For the 80s kids out there, flared trousers and shoulder pads were probably a Saturday night staple. Perhaps you had a fleeting Rubik’s Cube obsession or even had the audacity to think you looked cool in those grilled plastic sunglasses once upon a time.
Sound familiar? If that’s you, the 80s-inspired Electric Avenue slot game is certainly the slot for you and is brimming with throwbacks to leave you reaching for those parachute pants you haven’t worn for 30 years.
Electric Avenue is the lovechild of Microgaming and All41 Studios and on first impression, you feel like you’re stepping into a time machine and heading back to your favourite nightclub of yesteryear.
Players are met with a 6×4 playing board and with more than 4000 ways to win you’re in a good position to make some moolah. Bagging yourself a win on Electric Avenue is easy enough, with punters only needing to line up three adjacent matching symbols, with bonuses also available if you land yourself a Wild multiplier, with bonuses ranging from 2x all the way through to a fivefold multiplier, depending on which reel your 80s clad dancer appears on.
The Return to Player percentage is a vital statistic for any slot gamer and for Electric Avenue your RTP is just over 95%, which isn’t the best in the world but is just about where it needs to be to keep things interesting.
Electric Avenue really comes into its own on the visual and bonus fronts, with its 80s theme certainly making it stand out from the crowd. In terms of bonuses, the biggest jackpot can see players scoop multipliers exceeding a whopping 4000x and with 24 symbols per spin there are ample opportunities to line up matching icons, which are a mixture of traditional playing card suits, along with jazzy 80s gimmicks such as polaroid cameras and garishly bunky boomboxes.
Electric Avenue’s accompanying music is also rather retro, with the theme song sounding very much like a Madonna classic and its high-tempo beat ties in well with the game’s aesthetic design.
In regards to minimum and maximum bets, players can stake as little as $€£0.20 per spin, right through to a hefty $€£30, so players of all sizes are catered for.
For those of a certain age, Electric Avenue will certainly catch the eye and its 80s feel delivers a proper party atmosphere, while its neon-inspired aesthetics make Electric Avenue look like part of the Amsterdam night scene.
This is a high volatility slot so players who love the thrill of a big win will definitely be drawn to this one, but more modest wins are also relatively easy to come by, so it’s safe to say that Electric Avenue knows how to keep players engaged.