Michael Jackson King of Pop is a Bally Technologies slot game with 5 reels and 25 paylines. Playable from 40p to £80 a spin across desktop, tablet and mobile devices, the King of Pop makes his triumphant debut online. Are you bad? Or do you think of yourself as a Smooth Criminal? Michael Jackson King of Pop slot features some of his great hits including Beat It, Billie Jean, Bad, Dirty Diana and Smooth Criminal.
The game benefits from wilds, scatters, 2 free spins features and a thrilling wheel feature. When it comes to symbols, you will symbol the infamous glove, his hat, sunglasses and shoes on the reels. The highest value symbol is the Michael Jackson jackpot symbol which will reward you with 2,500 times your line bet if you manage to get 5 on a payline.
During the base game, between 2 and 5 Moonwalk Wilds can appear anywhere on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. They will replace all symbols except the Bonus and Jackpot symbols – if a Moonwalk Wild appears where a Bonus or Jackpot symbol is, it counts as both!
More importantly, Moonwalk Wilds that form part of a winning combination will double your outcome. This is known as the Moonwalks Wilds feature. You also have the Stacked Wilds feature – randomly in the base game, 2 reels can become fully wild.
Then you have the Wheel Bonus feature which is played when the Bonus symbols appears simultaneously on the 3 middle reels – you will then get 1 spin of the wheel. Here, you can win free spins, cash prizes and cash prizes with an additional spin of the multiplier wheel. The 2 free spins features are described below:
There’s a Beat It Free Games feature to be won from the Wheel Bonus – you will receive 10 free spins with wilds appearing during the feature remaining sticky on the reels. Wilds only appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
The Smooth Criminal Free Games feature rewards you with 5 free spins. On the 1st free spin, reel 5 is fully wild. On the 2nd free spin, both reels 4 and 5 are wild. On the 3rd free spin, reels 3 and 4 are wild whilst on the 4th free spin, reels 2 and 3 are wild. On the 5th and final free spin, the 1st and 2nd reels are fully wild.
I found the Michael Jackson King of Pop slot to be a medium variance offering – the game looks fantastic and has a superb soundtrack (obviously!). I found the bigger wins to come in the Smooth Criminal Free Games feature as 4 of the free spins offer you 2 fully wild reels – there are wins of 3,125 times your stake to be won! If you like music-themed slots, NetEnt’s Guns N’ Roses is very good – however, I recommend Bally’s other big branded title, Titanic.