Ace Ventura Pet Detective is a Playtech-powered video slot with 5 reels and 243 ways to win. Based on the 1994 hit comedy detective film starring Jim Carrey, it benefits from funny moments from the films. Your aim is to help Ace solve his case by combining 6 unique Animal Modifiers in the Free Games feature. Playable from 40p to £16 a spin, there are also 3 wacky in-reel features which can be triggered in the base game.
3 In-Reel features in the Base Game
In terms of the in-reel features, there are 3 which can trigger on any base game spin randomly. Firstly, you have the Jungle Friends feature where Ace summons his jungle friends on any spin to give you extra wild symbols. Then there is the Sneaky Walk feature where Ace sneaks across the reels on any spin to give you wild stacks.
Finally, there’s the Loser feature where Ace triggers a free re-spin with a 2x multiplier. If you have no wins, another free re-spin is awarded with the win multiplier increasing between +1 and +3. This continues until you get a winning spin.
Free Games feature & Animal Modifiers
The main attraction is the Free Games feature which is played when you get the Rhino Bonus symbol simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5 – you will then be rewarded with 7 free spins and Animal Modifiers. These Animal Modifiers are collected in the base game and apply enhancements during the free spins feature basically – you can see this in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
Now, if you’ve already collected an Animal Modifier when it lands, you will be rewarded with a small cash prize. Look out for modifiers with keys as this allows you to combine 3 modifiers in the feature. Anyway, here’s what you need to know about the Animal Modifiers:
- Red Shark Animal Modifier – rewards you with a random number of extra free spins. I’ve had an extra 15 free spins before giving me a total of 22 free spins.
- Pink Elephant Animal Modifier – this expands the number of paylines to give you 1,024 ways to win (basically an additional row of symbols).
- Green Gorilla Animal Modifier – this upgrades symbols in the feature with a random symbol chosen to be upgraded. When this symbol lands during the feature, it transforms to the top paying symbol for bigger wins.
- Yellow Bat Animal Modifier – this places wild symbols in random positions on the reels after every free spin.
- Orange Pigeon Animal Modifier – this adds a random win multiplier to any wild symbol appearing on the middle reel (reel 3). I’ve had a multiplier up to 10x before!
- Blue Dolphin Animal Modifier – this is the best one as you are awarded a mystery win multiplier at the beginning of the free spins feature that applies to all wins during the feature.
The Ace Ventura Pet Detective slot game is highly entertaining – there’s less film-related activity on the reels which I thought but this is a blessing in disguise I feel. The bonus features can be rewarding – I won over 100 times my stake with the Jungle Friends feature as Ace summoned 6 extra wilds!
The Free Games feature is definitely where the bigger wins will come from – especially if you manage to combine the Red Shark, Blue Dolphin and Yellow Bat Animal Modifiers. My biggest return to date was a whopping 655 times stake win! Ace Ventura Pet Detective is a superb release by Playtech and one that will prove as popular as the films I’m sure. To play more movie slots, Playtech also offers you The Avengers which is simply brilliant.