Who can resist the laugh out loud comedy gold of the 90’s movie classic, The Mask? Now imagine those crazy antics transferred into a madcap caper of a slot game that you can be part of! Well you can now experience first-hand the fun and money making mayhem of being in the company of The Mask, thanks to NextGen Gaming’s slot homage to that iconic comedy which has been made in a very smart partnership with Warner Bros.
The concept is that a mild mannered guy, the rubber faced Jim Carey, accidentally finds his hands on a magical artefact, a mask which exaggerates – massively – the personality of the wearer. Cue the good guy donning the mask and meeting the woman of his dreams who is the mobster’s gal Tina, played by Cameron Diaz.
Look and feel
The Mask is set in a quiet Edge City at dusk, it’s a peaceful spot for the game’s reels and we can only guess that once the slot starts spinning all the chaos and crazy times will begin! Don’t expect anything wildly different with this game unlike, say, the Castle Builder II slot in terms of design. This is a traditional 5 reel slot through and through, but it’s been brought to life by the zany word of the Mask.
The reels topped with the movie and game’s logo are transparent and floating above the street, this is the calm before the storm!
The music is the high quality fare you expect from a big budget movie link up and will be familiar to those of you who have watched the flick.
The Mask is a 5 reel, 3 row and 20 payline carnival of high energy capers that can be played across all devices. So this game clocks the same amount of pay-lines as the Coins of Egypt slot machine and Lost Relics. Just prepare yourself for the crazy times ahead!
The high value icons are straight outta the movie with the lead characters Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carey) and Tina Carlyle (Cameron Diaz), followed by Milo the dog (Stanley’s sidekick), The Mask’s yellow hat, and bags of cash. The lower value icons of the game are the Ace through 10 of the card deck.
The game’s Wild is the grinning green-faced Mask himself which substitutes for all icons except the Scatter a jukebox with the word “Bonus” across it. The only greener guy that we can think of is the big hairy boy on the Epic Ape slot– that is another cracker of a game by the way.
Base game bonanza
This slot is packed with four randomly triggered base game treats. Either at the beginning or after any spin one of the following four could give you a side game bonanza.
Alarm Block feature is just part of the comedy vibe with an alarm clock bouncing onto the reels. If a hammer comes and smashes the clock in its place it leaves a welcome 2 x2 Wild- thank you!
In A Spin feature is a winner with The Mask appearing swirling onto the reels and selecting a reel where all the character symbols and the hat and cash icons, as well as the Ace through 10, turn into Wilds. And what’s more this can be on up to three reels- money making mayhem!
By The Horn feature gives The Mask the chance to invade the reels parping a horn and randomly turning symbols on the reels Wild- and this crazy guy is generous- the Wilds may cover as many as four reels!
Mask Unmask feature is a gift from the side kick dog Milo who comes and covers a 3×3 section of the reels with a Mask face, if he places the Mask over Stanley icons, then these turn Wild.
Free Games Bonus
If Lady Luck, or The Mask, is smiling on you then you will be able to land 3, 4 or 5 Scatters across the reels and for this you’ll be gifted 10,15 or 25 free spins respectively.
Once those free spins start, you’ll find yourself in the home of the gangster boyfriend, the Coco Loco Nightclub. If you make winning combos using Wilds during these spins, you’ll be randomly given a multiplier between x2 and x5.
Now you want to see the Scatter, if you land 1 or 2, then the dog Milo will appear but this time he’ll be wearing the mischievous mask and he can award 5 freebie spins- thanks doggie!
If you’re feeling the magic and land 3 or more Scatters then there are further free spins up for grabs including unlimited free spins- somebody stop me!
And as if this game isn’t already crazy enough, all those base game Wild features can come into play too. Are you going to be ready for a smokin’ good time?
The Mask is one non-stop slot party. The styling and high energy capers are enough to pep up everyone’s day- you don’t even have to be a fan of the film but it helps. The generous free spins and the dose of Wild extras are enough to make anyone into a party animal. Film and slot links ups don’t always work but this one has come up trumps.