Andre the Giant Slots

Andre-the-GiantAndre the Giant is a slot machine that is themed around the professional wrestler that went by the same name. Known as Andre the Giant, his real name was Andre Rene Roussimoff and he lived between 1946 and 1993. He was huge, the result of a condition called gigantism, and as a result he was often called the world’s eighth wonder. He was a champion of WWF and he is part of the sport’s Hall of Fame. Microgaming is the developer that created this slot machine, a perfect choice for any fan of wrestling.

You will get plenty of chances to win a prize in Andre the Giant, a slot with 25 active lines on 5 reels. There are also a couple of features, like the expanding wild symbols, a scatter or the bonus game that can get you free spins and a fight with Andre in the main role. The biggest payout is worth $10,000.

Features of Andre the Giant

One of the things you will be able to appreciate about this game is the combination of features that it relies on, starting with its expanding wilds, its scatter symbol or the wrestling themed bonus game that gets you free spins.

First of all, you get Andre the Giant on the symbol that acts as a substitute in the game. It’s a wild symbol, it can expand to cover the reel it is on entirely, but it is only going to appear on the 2nd and 4th reels, the other three not being accessible to it. The wild doesn’t bring along its own payouts, but it will help others do that, as long as they’re not scatter symbols. The same wild is also responsible for triggering its own bonus feature.


The second symbol offered by the game would be a scatter, represented by the game logo. Once again, there are two roles for this special symbol, which offers a prize and which also triggers a bonus game. The prize goes from 2x to 200x, when there are between 2 and 5 symbols in place on the reels.

Andre Goes Wild

The first of the two special features is called Andre Goes Wild. It takes place when the wild symbol is on the 2nd and/or 4th reels, in which case it will expand to cover the reel. This only happens when new combinations can be formed with its help.


Battle Bout Bonus

This particular feature needs the scatter symbol to start up, requiring a minimum of three Logos in place on the reels. You win 10 free spins this way. As you play these spins, you get special attack moves icons to appear on the 5th reel and you collect them for later use.


Once the free spins are over, you enter the ring and you use those special moves that you’ve collected. Each move brings with it the potential of re-triggering the free spins win. You need 3+ Special Attacks to succeed, in order to be able to use a Finishing Move and to get an extra bonus from the feature.

Betting options and jackpots

The betting system is pretty easy to figure out. You take a look at the bottom of the screen, where there are the sections called Lines and Bet. You can pick how many of the 25 lines you want to use first, and then you choose the bet to place for each one (up to $2). You can wager a maximum of $50 per spin.

Regular symbols can offer you payouts of up to $10,000, meaning 5,000 coins. The scatter symbol can do the same, its 200x multiplier being used with the bet you placed that round, not the line bet.

Design and symbols

Whether you’re a fan of wrestling or not, I’m sure you will be a fan of this game. It has graphics that are enjoyable to stare at even for a couple of hours, with the ring area behind the reels, while on them are various pictures of game foods, referees or pieces of equipment that Andre would wear.

Symbols: Andre (wild), Logo (scatter, 200x bet), Wrestler (5,000 coins), Referee (1,000 coins), Champion’s Belt (500 coins), Wrestling Ring (500 coins), Mask (300 coins), Chair (300 coins), Boots (150 coins), Green Foam Finger (150 coins), Hot Dog (100 coins) and Tickets (100 coins).


Is It Worth Playing?

As a fan of wrestling or of sports in general, you shouldn’t miss out on this game. It pays tribute to one of the biggest personalities of wrestling, and it’s a good game even without the theme choice.

Andre the Giant, the Professional Wrestler

The theme of the game focuses on a famous wrestler, called Andre the Giant in the ring, but whose real name was Andre Rene Roussimoff. Born on May 19th, 1946, Andre lived until January 27th, 1993. His life was cut short by the condition he had, called gigantism, which lead to him being of a huge size. He was 2.26 m tall (7 ft 5 in) and weighing 240 kg (520 lb). His debut in the ring was in 1963 and he retired from wrestling in 1992.

He started wrestling professionally when he was 17. He was quite successful, especially because of his sheer size. He started playing in the WWF in 1973 and until 1987 he was undefeated, with a huge streak of wins to his name. He also had a feud of sorts going on with Hulk Hogan, starting from 1980.

Andre also appeared in multiple movies, in the 70s and 80s for the most part. His debut was in the role of Sasquatch, part of a 70s TV series which was called The Six Million Dollar Man. A number of other TV series and movies had him as guest after that.

Andre the Giant can be found at any Microgaming casino, where you get a chance to play it for real money or in free mode.