Elton John Slots
It turned out after reviewing this game for BestOnlineCasinos.com, that I know more Elton John songs than I expected! With 30 years as an entertainer behind him, and hits around the world – I expect most players will at least recognize most of these songs. The Elton John slot machine is a new live game, and the cabinet is dominated by two circles on the top screen. These are supposed to be Elton John’s glasses – you are looking at the world as if you were Elton himself.
You cannot help notice that the songs from different parts of Elton’s career take centre stage in this game. There are speakers on the cabinet itself, and more on the special chair attached to it. Many of the visual effects are stunning too – with bonus games taking place over the backdrop of a live performance. The reels are covered in symbols you would associate with the entertainer; glasses are prominent, with a piano, jacket and musical notes also making up the symbols. You’ll want to see the records, as these (on reels 1, 3 and 5) kick off the bonus games. There is a jackpot associated with this game too.
Playing the Elton John Slot
When you strip away the colourful gimmicks and songs, you’ll find a 40 line video slot game underneath. This can be played from 1c per line, with 40c as the minimum spin amount. There are plenty of smaller wins triggered as you play. I would put this type of game firmly into the medium variance category; you’ll get a lot of entertainment for your money.
There are wild symbols on the reel, which substitute for all of the regular symbols – though not the bonus triggers. The best pay-outs come from Elton himself, who is pictured at different times during his long career on the symbols. Depending on your age, the Elton with long frizzy 1970’s almost punk-looking hair might be a little shocking!
Elton John Slot Bonus Games
There are three main bonus games, which will be selected by the 3rd of 3 record symbols you get on reels 1, 3 and 5. Expect each of them to kick off a loud song and video performance. Each of these games incorporates the two wheels on the top of the cabinet – as well as different behaviour on the reels.
The ‘I’m Still Standing’ bonus uses blank sections on the reels, which become filled with mystery (random) symbols. First you’ll spin a wheel on the top of the game, to show how many spins you get. The blanks take up quite a lot of the spaces on the reels, and can be any of the symbol s – including wilds. It is possible to get 3 or even more reels filled with the same symbol, which can make for some nice wins.
There is a ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ bonus, which uses both wheels on top of the screen as ‘Silver’ and ‘Gold’ reels. Each spin gets a spin of the left hand (silver) reel to add a multiplier or special symbol. When these are completed you get a special ‘gold spin’ which gives you a huge multiplier or upgrades a lot of your symbols to special wilds.
Finally there is a ‘Rocket Man’ feature which again uses the glasses / wheels on top to spin and determine how the bonus works. This can send the majority of symbols wild at the same time if you are lucky enough.
Elton John Slot – Conclusion
There is no doubt this is an amazing slot, even if you are not a fan of the entertainer it is hard not to tap your toes and enjoy the songs alongside the bonus games. If you are a fan, then this is naturally a must-play game. The dual wheels ‘through the glasses’ concept did take a moment to figure for me, though the frequency of the games and overall liveliness of the slot means that ‘getting’ small details like that is certainly not critical to your enjoyment of the game.
About Elton John
Elton John was born in England, and his real name is Reginald Dwight. Over his career Elton has enjoyed more than 50 hit records, including 7 number 1 albums in the US. His work is actually a collaboration, with Bernie Taupin – who has been a song writing partner since 1967. Elton John created what is credited with being the best-selling single of all time. This way the 1997 version of ‘Candle in the Wind’; which was released in the wake of his friend Princess Diana’s death.
If you enjoy the slot, you can catch Elton in Las Vegas – where he is due to keep performing until 2017.