June 2018 was a very busy month for the NetEnt Casinos with three video slot launches in total. First, a magical video slot was added to the wide range of NetEnt slots with players being able to go on a quest for magic treasures with Efora the Witch and Earthan the Wizard. In the Witchcraft™ slot, you’ll get a chance to have a look inside the ancient and mysterious school of magic, full of secrets and spells while the game is enriched with Wild substitutions, Element Bonus, and Free Spins with Free Spins Features.
End of June, the long-awaited Jumanji™ slot was launched, resulting in the most dangerous board game becoming available as a bonus game. Thie Jumanji™ Board Game feature is unique and among the first of its kind, combining elements of the famous board game and Free Spins features. Besides this excited bonus game, you can also enjoy 4 random features, a Mystery Feature, coins wins, and extra dice rolls. Based on the original Jumanji movie from 1995, this NetEnt slot is highly recommended as the entire game is inspired by the calamities that befell Alan during the movie. Talking about movies….
…in between the above two video slots, NetEnt brought a very popular film industry to live on the reels and I’m not talking about Hollywood. But change the H into a B and you’ll have the theme of the third game launched in June 2018. Pretty smart to come up with a Bollywood theme as this particular film genre is gaining in popularity and not only in India.
Bollywood versus Hollywood
It’s fascinating how two film industries can differ so much from one another. You would believe that a film is a film, right, but we couldn’t be more wrong. Besides these two filmindustries not sharing the same first letter, there can be found so many more differences between the two.
Located in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, it’s obvious where the Hollywood film industry gets its name from. The Bollywood film industry is located in Mumbai, what used to be known as Bombay. Bollywood is just simply a combination of Bombay and Hollywood.
The first Hollywood film was produced in 1910. It was the film called “In Old California” by D.W. Griffith that premiered in 1910 as the first Hollywood film. However, ‘The Squaw Man’, released in 1914, has been mentioned as the first ever feature film made in Hollywood as well. The first Bollywood film didn’t arrive in the cinema before 1913. Once it did, it was the film Raja Harishchandra that appeared as the first Bollywood movie. It was a silent film produced by Dadasaheb Phalke.
As said before, you would believe that Hollywood is the largest film industry ion the world, but don’t underestimate the power of the Indian film industry of which Bollywood is part. It is known that Bollywood is producing more films every year, but when it comes to the profits, Hollywood is winning. The Hollywood film Avatar, for example, is the highest grossing Hollywood film with $2.8 billion. Pay attention to the word billion as it was a humble $76.81 million earned with the 3 Idiots, the most successful Bollywood film.
Also, actors and actrices in Hollywood are paid much more with Leonardo Dicaprio once earning $77 million in one go while the best paid Bollywood actor, Salman Khan, once received the amount of $9 million.
Where we’re we expect actors to sing their own songs in the Hollywood movies, no matter if they actually can or not, Bollywood doesn’t really attach value to that, the reason Bollywood hardly ever takes the effort to hide the fact that nearly all of their songs are lip-synced.
Hollywood movies are in general between 1,5 hour and 2 hours long. The Bollywood films on the other hand are 3 to 4 hours long.
And then, the style of the film industries. While Hollywood tackles various themes and issues, Bollywood is concentrating on family, drama, and music. We all know the Hollywood films, so let’s not go there. But what about the Bollywood movies? Well, in Bollywood there’s action, drama, emotion, romance, and comedy….all in one movie. This is how 90% of the Bollywood films are entirely the same. Besides, the Bollywood films include dozens of songs and dances of which some dances involve over 100 choreographed dancers.
Now you know a bit more about the Bollywood film industry, but what about the Bollywood Story™ slot bringing that one popular story including action, drama, emotion, romance, and comedy? Well, it’s indeed a typical Bollywood story you’re about to enjoy and it involves the popular “boy meets girl” scenario. You get to hear everything about the two loving hearts who want to get married but who are facing hardships, simply because they belong to different social classes. The girl’s parents stand in their way. They will never let their daughter marry a poor man. Do their love survive and are you about to experience the happy ending? Choose to play the Bollywood Story™ slot to find out how this typical Bollywood story will unfold.
The Bollywood Story™ video slot
I have to admit that the 96.1% payout percentage isn’t much to brag about and the same goes for the maximum bet of 90.00. However, I do believe that many players will appreciate the minimum bet of 0.09 as in modern video slot times, this low minimum bet is becoming rare. Meanwhile, you have 10 levels to choose from while 7 different coin values will help you find the perfect bet that fits the way you play video slots best.
The Bollywood Story™ slot features
If you’re familiar with the NetEnt slots, you might recognise something in the Bollywood Story™ slot other than the theme. This Indian-themed video slot is enriched with a gameplay used in another NetEnt slot already, mainly recognised by Floating Wilds and the Free Spins feature. It was before that fireflies were involved instead of a typical Bollywood story, the reason why you the Lights™ slot should be mentioned. It’s obvious that NetEnt is giving this particular gameplay another try, this time in combination with a different theme.
The main slot feature in the Bollywood Story™ slot is the Floating Wild, a perfect example of a video slot innovation invented by NetEnt. It was introduced in the Lights™ slot but I can totally understand why NetEnt is using this gameplay for this Bollywood-themed slot as well. Floating Wilds are fun and way more attractive than a regular Wild. Floating Wilds will appear frequently during every single spin and in Free Spins Floating Wilds appear and land on top of regular symbols, turning them into Wilds. During the main game you can expect 2 to 4 Floating Wilds on the reels while during Free Spins between 3 and 6 Floating Wilds appear on the reels.
Other than during the main game, three to six Floating Wilds will appear randomly in every spin during Free Spins. That’s a good reason to look forward to the moment the Free Spins feature is activated by three or more Scatters. Three Scatters will activate 10 Free Spins, while 20 Free Spins will be awarded when four Scatters show themselves on the reels. The amazing amount of 30 Free Spins will be activated when the maximum amount of five Scatters appear.