At some point or the other, music lovers from around the world would’ve listened to and enjoyed the music created by the one and only king of pop, Michael Jackson (MJ). His contribution to the world of music and dance is recognized and appreciated not only by his fans, but even his critics.
In honor of MJ and in recognition of his popularity among music lovers across the world, Bally Technologies has brought the spirit of Michael Jackson's music alive through two of its amazing slot machines called: Michael Jackson - King of Pop and Michael Jackson II - Wanna Be Startin Somethin.
The slot games are loaded with images of the King of Pop himself, the popular accessories he used and some of his best hit songs, which entertain you through the game. Bally's MJ slot machines are available for real money play at casinos across the world.
Michael Jackson King of Pop slots has 5 reels and 25 paylines, with a max bet of 320 credits. It is a penny slot machine and features five unique bonuses that improve your chances of winning and the overall win amount. The slot game is thoroughly entertaining with video and audio clips of Michael Jackson's hit songs. The slot features five greatest hits of the King of Pop, including Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana and Bad.
The game is made available on the Alpha Pro Series V22/32 cabinet that comes with an integrated surround sound chair that makes the musical slot experience even better. The symbols on the reels include an image of the Michael Jackson (as seen on cover of his album Dangerous), which is the highest paying symbol. Other symbols on the reels include his signature hat, his diamond studded gloves, his shades, his diamond studded shoes, and high card values K, Q, J, 10 and 9. The game also has a WILD symbol that can replace all other symbols on the reels.
MJ slots are not available in a free play or demo mode. You have to play with real money at a casino that offers Michael Jackson slots. The Michael Jackson King of Pop is a penny slot, which means you don’t have to spend a lot of money to win big. The game has a single level external progressive jackpot. The highest payout in the game is of 40,000,000 times the bet amount, which also happens to be the game jackpot. This jackpot is awarded on max bet when five scattered jackpot symbols appear on the reels. The game has an overall hit frequency of 40.97%.
At present, the Michael Jackson King of Pop slot game, which is the first slot machine to feature the legendary king of pop, is available only for real money play at land-based casinos, but not on online or mobile platforms.
The Michael Jackson King of Pop slot machine has five unique bonus features, each of which increase your chance of winning and/or your winnings in their own way. The game has free game bonuses, a multiplier and also a free wheel spin bonus that offers a variety of incentives.
The U-Spin Platinum Bonus employs Bally's U-spin technology with the touch screen feature, allowing the player to get a realistic experience. Players get to spin a wheel on the screen as they would a real wheel in this bonus feature, which is triggered when three bonus symbols appear on the second, third and fourth reels. The virtual wheel bonus offers the player free credits or triggers one of the two game bonuses, which are named after Jackson's two biggest hits.
The first free game bonus is the Smooth Criminal bonus, which is triggered when the wheel pointer stops at the Smooth Criminal symbol. During this round, the player is awarded five free games with a special WILD feature where the entire reel becomes one. In the end, players are treated to a clip from the Smooth Criminal music video and the number of free credits won is displayed.
The Beat It free games bonus is much better than the Smooth Criminal bonus and offers 10 free games and has a locking wilds feature. During the bonus, Michael Jackson, as seen in the Beat It video, appears on the screen and triggers the locking wild feature. This increases your chances of winning even more.
The U-Spin round also triggers the Pile Up bonus feature during which the multiplier track is activated. This brings up a second wheel, inside the original wheel. The wheel spins itself to award the players a multiplier between 2 and 10, which is used for increasing the amount you won on the first wheel.
Added to the above mentioned U-Spin bonuses, the game also has two extra mystery wild features that are triggered at random to improve your chances of winning. These wilds are called the King of Pop random Moon walking wilds, and are triggered when the King of Pop moonwalks across the screen to the tune of Billie Jean and activates the WILD symbols. The other mystery wilds bonus is a stacked wild feature which is awarded at random, and the hit song Bad is played in the background.
Dubbed as the greatest Entertainer ever, Michael Jackson is undoubtedly the most popular artist in the world of pop music. He is well-known not only as a singer, but also as an amazing dancer, a businessman and a philanthropist. Jackson is recognized for his music and humanitarian work not only in North America, but across the world.
Michael Joseph Jackson was born in August 1958 and started singing at a very young age of 6, when he joined the band called The Jacksons, formed by three of his brothers. The band, which was later renamed Jackson Five, rose to fame with Michael as their lead singer, and delivered its first few hit singles titled "ABC", "I'll be there" and "I Want You Back" in 1972. While The Jackson Five managed to give 40 hit songs, the sales of the band's albums declined later and Michael Jackson began his solo career in 1979, with an album called "Off the Wall".
MJ's first biggest solo hit album was perhaps Thriller, which also happened to be the biggest selling album for 1983. The album is also considered to be the best-selling album across the world, with sales of 65 million copies. He had a passion for music and went on write a number of other hit singles including "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and the smash hit "Wanna be startin somethin", and albums such as Bad, Dangerous and History.
Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009 at his LA home. Reports state that he died from cardiac arrest. Police stated that his death was a homicide due to the fact that his physician was administering propofol and three anti-anxiety benzodiazepines, lorazepam, and midazolam to him in his home. The drugs were directly related to his untimely death. His physician, Connrad Murray, was charged and convicted with unvoluntary manslaughter. Controversy surrounded the death of the King of Pop. MJ was preparing for his This Is It tour during his last days. The documentary titled This Is It, which included footage of MJ rehearsing for the tour and recording with his brothers, was released after his death, and went on to become the highest grossing documentary movie across the world. Michael Jackson earned billions of dollars with record sales, and continues to raise billions even after his death.