Not many developers can consistently deliver on amazing licensed slots like Playtech can. Their mechanics and thrilling wins charm players. The popularity of these games wins over the companies licensing their IPs. Everybody wins! As such, Labslots had high expectations when they launched American Dad in 2017. If you are a fan of the show, then you immediately fall in love with Playtech’s release! So strap yourselves in and get ready to listen to that amazing theme song at full volume!
If you are used to more visually advanced slots by this developer, you may not like what is on offer here. The background image are the familiar red and white stripes of the American flag, with the reels housing the stars. Either symbol designs are borrowed directly from the show, or they are playing card royals. Animations that play when you win with icons are not that great. Instead, all the cool graphics are hidden behind triggering free spins. There, you will have characters from the show perform complex actions such as Roger dancing on the reels. We understand that it makes bonuses feel extra special. However, Playtech could have added a few cool animations either in the background, or for regular wins.
American Dad Slot Features
- RTP: 94,14%
- Betting Range: £0.40 – £200.00
- Max Win: £60,000.00
- Similar Slots: Rocket Man, Rick and Morty Megaways, Ted
How it Works in American Dad
Play American Dad on a five-reel board with 40 paylines. These paylines are fixed, meaning we cannot turn them on and off as we please. Instead, wins are formed by collecting three or more identical symbols in adjacent positions. These icons must follow one of the currently active paylines, and start with the leftmost reel. We really like how Playtech designed the control panel for this game. Look at the paytable, adjust your bet, toggle Turbo Mode and Auto Play and spin the reels. Wager between £0.40 and £200.00 on every spin.
American Dad symbol designs are something we have mixed feelings on. As fans of the show, we like seeing all the characters make a return. However, Playtech does not attach any cool animations to them when they form a winning combination. If you want more funny moments with them, you have to play the special features. There are only three playing card royals: A, K and Q, which are coloured red, blue and white, respectively. Keep an eye out for the alien Wild, as it is the most valuable icon on the board!
To win any of the five available special features, you need the Schmooblydong wheel to land on reels one, three and five. The first reel determines which character’s bonus will be played, reel three powers up the special feature, and reel five awards a number of free spins.
- Stacking Stan: Extra stacks of the Stan symbols appear on the reels below already existing Stan icons. The third reel wheel determines how many Stans will be added per stack.
- Roger’s Random Wilds: Roger cannot handle his drinks well. One sip and he is vomiting all over the place! Fortunately, alien vomit contains Wilds, which we can use to create extra wins. The number drawn from the wheel decides how many random Wilds are added per spin.
- Francine’s Holy Grail: Several fish patches are randomly placed on the reels. If Francine lands on the same position as a fish patch, she becomes an expanded Wild. How many fish patches appear on the reels is determined by the wheel.
- Hayley’s Progressive Multiplier: Every free spins, Hayley collects signatures for her latest progressive cause. Each signature increases the win multiplier! The initial multiplier you start with is set by what number you draw on the third reel wheel.
- Wheels and the Legman: Steve and Roger wander across the reels in their costume, leaving behind Wilds over each position they walked on. The spread of Wilds changes for every free spin. How many Wilds are added on each spin is chosen by the lucky wheel on the third reel.
We were pleasantly surprised to play a Playtech release on slot sites that does not have a progressive jackpot. The software provider proves they do not require the promise of a gigantic win to entice players! In fact, American Dad leans into the other direction, with a 300x maximum win. If you like the show, or just want something with multiple bonuses, it is easy to recommend. For those among you looking for big jackpot wins in online slots, other titles from Playtech’s library may be better suited for you.