The glitz! The glamour! The dance routines and meandering plotlines! The stars of Bollywood might be India’s biggest celebrities, but they also enjoy special fondness in hearts across the world. And so it is that NetEnt devised Bollywood Story Slot, a five reel, nine payline online slot that takes us on a whirlwind romantic adventure for star-crossed lovers whose parents naturally disapprove. They might not approve of this courtship, but any slots fan will no doubt approve of the Floating Wilds that appear on every spin, the stacked symbols that can prove so lucrative and the Free Spins feature that can award us up to 60 free spins. Breathless.
If you expect to be serenaded by exotic musical numbers then you will have your expectations met and then exceeded. We can opt to play without sound, of course, but surely in a Bollywood Story the music is the star of the show? It accompanies us throughout our spins here, if we should allow it.
The Game Logo and two Lovers make up our high-paying game symbols, while her Parents take supporting roles as medium-payers. 10s through Aces in colourful Indian-style lettering make up the remaining game symbols, though it is the Floating Wilds that elevate our base game to be more than merely a nine payline feature. Flower garlands that are symbols of love given at Indian weddings drape over two-four spaces on every single spin, changing places with each new spin of the reels and having the potential to create multiple winning combos on every spin thanks to the game’s stacked symbols.
Not only do we enjoy the fruits of this passionate tale in the shape of the game’s Floating Wilds, but we also have a Free Spins feature to which we can look forward when we land three or more Jewel Scatters. Landing three Scatters awards us 10 free spins, four Scatters delivers 20 free spins while the maximum complement of five Scatters gives us 30 free spins. Now, though, we enjoy between three and six Floating Wilds on every single spin, boosting our chances of major wins yet further. We also have the chance to re-trigger the Free Spins feature by landing another three-five Scatters, with the maximum amount of free spins awarded set to 60.
You might think it odd to find a modern online slot that features only nine pay-lines. But the addition of Bollywood Story’s Floating Wilds on every single spin makes for a modern retelling of a classic tale, which is surely the bread and butter of Bollywood as it is of Hollywood? While this particular Bollywood adventure might lack the intrigue and plot twists we can expect from a full-blown Bollywood epic, it surely does boast the singing and dancing soundtrack that makes every Bollywood story stand out from the rest. Mix in our chances at seriously big wins and we are looking at a tale of star-crossed love that we can enjoy again and again.