So they’ve finally done it – a South Park slot machine. We’ve got to say that this is a good thing as we absolutely love the TV show.
- Slot machine based on the superb alternative comedy TV show
- All the artwork and the graphics from the TV vehicle
- Terrence and Philip can turn up at any time to turn stop spaces into wilds
- Kyle bonus free spin round has additional bonuses
- Stan free spin round can go on massive streaks
- Double all your money with a lucky pick in the Cartman bonus
- Don’t kill Kenny for some big prizes
South Park Slot Features
We’re now waiting for the Friends and Family Guy slots to make up the numbers. However despite the fact you might think that this is simply a media tie-in slot, there is a lot of action in this machine. Net Entertainments is well known in the industry for creating some of the most innovative and exciting game-play concepts and they’ve produced a slot here that packs in four fun features based around the main characters of the South Park TV show.
When you consider the high levels of graphical excellence that usually go into Net Entertainments games, you’ve got to think that South Park is a little bit of a disappointment. The base-game does use artwork and visuals that are straight out of the TV show, but compared to many of today’s top slots this leaves the whole production looking a little sparse and somehow like one of the poorer slots of yesteryear.
We can see what Net Entertainments were going for here, but unfortunately they haven’t hit the mark. The bonus games are an improvement on the visual front, with second screen action that does really work – however, as you spend most of your time with the reels, you can’t help but feel a little let down by the overall look of the game.
Although we weren’t too impressed with the graphics, the sounds on the South Park slot machine are great. These range from spoken clips of audio from the four main characters and some of the sub-characters, through to the epic theme music and the cheeky jingles that you’ll hear during the TV show. This is a great audio production that almost makes up for the visual let-down.
The South Park base game plays over a standard five reel casino slot set up that gives you twenty five pay-lines, which are fixed in place for play. You have loads of power to adjust your coin size and wager amount however as you do with many of the Net Entertainments games. There is a wild to help you get the wins in and bonus scatters appear on reels three, four and five only. The bonus symbol you hit on the fifth reel determines which of the machine’s four feature rounds you’ll get to play.
Your first bonus is the Cartman bonus. This is a pick me, second screen style affair where you have to select bushes to reveal coins which win you prizes. Try not to get busted by the cops for your bush beating behaviour, which ends your game, paying you out the prizes you’ve accrued thus far. There’s a double symbol that doubles the cash amount you’ve collected, and you’ll really want to avoid the reset, which takes your score back to its starting level. Not a bad little bonus that tends to pay quite well.
The Stan bonus is a simple free spin round with sticky wilds that stay in place for two spins. Here you get unlimited free spins until there are no wilds left on the reels. Similarly the Kyle bonus is also a free spin round where you get ten free spins – stop in a wild, which is marked with Kyle’s baby brother Ike, on the fifth reel to activate the kick the baby bonus where Kyle kicks Ike along a chalk covered row of additional bonuses. These range from extra free spins to cool cash payouts. Both of these are fairly standard slot bonuses, and can pay out a wide range of money.
Finally there’s the Kenny bonus. This is a second screen bonus where you have to choose a coin win, a multiplier and have to avoid having an accident in the danger room. If you can grab the big cash and tread lightly – you don’t want to kill Kenny after all, then surprisingly there’s some of the nicest prizes in the game available here.
In addition to all this there’s a Terrence and Philip reel feature where these two comedy characters can appear at any time and fart their ways across the reels – any space on which they break wind is turned into a wild, not bad if you can stand the smell. Alongside the Terrence and Philip reel features, the Christmas poo, Mr Hankey can appear at any time bouncing all over South Park’s reels, turning sequential stop spaces into wild symbols – this can be especially useful for getting in the big prizes. Cartman has his own reel feature too where he can appear and turn huge chunks of the middle three reels into wild symbols, greatly adding to your winning combinations.
Slot Professor Says
Despite the feelings of the reviewing team, I actually like the graphics in the South Park slot and think that they’re true to form and they grow on you. They are made especially good by the animations that bring the reels to life with every single win you get – the bonus games are great too.
My personal opinion is that this is a well designed game that is completely congruent with the South Park brand and it’s simply been done incredibly well.
The bonus games in the South Park slot are all excellent. They’re a little hard to hit and this is one casino title where you’ll want to hit them so it’s definitely time to maximise those spins here guys and girls.
All of the bonuses have the potential to absolutely rip out the big wins – without having to rely on the same old re-trigger mechanisms that you and I have both seen time and time again. Hit the ten times multiplier in Kyle’s bonus, go on a streak with Stan, double your money with Cartman – it’s all just waiting for you.
Finally, are there any negatives here? Well as with many big bonus slots you can tell that the pay-table is noticeably trimmed to accommodate the features – what else would you expect?
It’s very easy to go on a poor rush with this machine and lose all your money quickly, so be careful. However, as with all gambling we’re talking about the classic risk vs. reward dichotomy, so remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it.