Titanic Pokie Review
In 1997, the world got to know a heart-melting love story set on board the infamous RMS Titanic. Twenty years later, Bally Technologies released the reviewed pokie, which quickly became a hit with gamblers. The reasons of why the game has succeeded are obvious: first, the game has lots of elements adopted from the film and second, the number of built-in bonus features takes the cake.
Immediately on loading the game for the first time, you will notice the reels are full of symbols that are directly borrowed from the film such as a pair of white gloves that Rose wore or a classic red car that was held in storage on Titanic. The reel set is surrounded with massive golden frames that are reminiscent of rich decoration in first-class cabins. As you might guess, all the symbols are associated with the film; these include (in ascending order of the winning value): Jack’s suitcase ($125 at max), Barrel and Parcels ($125), luggage of third-class passengers ($125), a golden watch ($250), white gloves ($250), a red car ($250), Rose’s mother ($375), Cal ($500), Jack ($750) and Rose ($1250).
A bet is adjusted between $0.01 and $2.50 per line. In addition to the main bet, the pokie automatically takes 10 coins as a side bet so a total bet turns out to be higher at $0.35 to $100 per spin. The side bet is obligatory and you cannot opt out of it. Besides, your bet size depends on which potential features you will unlock during the game: betting $0.01 per line, you buy a third-class ticket and unlock only Wheel & Mystery features. Betting $0.02, $0.03 or $0.04, you may settle yourself in a second-class cabin and count for Mystery Jackpots. Any bet higher than $0.05 unlocks all the feature content, including the possibility to win Top Award Jackpots.
Mystery Double Wild feature
The pokie has two wild symbols that are active at certain game modes. A normal wild has no multiplier and is portrayed as a red medallion with letter T. The Double Wild symbol is a red medallion with the 2x sign on it, and it appears in some bonus modes and holds a multiplier of x2.
At the beginning of each spin, while the reels are still moving, two to five Double Wild symbols are randomly placed on reels 2 to 5. The wilds are kept on their places until the reels stop, at which point all wins are evaluated and paid out at double their normal values.
Mystery Wild Reels feature
This is a random feature and it activates when the reels are in motion. Before they come to rest, two wild reels are randomly awarded. They can be anywhere from reel 1 to 5, and can bring you a really good loot.
Jack’s Drawing mystery feature
Behind the scenes trivia: Did you know that the sketches drawn by Jack in the movie were actually made by James Cameron, film director? Anyway, you will see three drawings in the mystery feature that can be triggered at any time after a spin. In a new screen, you see a grid of 10 question marks. Your task is to pick the tiles until finding three matching pictures. One of the tiles reveals a Wild sign that stands for any picture. Depending on the drawing that has matched, you get x150 to x250, x400 to x700 or x1000 to 2000 a line bet (up to $5000 at the maximum stake).
Mystery Jackpots feature
The jackpots are a pleasant addition to the already feature-packed game. Above the reels, there are two jackpot indicators named Mini and Maxi. Their values correlate to a bet size and equal to x500 a line bet (for Mini) and x2500 (for Maxi). When playing at a 100-dollar stake, the top Mini jackpot reaches $1250 and Maxi goes up to $6250. A jackpot bonus can be triggered randomly after any spin. On a new screen, you will be presented with three tiles, two of them hiding two respective jackpots and one tile reveals a small consolation prize, so chances are 66.6% that you win either jackpot.
This enticing bonus game is designed to give you access to four bonus features or pay you an instant cash sum of up to $500. Look out for Titanic symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 because they trigger the Wheel feature when all of them land in view. You will then be taken to the captain’s bridge and see a big command lever used by the captain to place orders like “Full Ahead” or “Stop”. The dial on the mechanism is divided into around 15 sections that are marked with 4 different bonus names and cash awards. You are awarded one spin of the handle. If it stops on a cash value, you are given one more attempt. If a cash value lands again, you grab the bonus winnings and return to base game. If a feature is won, you proceed to playing that feature:
- Pick Up bonus. A simple pick-to-win type game with the maximum reward of x100 a line bet
- The Safe bonus. You are invited to click on 1 of 10 closed safes to reveal a monetary award. After that you need to select 1 of 5 items located in the room to determine a multiplier to be applied to that monetary prize. As a result, you can win x150 to x800.
The remaining two features are reviewed in dedicated paragraphs below, and both of them can be won only on the captain’s wheel.
Heart of the Ocean free spins
To perk up your mood, the pokie awards you x100 a bet immediately upon entering the feature. You have four bonus modes to pick from: 6 free spins with a multiplier of x5, 10 spins at x3, 15 spins at x2 and 30 spins with no multiplier. After you have made a choice of your preferred bonus scenario, free spins start. They are played with the same symbols as the base game but you have one more symbol on the reels, which is a big blue diamond. Diamonds pay out the highest during the feature and behave like expanding wild symbols. Whenever a diamond lands in any position, the symbols to the left and right of it turn into diamonds, too. This transformation can lead to some healthy wild wins.
Make It Count free spins
In this mode, a brand new set of symbols is utilized: new things from Titanic, new characters and even new prizes. Before the bonus gets underway, you are awarded x100. Though the 10 free spins provided for the feature may seem scarce, there are locked wilds, wild multipliers and big money gifts of up to $1250 per combination. Besides, there are plenty of opportunities to prolong free spins if a related symbol lands on the reels.
Bottom line on Titanic
Titanic is a 5-reel 25-payline video pokie with 4 mystery bonuses, 4 symbol-triggered bonuses and 2 fixed jackpots. Such an enormous amount of bonus content built into the game makes it arguably the best title in Bally’s collection. This is a must-play game for everyone.