Welcome back to the 80s, when the streets were lit up by neon lights, boom boxes were the coolest things around, and everyone owned at least a dozen Rubik’s Cubes. This is Electric Avenue, a demonstration of online pokies at their best. It is the latest slot from All41 Studios, and is going live on the 12th May 2020, ready to take players on the nostalgia trip of a lifetime.
Of course, it isn’t all just about neon lights and retro fashion. Electric Avenue also offers the opportunity to grab some big wins via multiple special features, including Neon Free Spins and Electric Free Spins.
All41 Studios and Microgaming have outdone themselves, offering a slot that is bathed in the neon lights of the 80s, and even backed up by an authentic retro soundtrack to boot.
Retro Is Hot
Who doesn’t love the 80s? Sure, there were no mobile phones, and considerably less in the way of online videos to watch, but there was also the big hair, great music, and excellent movies. Electric Avenue is a celebration of all things 80s, and anyone who misses those days will find their 80s fix in the form of this engaging slot game.
But not only is classic 80s art brought to life as symbols and background images, the game’s soundtrack and sound design are also plucked straight from the era, with synth-pop being the order of the day. Plus, the gameplay and special features also reflect a simpler time, with the easier to understand features and bonuses from slots the era also recreated.
It all comes together to make anyone feel like they’ve stepped into a time machine. All this, and also the chance to potentially pick up a few big wins along the way.
Bringing An Era To The Reels
Electric Avenue offers up enough bright pink to require shades, and isn’t that just what the 80s was all about? The background image is classic 80s art, with silhouetted palm trees and a city skyline perfectly capturing the visual sensibilities of the era. Some very talented artists at All41 Studios went all out, making sure that the slot’s atmosphere was accurate down to the finest detail.
In terms of symbols, everything 80s has been brought to the table. The sunglasses, soda can, boom box, high-top shoes, and Rubik’s Cube are the highest paying symbols. The low symbols are classic playing card icons, though each has been stylised to look as if it is constructed from glowing neon.
But the Stacked Wilds are what take the games already impressive visual artistry to the next level, with 4 characters blasting onto the reels in all their 80s glory. The roller-skate girl, skateboarding dude, pop star beauty, and red jacket guy are here to help more potential wins be achieved.
Electric Avenue uses a 6 reel, 4 row play system, with up to 4,096 ways to win. It has an RTP of 96.37%, is high volatility, and has a hit rate of 25.70%. The minimum accepted bet is 0.20, and maximum accepted bet is 30.00.
Spin To Win 80s Style
Wild Reels are what make Electric Avenue stand apart. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th reels may potentially be fully occupied by 1 of 4 Stacked Wilds. Though some Wilds come with a multiplier attached, drastically raising the amount of payouts for that spin.
When 3 or more Scatters appear on the reels, with the symbol appear as a DeLorean, the player is given the choice between 2 different kinds of bonuses. The 7 Electric Free Spins option selects a symbol randomly, and replaces it with extra Wilds. For the duration of the Free Spins, that symbol will also stick in place on the reels, potentially improving winning chances for all Free Spins remaining.
If 10 Neon Free Spins are selected, they add the Wild Wheel to the reels. The wheel spins after the reels come to a stop, potentially granting multipliers of up to 55x.
Check out Electric Avenue for yourself at Vegas Palms Casino on the 12th May 2020. Everyone is invited, but those who have a special place for the 80s in their heart may find the experience especially pleasing. Don’t forget your skateboard, dude.