Just as a movie director must fine tune the scene with props, crew, equipment,and staging before she begins filming, the player must first set up the game before the start of play. This includes manipulating all options such as setting which paylines are going to be active for the upcoming spin round and how much she wants to bet on each active payline, etc. The player can choose between one to 30 paylines. The icon for the number of paylines is that of the familiar oversized movie theater soda cup.
A popcorn bucket prompts the player to set the amount she wishes to wager on each payline, with the minimum being five cents or five credits, which can reach a maximum of 125 credits. Next, the player sets the amount of the wager in denominations of 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and even 1 cent. Finally, the player is asked if she wants to play for free or for in the real money mode. That done, the player is okayed to announce: “Lights. Camera. Action!” and the game begins.
At the Movies,slots has only a few outstanding features, compared to those on offer by Bally slots or the famed IGT group of slots makers. One outstanding feature is the now mandatory Bonus Rounds, which is triggered by at least three iconic movie reels appearing anywhere on the screen. Three movie reels on the screen at once cause the screen to transition to a different interface where the Bonus Rounds take over the machine. Bonus Rounds are free and they serve to increase your chances of winning by multiplying your stake or payouts.
Three movie reels on the screen represent eight free Bonus Rounds; four reels get you 12 free spins, while 5 movie reel icons will trigger 20 Bonus Rounds. All winnings during Bonus Rounds are doubled. The Comedy & Tragedy symbols act as the Wild symbol, and they can substitute for all other symbols to create a winning combination, except the movie reel and the Scatter symbol.
The designers of the game missed a great opportunity or maybe they were just too cheap to pay music royalties everytime a player activates an Act the Movies slots game. You would think the soundtrack would boast some awesome movie themes playing in the background. It doesn’t. Instead, you only hear verbal reactions of theater patrons to an imaginary on-screen movie. That’s somewhat disappointing. The sound engineers could have simply created a generic blockbuster soundtrack for the ambiance of the player. Perhaps some players will like the“live audience” effects. What say you?
Nevertheless, the game is still fun to play and remains popular on the traditional circuit of Las Vegas visitors by virtue of its close proximity to Hollywood. Most progressive players, however, will probably avoid it.Even without many bells and whistles and special effects, remember traditional Hollywood made millions with such simple expressions as: “Play it again, Sam” and “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a care” or something like that.
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