If you grew up in the 1980s and 1990s then the Hollywood actress Sharon Stone would undoubtedly have made your top 10 of women you most definitely would marry at some point… even if you were a teenage girl as well as a teenage boy! It was movies like the 1992 smash hit Basic Instinct that helped catapult her to the status of sex symbol. The creative team at iSoftBet decided to capitalize on the cult status of this movie and her sex appeal to launch this branded slot game based on the film.
Mmmm, Sharon Stone…
Basic Instinct is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot that has all the creepiness, seediness, and sexuality of the movie. The symbolism of this slot is mainly based around Stone’s Catherine Tramell character. In fact, we don’t see any of Michael Douglas and his Detective Nick Curran. You could even say this might as well be the Sharon Stone branded slot. Good news for you Stone fans!
The symbols that appear on the reels include the ice pick, detective’s badge, hand gun, hand cuffs, and sports car. There are also the regular 10-through-to-Ace symbols that fill up the remaining positions on the reels.
This Is All About Stacked Wilds
The first thing you will notice about Basic Instinct is the inclusion of three Stacked Wilds consisting of the Wild Drop, Free Spins Wild, and Bonus Wild. All three Stacked Wilds are represented by Stone in her different scenes during the film.
Earn a Special Drop!
The Wild Drop has a seductive-looking Stone in a red tone. It substitutes for all other symbols, except for the other Stacked Wilds. When the Wild Drop symbol is fully visible on the three positions of the reel it appears on it will trigger the Special Drop feature. For each of the subsequent spins, the Wild Drop symbol will drop down one position as the remaining reels re-spin ensuring you have some Wild action on each of the Special Drop feature spins.
Win up to 38 Free Spins!
A Free Spins Wild symbol has Stone looking over her shoulder against a green background. This substitutes for all other symbols, except for the other Stacked Wilds. This offers a simple free spins bonus round where you can earn up to 38 free spins. The Free Spins Wild symbol must cover all three positions on the reel to trigger the free spins.
Cross Your Legs for an 80x Multiplier
Finally, the Bonus Wild is represented by Stone in her famous leg-crossing scene against a blue background. This symbols substitutes for all other symbols, except for the other Stacked Wilds. It must fully cover all three positions on the reel it appears to trigger the Bonus Wild feature. This is a Pick ’em Bonus where you must choose from a selection of 12 mystery boxes to win prizes. You can win up to 80x your bet here and if you find the hand gun then you will win the Killer Progressive.
There’s Also Ordinary Wilds
Should you fail to cover all three positions on a reel with one of the Stacked Wilds and instead just cover 1 or 2 positions then the Stacked Wild will turn into an ordinary Wild that covers those positions. This acts as a normal Wild substituting for all other symbols, except for other Stacked Wilds, to complete any potential winning combinations across the reels.
Basic Instinct is a very Wild-reliant slot. It is nice to see a slot that uses the Wilds to trigger the bonus features so that we are not left short of a free spins bonus round or Pick ’em Bonus like has happened on a number of other slots namely NetEnt’s Stickers slot for example. This is a great conversion of this brand from the silver screen to the computer screen and hopefully there will be a Basic Instinct 2 in the pipeline at some point.
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