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Michael Jackson King of Pop Slot Machine Review

Slot information

Game  Michael Jackson king of pop
Software  bally technologies
Type  video slot
Reels  5
Paylines  25
Total coins  40
Coin range  0.40-80.00
Jackpot  500
Bonus rounds  yes (5)
Free spins/multiplier  5-10

Every fan who would love to show their love and pay tribute to the fallen icon by playing a Michael Jackson themes slot machine should consider giving this game a try. This MJ-themed slot is the only licensed one available online, and even though paylines are non-adjustable, the game is quite flexible and inexpensive for low-rollers. You can opt to play the game for fun or real money on the Bally casinos website. It also has a rather impressive return to player rate of 96% and is an ideal example of a music-branded slot machine.


The graphics are amazing, with the reels in a deep red and cast in a background with a stage and disco lights. The game features five of his all-time most celebrated songs, (Billie Jean, Bad, Dirty Diana, Smooth Criminal and Beat It) and plenty of symbols that relate to Michael Jackson. The incredibly famous rhinestone-encrusted glove, black fedora, black loafers, and aviator sunglasses will have you marvelling, not to mention the Michael Jackson symbol itself. You can also expect the regular Ace, Jack, queen, 9 and 10 card symbols, only that in true MJ fashion, they are bedazzled.

How to play Michael Jackson king of pop:

The control panel has all the standard control buttons, with the arrows on the lower left area allowing you to set your bet between 0.40-80, and a spin button.

Symbols to look out for

The moonwalk symbols are the wilds to look out for and will appear randomly on any reel apart from the first one. Upon appearing, the moonwalk can replace all but the scatter and the jackpot symbols. In the base game, any two reels can become entirely wild, and if any scatter or jackpot symbol appears in the same space where a wild is, they are counted as both moonwalk wild and the respective symbol.

The moonwalk wild feature ensures that all the wilds that form part of a winning combination double your outcome. In the stacked wilds feature in the base game, two reels can become entirely wild.

Landing the bonus symbol on reels 2, 3, and 4 will give you one chance to spin the wheel bonus with several rewards like free spins, credits, or a combination of credits plus a multiplier wheel spin. The multipliers can be 2x, 3x, 5x, or 10x. There are two types of free spins:

  • Beat it free games: this will consist of 10 free spins, where both the wild and bonus symbol are not available, but once a wild symbol appears on the reels, it remains to the end of free mode.
  • Smooth criminal: consists of 5 free spin, with the entire reel being wild the first spin, 4 and 5 being wild on the second spin, 3 and 4 on the third spin, 2 and 3 on the fourth, and the first and second reel being wild on the final free spin. Both bonus and jackpot are not available in this free mode.

The jackpot symbol is the Michael Jackson icon, which gives you a 2500x your line bet if you land it in all five of your reels.


The game is readily available to play online on your PC, tablet or smartphone.


The Michael Jackson King of Pop slot machine is a great branded slot machine from Bally; especially for Michael Jackson fans. The background music will be exceptionally great, and you can expect big wins from the Smooth Criminal free game mode; the two entirely wild reels can give you up to 3125x your stake.