Georgie Porgie Slots
While I was aware of the rhyme, ‘Georgie Porgie pudding pie, kiss the girls and made them cry’ – I was not aware that this was a song by 1970’s rock band Toto! Aside from the educational aspect, this is a somewhat retro looking 5 reel video slot from MicroGaming. The ‘star’ is a fat kid with glasses and buck-teeth who does indeed make the girls cry by kissing them. Whether this type of fat-shaming would be allowed nowadays I’m not sure. What is certain is that lining up the symbols can lead to some big wins – especially during the free spins bonus feature.
The symbols on the reels are colourful and characterful too – though they do look a little dated compared to the latest slots. Symbols have a pale but plain background and are various high-school scenes. Best of all is Georgie himself, they manage to bring out the ugly and annoying character very well. You’ll also find a crying girl, the infamous kiss that triggered those tears, Georgie running away, some football types and a minty breath freshener. Blocky and bright playing card symbols take up a lot of space on the reels. There are some basic animations, though again these are a little jerky and retro looking compared to some of the smooth animations on up to date slots.
Playing Georgie Porgie
There are 15 win-lines on this game – which are non-adjustable. You can choose your coin size from a minimum of one penny per line or 15c per spin all the way up to $3 per spin. Auto play lets you choose 10, 25, 50 or 100 spins without clicking – this will stop at the feature.
You’ll need to line up a minimum of 3 symbols from the left hand side on a designated win line to trigger a pay-out. Of the standard symbols (not including the wild and scatter symbols detailed below), Georgie has the biggest prize. 5 of these will get you 100x your total bet amount, with 10x for 4 and 2x for 3. Next in the table comes the kiss and the crying girl – with the football guys and running Georgie next. Playing card symbols have their usual role of making up the smaller wins.
There is a wild symbol, which is the Georgie Porgie logo. This creates winning combinations with all the regular symbols above and also has a 5x multiplier for those resulting wins. The breath freshening mint is a scatter symbol – this triggers the free spins bonus game – as well as having pay-outs of their own. You’ll get 15, 20 or 25 free spins for landing 3, 4 or 5.
Bonus Game for Georgie Porgie
The free spins game looks pretty plain and simple, though once you trigger this you will see that there are some good reasons to wait for it to trigger. These include a 5x multiplier on all wins, and a 25x multiplier for wins involving the Georgie Porgie logo. You will also find that the game can be extended while you play. Every time you hit one of the minty breath fresheners anywhere on the reels – you’ll see a short animation which shows you get +1 added to your remaining total of free spins.
You can watch your total accumulate above the reels, and having that 5x multiplier means this can add up very quickly. The maximum pay-out for this slot is 487500 coins! The background to the frame of the reels changes to a green colour (from the default blue) during the spins feature – and there is a more lively tune playing. I would not be able to tell you whether this tune has anything to do with the band Toto or not!
Overall this is an enjoyable enough slot, though certainly one from the MicroGaming back-catalogue, rather than a more recent offering. The humour with the rhyme is limited in many ways. There is only so far you can go with a fat kid kissing a girl and making her cry after all. Having said that, there are just about enough elements to the game to make the theme a secondary concern. I like the 5x multiplier, and especially the 25x multiplier that is possible in the free spins game with the logo. The ability to extend that bonus game also comes in handy – you’ll squeeze in one or two more wins just when you thought it was about to end!