This week, Bally Technologies released its new online slot, Michael Jackson: King of Pop. There has been plenty of buzz about the release of this slot, so the Slots Temple team has taken a closer look at this title with an in-depth review.


Michael Jackson: King of Pop was first released as a slot machine at land-based casinos. The game has become a huge hit in the gaming market, and Bally Technologies have finally decided to bring the game into the online casino world. It is not often that Bally releases online slots, so this is quite a big deal for gaming operators.


Bally Technologies has done a great job of conveying Michael Jackson’s legacy. The game features bright and vibrant graphics, with symbols consisting of fedoras, sequined gloves, sunglasses and black shoes with white socks. If you’re a fan of Michael Jackson or classic pop music fans, then you will certainly enjoy this game.


There are 25 paylines in the Michael Jackson: King of Pop online slot, which provide players with plenty of ways to win big as they spin the reels. There is a wide range of betting options available to players, so both high rollers and penny slots fans will both be able to wager comfortably on the King of Pop.

Special Wilds

There are two special wild symbols in Michael Jackson: King of Pop – Moonwalk Wilds and Stacked Wilds. During the base game, the Moonwalk Wild feature may be triggered randomly. This will add between 2 and 5 wild symbols to the reels. If any Bonus or Jackpot symbols land on a Moonwalk Wild space, they will count as a wild as well as a bonus/jackpot symbol.

Wheel Bonus

When bonus symbols land on the first three positions of reels 2, 3 and 4, the Wheel Bonus round is triggered. When this happens, the player can win free spins or bonus cash. Since there are such specific criteria for this bonus round, it is quite difficult to trigger it. However, when it is activated, the Wheel Bonus can be very generous.

Free Spins Rounds

There are two different free spins rounds in the Michael Jackson: King of Pop slot:

  • Beat It Free Spins: This is a bonus round that offers players 10 free spins. Any wilds that land on the reels will remain in place until the bound is over. These sticky wilds will help to increase the player’s chances of hitting winning combinations.
  • Smooth Criminal Free Spins: Players will receive 5 free spins. During each spin, a different reel will turn wild.

Our Verdict

Michael Jackson: King of Pop is certainly worth a few spins at your favourite online casinos. There are enough bonus features to keep players entertained for a while, and plenty of generous winning potential.