Sing it Out
There are 5 reels to play on and you’ll need to sing your heart out if you want to stand a chance of progressing in this game. There’s 20 paylines which can be adjusted to leave fewer active if you don’t want to bet too much per spin. Another way of controlling the bet is by lowering the value per line. Choose from the minimum of 0.05 and go up to the maximum of 25.00 per line, the equivalent of a total min bet of 1.00 and a total max bet of 500.00.
The Live Final
Anyone who’s ever seen X-Factor knows it’s all about making it to the live final and it’s no different in this game of slots. Starting off by making matches on the reels, you’ll need to move onto the bonus features if you really want to scoop a big prize. And the good news is that there are plenty of extras you can play for…
There’s the Judge Bonus Scatter Award which becomes live when you land three or more of the judges symbol anywhere on the reels. Unlike other symbols this doesn’t need to be along an active payline. This special bonus gives you the chance to win up to x200 your stake (if you land five). In the bonus screen you’ll be given the option of either collecting what you’ve been awarded so far or going to the judges’ vote. If you opt for the latter, you’ll move to each judge in turn and if you get a “yes” your prize will double. If it’s a big, fat no then you’ll lose your money and return to the main game.
Landing three of the X-factor logo tiles along a payline means that you’ll launch the special Boot Camp Bonus. Depending on how many of the logos you spun, you’ll receive up to 15 free spins. These take place with a new paytable and the inclusion of a special star symbol. If you manage to rack up 10 of these during your free spins you’ll move into the Live Final. In this big money bonus play, you’ll have to “perform” and collect awards from the Audience and Judges, as well as your own performance score. Depending on what you get from all three, you’ll be given an award and it’s up to you whether to accept it or gamble and move on. There’s a total of three awards that you’ll be offered so you can decide after each of the first two how to proceed. The choice is yours!
From Singer to Detective
TV shows can seem to become an almost integral part of our lives and before too long, it’s not difficult to imagine taking an active role on screen. So if becoming a singer in X-Factor isn’t for you, how about brushing up on your forensic skills to join the CSI crew instead? Developer IGT has created an online video slot named CSI, and it embodies all that’s loved about the crime detective series. Choose from the Original, New York or Miami and play out slot bonuses in crime labs while examining trace evidence too. With two different jackpots available, if you solve the whodunnit you could be walking away with a cool cash prize.
Be a Star
X-Factor from Fremantle is an authentic reconstruction of the TV show and fans of the series will enjoy the chance at playing an online video slot in the same theme. Like many other Fremantle titles, it’s packed to the hilt with extras and features and provides creative bonus games to play. For this reason, beginners are likely to find it a tad overwhelming so it’s best suited to those with some prior experience on the slots.