It was one of the surprise movie hits of the 1990s and now Ace Ventura Pet Detective is set to get the slots treatment. Created by developer Playtech, the new 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot will hit the virtual shelves in the coming weeks.
Precise details about the new title remain a closely guarded secret but Playtech has released a short video teaser to give players an idea of what to expect when the new movie-themed game launches.
If you’re unfamiliar with the source material, the film centres on our heroic pet detective Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) and his quest to find the missing mascot of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. Co-starring a pre-Friends Courtney Cox, rapper Tone Loc and a cameo from American football superstar Dan Marino its brand of madcap humour and slapstick comedy quickly developed cult status.
It looks like the slot version will follow suit with Jim Carrey front and centre in both sound and visuals. Expect zany animations, bursts of dialogue from the film as well as a decent array of features.
The chief attraction would appear to be the Free Spins feature – as well as being awarded an initial 7 free spins, players can also take advantage of a trio of modifier extras. Look out for a wild multiplier on reel 3, random wilds and a symbol upgrade that can turn a low value winner into something bigger. All 3 can combine to impressive effect.
Look out too for the Jingle Friends feature which sees a menagerie of animals fly onto the reels and in the process turn a selection of symbols into wilds.
Visually it appears to have kept the zaniness both in terms of the symbols on the reels and the animations that accompany the features. Watch the official YouTube trailer below:
The new Ace Ventura Pet Detective slot will be the second branded movie title to emerge from the Playtech stable in the space of a few weeks. The studio is due to release a slot based on the 1980s air force classic Top Gun any time now.
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