by Jan W, Carpet and Jesse Mortimer
The casinos will never be the same now that they've been Bewitched!
A fancy new slot machine featuring the cartoon characters and sounds from
the show is new to casinos for 2002. The machine is a nickel slot with
the chance of winning up to $50,000. On a recent trip to Las Vegas, NV,
Jan W. spotted the machine as soon as she got off the plane at the Las
Vegas airport. She recalls:
The first thing I saw when I walked through the tunnel thingy
was the Bewitched video slot machine in the airport! It is one
of the taller slots and is very pretty. It's blue and pink with lotto-
type balls in the top portion of the machine. I still don't know how
those worked because I never made it that part of the game. However,
several of the casinos in Vegas had the Bewitched game and I
won $97.25 on one of them. O.K., maybe I'm not one of the high rollers,
but I was thrilled. We took quite a few pictures of the slot machine
so I'm sure the photo developing people are going to think we are nuts
:-) Anyway, they do have the regular opening playing on the machine
before you put in your money. It goes through the part where Sam jumps
up into Durwood's lap. The Darrin cartoon that is used throughout the
game is Dick York's Darrin. When you put in your money, a screen comes
up with cartoon drawings of some of the characters -- Darrin, Sam, Serena,
Dr. Bombay, and Endora; however, the Endora drawing looked like a cross
between Agnes Moorehead and Sandra Gould. The hairdo was not Endora's
trademark 'do, but an upsweep of curls similar to Gladys Kravitz. I
made it to two different bonus rounds and we got pictures of 1 of the
screens but not the other since I played it again at a different casino.
There are other BW type of pictures such as the cat, kitchen pots, Sam
on her broom, etc. We even got pictures of I Dream of Jeannie
slots. There are several different types of Jeannie games and I must
admit, Jeannie was very, very good to me :-) It's fun seeing lots of
TV classics being used as themes for casino machines. Besides Bewitched
and IDOJ, I saw The Munsters, The Addams Family
(movie and TV family), Popeye, and American Bandstand.
They also had Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right, Family
Feud, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
Slot Machine at the Airport
The Bewitched game is a multi-line slot machine.
When you win a line, it becomes animated in sounds and/or movement. When
you hit certain pictures, you get a chance at bonuses, which can really
rack up the credits and the screen changes to a different game. One of
them is a situation with Darrin that Serena causes. Although you don't
see Serena, Darrin goes through changes with every picture you touch on
the screen. He turns into animals like a monkey, a turtle, etc. The point
is that you get more points as he turns into an animal. You keep touching
a square that shows how many bonus credits you get until the Samantha
picture turns up. Your bonus round ends when she twitches her nose to
turn the animal back into Darrin then you return to the regular screen.
There are numerous sounds like a twitch (different than what we are used
to hearing), dialogue from the characters like, "We have a guest" and
"Oh my stars!" There are other bonus games that you can advance to during
Money in Hand Ready to Give
It a Twitch, Err, Spin at Paris Hotel/Casino
of Darrin on the Screen
Being a 1960s pop culture consultant, Jan was obligated
to give the I Dream of Jeannie slot machines, which came out in
2001, a try. The IDOJ game's bonus was a page of little Jeannie bottles.
When you touched a bottle, a number would pop up letting you know how
many bonus credits you received. You kept going until you clicked a bottle
and Jeannie said "Sorry Master." Then, you went back to the original screen.
Jan and the
Jeannie Slot Machine
Dream of Jeannie Slot Machine at the Monte Carlo
And speaking of IDOJ, Carpet from www.idojweb.com
has been kind enough to submit more pictures of the Bewitched game,
as well as a sound byte from the video slot machine.
of the Graphics
Pleasure, Double the Fun!
This brochure for a Bewitched contest was
spotted at Bally's during an Atlantic City gambling trip.