The former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson was regarded as a formidable foe throughout his career. A fight record of 50 wins, with 44 by way of knockout ranks Tyson as one of the most prolific fighters of his generation. Not necessarily regarded as the finest practitioner of the noble art of pugilism, he relied instead on brute force, a vicious killer instinct, and punching power that will see him remembered as one of the most devastating fighters ever.
With such a prolific track record in the ring, it was perhaps inevitable that Iron Mike would go on to lend his name and image to a slots game. Aptly named Mike Tyson Knockout, Inspired Gaming was the developer to take on the brave task of immortalising this iconic fighter in slots form, and the result is a slots game that consistently proves popularity with boxing fans and casual slots fans alike.
Diving in, this game is a fairly basic five reel slot, with three rows running horizontally across the reels. As you’d expect, the man himself features heavily, lending his image to the top three value symbols in the game. Payouts are awarded for successful combinations of 3 or more symbols of a kind, across a total of 20 paylines that are in play for every spin.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t a progressive jackpot slot, so there are no multi-million pound jackpots just dangling in view. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have the capacity to be a big payer – in fact, far from it. The main jackpot is 500x which in itself doesn’t sound colossal compared to some other slots, but when you consider that bets range from £0.20 to £250.00 per spin, that means there’s a maximum potential win of £125,000. Even Mike Tyson would put in a shift to win that.
Despite the jackpot amount, a slots game can only really be judged against others when it comes to the RTP percentage, or the percentage of game revenues that are paid out to players in winnings. On average, 95% and above is considered something of an industry threshold, above which you’re looking at the top tier of games by payout. Mike Tyson Knockout falls just shy of this at 94.70% which is a bit of a shame, but it’s still a great paying slot, with plenty of added features to spice up your bankroll when the going is good.
This game doesn’t hold too many surprises, and all the symbols you’d expect to feature on the main reels do so, including punch bags, punching balls, and a world championship belt alongside the usual collection of high cards. But aside from these, there are a couple of feature symbols to make a note of, which trigger in-game bonuses or help make it easier to complete paying combinations.
The Wild symbol in Mike Tyson Knockout is the blue boxing glove, which has WILD written vertically up and down it. It also carries the Mike Tyson tattoo design, which is a neat touch – hats off to whoever designed this symbol for their attention to detail. It behaves in the usual way for a wild, standing in place of whatever symbols you’re missing to complete or extend a payline that runs through it. The exceptions are the bonus symbol and any of the numbered glove symbols, but in terms of the value symbols, this wild is extremely useful for completing your paylines.
The scatter symbol is the two red gloves that make up the bonus icon, and two of these, plus at least one of the numbered boxing glove symbols is sufficient to trigger the bonus round. These are known as knockouts, and you can use them to your advantage for the bonus spins and multipliers whenever these symbols are in play.
Bonuses & Jackpots
The scatter symbol triggers a free spin bonus, complete with corresponding multipliers to inflate anything you win during the bonus around. Alongside this there are also a number of other bonuses which are awarded at random throughout the game.
This can either add more of a certain type of symbol to your reels (thus increasing your chances of landing a strong winning combination), add more bonus and knockout symbols for the same effect, or introduce a mystery symbol. While there’s not much you can do to actively trigger these additional bonus features, there are a nice touch, and definitely help keep the gaming flowing.
Five of the Golden Mike Tyson symbols triggers the game’s jackpot win of 500x.
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Iron Mike Tyson is truly one of boxing’s recent greats, and will be remembered in the annals of history as a vicious brawler and at one time, unbeatable world champion. In Mike Tyson Knockout, Inspired Gaming have come up with a slot that is highly credible, fun to play, and a decent payer. What more could you ask for? If you’re a boxing fan, or even if you’re just looking for a new slots challenge, take Mike Tyson Knockout for a spin today, right here at PartyCasino.