When it comes to great romances on film, few movies have ever topped the 1997 blockbuster Titanic. The story of Jack and Rose’s doomed love affair touched hearts, made Leonardo DiCaprio a superstar and had us all hearing Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” well into the 2000’s.
And making it all the more heart breaking, was this little issue of the Titanic sinking underneath them (Sorry, no spoiler alert. The Titanic sunk, you know that going in).
As the Academy Award winning film approaches its 20th anniversary, Bally’s has turned this amazing story into a slots machine theme with Titanic: Heart of the Ocean, which has debuted here on Borgata’s casino floor.
Sound strange?. Nah, not these days. Slot machines have entered a new generation employing state of the art graphics, light and audio and a host of other hi-tech options. That’s allowed the creators of slots themes to tap into pop culture like never before, as readers of this blog have long known.
So what better theme than a romance that touched the hearts of a country? And its presented on Bally’s Pro-theater cabinet, which features a large video screen to offer up some real cinematic drama.
As Bally’s puts it: “Jack and Rose are back in one of the greatest romance stories in cinematic history. Players will fall in love all over again as they play for five levels of progressives, including the Cash Connection life-changing jackpot! The Heart of the Ocean Bonus, Golden Locket Free Games, and the Welcome Aboard Bonus will award players their own luck. Spin the Ships Telegraph in the Ship of Dreams Wheel Bonus for a chance to win credits, or one of the many exciting bonuses!”
The Heart of the Ocean, of course, was the big blue diamond that Rose ends up with and at the end of the film and then … well, we won’t spoil that one. But the diamond does figure prominently in one of the game’s bonuses.
Here’s a look at the Bonus rounds.
SHIP OF DREAMS WHEEL BONUS – Triggered by 3 scattered Telegraph symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4, players are awarded 1 Wheel spin. Players swipe the screen or press the spin button to win Golden Locket Free Games, the Welcome Aboard Bonus, or an instant credit win!
GOLDEN LOCKET FREE GAMES – Awarded in the Ship of Dreams Wheel Bonus, players are awarded 10 Free Games with Locking Wilds on reel 3! Each Locking Wild symbol multiplier starts at 1x and may increase to 5x!
HEART OF THE OCEAN BONUS – With bets of 110 credits or more, a full stack of Heart of the Ocean symbols on reels 1 and 5 trigger this feature. Players are awarded 3 Bonus spins! After the first Bonus spin, each Heart of the Ocean symbol increments the Bonus Meter by one notch. A full stack of Heart of the Ocean symbols award an extra spin! The credit values associated with the highest level reached is awarded; max bet players can win up to 25,000 credits!
WELCOME ABOARD BONUS – Awarded in the Ship of Dreams Wheel Bonus, players touch the screen and pick 3 items from 10 total in each round, starting at 3rd Class level! Picks award credit values, additional picks, or an advance to the next level!
While the end of Jack and Rose’s relationship was a heart-breaker, remember the end of the film was more upbeat. Rose’s heart did go on (there’s Celine again). So why not sit back and enjoy pulling a few jackpots out of Titanic: Heart of the Ocean.
You may just end up feeling like the “King of the World.”
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