There are few that have not heard of the famous film that rocketed actress Sharon Stone to fame. The film is a racy tale about a woman who seduces and kills men extremely successfully, and it was one of the most well known films of the early 1990’s. Software developer iSoftBet, being the giant that it is, managed to attain the license for the film and quickly converted it into an online slot game adding to their already impressively large library of slot games based on popular films.
Basic Instinct – The Look
Basic Instinct takes all inspiration directly from the movie, from the symbols to the background imagery. Sharon Stone is the first thing players will notice once the game has loaded, as a picture of her face takes up almost the entire left hand side of the background. On the other side is a scene from the movie, with a picture of the city above the reels. The reels themselves are straight black, with the symbols making up all the colour and animation. Despite Basic Instinct being very much a film about seduction, the slot takes more inspiration from the murderous side of the movie. This means that most of the high value symbols consist of such things as guns, handcuffs, police badges, cars, and more.
As far as the layout is concerned, everything the player needs to enjoy Basic Instinct is located along the bottom of the screen. This includes the different selections, as well as a count of the total coins available, plus a winnings count and the amount being bet for every round.
Basic Instinct – The Game
The base of Basic Instinct is straightforward and standard in most ways. What sets the slot apart is the number of paylines that are active across the reels, and the bonus content that can be triggered during gameplay. :Players can start by making the bet of their choice, after which the reels will begin to spin and will come to an eventual stop. If the player is lucky, a combination of different symbols will be linked across the reels. The value of the symbols mixed together with how much was bet determines the amount that the player receives in terms of winnings.
Wilds, of which there are three different kinds, trigger all the bonus features in Basic Instinct each with its own look.
Basic Instinct – The Wilds
The first wild, and the most common that will land, is the Free Spins Wild. Landing at least three of these will trigger the free spins bonus, and the player will instantly receive a set amount of free spins. The next wild activates with at least three lands like the Free Spins Wild, and once landed, the player is given a higher chance of landing more wilds across the reels. Lastly, the Bonus Wild starts the main bonus game up. This game includes giving players a choice of 12 different boxes; each with its own reward, and the player may choose one of these boxes and collect the reward.
Basic Instinct – Conclusion
Even though Basic Instinct is aimed toward fans of the film, the solid gameplay and bonus content should keep the casual player thoroughly entertained as well.