Review of Titanic Slots
Welcome to one of the most beautiful and whimsical tales ever to be shown on the silver screen, which broke numerous records on its way to winning over the hearts of viewers around the world. The Hollywood blockbuster Titanic has finally been immortalized as an online slot machine by Bally and this is one of the biggest and best games I’ve ever played in my life.
The original story from the film centers around Class systems which was the focal point of British society for centuries, and some might argue that it still is today. So it’s appropriate that when boarding this slot machine you’ll have to first choose which part of society you want to be in. This is because you’re forced to buy a 3rd, 2nd, or 1st Class ticket, with each allowing you to access different bonus features and jackpots – the better your ticket, the more prizes you can trigger.
It’s just a simple reality of life – those who have more money have more access, and Bally wanted you to remember this right from the very beginning. Of course, the cruel irony and ultimate lesson of the Titanic’s tale is that it didn’t matter which Class of ticket you had for the voyage – you still entered the cold ocean one way or another, shoulder to shoulder with everyone else.
This immense review will leave nothing untouched and every part of the ship will be thoroughly examined to explain why this slot is one of the best ever released. It’s honestly amazing in almost every conceivable way. Allow me to explain why…
There were no shortage of screenshots for this massive machine so here is just a sampling of the gorgeous design that’s waiting for you on the Titanic. The details are flawless and the amount of characters and objects are almost overwhelming. Click on any of the images below to pop them out and enlarge so you can marvel at the excellent imagery.
Anyone reading this in-depth slot game review will already know the storyline for the movie, but just in case someone’s landed on this page who hasn’t seen it, here’s a brief recap. It’s 1996 and treasure hunters are looking for the remains of the Titanic on the ocean floor. No, their goal is not to raise it or study it, they want what they believe to be in the safe: The Heart of the Ocean – a rare blue diamond that went down with the ship.
Rose Dawson Calvert then recounts the days leading up to history’s greatest peacetime naval disaster to the search crew, leaving every detail imaginable in the story. She was 17 when she boarded the Titanic with her mother Ruth DeWitt Bukater and fiancé Cal Hockley – a marriage that Ruth was desperate for in order to keep their bank accounts full and therefore, their social status elite. Rose is suicidal at the thought of spending the rest of her life with Cal and meets the wonderful Jack Dawson at just the right time.
A bitter love triangle is then formed while Rose mingles with the wretched 3rd Class passengers far below deck, with Cal doing anything he can to extract revenge on Jack for stealing his girlfriend…and his diamond necklace. As the drama reaches a fever-pitch, the Titanic “runs into a problem” that has its passengers scrambling wildly.
This release from Bally does an amazing job of transporting players back to the original film to relive all of the drama and emotion through its tons of symbols, bonus rounds, and soundtrack. Even though the machine doesn’t have a specific plot, everything comes together perfectly to celebrate the movie.
Usually this is the section of the review where we complain about so-and-so not making it into the game and stomp our feet in anger. Well not today, friends. You see, Titanic has the most original characters for a movie-themed slot that I’ve ever seen – everyone is here.
For example, in certain bonus rounds you’ll get wonderful glimpses of Billy Zane as Calderon Hockley, the incomparable Kathy Bates as Molly Brown, Bernard Hill as Captain E.J. Smith, Frances Fisher as Ruth Dewitt Bukater, David Warner as Spicer Lovejoy, and many more. Oh there’s also three unique sets of reels in this machine, allowing us to have multiple symbols of our favorite characters.
