Silent Screen Slots

Silent-ScreenSilent Screen explores the world of silent cinema, which in case you didn’t know was the norm in the first few decades of the 20th century. Back then, actors had to be expressive and they needed to do a lot more than just say words in order to be understood. This type of cinema has its own look, mainly because of the way people dressed and of the haircuts they had during those decades, so you shouldn’t find it difficult to recognize an actor from those times. There aren’t that many slots out there that cover the vintage part of cinema, most of them deal with the modern titles, so I’m glad Cryptologic thought to do this slot machine.

A 5 reel slot that gives you as many as 25 bet lines you can activate, Silent Screen has multiple features that you can stumble upon as you play, examples being the scatter and wild symbols, plus free spins and their multipliers. The top payouts look quite good also, with $100,000 offered and being the kind of prize that can make the difference for a lot of players.

Features of Silent Screen

I found that Silent Screen has pretty much all the features you could want, as long as you’re looking for things that aren’t out of the ordinary. A wild symbol is an example, as is the scatter, or the resulting free games and multipliers.

First of all, we get the Actress symbol, a brunette woman with flower decorated short hair and a pearl necklace around her neck. She acts as the substitute symbol, capable of replacing any of the regular symbols available inside and in the process creating a new combo. The wild’s role allows it to bring more winning combinations, which of course means more payouts for you, plus it has a 2x multiplier, so it also doubles the payouts it helps award. There is only one symbol that doesn’t take advantage of the wild’s powers, and that’s the other feature symbol, the scattered Camera. The Actress is also capable of giving away its own prizes, as long as you get enough of them starting from the left, on an active line. Up to five wilds will form combinations that pay as much as 5,000 coins.

A Camera scatter accompanies the wild, as the second and last feature symbol of Silent Screen. You can get a scatter symbol to make an appearance in any position it wants, it will still award a prize if two or more symbols are present. The payouts are rather low at first, 1x the bet for two Cameras, but they go up with each additional scatter, so the maximum of five will get you 200x the triggering bet.

Free Games Feature

A feature that is triggered by the scatter symbol, as is usually the case, the free games will get you 15 free spins, plus a 3x multiplier. The requirement is for a minimum of three scattered Cameras to be on the screen, without mattering what the exact position is. You get the chance to retrigger these free games, as long as another 3+ Cameras appear during those 15 rounds.


Betting options and jackpots

The game’s wagers go from $0.01 to $500, so there is plenty of room to maneuver in it, no matter how much money you have to spend. The lower wagers will get you smaller prizes though, so you might want to maximize the coin denomination if you can, the range being $0.01 to $20 for each line.

You can expect a 5,000 coins top payout, which can means just $50 if you used $0.01 coins, or it can mean $100,000 if the denomination was at $20.

The Movie Mayhem jackpot has four different prizes you can win, each one of a different amount. If you get to the jackpot feature, you pick up to 6 times, trying to find the movie ticket. You will find on that ticket the jackpot that you’ve just won. You reach the jackpot feature at random, so there is no special symbol that you can hope to get.

Design and symbols

The game’s design manages to mimic the retro design of the beginning of the 20th century quite well, and it does this both through the way the characters were designed, through the letter font used for playing cards and the background image. Cryptologic’s developers seem to have been inspired when they thought up this game, at least when it comes to the graphics.

Symbols: Actress (wild, 5,000x), Camera (scatter, 200x the triggering wager), Actor (1,500x), Director (1,000x), Car (500x), Clapper (500x), Ace (250x), King (250x), Queen (175x), Jack (175x), 10 (100x) and 9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

Silent Screen has a couple of things going for it, starting with the wealth of features, its design and its above average top payout. I’d like to come back to it and play it some more, so I will recommend you do the same.

Silent Screen can be found at any Cryptologic casino, where you get a chance to play it for real money or in free mode.