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The Grease slot machine from Playtech is definitely “the one that you’ll want”. A number of licensed Grease slots have been released in recent years, but this is the first from Playtech – and these guys are masters at developing slot games based on movies. They’ve packed this game with features, each of which is connected to the story of Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson as they meet, break up, and get together again at Rydell High in Los Angeles, 1958. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for 40 years, you’ll know the plot, so we won’t cover it here, but fans of the movie will be pleased to see that Playtech has used realistic images of the cast and snippets of music taken from the multi-million-selling soundtrack.
It’s a five-reel, 20-payline slot machine set against the backdrop of a classic 1950s-style diner, complete with chequerboard floor, chrome bar stools, a jukebox and pink neon signage. Along with standard wins created when you land three or more matching symbols across a payline from the left side, Grease comes with respins, stacked wilds, random wilds, pick a prize rounds, a selection of free spins and progressive jackpots.
Playtech is based on the Isle of Man and has become one of the leading suppliers of slots and other casino games to sites worldwide. Among the many film-based slots from Playtech, there are famous games such as Gladiator, Rocky, Batman V Superman and King Kong. Each of these features state-of-the-art graphics and stunning gameplay, so Grease will be in good company when it joins these online and mobile-optimized games. Let’s now join the teenage sweethearts (although John Travolta was 24, Olivia Newton-John was 29, and Stockard ‘Rizzo’ Channing was 34 when the movie was made!) and see what Grease can reward us with.
Tell Me More, Tell Me More
Playing card symbols appear in a chrome effect overlaid on vinyl records and pay 5x, 10x or 25x your line bet when the J or Q lands across a payline. Wins of 5x, 15x, or 25x are claimed when you see the K or A. An ice cream sundae or the Greased Lightning car will pay up to 40x your line stake, while Rizzo and Kenickie are each valued at up to 100x.
Of course, the stars of the show are Danny and Sandy, each paying 40x, 100x, or 200x your line bet when landing on three, four, or five reels. They can appear as just single-height or triple-height symbols, covering a whole reel. Plus, they can substitute for each other, which makes it easier to land these characters across paylines. Danny and Sandy together in the same triple-height symbol will be worth 80x, 200x, or 400x.
A bright-red love heart is the slot’s wild symbol. Not only does it act as all but the scatter to help complete combinations, but it also returns the top prizes of 120x, 250x, or a heart-warming 1,000x your line stake. A random Sweetheart Wilds feature fills the reels with up to eight extra wild symbols.
Landing triple-height Danny or Sandy symbols on the left-hand side reel triggers the Rockin’ and Rollin’ Respins feature. The symbol stays locked in place, along with any other Danny and Sandy symbols in view plus any wilds, as the rest of the symbol positions spin three more times. If the full-height Danny and Sandy symbol fills reel one, all symbols turn into higher-paying symbols of the two together, which lock in place – as do wilds – while the rest of the reels spin three times.
Grease is the Word to Trigger Bonus Games
The Grease logo landing on reels one, three and five at once will launch the main Jukebox bonus feature. You are shown three jukeboxes and can decide which bonus round you want to enter. But with wins being all but guaranteed in each, perhaps you can pick a different one each time. However, if you get hopelessly devoted to a feature, then just stick with it each time the bonus round is triggered.
The Better Shape Up free games consist of 12 free spins with the lower-value playing card symbols removed from the reels. Any Danny or Sandy symbols will convert into the symbol of them together throughout this feature, which should lead to some high-paying combinations appearing.
In the Summer Nights free games, you get just four extra spins, but the Sweetheart Wilds feature will play out in each, adding up to eight wilds per spin. Pick the Rydell High round, and you will see a school yearbook filled with photos of the students taken directly from the movie. Pick a photo from the five on the page to get a cash prize. Then pick another photo, after which the page can turn over to reveal five more pictures for you to pick from. This goes on for a total of five rounds, with increasing rewards on each page.
After any spin, punters could win one of two Greased Lightning progressive jackpots. The round takes place on a separate screen where Danny and Sandy are standing to either side of a red curtain filled with 12 Grease logos. Start picking logo symbols – if you find three pictures of Danny, or three of Sandy, you win their corresponding jackpots. These can easily exceed 1,000,000.00 in local currency, so you’d better shape up and get ready for a life-changing payout once the round is triggered.
How Much Dough Do You Spend?
You won’t need any dough at all to play free Grease video slots, but to qualify for real cash payouts, just 0.20 is the starting point. Simple plus and minus buttons raise and lower your stake, with the maximum bet set at 20.00 per spin. Grease comes with an autoplay function that spins the reels for up to 99 times, or until a feature is triggered, while a turbo mode speeds thing up if you’re impatient to collect those winnings. Like all slots from Playtech, Grease has a high return-to-player percentage, so most of what you wager comes back as winnings. Plus, it’s fully licensed to guarantee fair play and reliability.
Other Rockin’ Slots
Perhaps the best of the rest of the Grease-themed slots is Grease: Pink Ladies and T-Birds from Daub. You start by choosing which gang you want to join and getting different rewards depending on your pick. The Pink Ladies can take you to a bonus round where you select symbols for coin prizes, while the T-Birds bonus feature sees Kenickie racing Greased Lightning for a cash prize. Each gang can also trigger up to 20 free spins with expanding wild symbols in another slot that uses real images from the film.
Away from Grease, but with a similar rock ‘n’ roll theme, we have the Ritchie Valens La Bamba video slot from RTG. This game is also set in an American diner, and features the famous singer and his tunes along with bonus rounds like free spins with multipliers. It’s an all ways pays slot where wins come from both sides of the six reels.
It’s Got Groove, It’s Got Meaning
If you liked the movie, then this slot game is one you won’t want to miss. Realistic images, including many taken directly from the movie, plus those amazing bonus features and clips from the soundtrack make it another sure-fire hit from Playtech. It’s optimized to play on Android devices, iPads, iPhones and Windows smartphones or tablets. In short, it’s electrifying!