For those of you unfamiliar with the legendary wrestler and actor, Andre the Giant was a 7 foot 4 inch, 500 lb. giant from the suburbs of Paris.
For those of you unfamiliar with the legendary wrestler and actor, Andre the Giant was a 7 foot 4 inch, 500 lb. giant from the suburbs of Paris. Amongst the more unusual facts regarding his life, as a boy he was regularly driven to school by playwright neighbour Samuel Beckett as he could not fit on the school bus! Remember that one for your next table quiz!
The symbols you can expect to see on the reels include the Wrestling Opponent, Referee, Championship Belt, Wrestling Ring, Mask, Folding Chair and Boots. The best-paying reel symbol is the Opponent, which is worth 5,000 coins for spinning 5 into an active pay-line. The Referee symbol is the second best symbol and will be good for 1,000 coins for 5 matching symbols in an active pay-line.
The Andre the Giant symbol is a Wild which will substitute for all other symbols except Scatters to create winning combinations. The Andre the Giant Wild will expand to take over all positions on the reel, though it will only appear on Reels 2 and 4. It will not expand if there are no potential winning combinations.
The Andre the Giant Logo is a Scatter. If 3 or more Scatters spin in, you will have unlocked the Battle Bout Bonus Feature. This will result in 10 Free Spins being awarded. As the Free Spins are played out, you get the opportunity to collect Special Attack symbols. When you have collected 3 or more, you may use these. The different types of Attack include Bear Hug, Chop, Choke and Head Butt. If Andre the Giant wins the Bout, you will also get double the value of your winnings.
Whenever you have a win, you can opt to gamble your winnings, as is possible in many slots. In Andre the Giant, this takes the form of a Pick-a-Card type game. You can opt to wager on Suits or Colour. If you wager on Suits, you stand to earn up to 4 times your wager. If you opt for card Colour, you can double your winnings.
The Return to Player (RTP) for Andre the Giant varies is 95.7%, which is a touch under the average value for a Video Slot. While there is a bit of variety with Bonus Features, there is nothing amongst them that is particularly ground breaking and the game doesn’t feature enough of the big man himself to get excited about. This game is a bit of a cash-in on the memory of the big man, but even accepting this, it isn’t a great game and you can find much better ones in the Microgaming catalogue.
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