If you’re unaware, Ace Ventura is a fictional character that was thought up by screenwriter Jack Bernstein. The character was written into a couple of movies, featuring Jim Carrey in the titular role. It is this movie that has also spawned several other media-related items, including an animated television series. It is also the reason behind Playtech releasing a slot game featuring the same title. The Carrey version appears in the slot, with madness and fun going off here, there and everywhere while you play. Then again, if you’ve seen the movies, you’ll know why this is.
Fortunately, with it being a Playtech slot, it contains some high-quality graphics and gameplay that can only be described as highly entertaining on the whole. And if you haven’t seen the cinematic releases before, playing this slot game will no doubt make you want to do so. To coincide with the game’s zany imagery and completely crazy gameplay, Playtech has also chosen to include a soundtrack that befits such a setup. So, let’s check out its other inbuilt features.
The Pet Detective Has Arrived on the Scene
The slot contains a layout that features five reels and three rows for you to play on. This isn’t anything out of the ordinary for a video slot, so it should all look quite familiar in this respect. To add to this, you have the ability to win in 243 different ways. Because of this, you can’t customize the ways to win part of the slot. Instead, you have the ability to change your wager as you like, though. First of all, you can use the + and – buttons on display underneath the ‘Coin Value’ section. With these, you can select from values between 1 cent and $2.50. If you do decide to push this up to its highest level, then the maximum wager you will be placing in the game stands at $100 per spin. There’s a button to speed things up too, which is the ‘Turbo Mode’ option. Meanwhile, an ‘Auto Spins’ button is also present on the layout.
Playtech is known for providing slots with high-quality graphics, but Ace Ventura is a game that strongly reinforces this theory. While the background is fairly basic in color, there’s so much happening on the reels that this isn’t necessary as something that needs to be overdone. Four lower-paying symbols are available in the slot too, starting with the purple J and the yellow Q, before then moving on to the blue K and the red A. You’ll also get to see symbols of Ace himself in a blue car and another of him in a white truck. Three shots of Mr Ventura can be seen as the next symbols, with the first of him playing rugby in a tutu, the second of him with asparagus dangling from his mouth and the third of him in a scene with a chimpanzee. The highest paying standard symbol in the game is of his detective badge, though. Five of this icon appearing in a winning combination will multiply your overall stake by 200 times.
A Pet Detective needs a bit more assistance to do his job properly, so it’s important to know about the Playtech special features in this game. To start off with, there’s the inclusion of a wild symbol, which is present in the shape of Ace Ventura holding up his card. Wild symbols will substitute for all other symbols in the game, with the exception of the scatter symbols and animal modifiers. This means that the wild can be quite instrumental in assisting you with forming winning combinations.
The bonus symbol of this slot comes in the shape of the image of the rhinoceros. This one can appear on reels one, three and five only, but whenever it does in any location on these reels, the freespins round is triggered. You’ll receive seven free games in total, with animal modifiers also being a part of this. These animal modifiers will be collected during the main game and once freespins begins, they will combine to become active throughout the round. You should also watch out for modifiers with keys attached to them, as these will combine three modifiers during freespins.
So, what are the animal modifiers that will become active during the freespins round? Well, there’s the icon of the shark, which provides you with extra freespins. The elephant will offer up expanded reels, bringing in extra rows for you to win on. There’s the gorilla which will upgrade your symbols to provide higher pay-outs. There’s also the bat, which will introduce random wilds to the reels, while the dove will turn the third reel into a wild multiplier reel. Finally, the dolphin will bring a mystery win multiplier into effect during freespins.
Ace Ventura also has something known as In-Reel Features, which are able to trigger at random during any main game spin. The Jungle Friends feature will see Ace summon his jungle friends to bring a few extra wilds into play for that spin. Then there’s the Sneaky Walk feature, which sees Ace sneak across the reels and add his own selection of wilds stacks. Finally, the Loser Feature can re-spin any losing spin and increase your multiplier until you form a winning combination.
While we weren’t always the biggest fans of the Ace Ventura movies, we think that this Playtech slot could potentially change anyone’s mind on that. There’s just so much to experience while spinning the reels of this game that it’s hard to not completely enjoy it. The special in-reel features that can occur at random, as well as the freespins with animal modifiers and the inclusion of a wild symbol all work very nicely together. Of course, there’s the addition of the Playtech graphics and the overall entertainment factor of the game that just makes this one a little bit irresistible to play.