Seth MacFarlane’s hit animation Family Guy was always ripe for a slot machine theme. Featuring the exploits of the Griffin family and their dog, Brian, the game version includes many quotes from the TV series that fans of the show will be familiar with. Developed by IGT, this is a good-looking slot game that replicates the characters accurately.
Peter Griffin is the patriarch and represents the family in their home in Quahog, Rhode Island, while wife Lois and children Megan, Chris and Stewie, the latter being a baby that has conversations with the dog, all feature on the reels of this fun to play machine. The soundtrack provides many a laugh.
|Theme||TV, Cartoon, Comedy|
|RTP||92.5% – 96.05%|
|Compatibility||Optimized for all devices|
|Scatter symbol||World Bonus|
|Min coin size||N/A|
|Max coin size||N/A|
|Highest payout||500x stake|
Family guy can be played with values from 0.50 to 1500 per spin. The game is easy to play but we think building in no fewer than seven bonus features is perhaps a bit much. There are wild symbols – the game logo – and scatter symbols in the form of World Bonus that trigger the features. We’ll describe a few in brief at the close of the review.
This game is unusual in that the RTP varies between 92.5% and 96.05%. The developers say this depends upon ‘correct player choices’ but they don’t give away any clues. It’s a highly volatile game yet the potential jackpot and payouts from multiple bonuses attract seasoned players.
How to Play Family Guy
Family Guy uses the five-reel, three-line format that is the most popular in the business. The Logo as the wild symbol will substitute all reels – bar the scatter – for one or more of the bonus games.
The scatter opens the World Bonus game – described in brief below – while other symbols include Peter and Lois who pay 250x for five in a row, and lower values for fewer.
Brian, Stewie, Chris and Meg as well as Stewie’s ray gun, the TV and Peter’s beer bottle all feature as paying symbols. We don’t have space to describe all of the possible bonus’s so we’ll just say that they can be very lucrative, and offer brief descriptions of a few below.
Special Features of Family Guy
The World Bonus game is triggered by the scatter symbol and involves spinning a globe and picking the game you want to play. This could be one of many and they vary greatly. The Drunken Clam Bonus Game takes the form of a game of ‘Last Man Standing’ with Peter and friends taking turns to drink as you pick, with the winnings being relative to your choice.
Each of the bonus games follows a theme that runs through the TV series and they do take some getting used to. However, as a superbly rendered and potentially lucrative online pokies game, we say Family Guy is worth checking out and learning before you play.