Ace Ventura Pet Detective is a new slot developed by Playtech. It is based on the long forgotten Jim Carrey movie that goes by the same name. In the movie, Jim Carrey played the role of a private detective who specialised in animal crime. It was a comedy movie, and as you would expect, Playtech has given us a colour-filled, light-hearted game.
What We Like
Ace Ventura Pet Detective, is a beautifully designed slot. Playtech have made the most of this theme, and incorporated it into every aspect of the design. For example, the colourful squares that border the reels have little chunks taken out of them that suggest Aces’ jungle friends have been nibbling on them.
It is these tinny details that all come together to make a great slot. The colours all work well together. The background is a light blue, complimented by the pink and yellow borders and offset by the white reel. There are no straight edges. The borders are cooked, as are the buttons on the panel.
We like that this game has more features than we have ever seen, in a slot. There are three in reel features, six Animal Modifiers, a Free Spins Game, a Wild Symbol and a Scatter Symbol. The Six Animal Modifiers are essentially six different features, which makes this game remarkable. You collect Animal Modifiers in the Base Game, to take into the Free Spins Game, with you. They are stored in the boxes on the top left of the interface.
There are spaces for two and one with a padlock. You can take two Animal Modifiers, with an option to unlock a third, into the Free Spins Game. They are collected when they land anywhere on the reels. If one you have already collected lands on the reels, you are rewarded a cash prize.
The Animal Modifiers with keys unlock the third space, allowing you to take a third Animal Modifier into the Free Spins game. The Shark Animal Modifier rewards extra free games. The Elephant Animal Modifier, will expand the player’s reels. The Gorilla Animal Modifier upgrades a symbol.
The Bat Animal Modifier deposits random wilds. The Bird Animal Modifier places a multiplying wild on the third reel and the Dolphin Animal Modifier is a mystery win multiplier. See what we mean? This is a lot of features crammed into one game.
There are also three in reel features which activate in base game. They are all triggered at random and make a losing streak in this game very hard to come by. Having this many Base Game features helps maintain your bankroll. In the Jungle Friends feature, Ace calls upon his jungle friends, who fly around the reels depositing wilds.
The Sneaky Walk feature, is triggered at random and it causes Ace to walk across the screen spinning reels. In The Loser feature, Ace will spin the reels at random, increasing the multiplier, each spin, until the player wins.
What We Don’t Like
There is not much we can complain about this game. The symbols have low values, but this is offset by the amount of features, the 243 paylines and an impressive RTP of 97%. We really like this game and don’t have too much to report on here.
Is this game worth paying?
This game is probably the best title Playtech have released in years. It is definitely worth playing. We have and will continue to recommend this slot to anyone. It has an abundance of features, is beautifully designed and, most important, it is entertaining.