Online Slots 101: Lucky There’s a Family Guy…Slot
Most of the online slots available at NJ gambling websites seem pretty simple. Luck does most of the heavy lifting.
However, the most popular online slots on the market today feature intricate themes, multiple paylines, and bonus games that make them anything but simple.
In fact, figuring out how to beat them can be downright hard. Thankfully, this Online Slots 101 series has been designed to help you figure out how to play some of the most popular online slots in NJ, and possibly even win.
It might not directly help you win a jackpot, but it will most certainly help you figure out how you can.
The series continues here with the Family Guy slot, available at the following NJ gambling websites:
Lucky there’s a Family Guy…slot
The Family Guy slot is a relatively basic five-by-three-reel and 30-payline online slot based on Seth MacFarlane’s immensely popular Family Guy TV show. As such, most of the slot’s symbols are based on characters and imagery found in the show.
That means Peter, Lois, Chris, Meg, Stewie, Brian and a host of other characters from the TV series are there. Plus, symbols from some of the most memorable episodes make an appearance as well. Even the slot’s soundtrack features the famously familiar Family Guy theme song and quotes from the best episodes.
Having five reels means Family Guy features five-column and three-row reels filled with these Family Guy-themed symbols. The 30 paylines refer to the fact there are 30 different ways these symbols can line up to make you a winner.
Check out the game’s Information Tab to view more about the top paying symbols, game bonuses, and the pattern of all 30 paylines.
Starting the game
To start Family Guy, you must first select how many coins you wish to play up to 50. This gives you access to all 30 lines plusthe bonus features. Then you choose a coin value.
Your total bet (Coins X Coin Value) will appear on the screen. Then just hit the red spin button. You’ll find that in the center of the bottom half of the screen.
You can also click the autoplay button and select a number of spins to go through. This feature can be stopped at any time.
The highest paying symbols
Like most online slots, Family Guy is about lining up three or more of the same high-paying symbols on any one of the 30 lines.
The Family Guy banner symbol is not only the slot’s highest paying, but it is also a wild symbol that will substitute for all other symbols except the World Bonus symbol.
The next highest paying symbols in the base game are the Peter and Lois symbols.
Three World Bonus symbols in any position on reels 2,3, and 4 trigger the World Bonus. There, you’ll be asked to spin a globe which will stop on one of three bonuses:
1. The Drunken Clam
The Drunken Clam Bonus is a pick ‘em game where you select from one of four characters – Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland or Joe. Then you get to pick between beers and other cash prizes round after round until your character passes out.
If another character passes out before yours, you also earn a multiplier.
2. Chicken Fight
The Chicken Fight Bonus is another pick ’em game where you select a fighter to take on a giant chicken in a three-round bout. A win triggers more cash and more picks in the money bags available to choose from after the fight. A loss means fewer picks and smaller amounts of cash.
3. Lois Hot Free Spins
Lois Hot Free Spins Bonus offers 10 Free Spins and four high-paying Lois symbols on the reels to start out.
Land a Quagmire symbol on reel 3 and you’ll win an additional five free spins. Land a Peter Wild symbol on reel 5 and you’ll turn half the reels wild. Obviously, this offers a greater chance to win.
You can also trigger additional free spins and send Lois completely Wild where there are some unforgettable payouts up for grabs.
Griffin Family features
The base game also offers four Griffin Family features that you can trigger.
- The Peter feature triggers when Peter appears and passes wind, giving you an instant cash award of four to 100-times your bet.
- When Stewie zaps the reels with his ray gun the Stewie feature is triggered and extra wilds appear.
- The Lois feature turns one, two or three symbols into scatter symbols, offering you the chance to win between one and 1,000-times your bet.
- The Brian feature is triggered when just a single Bonus symbol turns up and Brian offers you one or two additional bonus symbols, the second which will trigger the World Bonus.