Andre the Giant is a slot machine game created by Nextgen gaming. It is well known for not only featuring the famous wrestler from years gone by, but also for its unique bonus mini-game, which lets players watch as Andre destroys an opponent.
The game uses a five reel, twenty five play line system, as well as allowing players to adjust the play lines and bet amount between spins. More play lines, of course, means a greater chance of winning sequences being created, but requires a larger upfront bet. The freedom allows or more strategic play that is not seen in other slot machine games.
The Andre the Giant slots game uses a unique cartoon-based art style to bring its theme to life. Andre himself animates when his special bonus features trigger, kicking the player in the face even as he grants them bonus wins and extra chances at creating winning sequences. The standard symbols of the game include images related to the professional wrestling world, including hotdogs, folding chairs, masks, a referee and more.
The most valuable standard symbol is a masked wrestler, who gives out a generous payout if matched with himself at least twice, and a maximum of five times. The least valuable symbols are the hotdog and show tickets, which may only match with themselves three, four and five times. If looking to see Andre wrestle, however, the player must turn their attention to the bonus symbols and mini-game features.
Andre the Giant is available on computer, mobile phone and tablet, but is optimised for play on home computer. In order to play, simply open the game in a web browser and allow content to load. No permanent downloads of any kind will be made. Please be sure to log into your account if wanting to play online slots for real money.
Andre the Giant is this game’s wild symbol. Easily recognisable by his fierce frown and crossed arms, he will match with all other symbols to create winning sequences. The symbol also has an expanding wilds feature, meaning that if the wild appears on lines three or four it will expand to cover all three spaces on the reel, giving many more chances to create sequences. This bonus will also trigger the animation of Andre stepping forward and kicking the player.
The second wild symbol in the game, and the one every player will want to see as often as possible, is the scatter symbol. This is recognisable as the written words Andre the Giant. If the scatter symbol matches with itself at least three times, anywhere on the reels, the battle bout mini-game will be activated. This means that three free spins will be granted, during which the player must try and match as many of the fight move symbols as possible. When the free turns end, Andre will use the moves collected on his opponent. If three are used consecutively, Andre will use a special finishing move, which will retrigger the ten free spins for a second online casino NZD bonus round.