Cartoon series have changed a fair bit in recent decades. Often, they were the standard children’s entertainment, many of which parents loved more than their sibling. Series such as ‘Wacky Races’ and ‘The Flintstones’ were great entertainment but then the adults got their own cartoon series. First came ‘The Simpsons’, then Seth McFarlane created ‘Family Guy’ and is on the originators of ‘American Dad.’ Now the latter become a slot game and this Playtech release will have you laughing all the way to the bank.
‘American Dad’ is a perfect fit for a slot game with its great selection of characters all perfect for symbols. It’s a five-reel game that has a total of 40 pay-lines and that’s a fixed amount. The minimum cost of playing is 0.40 and the maximum 400. Just work out a budget and then sit back and enjoy playing an often-hilarious slot game.
Off we go to Langley Falls where this crazy family lives. All your favourite characters are here as this is the official version of the hit American TV series that ends up on ITV4 late at night. That means we have Stan (the American Dad), his wife Francine, their son Steve, daughter Hayley and Klaus who is their goldfish There’s also the Ace, King and Queen playing card symbols as the lower paying symbols.
Don’t worry they haven’t forgotten about Roger the Alien, he’s the wild symbol in this slot and can substitute for all the other symbols with the exception of the Schmooblydong Bonus Wheel. That noise in the background was my spellchecker fainting! What on earth is ‘Schmooblydong’? Well it’s one of Stan’s favourite sayings of course. Five of the wild symbols on a pay-line win you 750 coins and it’s 250 for five of the Stan symbols.
It’s the Schmooblyong Bonus Wheel that gets you into the lucrative bonus game. All you need is to see that land on the first and third reels at the end of a spin. That triggers a re-spin and the chance to see a third one end up on the fifth reel. If that’s what happens then it’s time for some free spins. The Schmooblydong Bonus Wheel on the first reel determines which character’s feature you will be playing. The fifth reel decides how many free spins you will be playing with. That could be either three five, eight, ten or if your luck is really in, 25.
The bonus features available are absolutely hilarious and can boost your account balance. Have some free games and a look through the paytable to find out more about they all work. Firstly, there’s the Stacking Stan feature which sees plenty of his symbols on the reels, just how many more is determined by the third reel.
Then there’s Roger’s Random Wilds feature and it’s been another long night for the fun-loving alien. Now we get a feature unlike any other because poor Roger spews up some random wild symbols (heaven knows what he’s been drinking) on each one of the free spins you have been given. Just how many random wilds are added on each free spin is again the job of the Schmooblydong Bonus Wheel and can be either two, three, five or ten.
Time for Francine and Klaus to get in on the act. You need to help Klaus reach Francine’s Holy Grail and Klaus the fish patches will appear randomly on the reels. If Francine finishes up on a position that has a patch on it, then she becomes an expanding wild symbol increasing your chances of getting winning combinations
There’s two more to come and you could end up playing Hayley’s Progressive Multiplier Feature. Watch as she collects signatures on each of the free spins and that keeps increasing the multiplier by one. Which level multiplier you begin with is all down to that wonderfully named reel (the Borussia Monchengladbach of slot world) and it can be either 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x. Finally, there’s the Wheels and the Legman feature which has those two characters chasing across the reels and leaving some wild symbols in their wake. You’ve guessed it, that strangely named wheel decides just how many wild symbols will be added onto the reels.
You might be thinking it’s probably impossible to have a slot that is anything like one that has an alien vomiting up wild symbols. Well, there’s a fair amount of insanity in ‘Robin Hood Prince of Tweets’ from NYX Gaming which also offers 40 pay-lines, free spins and can see additional wilds added to the reels. Another Playtech slot, ‘White King’ also sees extra wilds added in the free spins round. If it’s crazy themed bonus rounds you want, then go for Ash Gaming’s ‘Life of Brian’ which also features an alien-themed bonus game.
You don’t have to be a fan of the series to love this slot. It’s action-packed, adheres to its theme perfectly and is a great laugh. The bonus games are varied with the opportunity to win big via multipliers, stacked symbols, and additional wilds. This is definitely recommended and besides, where else can you see a vomiting alien?