A slot based on a British Saturday night variety show may seem like a weird idea, but we must admit that it really works in the case of Ant’s and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
This 5 reel slot with 40 paylines by Microgaming really took us back, since Ant and Dec have been a staple of Saturday night entertainment for over 15 years now (and were a teen pop/hip hop sensation even before that…ah, we’re getting old).
The RTP offered is 96.4% and the slot has a medium volatility, which should be attractive to a good number of players.
We really got into the gameshow mode while playing this slot. Read our article to learn about all the different features, this variable video slot has to offer!
Like we mentioned, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, as Ant and Dec are named in real life, have been in the public eye for a very long time. They met as actors on the children’s TV show Byker Grove in 1990 and subsequently started a pop career under their character’s names as PJ and Duncan.
Their music career was quite fruitful since they released three studio albums and 16 singles, but it’s their shared stint as presenters in a heap of different TV shows that really keeps paying the bills for those two.
The have presented shows such as “I’m a Celebrety…Get me out of here!”, “Pop Idol” and “X-Factor”, but when they kicked off their variety and game show “Ant’s and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway” things really blew up.
This slot is based on that very show, which was first broadcast in 2002, and a lot of the game’s features are rooted in segments of the show. The slot brings excitement for fans of the duo, as well as for newbies to the world of Ant and Dec. So, there’s no need to be shy, even if you haven’t yet heard of those trailblazers. Just give it a go!
Ant’s and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is a pretty standard modern video slot with 5 reels and 40 fixed paylines. Its real strength comes from the many bonus features that it offers, including two different free spin modes.
The slot transports you right into the show. The high paying symbols are obviously comprised of our dear presenters, with the highest one being a shared picture (probably so no one gets jealous). Then you have your cool prizes, such as sports car, wads of cash and holidays.
The low paying symbols are represented by popcorn, toothbrushes, dog food and toilet paper, because why not. Inside jokes from the show, of course.
The wild symbol is a simple sign with the shows name, while the scatter symbol is a grid of numbers that gets used in the TV show as well. The wild symbol appears stacked in the base game, as well as during free spins.
The slew of bonus features that can be triggered, all depend on the scatter symbol. So, click on any of the sections below to read on about the things this slot has in store for you.
Explore Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway Symbols
Win the Ads Bonus
The main bonus feature, which is also a segment on the TV show, gets triggered by landing three or more Scatters on your reels. Three symbols just trigger the bonus, four symbols award you an additional 10x your stake and five will pay you 100x your wager.
In the bonus game, you’ll find the Super Computer Booster which increases all or half of the cash prizes on the board.
You can also add two additional sections to the board and land on spots that trigger one of four bonus features.
Ant vs Dec Free Spins
If you land on a spot, triggering this feature, you’ll get 10 free spins.
Dec is stacked on reels 4 and 5, while Ant is stacked on the first two reels. The third reel will be stacked with both of them. The symbols with the pair will turn into wilds for both individual symbols, so you can expect great wins.
This feature can also be retriggered, so you can bag yourselves 20 free spins in total.
The Get out me Ear Free Spins
This bonus will also grant you 10 free spins. But instead of stacked symbols, you’ll have Rolling Reels and Growing Wilds during those rounds.
The Rolling Reels will grant you the opportunity for consecutive wins, since all symbols that belong to a winning combination disappear and are replaced by new ones.
Additionally, stacked wild symbols will grow with each spin, up to 13 times.
The End Show Bonus
During this feature, you’ll have to match up Ant and Dec correctly, so you can win cash prizes in the form of bonus multipliers.
The Best Bits Bonus
This last possible bonus lets you pick the best clips to win a cash prize. If you hit the “X”, you picked the wrong clip. The bonus game will end and you’ll return to the main game.
Payouts and Wagering Limits
The Ant and Dec slot let’s you spin the reels with as little as $0.40, but if you want to have a chance at the maximum win of 1,050,000 coins, you should crank it up to the maximum bet of $60.
Since the slot has a medium volatility, it takes a little longer to see a win (and it seems to take a lot longer to trigger a bonus feature). Last but not least, we have to talk about the RTP of 96.4%, which isn’t staggeringly high, but it’s a fair bit over the average of 96%.
Every setting in this slot is on the average side, so it should appeal to a wide range of players (not least because of the familiar faces of its protagonists).
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Whew, what a ride! Playing this slot, really brought us back to the heyday of Saturday night entertainment. We could properly feel the excitement of the audience. Will we win the big prize?
If you’re in for some good old fun (and not only on a Saturday night), you should really give this energetic duo a spin.
With tons of features, rousing music and great wins, you’ll be entertained for hours on end.
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