a faithful recreation of the film’s award-winning music. The visuals of the game match the audio, in an extensive collection of events, each evoking a different part of the film, and each accompanied by high-definition video from the movie on the slot’s oversized LCD screen.
During the base game, there are four mystery bonus events. “Jack’s Drawing Bonus” concentrates on the nude sketches Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) makes of Rose (Kate Winslett) during their secret meetings in the film. Randomly, the main game screen will display 10 tiles; the player picks until three match the same artwork. Each sketch pays a different credit award.
Other random base-game events are a Mystery Jackpot in which the player picks one of three tiles for a bonus award; a re-spin with Mystery Double Wilds that double any jackpot; and Mystery Wild Reels applied to two of the reels for a re-evaluation of wins.
There are four main bonus events, each triggered through the “U-Spin Wheel Feature.” RMS Titanic symbols on the first, third and fifth reels prompt a wheel to appear (it looks like the ship’s steering wheel) on the top screen. The player, using Bally’s signature “U-Spin” feature, touches the screen to physically spin the wheel.
The wheel contains credit awards and four bonuses—two picking events and two free-spin events. If it lands on the “Pick Up Feature,” the player picks to collect credit awards until revealing a multiplier, which is multiplied by the accumulated credits. In the “Safe Feature,” the player selects one of 10 safes to reveal a credit amount, and them picks one of five items in a room to reveal a multiplier.
In “Heart or the Ocean Free Games,” players are instantly awarded a prize of 100 times the bet per line, and then picks one of four free-spin rounds, each with a different volatility—six, 10, 15 or 30 free games with wins multiplied at 5X, 3X, 2X or 1X, respectively. In “Make It Count Free Games,” 10 free games are awarded with each reel showcasing a different random bonus award. Clock symbols appearing on a reel award the corresponding bonus prize, including credits, locking wilds, or an additional free game.
Manufacturer: Bally Technologies
Platform: Alpha 2
Format: Five-reel, 25-line video slot
Max Bet: 400
Top Award: Progressive; $400,000 reset
Hit Frequency: 43.69%
Theoretical Hold: 11.54%-14.91%