Andre the Giant

If you are a wrestling fan then there is every chance that you have heard of Andre the Giant - the fighter known as the Eighth Wonder of the World, and now you can get up close and personal with this character as he is the inspiration for a great new slot from NextGen Gaming.

Andre the Giant is a 5 reel, 25 payline game with the biggest wins achievable triggered by 5 of the wrestler’s symbols displayed on the screen. The game’s symbols are well-designed, with a range of wrestling related images and animated wrestler symbols. Some of the symbols to look out for are chairs, referees, fighter’s boots and the essential food of any wrestling fan, hot dogs.  

The graphics are top quality and the sounds and animated sequences certainly add a degree of extra excitement to the game. As you would expect from a slots game based around the rough and tumble world of wrestling, there is a fast and action packed thrill to the Andre the Giant slot.  The layout is themed on a wrestling ring with the sounds of an excited crowd and rock music played in the background to add to the drama.

Perhaps the stand out feature is the fact that there is a gripping bonus game which lets you enter the ring as the famous wrestler himself. In this animated sequence you can chop, choke, head butt and even hug your terrified opponents in an attempt to win a bigger prize. This feature adds a whole new level of excitement to the game and makes it feel more like a true wrestling game rather than a standard slot.  

Wild symbol:

The wild symbol is the one that features Andre the Giant in all his magnificent, rival bashing glory, with his arms crossed and looking kind of mean. However, this is no ordinary wild symbol … oh no, it’s an expanding wild. When the Andre the Giant image pops up on the 2nd or 4th reels he will expand in such a way that he covers all of the different positions on that reel. This means that the player wins on any of the lines where Andre has replaced another symbol.

Scatter symbols and bonus rounds:

The scatter symbol is the game’s Andre the Giant logo. When you reveal 3 or more of these you get handed a rather lovely bonus of 10 free spins. Perhaps even more interesting is the rousing Battle Bout Bonus feature that is entered by collecting scatter symbols.
You can collect what are known as Special Attack Moves when you play those free spins. These moves are Hug, Chop, Choke and Head Butt, these symbols can then be put to good use when our hero enters the ring for the Battle Bout bonus game. To get started on this you need to choose a rival to take on and then use your moves to defeat him.

When you win a match the cash then your free spins round is doubled. Those players who manage to get in 3 hits or more then have the option of going for the spectacular Andre the Giant Signature Finishing Move, which gives the chance of grabbing a massive 20x multiplier.  

Gamble feature:

At the end of the Battle Bout Bonus feature there is a gamble option that gives you the chance to win double your original prize. You can do this up 5 times.

Our verdict:

This is a terrific tribute to an unforgettable fighter. The gameplay is easy to get to grips with and also provides some genuine wrestling thrills along the way. The chance to enter the ring to bash a few opponents in the bonus game is sure to be a highlight of Andre the Giant for many players.