South Park™: Reel Chaos is a dynamic online video slot developed by software gurus NetEnt. If you’re an ardent South Park fan then you will notice straight away that the theme of this particular online slot centers on a set of episodes from season 13 of the ultra-popular animated series, ‘The Coon’ and ‘Mysterion Rises’. These episodes were parodies of the dark comic books film adaptations that were being released at the time. As the game opens up, we’re presented with a scene from one of the episodes in which we see the character Butters dressed as his alter ego Professor Chaos proclaiming his superiority right before being told to go to bed by his mum. This is the kind of humor that we’ve come to expect from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and this game follows suit.
Once past the initial screens, we’re straight into the action and the soundtrack kicks in. Aficionados will note that it’s the exact same suspense music used in the actual episodes so we’re giving NetEnt props straight away for this. The design of the reels is just classic South Park, instantly recognizable from the background depicting the town all the way to the icons which show off each characters super alter ego from the episodes. Each one serves as a different bonus trigger, you have Cartman as ‘The Coon’, Kenny as ‘Mysterion’, Butters as ‘Professor Chaos’, Kyle as ‘Human Kite’ and Stan as ‘Toolshed’ as well as bonus symbols and the usual card symbols styled straight from the official South Park font. There are also cool animations for each bonus feature which turn the reels into vivid animated cartoon scenes!
This slot features 5 reels with 3 columns and a total of 20 pay lines. Betting starts from $0.20 all the way up to $100 and there’s a nice sized jackpot of $50,000 if you’re lucky enough to land it. You have all the standard controls found on most online slots these days, bet amount, auto spin, max bet and options to control the preferences and sound. The rest of the UI displays all the relevant information such as bankroll, betting and win amounts, and also the types of bonuses available during the game. The slot itself is packed full of fun features, numerous bonus rounds that are dependent on which set of characters you land, wilds and also scatters.
Bonuses and rewards
This slot is really heavy on bonuses. There are three wild symbols which are active during the main game and Stan’s bonus round that can show up on any reel. As we mentioned earlier each super hero triggers a different bonus round. For Cartman you get stacked wilds, Kenny’s gives you multipliers, Stan’s gives multi re-spins with a multiplier bonus and Kyle’s overlays wilds all over the reels. The best of these has to be Stan’s because the potential to land big wins is increased massively during his feature with the potential to win well over 1000x your stake. There is also the Mint Berry Crunch bonus round which is activated when you land 3 bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5. When activated, you fight all 4 of the bonus enemies at once and for each you defeat you get a line multiplier and there’s the potential to win 260x your stake in this round.