Weekends were the best of times, each Friday night you’d go to bed after a delicious meal and know that when Saturday comes it’s cartoon time. One of the biggest shows was The Flintstones and even years later you can still remember the names of each and every character. The Flintstones was a household name and was one of the first animated prime-time television series.
It’s almost impossible to think that anyone would not know about the show with the rock cars that serve no purpose because you still need to run with your feet, or Bam Bam slamming everything with his baby bat. The show still makes our inner child run up and down with excitement and now you can relive the good old days by joining your favourite family on an animated winning journey.
Thanks to Playtech you can meet up with your favourite characters and if they like you they will bring you only good fortune. The Stone Age people with their outdated clothes, simplistic thoughts and massive treasures will make you feel like a kid again.
Look & Feel
The Flintstones is beautifully designed and Playtech has done an excellent job at bringing a lot of the show aspects to life in the slot. From the backdrop of the lake that played a huge role in the show up to the colouring and design of each and every character on the reels. You will of course run into Barney Rubble, Betty Rubble, Wilma Flintstone, Dino and the man of the house, Fred Flintstone. Other symbols include the rock phone and the giant dinosaur ribs. The graphics are mind-blowing as they keep to the original look and feel of the TV series which allows you as the player to fully get back the cartoon days experience. The lower value symbols of the slot are regular card playing values that have been altered to fit the theme of the slot.
Sound & Score
The sounds of the slot deserve a standing ovation. To be honest, the biggest fear was that Playtech would alter the soundtrack or use something more modern but luckily they focused on the theme. The soundtrack is ideal and linked to the show series, so you’ll feel like instead of playing for winnings you’re watching for winnings. Even the reels coming to the stop has a familiar thump that can only be found in the Flintstones TV show. This is one game you will not want or need to silence.
Bonus features and Gameplay
Dino, the purple family dinosaur is the wild of the slot and he substitutes for all other symbols on the reels except the scatter and free spin symbols.
Bedrock Bowling Bonus
If you land three or more of the bowling ball bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and five you’ll trigger the Bedrock Bowling Bonus. During this feature Fred will get to play his favourite game and help you win. Fred will have 3 shots and with each shot you will get to pick one of four bowling styles. Each style is allocated to a cash amount and the number of pins Fred manages to hit determines the multiplier applied to the cash win.
Flintstones Free Spins
The Free Spins feature can only be activated if three or more land on reels 2, 3 and 4. You will be given a choice of three different free spins modes which include the Dino Multiplier, The Great Gazoon and the Wilma Wild. Landing three or more Free Games symbols during the games can retrigger the feature.
This free spins mode awards you with 10 free spins and the chance of Dino digging up a multiplier after each spin.
The Great Gazoo
This free spins mode gets you 12 free spins with the Great Gazoo as an extra wild. The added bonus is that the Great Gazoo has the ability to turn other symbols into wilds too.
You will be awarded with 5 free spins during which the lovely Wilma will collect every wild on the reels and put them aside for a highly rewarding sixth ‘Ultra Spin’.
The Flintstones Rocky Ride On-Reel Feature
During the base game you might get a surprise appearance from Barney and Fred. They come bearing gifts in the shape of wheels of fortune. As you spin you will notice 2 wheels at the top of the reels and Fred and Barney will be throwing mystery symbols onto random reel positions. The left reel will provide you with a mystery multiplier for the spin and the right wheel will then turn all mystery symbols into the same symbol to unlock big wins.
Is it worth playing?
The Flintstones is an amazing 5 reels and 1,024 ways to win video slot that will let you escape the present and travel back in time. The best part is that while you get to relive your childhood you can cash in on big rewards and play exciting features such as the Bedrock Bowling Bonus or the 3 different Free Spin modes.