Hollywood Reels Slot from Amaya
This 9 win-line, 5 reel video slot from Amaya takes you back to the heyday of Hollywood in the 1950’s.
You’ll find the iconic stars of Sunset boulevard, action boards from movie sets and the Hollywood sign above the reels – complete with scanning beams of light behind it.
This slot had some interesting features too. There is a break out bonus game where you will choose from films in metal cans, and a system of scatters which awards you random prizes.
How to Win on Hollywood Reels
The pay table on this slot is dynamic, meaning that you’ll be able to see the payout for between 1 and 5 coins by clicking green arrows. I have listed the prizes below based on 5 coins – the bet max option.
Wild symbols are worth the most, this is a black and white vampire symbol with the word wild written on it. If you are lucky enough to hit 5 on one of the 9 win lines you’ll win 12500 coins, with 2500 for 4, 625 for 3, 75 for 2 and 10 coins for just a single vampire in the leftmost reel. As a wild it does help to make wins with other symbols, though only two of them. These are the jungle scene with the statue and the couple about to kiss with fighter planes in the sky. Those are the next best paying symbols, worth 5000 and 3750 respectively for 5 of a kind and also paying all the way down to 1.
Playing card symbols in this slot have been made to look like the countdown at the start of old films. Instead of 5 down to 1, you’ll get ace down to 10 – these make up the smaller and more frequent wins.
Scatters behave differently to scatters on most online slots. Instead of the total number anywhere on the reels, you need to get these on adjacent reels to count. There are two types. One is a film in a metal can, and the other is the Hollywood ‘walk of fame’ type stars. When you hit 3 or more, you will get an animation (nothing too special) and then a box appears to award you a random scatter prize. This can be anything up to 2700 coins.
Hollywood Reels Bonus Game
Bonus symbols are the action boards from a movie set. You’ll need to hit 3+ on consecutive reels to trigger the second screen bonus game – with an extra multiplier for 4 or 5 on the triggering spin.
You go to a scene with movie posters in the background (matching the symbols described above) and 12 film canisters in the foreground. A big band type tune plays during this part of the game. You have to click on the cans, each of which will reveal a rating of 3 stars, 4 stars or 5 stars. You get 1x, 2x or 5x for each of those. These add up, and you keep on clicking until you hit the ‘collect’ can. Your total is then multiplied by your total spin amount, with an added 2x or 3x if you got the 4 or 5 bonus symbols on the initial triggering spin.
Design and Setup of Hollywood Reels
While this slot is deliberately a little retro, you can also tell that it is not the newest slot in the Amaya range. There is a very plain red background, and the level of detail on the symbols is low compared to more modern slots. I like the dotted lines between the reels, which look like the old style film strips – and the logo above with the scrolling lights is also nicely done.
Most of the sounds are the electronic beeps all slot fans will be familiar with – though there is some traditional big band music during the second screen bonus game. Basic animations and flashing squares and lines appear when you hit wins.
With only 9 win-lines across the 5 reels, there is a useful option to up the number of credits you bet per line. Hitting the ‘bet max’ button will default to 4, or 45x your coin amount (which starts at just 1c). Unusually, there is no auto spin on this game.
You’ll need to actively prefer the simple end of the online slots spectrum to enjoy this game – which is a basic game. There is the potential for a good sized win, with the top prize for 5 coins clocking in at 12500 coins. The random scatter payouts are welcome, and the second screen bonus can result in some bigger wins too.