At the Movies is a colorful, cute and entertaining movie slot from Betsoft. It takes themes from a selection of well-known movies and movie genres and incorporates them into its numerous and artistically designed reel symbols. Using images taken from sci-fi, romantic and cartoon cinema, Betsoft have created an intense movie-theater slot gaming experience. Different types of slots players will appreciate this game: there are symbol animations which will appeal to fans of action movies, as well as symbols reminiscent of the Oscars, and even one featuring a Brad Pitt lookalike. The highlight of Betsoft’s At the Movies slot are the FREE SPINS features. These are triggered by the SCATTER symbol and could prove very lucrative for real-money players.
Each symbol on the reels in the At the Movies slot has its own very detailed cinema-themed design. All the symbols display some animations when triggered in an active payline. The special symbols are the SCATTER and the WILD. The SCATTER is a cinema projector. The WILD consists of two cartoon masks suspended in the air in front of plush, pink movie screen curtains.
Of the regular symbols, the most highly paid for real-cash players is the Oscar trophy symbol. If you play the At the Movies slot for real money, you'll win 5000 coins if you can land 5 of these symbols on the reels. The lowest payout for a regular spin on this game is just 10 coins for 2 cinema ticket symbols. The rest of the symbols are as follows:
- A cartoon character with a cheesy grin
- A bucket of popcorn
- Hollywood gossip magazine (with a picture of what seems to be Brad Pitt on the front)
- A giant mouth containing fangs (from a horror movie)
- A spaceship taking off (there's your reference to sci-fi)
- A red, love-heart cushion (we're guessing that this is for the romance movie fans - the romance slot fans will appreciate it to! They should check out some of our romantic slots here at Free Slots, such as Dr. Lovemore, Magic Love and Love Angels.)
Wagers and Jackpots
At the Movies is a 5-reel slot with no fewer than 25 paylines. Wager values on this movie slot are modest: they range from 0.02 to 0.50 £/€/$ in whichever currency you might decide to play in for real money. This makes At the Movies a suitable game for real-cash players on a budget. This movie slot is, however, also an interesting prospect for real-money players with a little more to spend. This is because you can bet up to 5 coins on each payline. To make things easy, you can simply hit the button MAX BET SPIN to go all in. This means if you win you’re going to win big. However, the risk is that if you lose you can lose big too! As mentioned above, the symbol apart from the WILD and the SCATTER that you really want to see coming up on the reels is the Oscar symbol (it pays out 5000 coins for 5 symbols). You'll also do well if you manage to land 5 popcorn symbols: the prize for 5 of these is 2500 coins.
Other ways to win
At the Movies comes up a little short in the bonuses category. In fact there is no interactive bonus feature in this game - which is a pity! There is, however, a FREE SPINS round. This is launched by the SCATTER symbol:
- For 3 SCATTERS, you'll win 8 FREE SPINS
- For 4 SCATTERS, you'll receive 12 FREE SPINS
- For 5 SCATTERS, you'll be rewarded with a generous 20 FREE SPINS
For real-money players the FREE SPINS feature is a way to win big prizes, for players playing for fun like we do here at Free Slots, it's something to aim for as you enjoy spinning for free.
Music, audio and graphics
The audio on this game is especially entertaining. As you spin you can hear all the sounds you typically associate with a trip to the movies: the audience laughing and applauding, and the grand music that plays when the curtain draws back and a movie is about to begin. Although the graphics on this game are basically good - that is to say, colorful, bright and detailed - they are rather middling by Betsoft standards. We think slot fans will agree with us when we say that At the Movies doesn't quite measure up against some of the other 3D Betsoft slots that we feature here at Free Slots, or against other slots in our movies slots section. Try slots such as 2012 or Kong to see for yourself.
The Last Word
At the Movies is definitely worth a few free spins just to check out the graphics and the animations. Due to the lack of a specific bonus feature this game will inevitably appeal more to slots players playing for real cash than to players spinning just for fun. Betsoft can do and have done better. It's a seven out of ten.