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Taking my cue from Sesame Street, today’s letter is A.

That means both of the new slots debuting at NJ online casinos begin with that letter. I can use multiple adjectives to describe them, which include abundant (with features), acoustical (great tunes), addictive, amusing, and appealing.

I could go on and on, but you’re here for the rundown on two games, not my alliterative attempts; so let’s get to it.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

A brilliant take on the movie of the same name

I have to say that this is one of my favorite slot games in recent months. While not a lover of comedy, I recently had the opportunity to see this movie and it was entertaining, hilarious, and full of innuendos and snark.

The game, named after the movie Anchorman, features all the main characters from this 2004 flick, including Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, and Dave Koechner. It even includes Baxter the Dog.

You don’t have to have seen the movie, or even love it to enjoy this game, because it is chock-full of features and bonuses, more so than any new game in a long while.

There are Mystery Stack Reels and Ron Reels and Baxter Wilds, the latter of which randomly places three to 10 Wild symbols on reels 2-5.

All three of these features make it possible to get more wins and bigger awards.

Scattered bonus symbols on reels 2/3/4, will earn you one spin on Anchorman’s Big Bonus Reel. This reel features 10 different bonuses:

  • Ron’s Giant free games (reels expand to 19 rows on this one)
  • Whammy! free games
  • Brick’s Weather wheels
  • Sex Panther Pick feature
  • Three jackpots ($25, $100, $1,000)
  • Three cash prizes ($5, $7.50, $10)

Accompanying all the features is background music is reminiscent of the ’70s — the era the movie takes place in — and you’ll get different songs with each of the different bonuses, too.


The stats

  • 5 reels/25 paylines
  • Bets: 75 cents to $150
  • RTP: 96.03 percent
  • Available at: Borgata, playMGM

More info

  • Mystery Stack reels
  • Ron reels
  • Baxter Wilds
  • Four bonus games

Astro Cat

An unusual reelset offers big rewards

This Asian-themed game from Lightning Box Games features an unusual reel configuration, which from first glance looks like 2-2-4-4-4-4-2-2. In actuality, the game considers the outer four reels (two symbols each) as individual reels, with the center four reels acting as one reel, also known as reel 3 or the Reelfecta.

Symbols include a dragon, frog, koi fish, bonsai plant and fan, as well as the 9-Ace.

Bonus symbols include a Wild Cat, which appears on reels 3 and 4 only (5 reels in total), and the Fireworks bonus, which acts as the Scatter.

Five or more Fireworks bonus symbols on the Reelfecta will trigger free spins. You’ll get up to 12 spins.

After your first three free spins, starting at the top left corner and moving clockwise on the outer portion of the Reelfecta, you’ll see either a Wild Cat or a Poison symbol. A Wild Cat will lock in place and give you an extra spin.

If the Poison appears, free spins end and you’re paid 2x your bet amount. If you manage to get all 12 outer positions on the Reelfecta filled with Wild Cats, you get one Mega Spin.

On the Mega Spin, the Wild Cat expands to cover all 16 positions on reel 3 and can make for a really big win.


The stats

  • 8 reels/1,296 ways to win
  • Bets: 50 cents to $200
  • RTP: 95.44 percent
  • Available at: Golden Nugget

More info

  • Reelfecta
  • Locked Wilds
  • Fireworks bonus
  • Free Spins bonus

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