Whose eyes don’t mist over in romantic awe when the movie or soundtrack of that all-time film classic Dirty Dancing starts to play? Well, now you grooving love birds out there can get to grips with Patrick Swayze’s Johnny by simply limbering up for a slow dance on the Dirty Dancing slot. This is a Playtech game (the people behind the Pharoah’s Treasure slot, Age of Egypt and the Gladiator slot among others).
You don’t have to love or even have seen the movie to enjoy the slot play, but it does help! Here we are, immersed in a world of the dance floor and this is where all the action takes place. Was I going to get let down by a tear in my stockings or was I going to make sure that no one put Baby in the corner? I couldn’t wait to have a crack at making my dancefloor debut!
Look and feel
Slot games don’t get a lot more smooth than the vibe of Dirty Dancing slot, with a world suffused with spotlights and hot pinks and purples on the evening dance floor. The background to the reels is a starry night sky while the reels themselves are pink. This game is high quality stuff compared to games like the Top Trumps Football Stars slot– it’s showbiz time!
The graphics are high quality giving Dirty Dancing slot an edge when it comes to moving it out of the cheesy stakes.
A selling point for this atmospheric slot has to be the soundtrack which is set in the same era as the movie, think slow dances or those steamier moves that take place away from prying eyes!
Dirty Dancing slot is a 5 reel and 4 row, Dancefloor diva of a game with 40 pay lines. That’s a lot of pay-lines (not as many as the Astro Babes slot which has 100, but still, a big chunk of lines).
The high value icons are, as they should be, realistic portraits of the main stars of the movie itself with the ingénue Baby and the dance floor diva Penny, a Cadillac and dance shoes and a radio and records. The lower value icons are Ace through ten of the card deck in sparkly letters.
The game’s Wild unsurprisingly is the man of the moment Johnny, land 5 of him at get a juicy 5,000 coin treat, Johnny substitutes for all icons except the Scatter which is the game’s logo.
Feel the stardust
Dirty Dancing slot is generous on the bonus fun with side games that are randomly awarded in the base game.
So what does this classy number have in store for us? Well, first up there’s The Mambo Free Game, where you find yourself facing a spinning wheel with a fixed pointer, spin the wheel and land a prize. Each spin you make makes a gap in the wheel and if you land two of these then the spinning’s over.
Here the prizes up for grabs include free games as well as a tidy x2 multiplier and the most desirable of all the Dancing Wild which is a portrait of the romantic couple- this awards you an expanding Wild which takes over a reel and moves around the reels with each spin to make for more winning combos- now even I would don the spandex and sparkles for that treat!
When the Whirling Wilds kicks in, the adorable dance duo whirl onto the reels awarding extra Wilds- up to six of those pals to help get the winning action underway – this is a valuable feature to be awarded.
There’s also the Bonus Game which is randomly activated in the base game and this is harder to make a buck on but well worth it. There are six stages to making as far as the jackpot and it’s basically a picking game where you are helping Baby to match 3 icons to make it through to the next important stage. Make it through to the final stage and you’ll have access to the progressive Johnny or Baby jackpots worth 2,000 or 500 coins respectively.
You don’t need to be nuts about iconic 80’s cinema or even just Dirty Dancing but the slot game is a very smooth movie related game which offers enough good-looks and sound to raise your heart rate and enough base game extras to make a tidy profit if luck is on your side. As an outright fan of the movie I loved this well executed homage with plenty of bonus fun to make yourself in the storyline, especially if you are able to get your dancing shoes on those progressive jackpots. An instant pleaser of a slot game.