The Blockbusters Online Pokie is based on a quiz show by the same name and has been developed by Fremantle, the same company who produced the TV show. If you happen to be familiar with the quiz show, you might be delighted to try out this online pokie.
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Blockbusters Theme and Graphics
There’s not a whole lot more to say about the theme as it is based on a TV show. As such, the visual direction of the pokie takes its inspiration from the show and attempts to recreate it as accurately as possible.
This means that the reels in the pokie are laid out the same way as the game show, with the hexagonal tiles and a blue and yellow colour scheme. The animations are smooth enough but the theme limits what the designers could do for the game. The look is quite plain which is unlikely to excite anyone unfamiliar with the show. However, the great payouts make up for the plain design.
At its core, Blockbusters is a five-reel, 15-payline online pokie. The majority of the symbols are made up with 10s, J’s, Q’s, K’s, and A’s but there are some higher value ones, represented by Blue and White BBs, a Blockbusters board symbol and the games logo.
Other than that, there is a Wild symbol in the game and a Scatter, which says Gold Run on it. As for bonus features, there are two of them and they work remarkably well. The first is called Expanding Wild and is triggered by getting a winning combination while using the Wild symbol. Once this happens, the Wild will expand to take up the entire reel it is on and then the game re-evaluates to see if this has created any other wins.
The second bonus feature, my favourite, is called Gold Run. To trigger this, players need to land three Gold Run Scatter symbols. This will present them with another Hexagonal board and they need to get from one side to the other, by selecting tiles adjacent to each other as they go along. Players will need to try and avoid the Exit Bonus tile, as that will end the game. Each tile will have a prize attached to it and if they manage to get to the other side, their winnings from the bonus round will be doubled.
Overall, this is a fairly simple, yet enjoyable online pokie. The biggest let down for me is the visuals, which give the game a dated Sci-Fi feel to it. But the gameplay is solid and the bonus games are fun and interesting. If the visuals are not a problem for you, we recommend you give it a go