Ace Ventura: Pet Detective slot review (Playtech)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective was the big breakthrough movie for Jim Carrey, the rubber-faced comedic actor
As the smart-ass detective of missing animals, Ace Ventura lived hilarious adventures. The scene where he crawls out of the backend of a rhino always comes to mind.
After the success of Ace Ventura, Pet Detective Jim Carrey was known in Hollywood as the “$€ 20 million man”; he was the first actor that asked – and received- more than $€ 20 million per movie.
Playtech made a video slot about Ace Ventura Pet Detective and has been smart enough to use plenty of clips and animations of Jim Carrey. They also included plenty of mini bonus features and a lucrative main bonus in the game.
This video slot manages to capture the zany, wacky humour of the movie and offers some tasty wins.
Ace Ventura Pet Detective gameplay and features
This video slot has 5 reels and 3 rows of symbols and uses the win all ways mechanism.
So no paylines, but winning combinations that drop on the reels helter-skelter, from left to right.
You bet with 40 coins per push, and the betting range is between $€ 0.40 and $€ 200 per spin.
The payout rate is great: 96.18%
As far as variance goes, we estimate Ace Ventura Pet Detective to be about medium.
Symbols and payouts
The picture of Ace Ventura with the word WILD in bold on his business card is… wild! This symbol replaces all other symbols except for the scatters (yes, indeed, that infamous rhino!).
The golden badge pays out the most of all the symbols: 5 x the total bet with a 5-of-a-kind. That may seem like it is not that much, but with the win all ways and the many extra wilds in the game, you can surely grab some handsome payouts.
The three different Ace Ventura’s are worth between 3 x and (just under) 4 x the total bet with five the same ones.
When you spin the Ace seated in his jeep or on his low rider 5 x, you receive a prize 2.5 x the total bet.
The card symbols J, Q, K and A are the traditional low-value symbols and will pay out between 1 x and 1.5 x the total bet with five identical ones.
The many Ace Ventura bonus features
Ace Ventura has three mini bonus features and one main bonus (the free spin bonus).
The mini bonus features can drop at random times and can potentially be very rewarding.
These are the three mini bonuses:
Loser! You can get this one when you don’t have a prize. You receive free respins until you have a winning spin. At the same time, the multiplier is increased after every respin by +1. So it is, and this is a bit counter-intuitive, in your best interest to not win as long as possible, as this will drive up the multiplier.
Sneaky Walk. Ace Ventura sneaks across the screen with that unique Jim Carrey look, and he changes one or more stacked reels into stacked wilds.
Jungle friends. Ace calls on all his jungle friends to come together, and they can win you a bunch of extra wilds.
Free spin bonus
The free spin bonus is triggered by spinning three rhinos on the reels.
You now win free spins with 2 or 3 extra “modifiers” – bonus boosters.
You will always receive two modifiers, but it is possible to get the 3rd one during the primary game.
These bonus boosters can consist of:
- Extra ways to win
- Additional free spins
- Mystery wilds
- Symbol Upgrades
- Wilds with mystery multipliers
It is clear with all these active boosters the Ace Ventura free spin bonus can be a delightful surprise.
Our verdict on the Ace Ventura video slot
Playtech has delivered an excellent slot with Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, that will delight both the hardcore Jim Carrey fan as well as the “average” slots player.
There are many bonus features in the game without getting annoying, and the free spin bonus is, thanks to the extra modifiers, just a bit different every time.
3.8 out of 5 stars.
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