Based on the 2015 movie of the same name, Terminator Genisys is a 5 reel and 25 payline pokie from those masters at Playtech. While the movie might not have been up to much - in fact, it was panned by critics and flopped at the box office - the pokie version is without question worth a number of plays. Terminator Genisys was the fifth movie in the Terminator series and even if it wasn’t the most memorable of movies, Playtech’s pokie has stolen some of its best bits and cleverly inserted them into the game. Players can expect scenes from the movie itself, in addition to the same soundtrack. Oh, and of course, some of the most iconic movie characters of all time. Read our full review below.
This is one of Playtech's better movie pokies. It is set in 2029, with John Connor leading the Resistance against Skynet. In its infinite wisdom, Skynet decides to send a T-1000 back in time to 1984 in order to kill John’s mum, Sarah Connor, before John can be born. Of course, as we all know, there is already a reprogrammed T-800 in the form of Arnold Schwarzenegger protecting her. Cue lots of action and battle scenes and you get the premise of the movie.
In this pokie, you’ll be battling it out across 5 reels and 25 paylines as you attempt to win the top prize of 5,000x your initial bet. With an impressive maximum of $2,500 allowed per spin, this can result in big payouts.
Terminator Genisys symbols
When it comes to graphics, this pokie, like many Playtech pokies, is superb, with its cinematic symbols which also translate well to the game if it is played on mobile and tablet, as well as desktop. There are 10 symbols in total, 5 low paying and 5 higher paying. The lower paying symbols include items such as rifles from the resistance, brain chips, photos of Sarah Connor and magnetic gloves, as well as teddy bears which net a player up to 100x their bet.
The higher paying symbols include the T1000 Cyborg, John Connor, Kyle Reese, Sarah Connor and, of course, the terminator himself which pays out a nice 1,200x a player’s bet. This pokie also features 4 wild symbols in the form of the Terminator Wild, the Gold Multiplier Wild, the Stacked Genisys Wild and the T-1000 Wild.
Terminator Genisys car chase feature
That’s right, there is a car chase bonus feature in this game, which can be triggered randomly within the base game. In this game, you’ll be asked to choose between one of the five T-1000 symbols as you help Sarah and Kyle outrun the T-1000. The symbols will reveal respins and a multiplier bonus, as well as cash payouts. What’s more, this is a feature that is triggered more than you might imagine.
Terminator Genisys 1984 free games feature
Should a player land a Genisys Scatter symbol on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reels, then they’ll activate the free game bonus which enables them to time travel back to either 1984 or 2017.
Choose 1984 and you’ll be sent to LA, where your task is to save Sarah from the Cyborg terminators. You’ll be awarded with 10 free spins without the chance of retriggering them. Every time a T-1000 Wild lands on a reel, it magically turns into a gold multiplier Wild with a value of 2x, 3x or 5x, which then locks into place until a win is landed.
If you’re the riskier type, then perhaps you should aim towards travelling back a little less in time, to 2017, where San Francisco will be your base. Here, you’ll be aiming to save humanity by destroying Skynet. This is a higher variance option than 1984, but players receive the same 10 free spins. Each wild symbol that lands is turned into a stacked Wild, which is then locked into place until a win is landed.
Terminator Genisys verdict
While the movie might not have been too popular, the same can’t be said when it comes to this pokie. This has proved to be a big hit with fans, thanks to its movie soundtrack and amazing cinematic clips direct from the movie itself. The gameplay is pretty standard, but the animations, car chases, time travel and multiple Wilds mean this pokie is action packed, to say the very least. And for a spin at $0.25, even the players with the smallest pockets can have a go. For those of you with much deeper pockets, there is a betting range up to a massive $2,500 a spin. The pokie also has a reported RTP of 95.75%, which is a figure that is pretty standard for these kinds of pokies.
If you like this pokie and its Terminator theme then you’ll need to check out Terminator 2, by Microgaming. The 5 reel pokie boasts 243 winning combinations, meaning that players win more than in other pokies out there. The downside is that they won’t pick up massive prizes as a result. But if you’re after a low risk couple of hours, then this is a pokie that’s worth a look. Enter the bonus round and your chances of winning increase to 1,024 ways.
This pokie is packed with all your favourite characters from the movie franchise, including John and Sarah Connor and the Terminator itself. Animations and a movie-styled soundtrack certainly make this a pokie to remember. And even if you’re not necessarily going to win big in this game, you’ll have a lot of fun playing it.
Playtech is the company behind Terminator Genisys. Founded in 1999 in Estonia and launching its first casino product two years later in 2001, today the company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is the largest developer of web and mobile application software to the digital gaming industry. It provides software for a range of applications, including online bingo, online sports betting, scratch games, mobile gaming, online casinos, online poker rooms and fixed-odds online arcade games.
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