If you remember how crazy the 80s were, there’s a good chance you weren’t doing it right. Acid house parties, the summer of love, Chesney Hawkes, Only Fools and Horses. If you were doing it right and you don’t remember the 80s, fortunately those good guys at Microgaming have done their research to come up with this five reel video slot. Give it a bash. The flashbacks might just keep coming.
With the word “Crazy” in the title you expect some darn outrageous artwork to grace the five reels and this title from Microgaming delivers with aplomb. We’re talking neon boob tubes, denim coming out of our 80s girl’s ears, Rubik’s Cubes, aviators, cassette tapes, a Boom Box Wild. The symbols ooze 80s and the gameplay is suitably serenaded by an electro-synth Flashdance-esque soundtrack that ramps up to 11 when we score across any of the 9 paylines.
The Spin, Select Lines and Bet Max buttons have been given the 80s treatment with a skewiff off-the-wall trapezium style coloured in pink, purple and orange, and even the payline indication lines have been zhuzhed up in neon colours. This slot title is 80s all the year round.
This slot does definitely have both feet in the 80s, and perhaps it is for this reason that Microgaming have chosen not to include any kind of Free Spins bonus feature – just like a basic video slot from that era. So it’s up to the base game to give us our bonuses – apart from the awesome gameplay, that is. So our Boom Box Wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols apart from the Vinyl Scatter to give us bare in-game bonuses. And our Vinyl Scatter? Well, all Scatter wins are added to payline wins and are multiplied by total number of credits we stake. The incentive to bet bigger? Right there with the Vinyl Scatter. You could say it’s the Vinyl Countdown. Aha.
The design and development throughout this slot is second-to-none. It’s like a time machine with a direct line to the 80s…so what I guess I’m saying is that what we’ve got here is a Hot Tub Time Machine! (Winking Smiley.) But on top of all this is the base game bonuses that more than make up for the lack of a serious bonus feature, and the Flashdance refrains we score when we land those tasty wins are all the boost we need to wake us up in the AM.