Whose eyes don’t mist over in romantic awe when the movie or soundtrack of that all-time movie 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 this slot, but it does help! We are immersed in a world of the dance floor and this is where all the action takes place. 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: a world filled 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 give the Dirty Dancing slot an edge when it comes to moving it out of the cheesy stakes.
Another selling point for this atmospheric slot has to be the soundtrack which is set in the same era as the movie, think slow dances in front of the silver screen on a starry night.
Dirty Dancing Game Play
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 solid set).
The high value icons are portraits of the main stars of the movie with the ingénue Baby and the dance floor diva Penny, a Cadillac, dance shoes, a radio and records. The lower value icons are the Ace through ten of the card deck in sparkly letters.
The game’s Wild is the man of the moment Johnny. Land 5 of him and you will get a juicy 5,000 coin treat. Johnny substitutes for all icons except the Scatter which is the game’s logo.
Pros and Cons
A good looking and sounding game
Plenty of features- very entertaining
Slick game engine
It can be tough to get into the running for the progressive jackpot.
Feel the Stardust
Dirty Dancing slot is also generous on the bonus fun with side games that are randomly awarded in the base game.
First up there’s the Mambo Free Games, 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.
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!
When the Whirling Wilds kicks in, the adorable dance duo whirl onto the reels awarding extra Wilds- up to six of tehm to help get the winning action underway – this is a valuable feature to go after.
There’s also the Dirty Dancing Bonus Game which is randomly activated in the base game and this is well worth it. There are six stages to get to 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 the movie, but the Dirty Dancing slot game is smooth movie themed entertainment which offers good-looks and catchy sounds to raise your heart beat. There are enough base game extras to keep things interesting if luck is on your side.
As an outright fan of the movie I loved this well executed game. There is plenty of bonus fun to be had in the storyline, especially if you are able to get your dancing shoes on those progressive jackpots.