Ace Ventura Slot Review
Ace Ventura is a colourful, light hearted slot from Playtech. The theme is based on, Ace Ventura Pet Detective. A long forgot Jim Carrey movie from 1994. It was a comedy movie, in which Ace solved all kinds of animal crime.
Playtech a gaming company, headquartered in the Isle of Man, Is a big player in the online slot games world. They have proclaimed themselves” The world’s largest gambling software and services supplier.” Their past titles, are to be commended for their superior graphics, game play and all round production.
Ace Ventura, is a five reel slot. It looks good. The white reels and colour filled background all work together nicely. The Interface border is crooked and the contorted panel was a design choice, probably made because of the comedic nature of the movie.
The symbols are based around notable scenes from the movie. The pay line is not a line, but a strobing animation across the relevant symbols. The padlocks in boxes at the top right of the interface are the game modifiers, which the player can collect, more on that in the “Bonus Features” segment.
How to play
Jim Carrey stars in a slot game with an impressive 243 wins. Wins are played left to right as is often the case. The reels are spun by pressing the green Spin Button, down the bottom right of the screen. Bets are adjusted with the Plus and Minus Buttons under the coin value, value box.
There is a minimum coin value of £.01 and a maximum coin value of £.40. Pay attention to the bet value box on the other side of the panel, as the coin value is not the monetary value of the players bet. For information about the values of the symbols, pay lines and other in game features, press the info button on the bottom left of the screen.
Jim Carrey holding an Ace Ventura business card is a Wild Symbol. The Wild symbol substitutes all symbols except for the Scatter Symbol and Animal Modifiers. The Bonus Rhino Symbol unlocks the bonus round if the player has it land on reels 1, 3 and 5.
There are 6 Animal Modifiers in Ace Ventura Pet Detective. They are used in the Free Spins Game to assist the player with banking bulk cash. The Shark Symbol equates to an extra free game for the player. The Elephant Modifier results in expanding reels in the Free Spins Game.
The Gorilla Modifier upgrades the symbols in a players win, in the Free Spins Game. The Bat Modifier deposits random Wilds onto the reels, which makes more wining lines. The Bird Modifier is a reel 3x wild multiplier. And last but not least, the Dolphin Modifier is a mystery win multiplier.
These modifiers have names specific to the movie but for ease of understanding, they were named more generally. A player can take two modifiers into the free spins game with them, unless they unlock the third, then they can take three.
There are three in reel features. The Jungle Friends feature, is triggered randomly. Ace will summon his jungle friends on any spins and they fly around depositing wilds, all about the place and making pay lines on the reels.
The Sneaky Walk bonus feature is another of the three randomly triggered bonus features that sees Ace walk across the reels and spin down stacked wilds. The third bonus feature is the Loser. Ace will respin a losing spin and add a multiplier every spin, continuing to spin until the player wins.
The Jackpot is 200 credits. It is awarded for five in a row of the Ace Detective Badge Symbol. It is of course possible to win more than this. In a game with this many multipliers and bonus features, 200 credits is only the jackpot on paper.
Ace Ventura Pet Detective, is one of the most feature packed bonus ridden games out there. It is a bright and colourful interface, and the antics of Ace will keep the player amused and wining.
This is a great game. The Jackpot is not the largest in the online slot world. But it is a sizeable win, which if won with a high coin value, will bring a smile to anyone’s face.