To help keep things clear I’ve put the Heart of Ocean Free Games symbols in blue and the Make it Count Free Games Symbols in purple. Even with that it’s hard to keep track of everything…
- Pocket Watch
- White Gloves
- Barrel and Supplies
- 1912 Renault
- Ruth Dewitt Bukater (Frances Fisher)
- Calderon Hockley (Billy Zane)
- Rose Dewitt Bukater (Kate Winslet)
- Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio)
- Titanic Postcard
- Titanic Logo
- Silver Serving Tray
- Tea Cup and Saucer
- Plate with Cutlery
- Snifter of Brandy
- Heart of the Ocean
- Fabrizio De Rossi (Danny Nucci)
- Tommy Ryan (Jason Barry)
- Classy Rose Dewitt Bukater (Kate Winslet)
- Classy Calderon Hockley (Billy Zane)
- Classy Molly Brown (Kathy Bates)
- Bowlback Italian Mandolin
- Irish Bodhrán
- Peaked Cap
- Wooden Spoons
- Bottle of IPA Beer with Glass
- Sassy Rose Dewitt Bukater (Kate Winslet)
- Silly Tommy Ryan (Jason Barry)
- Fabrizio De Rossi with Cap (Danny Nucci)
- Jack Dawson with Open Shirt (Leonardo DiCaprio)
- Classic Clock
That is by far the longest list of symbols ever included in an online slot so feel free to take a break and catch your breath after reading that list.
The payout numbers for this game fluctuate slightly, as one would expect for a game based on a movie about class systems. Therefore the average Returns to Player (RTP) are as follows:
- 1st Class Ticket gives you 96.05%
- 2nd Class Ticket gives you 96.01%
- 3rd Class Ticket gives you 95.95%
Please remember that all of those numbers are the average payout that you will receive after playing for a long period of time and they aren’t necessarily the actual percentages that you will encounter during your session.
Class was always very important in these days and the more money you had the better you were treated, so the Titanic Slots Jackpots reflects this system perfectly. If you only have a 3rd Class ticket you won’t be able to trigger any of the big cash prizes and you’ll have to settle for only being able to access the bonus rounds.
If you’re willing to purchase a 2nd Class ticket you’ll have access to all the bonuses plus Mini and Maxi Titanic Jackpots which can certainly be a nice bump in the balance if you hit them. However, if you go full-out and buy a 1st Class ticket you’ll of course be able to access everything onboard, including the Top Jackpot which has the biggest cash prize in the game.
Once you have your ticket in hand you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for the Jackpot Scatter symbol since that’s what will bring the big money home to you.
- 2 Jackpot Symbols = 2x total wager amount
- 3 Jackpot Symbols = 10x total wager amount
- 4 Jackpot Symbols = 100x total wager amount
- 5 Jackpot Symbols = 500x total wager amount
In addition to the massive 500x your bet, 5 Jackpot Scatters will also award you with the Top Jackpot, (again, only if you’re playing with a 1st Class ticket). And how much will you win? Well, the massive amount of 100,000x your line wager, and yes, that’s definitely a “life-changing” amount of money.
If all this wasn’t enough, you can also randomly trigger the Mystery Jackpots Feature that can come at any time during the regular game at the end of any spin. It will present you with 3 options to choose from that could be hiding the Mini or Maxi Jackpot, with the prizes ranging from 50x to 400x your line bet. This particular feature is only offered to those who have bought a 1st or 2nd class ticket.
This machine is absolutely stuffed with bonus features that will keep you entertained for hours. First off, we have the Mystery Double Wilds Feature that can be randomly triggered during the main game to give you Wilds on reels #2, #3, #4, or #5 to boost up your payline wins. If they land on a Ship or a Jackrose symbol they will transform them into higher-paying ones that increase the payouts with each one doubling your winnings every time it appears on the board.
Next we have the Mystery Wild Reels Feature which is very similar to the one above, however as the name suggests, this time 2 entire reels will become wild at random. Again, the Ship and Jackrose symbols play an important role if they fall and will award you bigger payouts.
