Audiences in America have gone bonkers with Duck Dynasty Mania. For those of you who don’t follow the world of reality TV, Duck Dynasty is a television show which focuses on the Robertson family of hillbilly’s who run the legendary Duck Commander hunting supply company. The show follows the family’s antics as well as the business, crafting a story that is both entertaining and heartwarming. This winning formula has resulted in huge ratings show has millions of viewers and hundreds of millions of dollars in merchandise and advertising sales.
Notorious for setting off controversy in 2013 due to Phil’s comments about sexuality, Duck Dynasty has seen its audience fall a bit, but it still remains very popular and definitely worthy of obtaining a slot machine for land based casinos.
Bally Technologies has signed the rights to obtain licensing with Duck Dynasty, and is planning to release a new slot machine to land casinos throughout North America. The slot cabinet is part of the Alpha 2 Pro Series and looks quite lovely, featuring a high definition monitor which includes a touchscreen that is curved for maximum effect.
We really liked the crisp graphics, which include reel symbols that include all of the major cast members such as Uncle Si, Phil, Willie, and Korie. There are also other reel symbols like mallards, frogs, and some of the Robertson wives, who are very beautiful.
Feature wise the game includes several bonus games designed to hold your attention. Bonus Games are decided by a Wheel of Fortune, which lands on a particular bonus or side game that players can participate in. The first of these bonus rounds is the Froggin’ Free Games, which are Free Spins that pop up and allow players the chance to get more spins free of charge. The second big feature is the Lucky Ducks Bonus, wherein players activate a duck call and reveal big prizes. The third feature is Fishing For Credits, where players look into a tackle box to reveal Win Multipliers and Free Spins. The fourth feature is Willie’s Bullseye Bonus where players try to best the crack shot at an archery competition where they can rake in huge amounts of cash. The fifth bonus round is the Si Sideshow Bonus, which shows Uncle Si gyrating on the screen while a Wheel of Fortune where players can earn Win Multipliers. The last bonus is a giant wheel, which doles out thousands of credits, with a max win of 10,000 credits.
Bally Technologies is making this video slot approachable for players of all types, allowing for low rollers to play the slot at length due to the fact that you can scale down bet denominations and levels to ensure that each spin fits within your budget. Of course, this can also be ramped up quite a bit to allow you the opportunity to take home a huge amount of money.
Although the game is upcoming for release, Bally has been a bit tight in revealing a ton of details. One would expect that a game of this magnitude would be tied into a progressive jackpot of some type, but we haven’t heard that this will be the case. Also, there has been no firm release date given for this slot’s release, although we are expecting it to be delivered to land casinos throughout North America during the fourth quarter of 2014 or sometime during early 2015.
Whether you are a huge fan of Duck Dynasty or not, there is no denying that the Duck Dynasty slot is impressive looking game that packs in crisp looking visuals, a plethora of features and booming sound. We are really looking forward to giving it a spin when it releases.