Cinerama is a 5-reel, 5-payline slot game provided by Playtech. One of the most attractive characteristics of the game is the fact that it offers a progressive jackpot.
The progressive jackpot and the movie and television-based theme designed by one of the leading gaming software providers in the world were exactly what made Cinerama one of the company’s most popular slots. No matter that the game’s graphics and overall appearance looks a bit outdated now, it is still attractive to players, who come back for more.
Cinerama Slot Jackpot Info
|Min Bet||€0.25 (playing on all lines)|
|Free Spins Feature||NO|
|Wild Symbol||Projector icon|
|Scatter Symbol||Headphones icon and Director icon|
|Progressive Jackpot||Hit 5 Projector symbols on a single activated payline|
As already mentioned, the theme of Cinerama is considered somehow old-fashioned, but the truth is that it actually corresponds pretty well to the overall atmosphere of the movie industry. The entire interface is related to objects and items of the cinema and movies business, no matter that there is nothing special about the graphics.
The background includes a movie director with a camera, as well as a classic movie scene of a young beautiful woman being bitten by a vampire.
The Cinerama slots game of Playtech is considered as a low-value slots game. It offers great variety of standard symbols, which complement the higher-value ones.
The “standard” icons in Cinerama include items that are typical for the movie industry, such as a reel film, a script, a megaphone, a microphone, a spotlight, a star, and of course, a clapper board. All of them offer different prices, which can be found after clicking on the paytable button on the screen.
The Wild Symbol in Cinerama is represented by the Projector symbol. It can come as a substitute for any other symbols on the reels, which helps players complete their winning combinations. The Wild is not able to replace the Scatters and does not unlock any bonus games over the gameplay.
Hitting several Projector icons on a single activated payline makes winning combinations that offer great prizes to players of Cinerama. Players must be aware of the fact that only one winning combination is paid out per a single payline. In case that the player has managed to land several winning combinations on a payline, they are paid out only the value of the highest combination made.
There are two Scatter Symbols in Cinerama. These are the Headphones icon and the Director symbol, which are not required to appear on any particular payline in order to form a winning combination.
Scatter Symbols cannot be replaced by any other icon over the gameplay, including by the Wild. What is specific about them is the fact that they do not grant players with any additional winnings, but they trigger special bonus games that cannot be accessed under other circumstances.
The Headphones Symbol
When landed anywhere on reel 1, the Headphones Scatter unlocks the Box Office Bonus Feature game.
The Director Symbol
Gathering at least three Director icons left to right on reels 1 to 5 in consecutive order, and in consecutive order on an activated payline unlocks the Movie Director Bonus Feature game.
Box Office Bonus Feature Game
As explained above, the Box Office Bonus Feature is unlocked when the Headphones Scatter Symbol is landed on reel 1. It is not necessary for the Headphones Scatter to be hit on an activated payline in order to trigger the bonus game.
So, what is this bonus feature all about? Over the round, the player is required to make their choice between four Movies that compete for the Weekend Box Office record. Only one movie can be picked by the player, who needs to click on the movie title they think will win the competition. The bonus game is bound with mere luck and has nothing to do with the player’s skills.
After completing the Box Office Bonus Feature, the player is brought back to the regular Cinerama slots game’s screen and their bonus prize winnings are added to their total wins.
Movie Director Bonus Feature Game
When the player manages to gather at least three Director Scatter Symbols appearing left to right on reels 1 to 5, the Movie Director Bonus Feature game is unlocked.
When the bonus round is triggered, the player is taken to another screen, where they become a movie director. The player is required to pick the leading actor and actress, respectively, who are to participate in their movie. Then they are taken to the Movie Oscars to see how well the moview was received by the critics, and what the amount of the player’s bonus prize will be
The bonus prize is paid according to the choices made. The game is once again related to the player’s luck and the outcome is not dependent on the player’s skills. When the bonus level is complete, the player is taken to the main Cinerama screen, and the bonus prize is added to their total winnings.
The Progressive Jackpot’s value is displayed at top of the main Cinerama screen. Players can qualify for playing for the game’s Progressive Jackpot only in case they place maximum bets per spin.
They can won the Progressive Jackpot by landing a total of five Projector symbols on a single activated payline, while placing only the maximum bet. After being won, the jackpot is reset to its fixed minimum value and starts increasing again.