Sssmokin’ Wins With The Mask

Remember The Mask? From the cartoons to the box office success starring Jim Carey, the green hero is here to steal the spotlight once more in the new branded slot from NextGen Gaming. But first, let’s go back in time and remember this iconic character.

Ah, the 90s… the fashion, the music, the movies. That crazy, colourful decade any millennial will tell you it’s the best time to grow up in. There are lots of pop culture icons from the 90s and Jim Carey’s The Mask is definitely one of them.

Did you know that The Mask was originally meant to be a horror movie? Bet you didn’t. But before we go into details, let’s see how this cinematic gem and its eccentric character came to life on the big screen back in ’94. Yup, 24 years ago.

The summer of 1994 was an unpredictable time at the box office and The Mask was an unexpected hit. The movie would send Jim Carrey’s acting career into orbit, earning a worldwide gross of over $351 million against a budget of just $21 million. It was also Cameron Diaz’s first appearance in a movie.

The plot follows Stanley Ipkiss, Carey’s character, who is given amazing powers by an ancient mask he found in a river. After becoming the Mask, he develops a dastardly plan to rob the bank where he works and take over the famous Coco Bongo nightclub.

The special effects are rather impressive for the time, although they can be also guilty of overwhelming the star’s performance instead of complimenting it. Nevertheless, if you think Carrey has an expressive face, wait until you see him with the mask on. Eyes pop and jaws drop – literally.

And, even as the audience’s attention is arrested by the special effects and great performances, there’s still room for a canine scene-stealer. Milo, the cute sidekick dog.

The Mask – The Slot

Fans, rejoice! It’s been a long time coming, and there’s now a slot machine themed around Stanley Ipkiss’ superhuman alter ego.

Play The Mask by NextGen Gaming  and you’ll see the slot really keeps to the atmosphere of the movie as the action is set in the fictional Edge City. With brilliant cartoon graphics and animations, this 5-reel, 20 payline slot looks amazing. Its symbols include colourful playing cards as well as The Mask’s hat, Milo the dog and the money bags. You also get to see the main characters as highest paying symbols while you spin the reels.

The game is all about the bonus and to trigger it, you need to land 3, 4 or 5 Scatters, which will then award 10, 15 or 25 free spins and grant you entrance to the Coco Bongo nightclub. What’s more, the free spins can retrigger and also randomly award up to a 5x Multiplier on any winning spin. Sssomebody stop me!

The best win possible is a full screen of Wilds along with a 5x Multiplier in the bonus round, which pays 1,500 times your initial bet. So get ready for a wild ride with great features and payouts. It’s showtime!

Some Extra Facts About The Mask

The Movie Was Based On A Comic Book

This eccentric green hero is actually the creation of a comic company. The comic books were far more dark and sinister than the film though.

Unexpected Inspiration

Jim Carrey allegedly drew inspiration for the character from his father. Now we’re not sure if that’s flattering or not?

The Coco Bongo Is Real

The Mask’s favourite nightclub Coco Bongo is also the name of Jim Carrey’s nightclub in Cancun. Cocktails anyone?

Scary Without The Mask

The 20-year-old Cameron Diaz was horrified on the set when Jim Carrey took off his mask. She said that “The process of taking it off is terrifying. It’s just like, glue and chunks of sponge would stay on his face…”

For The Love Of Cartoons

The Mask’s personas are all based on the classic cartoon characters and this was actually the main thing that made Jim Carrey accept the role.

The Mask is still a marvellously energetic movie, and with the new slot release maybe it’s a good excuse to watch it again. After that, jump straight into the action with a few spins.