The Flintstones is an animated cartoon that many of you reading this review will have grown up with. Fred Flintstone was the main protagonist of the series, where you’d follow the exploits of him and his best friend Barney Rubble and their long suffering wives, Wilma and Betty. You might be surprised to hear that the series were made between 1960 and 1966, with no more episodes ever made, although the series has spawned a whole host of spin-off shows, as well as TV movies and live action films. You can even visit one of two Flintstones based theme parks. In fact, until now, the only thing missing was a Flintstones slot machine!
This live casino slot has two main screens – the lower one where the action on the main reels take place and the one above where you’ll find parts of the bonus features of the game. The Flintstones slot has five reels with four symbols showing on each. When choosing your coin size you can add an extra twenty credits to gain extra features at the slot and this is highly recommended, as this game is effectively all about the features. You’ll be able to play for a variety of coin values and win lines as is usual at the majority of WMS slots
Flintstones Slot Features
Bedrock Bowling Feature
You’ll start this round by choosing one of a number of bowling balls, where each ball has a different multiplier attached. You’ll then choose an individual to bowl the ball – this will be Fred, Barney or any other member of the bowling team (you might see more than one Fred in a variety of outfits). You’ll see an animation of the ball being bowled and if a strike is fired, you’ll gain a win with the multiplier attached.
Yabba Dabba Doo Feature
This is a round which sees you gain a series of extra wilds – these given to you the pet elephant squirting water down over the slot and Fred and Barney dropping wilds from above. During this feature, the size of the slot will actually expand, so each reel will first contain six symbols and then eight symbols as the wilds continue to grow in number. Eventually the reels will come to a halt and you’ll hopefully gain a nice win with all of these wilds.
Bamm Bamm Feature
During this feature you’ll once again gain many extra wilds, this happening when Bamm Bamm whacks the slot with her club. You’ll not receive as many wilds as in the Yabba Dabba Doo feature, but this is offset by the fact that the reels do not expand during this round.
There are three other features at the slot. The Pebbles Beauty contest sees on-screen voting taking place and the more votes Pebbles gains, the more real money you’ll win at the feature. The Dino feature sees Fred being continually licked by their pet dinosaur – the longer he licks him the more credits you’ll win. The final, slightly different feature sees a wheel of fortune style wheel showing a variety of large multiplier values – some of these amounts are huge, with the two largest reserved for the segments that also host Fred and Barney. Land one of these and you’ll have a very nice windfall.
Flintstones Slot Conclusion
With the Flintstones being such a successful series over the years, there was actually some pressure on WMS to replicate this success at the slot. It looks to me like they achieved it. The slot has a great variety of features, all of these interspersed with clips from the cartoons themselves. With such a mixture of features, this is a slot that will remain fresh for a long time as you’ll continually strive to activate each one. As you would expect from a Flintstones slot, the game has a great sense of humor and is full of big and bold colors, making for a great experience overall. This is a job well done by WMS.
About The Flintstones
The Flintstones was produced by Hanna-Barbera and first aired on the 30th September 1960. The series would run until April 1, 1966 and in this time there were six seasons, with a total of 166 episodes. The Flintstones centered around two families – the Flintstones themselves and their neighbor’s the Rubbles.
Fred Flintstone is the main character of the series and is a bronto-crane operator at the Slate Rock and Gravel Company. He is a keen bowler and a member of the ‘Loyal Order of the Water Buffaloes’. Fred is married to Wilma and father to Pebbles, the daughter who was born at the end of the third season. Wilma is much more sensible than her husband, although she does like to spend money often. Dino is their pet and is continually knocking Fred over, while baby Puss is rarely seen during the show itself, but appears in the credits, famously throwing Fred out of the house.
The Rubbles live next door and Barney Rubble is the best friend and workmate of Fred. They enjoy an up and down relationship due to Fred Flintstone’s notoriously short temper, but this is always resolved by the end of an episode. Barney’s wife Betty is best friends with Wilma and they are continually seen gossiping and shopping. Bamm-Bamm is Barney and Betty’s adopted son, after they found him in a turtle shell outside their door.
In 1994, 28 years after the last episode aired, the first Flintstones movie appeared. This film had a star-studded cast, including John Goodman as Fred and Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma. Kyle McLachlan also appeared as Fred’s boss. A less successful sequel was made in 2000.