Above the reels, housed within a standard 5×3 layout, are the bright lights of the stage set, while underneath the reels lie the game controls. Ash Gaming are capable of coming up with some extremely slick graphics, but it would be stretching the truth to describe these blocky buttons as anything other than functional. It’s not a shocker, but Britain’s Got Talent certainly isn’t a thing of beauty.
Using the respective plus and minus arrows, it’s possible to adjust the number of active paylines – the game features 20 in all – and to adjust the line bet, ranging from 0.01 to 50, resulting in a minumum bet of 0.20 and a maximum limit of 1,000 per spin. Activate autoplay and you can set this feature at anywhere between 10 and 99 spins. Advanced audio and graphical controls are accessed via the icon in the top right of the screen. Ash Gaming allow players to drill deep and precisely configure various elements of the game to their liking.
Playing card symbols, rendered in shimmering silver, form the low value symbols in the game, with the themed symbols comprising silhouettes of performers singing, dancing and juggling. Based on their respective values, singing is the greatest skill of all; 5 symbols are worth 1,500. Wild appears as a Union Jack. Five of these are worth a cool 10,000, while individual wilds will substitute for all regular symbols except for scatter.
The Britain’s Got Talent Bonus, which appears on reels 1, 3 and 5, will trigger the Live Show Bonus, where you can win up to 1,125x your total bet. In the Live Show Bonus, you’re tasked with selecting a musical, dance or novelty act before spinning the wheel to determine which of these will represent you on the live show.
In addition to the Live Show Bonus, Britain’s Got Talent features a Live Show Bonus Round. This feature sees you take your chosen act through to the semi-finals of the TV show. To make it to the final, you’ll require the approval of all four judges. The louder the applause, the greater the value of the prize you receive.
There are also free spins to be won in Britain’s Got Talent. The blue star symbol appearing on reels 2, 4 and 5 will trigger free spins, with up to 20 available. Each free spins symbol will reveal a number. These are totted up to determine the number of free spins you’re awarded. A final feature of note in the game is sticky wilds in which the Britain’s Got Talent logo will fly onto the reels and drop randomly into position. While your free spins are collected, the sticky wilds will remain in place, boosting your winnings.
It’s a Yes from Us
Britain’s Got Talent is a whole lot of fun to play. Fans of the ITV series will be smitten with the game, which enables everyone to indulge their fantasies of being famous for 15 minutes.
It’s not the most graceful slot Ash Gaming have ever devised, but there’s no faulting the quality of the features, which are adroitly tied in with the format of the TV series. Thanks to snippets of the authentic soundtrack, this video slot conversion faithfully channels the spirit of Simon Cowell and his army of wannabe pop starlets.