If you can't stop till you get enough, not far away are the Micheal Jackson slots we first were messin' round with at last year's Global Gaming Expo and just last week finally alerted you to their first Vegas casino locations.
Immersion into the king's world of pop begins the moment the penny slot accepts your first bill and yelps out a hee-hee. It's a progressive jackpot slot which was nearing $447,000 during our play. Play includes Moonwalk Mystery Wilds and pop-themed bonus rounds like the Smooth Criminals free games.
Bonus rounds are selected by a user-triggered spin of a Wheel of Fortune/U-Spin type reel. Unfortunately, our fingers didn't hit many bonus rounds. And, from what we observed, the gameplay isn't too unique from other slots, but with a Michael Jackson hologram moon-walking and spinning his way over As, Ks, 9s, black fedoras, and sequined gloves.
Where the slot really kicks is in the music, of course, and with "Dirty Diana," "Billie Jean," and "Beat It" blaring from all directions, the reels could be single-line, old-school mechanical and players likely wouldn't mind. We certainly didn't and we're aren't card-carrying members of any fan club or anything. Yet not only were we grooving in our seats, but passersby stopped to watch and take pictures. Of the machines -- not our dancing. We think.
Bottom line is that the Micheal Jackson slot machines are easy to play, a helluva a lot of fun, and we liked the way it makes us feel. And, it didn't hurt that we doubled our money.