The extras keep on flowing with Jack’s Drawing Mystery Feature which can come at the end of any regular spin, (as long as there wasn’t a Wheel Feature triggered), and this bonus round can be a super-boost to your bankroll. Once in the prize area you’ll select from the 10 tiles until you’ve matched 3 of Jack’s beautiful drawings that will award the following prizes:
- Drawing #1 = 150x to 250x your line wager
- Drawing #2 = 400x to 700x your line wager
- Drawing #3 = 1000x to 2000x your line wager
Leave it to Bally Software to include Wild symbols in a bonus round, and you will sometimes find “Drawing Wilds” that will count towards multiple prizes if you’ve already revealed 2 Drawings for 2 or more. When it’s all said and done this bonus feature can award anywhere between 150x to 2950x your line wager, which is one of the bigger paydays you’ll find in an online machine.
If all this wasn’t enough, you can also trigger the Wheel Feature by landing 3 Ship, Ship Wild, or Ship Double Wilds on reels #1, #3, and #5. You’ll be brought to a vintage ship’s throttle that you spin to win cash amounts, free games, or gain access to other bonus rounds, (yes there’s even more features). You can get on a roll and stack up some cash but the maximum amount of Wheel spins is 9 and as soon as you trigger a feature you’ll move on. Ultimately you’ll have had a chance to win anywhere between 60x and 200x your line bet.
From the Wheel you can trigger the Pick Up Feature that will have you choosing images to flip over to reveal either a cash amount (that will be based on your wager per line) or a multiplier between 2x and 10x that will end the round. As long as you reveal cash prizes you will continue to pick but as soon as a multiplier amount is revealed it will be applied to the money you’ve won and the feature ends.
Another bonus area that the Wheel can send you to is the Safe Feature which will present you with 10 different safes in a Pick Em’ style type of game. You will select one to unveil a cash amount and then you will choose 1 of the 5 items in the lavish suite to earn a multiplier that will be applied to the total. This bonus area can boost you up by anywhere between 150x and 800x your line bet so choose wisely. The safe is a very important item on the vessel because it’s where a certain drawing was found, instead of the gem that investigators were hoping to find.
The random Mystery Feature blasts out of nowhere.
If you’re not already drowning in bonus features, there’s also some free spins to be won on this machine, with two unique rounds available. First we have the Heart of the Ocean Free Games what will immediately start you off with a cash prize of 100x your line wager just for triggering them. Nice! You’re then in control of your own destiny because the game allows you to choose the parameters of the freeroll:
- 6 Free Spins with 5x Multiplier
- 10 Free Spins with 3x Multiplier
- 15 Free Spins with 2x Multiplier
- 30 Free Spins with 1x Multiplier
There’s no science or math behind which option you should choose and it really just comes down to the type of player that you are. I usually go with 10 Free Spins because that’s the standard number that machines give you, so it doesn’t feel out of the ordinary.
There are a unique set of reels for the free games mode that come with a special Wild symbol of a Heart. If it lands while you freeroll the love can spread to adjacent reels on the left and right, and normal symbols will transform into more Heart Wilds to boost your wins. Sadly these free spins cannot be retriggered.
The other freeroll the Wheel might steer you into is Make it Count Free Games which will give you a fixed 10 free spins each time, but just like the other one it dishes out 100x your line bet just for trigging them. Again there will be a unique set of reels for this feature but this time there will be an award at the top of each one.
Then each time the Clock symbol falls on the board it will act as a Wild and you’ll win the corresponding prize at the top of that reel, which will then be replaced by another random bonus. It could be an amount between 50 and 250 that will be multiplied by your triggering bet amount or a Make it Count Wild symbol that will freeze into place for the duration of the freeroll. You could also win extra free spins if you hit the +1 Free Game symbol on the board.
Ultimately, when that final clock falls on the reels it’s just like the inn keeper turning off the beer taps and shutting the party down at the end of the night. Your round is over. You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here.
This was a gargantuan undertaking by Bally and they knew that they had to get this game right or else the legions of loyal Titanic fans would have made them walk the plank, and boy did they do a fantastic job. Every character symbol is a high-definition image straight from the movie and every object has been painstakingly recreated to match the quality look of the cast.
