Fremantle’s gaming repertoire is made up of one thing, and one thing only: slots. The company has created a line of games based on their popular programming that are available at many of the top Internet casinos in the UK, with many of these titles also being available for mobile play. Many of these games have features that are heavily based on the shows or other media products they’re based on, making them perfect for fans of these shows.
For instance, let’s take a look at The X-Factor. Subtitled as “Steps to Stardom,” this game is a five-reel slot with 20 paylines. Most of the graphics are fairly boilerplate: images of male and female singles, the show logo, and similar items fill the screen for you to match.
But where this game – and so many from Fremantle – truly shines is in its bonus rounds. Hit three Judges Bonus symbols, and you’ll be put in front of the panel for the chance to win big prizes. One by one, they will reveal their decisions. When the first judge gives you a “yes” vote, you’ll have the option of taking the offered prize or looking for another judge’s approval for the chance to double your winnings. This press your luck mechanic continues as long as you want it to – or until your good fortune ends.
A similar experience can be found in Hole in the Wall, the hilarious game show that sees individuals and teams try to fit into – well, holes in walls that rapidly approach them. Once again, you’ll play on 20 paylines, trying to match the red and blue teams, players, and the more traditional poker rank symbols (jacks and up). Three “replay” scatters or more will earn you an instant prize and free spins, while the Hole in the Wall Bonus round could award you up to 100 times your spin bet! The winnings can be multiplied further if a “contestant” running across the screen can find the holes in your bonus symbols on three different attempts.
If you’re a fan of science fiction, you might enjoy taking a look at the Stargate SG1 machine. The game, based on the long-time television series that itself was a spinoff from the 1994 motion picture, uses a lot of the iconography from the show to create an experience we think will bring back lots of nostalgic memories for those who loved the programme. Like Hole in the Wall, the standard poker ranks are a part of the game, but they’re joined by the heroes and villains that populated the Stargate universe.
The game is also loaded with wild symbols, including two that have special features built in: the Mother Ship, which can bring you multipliers on your winnings, as well as the Transporter Rings, which expand to fill an entire reel. There’s also a free spins bonus that can earn you up to 20 free games – with even more retriggers possible.
If you’ve watched some of the great western films of all time – or even if you just consider yourself a film buff in general – then you must be familiar with The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, the Clint Eastwood classic that is considered perhaps the greatest movie ever made in this genre. The game starts with so many of the iconic images from the film: both American and Confederate flags, for instance, along with wanted posters, bags of gold, and pistols that are ready to be fired at a moment’s notice.
But once again, the joy is really in the special features. In the Tuco’s Target Range game, you’ll get to fire on three of five possible targets, which will earn you a prize and a multiplier that could add up to a massive win. And, of course, any good game based on this film would have to have a Graveyard Showdown. As you collect symbols of Blondie (The Good), Angel Eyes (The Bad), and Tuco (The Ugly), their associated prizes will increase, finally being awarded when you trigger the Showdown feature.