WMS’ Gremlins Slot Review

Gremlins: Demo

The latest classic movie to get the slots treatment is Gremlins. The game based on the cult horror comedy has been created by WMS/Red 7 and is played using a 5 reel, 20 payline game engine. It comes with plenty of extras including spreading wilds in the base game as well as 5 features that include free spins with modifiers, streak respins, a cash trail bonus and a pick me round. Available to play on all devices, stakes here range from between 20p and £200 per spin.

Official movie slot game

There’s a cartoon style to the design in Gremlins which is simple but nicely done. With a bedroom in the background, the reels are made up of A to J symbols alongside a soft drink, carton of popcorn, 3D movie specs and a microwave. The best of the standard symbols is the Gremlins logo.

This awards 2.5, 10 or 25 times your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. Stripe the Gremlin is the wild. As well as substituting for all the standard symbols, this cheeky character also offers awards of up to 50 times your bet per payline.

Base game modifiers

There are 3 mini modifiers that can appear during any base game spin:

  • Stripe Wilds feature – Stripe wilds can copy (like the gremlins) and turn multiple symbol positions wild following any spin.
  • Bonus Entry feature – the Stripe Wilds can also morph into Bonus symbols which can in turn trigger the feature round.
  • Freebie Bonus feature – if you hit 2 Bonus symbols, you could be awarded a symbol transformation which delivers the key third Bonus symbol.

5 feature rounds

There are 5 different features on offer in Gremlins. The Bonus Selector is activated by landing 3 Bonus symbols on the same spin. 1 of the 5 following rounds will then be awarded at random:

  • Splashing Wild Free Spins feature – 8 free spins are awarded in this round. Any wild that lands expands to turn the whole of the reel wild. Re-triggers are possible too.
  • Gremlin Link Free Spins feature – this is a streak spin round that centre on Stripe. You’ll start with 3 lives. If a Stripe symbol doesn’t land, you’ll lose a life. If he does, the lives reset to 3. The respins continue until you’re out of lives. All the Stripe symbols come with a cash amount attached. These are added together at the end of the round. You could also see your overall payout boosted by a 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier if the special symbol appears on the sixth reel.
  • Avoid the Sun Free Spins feature – the number of free spins awarded here varies each time. After 8 winning combinations have hit, sticky wilds become active. These lock in position for the rest of the round. The round ends when you have landed an 11th sun symbol.
  • Gizmo Box Hunt feature – this is a multi-level pick me round. Choose from the boxes to win cash prizes. Hope to find a level up which takes you to the next level where the potential prizes are bigger. There are 4 levels to work through here. Keep picking until you land a collect.
  • No More Cash After Midnight feature – a clock spins to take you around a cash trail board. The further you progress, the higher the prizes. The round ends when the clock lands on midnight.

Solid slot version of the cult classic film

It’s hard to believe that (at the time of writing) Gremlins is 35 years old. The not so cuddly critters have stood the test of time. This slot version is a pretty good adaptation. The comic book design is nicely done and the features offer plenty of variety.

The variance is in the medium range with the RTP standing at 96.47% – the most you can win is 1,000 x bet on each spin or free spin (by filling the reels with stripe wilds). If you’re a fan of the film, then the official online slot version is well worth a spin. You should also try Blueprint Gaming’s The Goonies which is from the same era and has lots of bonus features.

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