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Robocop

RoboCop

If you’ve always wanted to take on technology at its own game then you might want to test your metal (quite literally) with RoboCop slot. This slot game is heavily based on the 80’s movie of the same name and transports its player into the dystopian future where the powers that be are trying to lay down the law using their latest weapon, a cyborg police officer- what could possibly go wrong?

Playtech have a long history of making great games out of smash hit movies (the Dirty Dancing slot and Gladiator are other examples) and this slot follows in that tradition.

Look and feel

We find ourselves in a futuristic Detroit City, the reels are set against a nightscape with skyscrapers and dark corners. Here the reels themselves have been turned into a robotic console topped with the game’s logo. The overall look is very high-end animated graphics which are a close match to the 1987 movie. The game was designed by Playtech – those people behind the Age of the Gods slot and other titles. You’ll recognise the trademark mechanics and sounds if you are familiar with their games.

The electronic soundtrack is tense and threatening- it certainly adds to the sense of dread and atmosphere of fear that underlines the game.

Gameplay

RoboCop slot is a five reel, three row vision of a bad ole’ future with 25 pay lines on offer- the same as the God of Storms slot machine– also by Playtech by the way.

The high value icons are the key characters of the movie with the most scary and sought after icon being the silver-visored RoboCop (Peter Well), followed by Officer Anne Lewis (played by Nancy Allen) and then Dick Jones of the less than saintly OCP corporation (acted by Ronny Cox) and then a futuristic car and a gun. The lower value icons are the Ace through Jack of the card deck in shiny metallic form.

The game’s Wild is the word Wild in red against an OCP metallic logo and this
substitutes for all symbols except the Bonus Scatter a golden OCP police badge.

Gun-toting extras

This game is packing a mighty 8 extras, and four of these are triggered at random in the base game itself.

There’s the Robot Attack Spin when an ED-209 (nasty piece of tech from OCP) Wild is added to the reels and expands to take up the centre three reels, to make for more winning combos for you.

There’s also the Line-Up Spin Feature where any wins you secure gain not one but two different multipliers- sounds pretty generous to me!

The Shootout Spin gives you extra Wilds on the reels for a single spin.

The OCP Bonus is where you get to adventure to the HQ of the dreaded corporation to match icons to find prizes.

So there’s plenty to keep you busy in the base game but there is more fun packed into the bonus game too.

Just land the corporation badge Scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 and activate the bonus features available for your pleasure – these are pimped up versions of the base game side-games in effect- think the side-games on steroids!

Robot Attack Spin awards you with a special droid Wild on the reels and a handy five freebie spins to boot!

Line-Up Spin is worth picking with a mega 15 free spins up for grabs as well as two sets of multipliers applied to your wins- a gift worthy of the robot dance surely?

Shootout Spins offers a tasty ten free spin with random Wilds added for each free round- none too stingy I’d say.

OCP Bonus is just like its little sister in the base game, you’re back in OCP’s HQ but this time there are four levels to complete and characters to match and this time there’s a generous x5 multiplier on offer!

Conclusion

For fans of 80’s movie classics, it doesn’t get much better than this well executed homage to the original and best film.

Despite the movie’s vintage, the game’s tech is far smarter than you’d expect with graphics and atmosphere which is true to the big screen hit but bring the game bang up to date.
The game’s 8 bonus features come with enough variety and generous extras to keep a non-movie fan playing for the hard cash alone. A game well worth a visit to see if you can beat the cyborgs before they’re in charge!