'Dirty Dancing' fans won't put this slot machine in the corner
Welcome to the future (or maybe the past) of casino gambling: Yes, it's an actual Dirty Dancing slot machine. And it's totally real, Baby, and available at casinos nationwide.
Developed by IGT in cooperation with Lionsgate studios, players can hit the slots with Baby and Johnny while singing along to the fim's soundtrack. Allow me now to quote liberally from the official press release:
"Players will relive the magic of first love on the dance floor as classic scenes from the film bop, salsa and waltz across the video screen during the game’s three symbol-initiated bonus rounds. Go behind closed doors with the Staff Quarters Free Games bonus as Johnny and Baby's risqué moves turn wheels wild. In Johnny’s Mambo, one of two pick bonuses featured, players select charms to stay alive and earn points while enjoying one of the movie’s most memorable moments. Get your vocal pipes warmed up to duet with the Time of My Life interactive pick bonus, which includes five different levels of progressives that can be won when players pick matching records."
"No one will want to put this baby in a corner," said Eric Tom, IGT chief operating officer, stealing my headline for this blog item. "Featuring the unforgettable characters, clips and soundtrack that made the film a pop culture icon, Dirty Dancing Video Slots will have players singing along and dancing in their seats."
"We are thrilled to be partnering with IGT to give fans this unique and exciting Dirty Dancing experience," said Anne Parducci, Lionsgate’s Executive Vice President, Family & Home Entertainment Marketing. "The film continues to resonate with each new generation, expanding upon what is already an extremely loyal and active following, and we are constantly developing ways for the Dirty Dancing fans to relive this remarkable film in new and exciting ways."
And you thought a remake of the 1987 movie was a big enough gamble.