The 1960’s was a time period that saw some of the biggest cultural changes in history, and with many Westernized countries entering the decade with a “50’s America” lifestyle, the changes were quick to transform society. Musical tastes, relationships with drugs, and sexual relations were some of the biggest changes to come from the decade, and with talents like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley helping cement the changes, the 60’s is often remembered as one of the most era-changing centuries in history.
The Groovy Sixties is a Video Slot game from Net Entertainment, that aims to recreate the decade, and this unique-looking game uses a cartoon-looking background, alongside a 60’s inspired soundtrack to make the playing experience as positive and enjoyable as possible.
The game’s design is relatively straightforward; in terms of Net Entertainment slots – and you’ll see 5 reels, with 4 rows making up the base-game layout. There’s a total of 40 pay lines – more than usual – and while this added pay lines raises the cost of spins, it does allow players to win more regularly (and as the game has 4 rows, instead of the typical 3, it also helps to keep wins consistent.)
The game uses a combination of symbols, with the low-paying symbols including strange, psychedelic-looking playing card symbols, 10 through Ace, and the high-paying symbols include Lava Lamps, Boots, a Film Projector, an early Sound System, a Black and White TV, and a Volkswagen Beetle. The Wild Symbol is represented simply with text saying “1960’s”, and the scatter symbols is a good-looking young lady, styled in-line with the times.
Net Entertainment have also made The Groovy Sixties available to players on mobile phone and tablets, and almost all devices will be able to run the game, simply by playing through their Internet Browser. There’s no software required to begin playing, and although players may need to tilt their device into landscape mode for an optimal gaming experience, it’s quick, easy, and simple to get started.
Each reel within the regular base-game features stacked wild symbols, which are capable of landing in full on the reels. This ensures you can – potentially – land a full screen of wilds, and although unlikely, land just a couple, and you’re likely to walk away with a decent-sized win.
As with most Net Entertainment games, the main bonus-round is the free-spins feature, and to trigger this, you’ll need to land exactly three scatter symbols on reels two, three, and four. Do so, and you’ll win 5 free-spins, and while – on its own – that doesn’t sound overly exciting, it’s worth noting that during the free-spins, all wins are multiplied by 2X, helping lead to bigger wins.
You can also re-trigger the free-spins simply by landing another three scatter symbols on the middle three reels, and this continues indefinitely – there’s no cap on the number of spins that can be won, and this ensures you can continue enjoying the bonus-round for… well, a long time.