Austin Powers is powered by Blueprint Gaming is a video slot with 5 reels and 25 paylines. Playable from 25p to £500 a spin, the game is based on the character from the action-comedy films starring Mike Myers as Austin Powers. Full of colour, it features characters from the popular films such as Dr Evil and Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham). It has a 1960’s theme with flowers on the letter symbols as well as the infamous soundtrack from the films.
Randomly-triggered Bonus Features
Austin Powers is all about bonus features though. There are 3 randomly triggered features in the base game which are described below.
You have the Sharks with Frickin’ Laser Beams feature – a platform opens randomly after a spin to reveal a pool of sharks with frickin’ lasers on their heads. The sharks then proceed to shoot between 1 and 5 reels turning them wild!
Then you have the Dr. Evil Big Win feature where Doctor Evil can nudge all the reels up and down to guarantee you a big win after a spin.
Finally you have the Mojo Wilds feature – the vial of mojo shatters over the reels with Mojo symbols floating onto the reels and turning wild.
However, look out for 3 or more vortex Bonus symbols in a spin as this launches the Bonus Selector. Getting 4 will give you up to a multiplier of 10x on the bonus feature. You need to begin by pushing the red button to activate the time machine and dial in a mission. The features you can play are as follows:
The Cryo Lab – Austin needs decontaminating after being frozen for 30 years. The longer the cleansing process continues, the bigger your win.
Fat Bastard Free Spins – look out for Colossal Wild Fat Bastard symbols as these can land on any of the reels giving you huge wins. You will get 6 free spins.
Mini Me Free Spins – you will get 10 free spins with Mini Me Sticky Wilds. It’s simple – when the Mini Me wild appears, it remains sticky for the duration of the feature.
Fembot Free Spins – you will receive 5 free spins but you have the chance to land between 1 and 5 Fembot Stacked Wilds on each free spin.
Volcano Lair Bonus – you click on Austin or Felicity to look through the spy bag with a bigger win for more items found. If you find the explosives, the feature will end.
Submarine Lair Trail – here you choose a box to reveal how many steps you take along the trail or to find a golden key. The golden key will activate the tractor beam and increase the trail prizes on offer. If you find enough golden keys, you will win the top prize on offer.
The Austin Powers slot game is definitely entertaining with scenes/elements from the 3 films. The bigger wins will almost certainly come from the 3 free spins features. The Fat Bastard Free Spins has given me wins of over 300 times my stake as I got 4 Colossal Wilds. Saying that, the sticky wilds in the Mini Me Free Spins feature has proved very rewarding too. I got a 3x multiplier applied to my winnings which resulted in a 618 times stake win!
Of the randomly triggered features, the Sharks with Frickin’ Laser Beams feature has given more 4 wild reels before resulting in a 420 times stake win! I consider to game to be a medium to high variance title and one I’m sure will prove popular with slot players. I would also recommend you play the branded Plants vs Zombies slot by Blueprint Gaming which is good. However, Fortunes of Sparta is my favourite slot by them.