In 1994 a movie came out starring Tom Hanks that fast became a cult classic. Forrest Gump the slot is based on that movie. Cryptologic’s video slot has the regular five reels, and twenty five optional paylines and can only be found online.
Forrest Gump has a massively wide betting range that runs from 0.25 coins all the way up to 500, which will attract players of all budgets. The slot has a number of jackpots too, some progressive and one standing jackpot of 5000 coins. This does mean that if you don’t hit the progressive you won’t be becoming an overnight millionaire. A number of special features keeps the slot interesting for both new players and more experienced ones.
The graphics in Forrest Gump are not your run of the mill cartoon style slot graphics. Cryptologic have tried to keep them as close to the original movie as possible. The reels are set against a street scene, and cover what we presume is a bus stop bench, which comes from one of the most famous scenes in the movie. The reels themselves are edged with lattices covered in climbing flowers that gives the slot a happy feel. The sound track to the slot is pleasant, but doesn’t actually come from the movie at all.
Theme Based Symbols
All the symbols in Forrest Gump are from the movie theme, and range from Forrest himself, Forrest as a hippie, His girlfriend, Bubba Gump cap, Captain Dan, an army helmet, a pair of tennis table bats and an American football. All of these symbols animate, and have attached sound effects when they form a part of a winning combination. Forrest himself is the games highest paying symbol, awarding the player with 5000 coins for five of him in a row. The games wild symbol is a movie poster and can be found on reels 2, 3 and 4.
Forrest Gump Special Features
Forrest Gump is a slot that is pretty chock full of special features. There is the wild symbol mentioned above that replaces all other symbols in the game except for the scatter. The box of chocolates scatter is found throughout the reels and will launch the Life is Like a Box of Chocolates bonus game.
The scatter symbol will pay scatter wins when you get only two of them on the reels. While three or more of them will trigger the free spins bonus round. This round takes place on a totally different set of reels. The amount of free spins you will receive is chosen when you select one of a number of boxes of chocolates, each hiding a number of spins. A 3×3 grid will appear, containing assorted chocolates and any winning combinations made here will pay out according to matching symbols. New chocolates will fall into the slots previously occupied by ones that form wins until all spins are used up.
Run Forrest, Run
This is a second screen bonus round that is launched by finding three or more football icons on an active payline. You will then click the Run button, and Forrest will have to run down the length of a football field avoiding other players by moving left or right, similar to NBA betting Australia. Should you reach the tackle line without being tackled, you will win a prize.
Forrest Gump is a part of a series of slots that belong to the Hollywood Jackpot network. These jackpots have different levels and are triggered at random.