If you’ve always fancied yourself as something of an amateur director, Cinerama will give you the chance to put your money where your mouth is as you attempt to shoot the next box office smash. A five-reel, five-payline title from Playtech, the game is a relatively simple film-industry based title that nevertheless manages to cram in two bonus rounds and a progressive jackpot fund. Although the latter is only available for players spinning at the highest stakes, with Cinerama featuring a top bet level of £0.25, players won’t need a multi-million pound budget to chase the five-figure prize.
As the name would suggest, Cinerama is a game not just based on movies, but on the film industry itself. The game takes place in front of a backdrop depicting a director calling the shots as an actor in Dracula make-up sinks his teeth into a leading lady, while the symbols to feature on the reels include studio staples like reels of film, megaphones, clapperboards and scripts. The reels themselves appear on strips of celluloid, with a the director bonus round transporting players to a screen where they must pick their male and female lead actors before finding out whether their film receives an award.
As mentioned above, there are a handful of bonus features included in Cinerama to help keep the action exciting. Naturally the most eye-catching is the presence of a progressive jackpot prize, which is accessed by landing five movie camera wilds on a valid payline while playing at the maximum bet level. On top of that, the game also includes two pick features, with the first requiring them to select a film to watch to unveil a cash prize whenever a headphone symbol appears anywhere on the first reel. The final feature is perhaps a bit more engaging and is activated whenever three director icons appear on a valid payline. When this happens, players will have to select a male and a female lead for their movie before being whisked off to an awards ceremony, where they’ll receive a prize based on how successful their selections were.
An exceptionally simple slot to play, Cinerama features a fixed bet of £0.05 per spin, meaning players only need to select the number of paylines they wish to have enabled to get started. With 1-5 lines on offer, the game is playable from £0.05-£0.25 in total – making it ideal for low-stakes players – though players will need to wager the top amount if they wish to be eligible for the jackpot.
An incredibly straightforward slot that nevertheless succeeds in cramming plenty of added value into its reels, Cinerama is a game that is certainly worthy of a gold star on the Playtech slots boulevard. The fact that the progressive jackpot prize can be accessed from just £0.25 per spin makes it the ideal title for players on smaller budgets, while two bonus features add some much-needed sparkle.
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