The Comedy Capers of Austin Powers Brought to Life in a Groovy Slot
Putting a 1960’s spy in modern day America seems like an unlikely theme for a box office smash. Austin Powers (played by Mike Myers) turned out to be a huge success. There were three movies, starting with 1997’s Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. The characters and one-liners would go on to become quotes around the world.
Now you can join the International man of mystery himself on the reels of WMS’ Austin Powers slots. There are plenty of bonus games, clips and comedy moments – and some big progressive jackpots too.
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Bonus games all start by triggering wheels. The first of these is the ‘Mini-Me’ wheel, which will give you access to cash wins, bonus features or access to one of two additional wheels.
To spin the Mini-me wheel, you need 3 special symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5.
Here are the different bonus games you can win:
You’ll see the Fembot, a 1960’s style blonde wearing a pink slip with fluffy trim! After a suitably inappropriate comment from Austin, two wheels appear – one over each breast. One has a cash amount, and the other a win multiplier.
These stop, and the total win appears on the right of the screen. Note that the ‘wheel on Breast’ concept has also been used in the ‘Elvira: Mistress of the Dark’ slots by Aristocrat.
The ugly Scottish ‘Fat Bastard’ obviously thinks highly of himself in the movies. You’ll be pleased to see his bonus game – which involves a second wheel. You see a clip, and a wheel will spin on the right of the screen. This has cash amounts and Fat Bastard segments.
Once it stops, the large Scotsman will jump, moving the wheel round by one each time. You win all of the cash prizes – until the floor gives way and he disappears.
If you get the free spins bonus, you play on a smaller set of reels, though the wins can be bigger. Above the reels you will see the iconic silhouette of the 1960’s dancers, along with hearts floating by. On either side are multipliers – which combine to boost any wins you get in the free spins bonus. You can get some big multipliers here!
If you get to spin the main wheel at the top of the cabinet, you’ll see yet another Austin Power’s clip. This is the wheel you want to get to (via the other wheels or with jackpot symbols on the reels), as the main progressive jackpots can be won here. There are also cash prizes. These are not huge, though you will sometimes see a random multiplier attached (via the ‘time machine’ sequence) after you spin.
While the reels look huge, this game uses a standard 5×3 setup. On the reels are characters from the movies – with no filler symbols in sight. You can bet from 50c per spin – or add a bet multiplier.
You’ll see some giant symbols featuring Austin and Dr Evil on the middle 2 reels. If you get 2 matching, you’ll get a 5x prize – with a random multiplier added.
Wild symbols are in play, these show the slot logo. They connect other symbols, though as usual will not replace bonus symbols. Many of the character symbols are stacked, making it possible to cover the reels – triggering multiple line hits.
Unusually, the screen above the reels is much bigger than the long, thinner screen at the bottom. This cabinet is dominated by the wheel at the top. WMS has done a brilliant job of integrating the main characters into this game. There are clips, different familiar tunes for each spin and plenty of small animations too.
This slot is thoroughly entertaining, with plenty of bonus game action to keep you engaged. For fans of the movies, the clips, quotes and music will appeal too. There is a serious side – with huge progressives and big-win potential. Free spins with win multipliers, themed wheel bonuses and those giant symbols on the reels all have big potential.