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Funk Master™ slot spreads disco fever from April

While it was only last week that NetEnt launched the Knight Rider™ slot, we can already look forward to the next innovative piece of slot art. On the 21st of April, NetEnt is going to funk it up, inviting you to a 70s party going on in the Funk Master™ slot. The game is about to introduce the Dancing Wild Hotspot, the newest NetEnt slots innovation brought to the NetEnt Casinos in 2022!

NetEnt’s new approach

I can’t really say it’s a new approach when a company has been about innovations all along. However, it’s under the wing of Evolution, that NetEnt is going to be solely about slots innovations.

In a presentation earlier this year, Evolution announced some of its live games and slots. Todd Haushalter explained that sequels and existing success formulas will be launched with Red Tiger, they now want NetEnt to be some sort of guinea pig.

Is this bad? No, not at all, the opposite! NetEnt fans are now going to nothing but new innovations. One after another with the Knight Rider™ slot introduces the Walking Multiplier Wild. Not completely new as it’s a fusion of the Multiplier and the Walking Wild like it’s available in Jack and the Beanstalk™, Wilderland™, Narcos™, and Halloween Jack™.

The innovation introduced in the Funk Master™ slot is the Dancing Wild Hotspot, available in both, the main game and during Free Spins. We saw hotspot areas in Vikings™, Joker Pro™, and the Archangels: Salvation™ slot. This time, however, it works perfectly together with the popular Avalanche™ feature.

Welcome to the 70s!

The 1970s were a tumultuous time. The decade was a continuation of the 1960s during which women, African Americans, Native Americans, gays and lesbians and other marginalized people continued their fight for equality. It was also the time that Americans joined the protest against the ongoing war in Vietnam.

Sounds rather familiar, except that this decade is more about freedom rather than equality. We went that road again at the end of the past decade.

Since we once again experience a tumultuous time, we need ways to relax, to make us forget! That’s what they did in the 1970s, so why shouldn’t we do the same? So NetEnt’s 70s dance party is coming at the right time! Although, we have to wait until the 21st of April to enjoy the funky party!

Funk Master™ slot

Let’s get funky!

NetEnt promises the looks and feels of a 70s dance party in the upcoming Funk Master™ slot. From funky 70s music to shiny disco balls, and a colourful animated disco environment! Like we already experience in the Disco Danny™ slot.

The party takes place on an 8×8 grid, on which the shiny disco balls fall into position. A winning combination triggers the Avalanche™ feature to come into action, a slots mechanic we already enjoy in a good number of NetEnt slots.

As usual, the Avalanche™ feature takes of symbols that are involved in a winning combination. They, therefore, disappear to make place for new symbols. The more consecutive winning combinations, the more avalanches, the better the retro gaming experience!

Todd announced the Funk Master™ slot in a presentation as a game packed with Wilds. Todd also explained the funky-themed slot has a little jelly area where you can lock one or two Wilds. They just keep birthing and falling in naturally, he mentioned. Therefore, you can overload the screen with Wilds.

Multipliers

The Multiplier is a red fuse-bomb, available in both the main game and during Free Spins. These symbols are welcome on the reels as they multiply the wins. They can land anywhere on the reels.

Multipliers are able to multiply the total win from a spin by their value: x2, x3, x5, or x10. If two or more Multiplier symbols appear on the reels during the same spin, the Multipliers are multiplied by one another before it multiplies the win.

Disco Dancing Wild

The Dancing Wild is the most spectacular disco ball of all! It’s an explosion of pink, blue, and gold. Like the Multiplier, it can appear just anywhere on the reels in the main game and in Free Spins. Unlike other symbols, they don’t disappear when part of a winning cluster. Instead, they move into an empty position that is horizontally, vertically, or diagonally adjacent. It then activates the Avalanche feature.

Dancing Wild Hotspot

The main innovation in the Funk Master™ slot, appears randomly on the reels. It will highlight a 2×2 square area; the hotspot. Symbols that appear in this area while being part of a winning cluster, cause the position to unlock.

The aim is to unlock all positions during a spin/avalanche to be awarded 1 Dancing Wild symbol. All Dancing Wilds Hotspot positions that are not unlocked within one game round become locked again.

Free Spins feature

As you progress through Free Spins, you get increasingly more height. The grid expands, and the same goes for the Dancing Wilds Hotspot. This one will now consist of an 3×3 square area.

This time, if you manage to unlock all Dancing Wilds Hotspot positions, you receive 2 Dancing Wild symbols while the reels expands one 1 row up.

The maximum possible number of rows is 12. In both the main game and during Free Spins, the awarded Dancing Wild symbols randomly appear on one of the empty Dancing Wilds Hotspot positions.


By on 2 March, 2022