Retro Groovy 60s™ (EOL)
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Groovy Sixties is a retro inspired video slot designed to bring the swinging sixties back into your life, and no matter if you are from the sixties or not, this video slot is perfect for every player from all generations. Take me for example, born in the 80’s, long after the Flower Power period. Although I know about the Flower Power, the music , cars covered by flowers, clothes that need to be watered thanks to the flower designs and the first television. I also know smoking was still socially accepted and ashtrays could be found on the desks, something hard to imagine these days. It was the decade of rock and roll, mostly famous for artists like Elvis and the Beatles, with the Twist as a serious dance craze, but also Woodstock, a four day Rock n’ Roll event attracting a half million party-goers.
It was a colourful time I have to admit, but not everything was as colourful as the Groovy Sixties video slot wants you to believe, because politically there was a lot going on as well. Some people call it the “decade of discontent” because of the demonstrations against the war, while others call it the decade of “peace, love, and harmony”, due to the peace movements and the emergence of the “flower children”. You see a lot of significant events occurred in the span of just one decade. The dead of Marilyn Monroe for example, and the assassination John F Kennedy as well as the assassination of his brother Robert F. Kennedy years later. Then there was a divided Germany, the “I Have a Dream” speech of Dr. Martin Luther King and The Vietnam War, and much much more. What a decade if you ask me, and even though it wasn’t all about flower and peace in that time, it’s better Netent concentrated the Groovy Sixties video slot on these cheerful characteristics.
After a short history lesson in the intro, I also have to mention the exceptional game play the Groovy Sixties is offering its players. Just as Funky Seventies and Super Eighties, also Groovy Sixties consist of five reels with four symbols on every reel instead of the three. Together with the 40 bet lines, your chances to win grow fairly compared to other Netent video slots with a standard lay-out and an average of around 15 bet lines. The overactive Wild Groovy Sixties totally fits the theme, based one of the most hectic decades in history, with many high points as well as low points. Enjoy the high points in Groovy Sixties, including a matching soundtrack as the designers at Netent have stripped out standard tunes and replaced them with tracks that match the theme, completed with lava lamps, televisions, cine cameras, tape players, boots and rubber hippy daisy beetles.
As Groovy Sixties is an older Netent creation you are still allowed to tinker with the amount of bet lines playing with, and with 40 bet lines you have a lot of options. It means you can start with a total bet of 0.01, but I can tell you that playing with only one bet line isn’t very exciting, the reason why I recommend to play with all 40 bet lines activated. If you do, you’ll be able to start playing Groovy Sixties with a minimum bet of 0.40, an average minimum bet perfect for low rollers. If you prefer taking a bit more risk, you can easily increase your total bet due to five bet levels and six different coin values. No matter if a low roller or high roller, Groovy Sixties always has a perfect bet for you starting from 0.01 up to 100.00.
Just as the two other time related video slots Super Eighties and Funky Seventies is also Retro Groovy Sixties provided with a hyperactive Wild symbol that rather hangout in a group then on its own. The 60’s Wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except scatter symbols, while multiple Wild symbols on each reel line up to create Stacked Wilds, meaning multiple Wild symbols can appear on each reel and in some cases it means the whole reel will be taken over by the Wild, responsible for an increased chance of winning.
Three Scatter symbols appearing anywhere on reels 2, 3, and 4, in the main game activate five Free Spins, which is in my opinion not that much. Luckily additional Free Spins can be awarded during Free Spins. Also coin wins pay x2, while coin wins on Scatter symbols pay x4.