Anchorman Slot Machine

Feauture Progressive Jackpot
Type Video Slots
Software Bally
Themes Magic
Reels 5
Paylines 25-117
Min. bet 75
Min. bet 75
Rtp 96.03%

This might be the licensed slot to end all others, such was the popularity of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Set in the masculine world of 1970s San Diego, the movie followed the exploits of legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy and his news team. They all feature here, with Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Brick Tamland and Champion “Champ” Kind taking their places above the reels, along with Ron’s faithful canine friend, Baxter. All five take spots as game symbols, too, scoring us wins across the game’s five reels when they form combinations across 25 paylines in the base game.

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Our game-play is accompanied throughout by an appropriately funky guitar riff. A Bourbon, Champ’s Cowboy Hat, Aviators and News Van make up the remainder of the game symbols. A Wild emblazoned with the words, “This is a Wild!” gives us a clue that even Ron Burgundy would be able to follow.

He might have more trouble following the numerous randomly-triggered features that the Anchorman mobile slot game enjoys, though. At any point during the base game the reels can transform to give us Mystery Stack Reels, in which each reel contains symbols that are replaced by any of the other game symbols, or Ron Reels, which only uses Ron, Baxter, Bourbon, Hat and Wild symbols. If neither of these symbols trigger and we don’t land three Bonus Scatter, the Baxter Wilds feature can activate instead. Baxter then re-spins the reels and adds between 3-10 Wilds randomly onto the reels, completing winning combos in the process.

BONUS FEATURES

Landing three all important Bonus Scatter symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 give us one spin of the Big Bonus Reel. We are now awarded either one of four features, a Nice Jackpot, Very Nice Jackpot or Really Good Jackpot relevant to our stake, or a cash win.

The features run as follows:

  • Ron’s Giant Free Games – Ron takes over, expanding the reels to 19 rows and 117 paylines for 6 free spins.
  • Whammy! Free Games – 12 free games with new symbols and Whammy! Scatter that delivers incremental cash awards relevant to our stake.
  • Brick’s Weather Wheels – We now have 1 spin of Brick’s Blue Wheel, which could see us level-up to the Green Wheel or collect a prize. If we level-up, we could then level-up again to the ultimate Red Wheel, which will earn us between x2-x12 our bonus running total.
  • Sex Panther Pick Feature – Brian gives us 3 picks from 15 bottles of his cologne, with each pick revealing a cash prize awarded to a running total. Following three picks (unless we uncover +1 Pick symbol) we then choose a Packet symbol, revealing a multiplier to boost our running total.

VERDICT

Given the sexist machismo that the film so mercilessly made fun of, it is fitting that this mobile slot game also features an all-male cast. With so many bonus features on offer, we won’t be content until we have triggered them all. Scientific Games has made the Anchorman mobile slot game a superb ode to the movie franchise, though, like Ron would surely be, we can’t help but yearn for Veronica Corningstone. We’ll just have to make do with the superbly funky riff and excellent jackpots on offer instead.