- Jackpot Win
- Scatter SymbolYes
- Wild SymbolYes
- Quick SpinNo
- Bet Value£1-£50
- Max Bet£2500
Love it or loathe it, Family Guy has become part of the zeitgeist. The IGT slot is based upon the long running tv show, having leased the rights from 20th Century Fox. So, does this video slot capture the foul-mouthed, mean-spirited, culturally satirical essence of this 15 year screen staple? All of the Griffin family are present and with Stewie himself taking centre stage in the bonus games, this is a playful and irreverent slot experience.
Funnily enough, Family Guy was not an immediate hit. Seth MacFarlane, the show’s creator, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in film, video and animation, and subsequently submitted a short demo of Family Guy that he had made on his computer in 1999. However, for a couple of the years the show struggled against weighty competition; turn of the century classics like Frasier and Friends.
However, after the show was canned DVD sales exploded. It became a cult phenomenon and was renewed for a fourth season in 2004. Since then, the cult of Family Guy has grown to exponential levels. Macfarlane himself said of the show; “The success of “The Simpsons” really opened doors. It showed that if you were working in animation you didn’t necessarily have to be working in kids’ television.” Like the TV program, IGT’s Family Guy video slot is also not for kids.
Family Guy is a 5 reel, 30 payline slot. You can bet between £1 and £50 on each line, with a maximum bet up to £2,500. The symbols include all your favourite members of the Griffin family; Peter, Lois, Chris, Meg and Stewie, as well as other miscellany from the show including Pawtucket Patriot Ale (which plays a big role in one of the bonus games), and Rupert the Bear, Stewie’s teddy and confidant. See the paytable for more information on each symbol’s relative worth.
Each family member (except Meg, notably) has their own feature, which can appear during any spin. Peter’s feature is a long fart which seems to translate into money. With Lois’s feature, you choose family members which, if they show up, mean you win lump sums of money in addition to any regular line wins. Brian’s feature means that you just need one World Bonus scatter symbol to trigger the bonus rounds. Finally, Stewie’s feature transforms up to 3 reels into wild columns offering the opportunity for massive payouts. The World Bonus scatter symbols appear on reels 2,3 and 4, and one per reel is enough to trigger the bonus rounds.
The bonus round begins with Stewie stood by a globe, barking out commands and insults like “Greetings Loyal Minions,” “Pick something or I’ll blow your brains out” and he even says “wHims” – like in the show. Click the globe to start spinning it and there are three different options for bonus rounds: Drunken Clam Bonus, Chicken Fight bonus and Lois’ Hot Free Spins Bonus. Let’s break down each of these three amusing and inventive side games:
In the Drunken Clam Bonus, you choose one of the four buddies out of Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe. The characters will then start imbibing Pawtucket Patriot Ale, and you keep refilling their pitchers by choosing which tap to fill it up with. Eventually, the guys will start passing out, but as long as your chosen character doesn’t, the multiplier for your winnings will go up.
In the Chicken Fight Bonus, you choose between your favoured fighter, Peter or the giant Chicken. The pair then fight for three boxing rounds, but the fights themselves are repeats from classic duels from the tv show. After each round, you get to make prize picks. The more you win, the more times you get to pick, and the higher the multiplier is.
Lois’ Hot Free Spins Bonus, with its sultry, smooth jam background music and valentine’s theme, looks like a sort of realty dating TV show. You start with 10 free spins, which can be re-triggered if Quagmire shows up on the third reel. You can build up love hearts which increase the number of wild cards that appear and the more opportunities you have for the win. The free spins are worth the same value as the original spin that triggered the bonus round.
Free Play (Demo)
Family Guy by IGT (International Gaming Technology) can be played for free on many of the best casino websites in order to get a taster. According to UK Gambling Commission licensing codes, the free play slot must function in the exact same manner as the real play game. Therefore, the free play should not be deceptive in the theoretical winnings it pays out. The hypothetical average RTP (Return to Player) of Family Guy is 94.25%. That gives the house an edge of 5.75% over extended periods of play.
If you like the TV show, then you’ll LOVE this slot. If you are not quite so in to the idea of your characters farting or drunkenly passing out to your bonuses, or telling you to hurry up or they’ll “blow your brains out,” then this may not be the slot for you.Play now