Funky Seventies Slot from NetEnt
If you remember the decade of big shoes, big hair and disco dancing – then this Net Entertainment video slot may well appeal to you. This is a simple game, with only a single free spins round in addition to the base game.
Wins during your free spins will be doubled. You’ll enjoy a seventies music track playing high energy disco music while you spin – and will find many of the clichéd icons of the decade on the reels, including a glitter ball, cassette tape and very early home computer.
How to Win on Funky Seventies
There is nothing elaborate in the setup of this slot, you simply need to live up the symbols on one or more of the 40 win-lines to trigger a prize. You will often get wins on several lines at once. This is due to the wild symbols (which substitute for all of the regular symbols on the reels). These come stacked, which means they appear in long strips on the reels. Because of this you will often see entire reels covered in wilds (or even more than one reel), which will then trigger multiple wins over the 5 reel by 4 row grid.
Wild symbols (which say ‘70’s Wild’ over a concentric circle design) also have the highest single prize – paying 1000 coins for 5 on a win-line, 200 for 4 and 50 for 3.
I’m sure that the regular symbols will bring back memories for many players. These include a very wide looking car (worth 400 coins for 5), a blocky computer (also 400), glitter ball (250), ‘see-o-matic’ toy (250), boldly colored platform boots (150) and cassette tapes (150). Even the playing card symbols have been designed to fit in with the theme. You will find ace down to jack, all on different colored balls with an orange 70’s font for the letter showing the card rank.
Free Spins Disco Bonus
There are scatter symbols in play on reels 2, 3 and 4 of Funky Seventies. These show a woman with an afro and bright blue eye shadow. If you hit 3 of these you’ll win 2x your bet, and will also be awarded 5 free spins.
Your free spins are the same as in the base game – with one major exception. All wins you hit during the free spins are 2x the amount on the pay table. The stacked wilds are still in play, making several doubled wins at the same time possible. If you hit 3 more scatters while the bonus round progresses, you’ll get 5 more spins added to your total. When the bonus ends, you’ll find a huge picture of the disco diva to tell you how many coins you have won.
Kitsch Design and Funky Music
For me, the music takes a bigger role in the overall production of this slot than the visual elements. While the disco track is on a loop, it is long enough that it does not sound too repetitive. This brings the eclectic collection of symbols to life.
Those symbols are nicely drawn, with the stars and stripes platform boots standing out for sure. The mirror ball symbols (the type that still hangs from the ceiling in nightclubs) are also nicely done. As with many NetEnt slots, there is not too much in the way of animations on the reels. When you win the symbols will flash, and boxes will highlight the winning combinations.
40 Line Funky Disco Setup
The extra win-lines are made possible by using a 5 by 4 grid instead of the more common 5 by 3. While it is possible to bet from just 1 line and up, stacked wilds are at their best when you choose the full 40. You can choose a coin value from 1c per line and up, and bet up to 10 coins per line by using the ‘bet level’ button. ‘Max Bet’ is offered, as is auto-play.
Behind the glitz and 1970’s glamour of this game, you’ll find a very simple slot. The only break from the base game is the short round of 5 free spins. During this the game play stays the same, though the doubled wins (and chance of a retrigger) offers some extra interest.
If you enjoy retro slots, and particularly if you are partial to some disco music while you play, then Funky Seventies from NetEnt might well be ideal for you!