Based on the movie that made Sharon Stone a star, Basic Instinct is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win progressive jackpot video slot powered by iSoftBet. It comes with a trio of stacked wild options that can deliver free spins, bonus wilds or a wild drop. Stakes vary between 50p and £50 per spin.
Steamy thriller Basic Instinct was 1 of the most notorious movies of the 1990s – the visuals in the slot version keep to the crime theme but are minus the film’s most famous scene! Symbols on the reels include low value playing cards alongside a swanky sports car, handcuffs, pistol and police badge. The top paying symbol is the infamous ice pick. Land 5 of these for a payout of 1,500 coins.
Basic Instinct comes with a trio of bonus features which are triggered by 3 different stacked wild symbols. When the Wild Drop appears as fully stacked (covering 3 symbols) on reels 1, 3 or 5, it will trigger the Wild Drop feature. While the other reels re-spin, the Wild Drop will move down a position offering you more chances to win with extra wilds in place.
Land the Free Spins Wild in fully stacked formation on reel 3 to activate the Free Spins Wild feature. Here you’ll be awarded a whopping 38 free spins!
Finally, there’s the Bonus Wild – once again, this only hits on reel 3. When it appears fully stacked, you’ll trigger the Bonus Wild feature. Here you’ll be presented with 12 boxes – pick to reveal cash prizes. If you find the gun, you’ll win the progressive jackpot prize. Keep picking until you find the gun or handcuffs which will end the feature. You can land the Bonus Wild during the free spins which can lead to some especially impressive results.
Despite the high octane nature of the source movie, Basic Instinct isn’t a particularly volatile slot with the variance on the low side of medium. The best chances of securing a killer win come via the bonus features, especially the free spins where the 38 free spins can be lucrative.
The visuals are solid rather than spectacular but the sweeping, orchestral soundtrack certainly enhances the mood. It’s not quite as magnetic as Sharon Stone proved to be in the movie but the slot version of Basic Instinct is still an entertaining and very playable proposition. If you like slots based on famous films, Microgaming’s Jurassic Park or Playtech’s Ace Ventura Pet Detective are highly recommended.