Many TV-based slots are put together quickly with very little attention put into giving the games an authentic feel and look of the content they are based on. Thankfully, that was not the case with South Park, a NetEntertainment-powered video slot with five reels and 25 pay lines and favourite symbols. Otherwise, it would have been a tragedy if it was just a traditional slot machine with its characters, Stan, Cartman, Kyle and Kenny, plastered onto the symbols. The popular sitcom features the four characters and their exploits in the town of South Park.
The game has assigned a bonus feature to each character as well as three mini-features. The price of a spin ranges from 25p to £125. A player can get access to any of the four character features by acquiring two regular Bonus symbols on reels 3 and 4 with one character symbol on reel 5. A related symbol will trigger a suitable character feature. In this review, the features will be listed in order of their values.
The least rewarding feature is the Stan Spins feature. Here, the player gets the South Park experience as Stan pukes on Wendy to give him or her sticky wilds. As the feature starts, a Sticky Wild symbol pops up at the centre of reel 3 and stays there for two free spins. Users can get a couple of sticky wilds, but the maximum is limited to 30 times their stake. In monetary terms, this can translate to a maximum win of £3,750.
The Kenny feature gives out three free lives at the start. The mission is to lead Kenny through three different zones. These zones include the Win Zone that contains cash prizes, the Multiplier Zone that includes multiplier values and the Danger Zone which contains one trap and cash prizes. At the start, one needs to choose one of the three featured options for Kenny. It can end in two ways. One of these is when Kenny runs out of lives. The other is if Kenny reaches the final zone. If a player reaches the end, he or she will win 2500 coins, and the rewards go up to an excellent 556 times your stake. This feature can earn a player up to 69,500 pounds.
In the final Cartman feature, Cartman searches for hippies (his sworn enemies) in the bushes. In this feature, one gets to choose from eight bushes to reveal a 2X multiplier, cash prizes, a Bonus Game reset symbol, a Game Over symbol and a Warning Symbol. Disturbing the police officer twice will end this features. The Cartman feature is the most rewarding as it can potentially increase one’s stake an enormous 5,000 times. A stake of 125 pounds can yield 625,000 pounds.
There are also mini-features based on wilds and can be set off at random. One such mini-feature is the Terrance and Phillip, where three wilds are placed randomly on reels 2,3, and 4. Another mini-feature is the Mr Hankey, where three to five wilds are divided out on reels 1, 3, and 5. The most lucrative mini-feature, however, is the Cartman mini-feature where a Beefcake wild (3×3 block of wilds) appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. It can occur over the three middle reels entirely, one row or two rows. To get a big win, the Beefcake Wild needs to take over the reels completely.
The South Park slot game is superb and will excite you a lot if you also enjoy watching the animation series. It retains the comedic feel of the show, and you need to play it to experience what it has to offer.