All41 Studios is following a tried and trusted format with its latest slot release, Electric Avenue. The new game is due to go live at Mummys Gold Casino on the 12th of May 2020 and will join other player favourites like Mega Moolah. This neon-powered time-machine of a slot is a celebration of the 1980s and dazzles with popping colours, great themed graphics, and sounds and music pulled straight from this era.
The setting is something that feels like South Beach in Miami, complete with Art Deco stylings and palm trees. It is late afternoon and the town is slowly coming to life as people make their way into the streets to start partying.
Format and Symbols
Electric Avenue has 6 reels and 4 rows and offers the popular 4 096 Win All Ways system, so players don’t need to keep track of which paylines are active. Neon is the order of the day and defines the lower-paying symbols, outlines of clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades. The remainder of the paytable drives the 1980s theme home with a can of soda, hi-top shoes, pink shades, a polaroid camera and a Rubik’s cube. The most valuable icon is the ghetto blaster which blasts 50X the triggering bet at the player if 6 appear on a line.
Bets range from 0.2 to 20 and the RTP is a very reasonable 96.37%. It definitely is a high volatility slot but players can offset the risk with smaller wagers if they prefer. The steady hit rate of 25.7% means things never get too frustrating.
There are no paylines as such, so symbols can land on any row which allows for 4 096 Ways to Win. The Wilds come in very handy here, appearing on the middle 4 reels and standing in for another paying symbol as needed. These icons can also Expand over the reel they land on and occasionally bear gifts like 2X, 3X, 4X, and 5X but still function as 1 symbol. More than 1 Wild can land at a time, but there is a cap on the Multipliers, with a maximum of 2 being possible.
The Wild symbols include a cheerleader, a Michael Jackson devotee, your quintessential party girl, and a standard skateboarder.
Free Spins and Special Features
The DeLorean is the Scatter for Electric Avenue, and when 3, 4, 5, or 6 appear they boost bets by 2X, 5X, 10X, and 20X. They are also the trigger for the Free Spins feature where players will be asked to choose between Electric or Neon Free Spins.
Electric Free spins start with 7 and include Power Wilds. Before they begin, 1 symbol gets selected randomly and, if it then lands on the middle 4 reels it turns into a Power Wild, locking in place for the rest of the complimentary rounds. If a reel gets filled with these, 3 more Free Spins will be awarded.
Neon Free Spins start with 10 and focus on the Wild Wheel, which can appear on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th reel. Here it spins to reveal a random Multiplier, either 11X, 22X, 33X, 44X, or 55X. This Wild Wheel should appear every 2 spins or so and players can look out for Scatters here too. 3 or more will start everything from scratch.
A Very Productive Partnership
All41 Studios has outdone itself with Electric Avenue and can chalk up another smash hit in its ongoing partnership with online casino giants Microgaming. They have been working together since May 2019 and the pair have rolled out several impressive slots since then.
A Technically Perfect Slot
All41 Studios has reached into its bag of tricks and pulled out the kind of features they’d like to play to power Electric Avenue. The extras are fantastic, with enough to recommend both of the Free Spins packages to make it a tough call which to select, and the top prize is a healthy 6 833X the triggering bet. Keen attention to detail is evident in the way the graphics have been designed and the 1980s atmosphere can truly be said to be evoked! The combination of a keen visual skill with audio effects that allow for an immersive playing experience puts this slot on the recommended list.