The settings are mostly regal and elegant to glamorize the 1st Class passengers and their enviable wealth, with the oriental carpets and gold finishings looking so real you could touch them. The parchment of the tickets to get on board is perfectly aged, and the brass light fixtures throughout the doomed ship shine as if they were just polished by a stuffy butler or cabin attendant.
There aren’t any video clips from the original movie but the game’s designers found some intelligent ways to get around this and I don’t think that you’ll even notice the omission. Let’s just say that there are lots of moving pieces to this machine that ensure you’re constantly entertained.
Audio & Soundtrack
With all of the effort that Bally put into making this machine it would have been ridiculous for them not to make the soundtrack just as fantastic as the graphics, and their audio specialists hit it out of the park. This game is packed with different music, all of which comes directly from the original film, and you’ll be able to feel the salty mist on your face as soon as you load up this beauty.
To begin with, neither “elegant” nor “refined” comes close to describing the exquisite music in the regular game. This part of the soundtrack is strictly for the upper crust so you’ll want to make sure you’re wearing your finest pearls before pushing the Spin button. Sadly, the prim and proper song is a little clunky when it loops due to the fact that there’s an obvious cut and jump in the sound. This was Bally’s one error in the audio department and sadly it was a big one.
Once you begin to trigger the game’s special features you’ll find other gems like the glorious upbeat song in the Pick Up Bonus that’s led by a whimsical string section and accentuated by restrained horn blasts. This is another sample from the film’s fabulous score.
An East Coast shanty blasts for the Mystery Feature that will have you thinking that you’re on the piers of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia “tying one on”, and just like a “Bluenoser” with a freshly-opened bottle of dark rum entering a kitchen party, every time you hear that bouncing beat the party is about to get loose. The song is an extension of the symbols and the wooden spoons can be heard throughout the entire jam.
Now to answer the question that I’m sure everyone reading this review has: Yes! You will hear Celine Dion’s amazing voice belt out “My Heart Will Go On“, with the only catch being that you’ll have to trigger a specific bonus round and get a nice-sized payday to have it play. Bally simply couldn’t have released Titanic Slots without the classic song written by James Horner and Will Jennings so I was ecstatic when I finally heard it.
There are tons of other amazing audios throughout this game, with the best of them being Jack Dawson bombastically exclaiming, “I’m the king of the world!” Although, there aren’t too many other soundbites taken directly from the movie which is somewhat disappointing.
The other audios are fairly benign with a simple “bing” for wins in the regular game, and the reels don’t have any annoying bells or whistles ensuring that the whole experience is calm and relaxing…which is exactly what someone who purchased a 1st Class ticket to a voyage would expect!
After finally making it to the end of this enormous review you should now easily understand why I consider Titanic Slots to be one of the greatest games ever to be released online. It literally has everything that a true fan of the film would want included and it features non-stop action throughout.
There are so many bonus rounds that it’s hard to keep track of them, and then Bally even threw in two unique free spins modes to look forward to. Not to mention, as you’re chasing the special features and big paydays, the game constantly dishes out extra smaller cash prizes as you go – it seems like your balance is always getting a little boost no matter what area of the game you’re playing in.
If you’re a traditionalist who believes that a movie-themed slot should always have lots of the original characters in it, your discriminating tastes will finally be rewarded by this machine, because everyone is here – even the charming and elusive Leonardo DiCaprio who’s not featured in any other release that I know of. Some might argue that the Titanic is the “true star” of this show so it’s great that she’s never looked better thanks to the amazing graphics and details that Bally included throughout.
This game is absolutely fantastic from beginning to end so settle into your most comfortable chair and try it out today.
You will be swept away all over again…
You’re here, there’s nothing i fear, and i know that my heart will go on…
Bonus Video of Titanic
Lets take a trip back to the 70th Annual Academy Awards and watch Titanic win the Oscar for Best Picture. The cast and crew truly deserved the honor after putting in so much work to create one of the greatest films of all time…