Groovy Sixties Slot Game
This slot is part of a series which includes Funky Seventies and Super Eighties. The concept is to bring some (clichéd) symbols from each decade – and to combine them into a fast yet straightforward online slot game.
It looks like the designers had some fun with the 1960’s, with a painted Beetle car, reel-to-reel tape player, lava lamp and very retro TV on the reels. Judging from the background music and the wild symbols, the focus is very much on the psychedelic (later) 60’s period.
How to Win on Groovy Sixties
There are 40 win lines on this game, which gives plenty of opportunity for the stacked wilds (which can cover entire reels at times) to come into play and create multiple wins. These wilds, which are clashing colors with the words ‘60’s Wild’ on them, are the highest paying symbols in addition to substituting for the other regular symbols. Lining up 5 of these will get you 1000 coins, with 200 coins for 4 and 50 coins for 3.
The VW Beetle, which has been decorated with flowers, is the next highest paying symbol. This is worth 400 coins for 5 of a kind. The TV (presumably black and white) shares his same prize, while the tape machine and what looks like an early movie projector are worth 250 coins apiece for the full set. Long boots and the lava lamps get you 150 coins for 5. The playing card symbols ace through jack are used in this slot. These have been designed with a distinctive 1960’s font and each sit on a colored ball.
Groovy Sixties Free Spins Bonus
There is only one more symbol on the reels, which is a young lady with distinctively green eye shadow. This is a scatter symbol, and so not tied to any of the 40 win lines. Instead you get a prize of 2x your total bet when hitting 3 or more anywhere on the reels. More importantly, you will trigger the free spins bonus game – which starts with 5 free spins.
The music changes up, though essentially the free spins use the same game as before. One key difference is that any prizes are doubled. You can retrigger for 5 more spins by hitting 3 more of the scatter symbols during play.
Overall, the design of this game is lively and vibrant – it feels like the psychedelic effect has been highlighted by using colors which would not normally fit well together – for example the orange, yellow, green and blue all included in the wild symbol. The symbols are fairly detailed, and spin over a plain cream of the reels. The TV looks particularly lifelike, and the designers have really gone to town with the paint job of the VW Beetle too. There are no animations (these are rare on the reels of NetEnt slots). Instead you get flashing squares and slightly expanding symbols to highlight your wins.
The soundtrack is certainly groovy, though you’ll need to be a big fan of late 1960’s music to be able to resist clicking the mute option before too long!
40 Win lines is the default for this game, though you are free to lower this number using the ‘bet lines’ button. With stacked wilds giving you the potential for multiple entirely wild reels, I prefer to keep all of the lines, and adjust the coin size to suit my current bankroll. You can bet from 1c per line, and use the bet level button as a way of betting up to 5 coins per line if you wish. As always with NetEnt slots, you’ll get plenty more options for sounds, graphics quality and automatic play.
This is an entertaining enough that is sure to give people who remember the 1960’s a quick trip down memory lane. In some ways it is deliberately over the top (colors in particular), though the basic game is very simple. The main attraction of the base game is the stacked wilds, which give you the opportunity for multiple wins. You’ll also have the chance to hit doubled wins during the (admittedly short) free spins bonus game.