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This wombat had my ears fully pricked up when I got my paws on the Village People slot (Macho Moves to give it its full title). I used to be “In the Navy” myself for a couple of years.
Let’s get back to the seventies shall we, with their outrageous uniforms (fancy dress gone mad), serious dancing and some cracking tunes- all spun into one hilarious slot from Microgaming. These game is brighter than the Go Bananas slot machine and DJ Wild rolled into one!
So polish up your leather chaps, don your cop uniform and pop on that headdress for the ultimate slot dance-off.
If you have no idea what I am yammering on about, then let me then let me explain, my wombat friends as I am sure I have seen some of these guys in a Sydney bar I wondered into by mistake last year. What a wild night that was.
The Village People were an iconic 1970’s band which was famed for its kitsch and risqué look and songs. And now thanks to those nostalgic disco lovers at Microgaming, the era that was the high water mark for hedonism is back with the band of the moment.
Apart from a mega dose of hip swaying and furry butt wiggling, this game also has a large packet of Free Spins and a special Village People Wild Feature with six modifiers to get you in “the mood”. You’ll need a slug of macchiato from le Kaffe Bar slot just to keep up.
Look and Feel
Camp doesn’t come close to describing the raw feel-good vibe that The Village People brought into the world, and this game is a faithful recreation of their bare cheek energy. And this game’s graphics are good enough to take you back in time.
The whole vibe is great: the action takes place in a purple-tinted club. The reels are set in the middle of a disco inferno, with an illuminated dance floor and spotlighting and the transparent reels make sure that you make the most of the flashing dance floor. Nice touch! You’ll feel like you’re back in Studio 54.
Each of the six band members is ready for action in their famous glad-rags. You’ll spot David, Randy, Felipe, Alex, Victor and Glen standing on podiums at the head of each of the reels, and each podium is a meter for the bonus game. The moustachioed leather-clad dude Glen is my personal favourite: sadly my version of that outfit is a little tighter than it used to be. Nice slug Glen!
A word on the music: the game features a delicious slug of the band’s disco hits like YMCA and In the Navy which will literally have you strutting as you play. You can pick your own soundtrack from 5 hits using a cracking jukebox on the left of the reels. Have Microgaming thought of everything? Yup.
If you are enjoying this game, you might want to try the Smashing Biscuit slot by the way- that’s a rock out version of Village People: similar concept, different genre.
Refreshingly, this slot throws convention out of the window and is played over not 3 rows, but SIX rows (one for each band member) and a tasty 15 pay-lines. You can’t stop the music on this game.
The higher scoring icons are shades, disco boots, record, cassettes and microphones-each will give you a cash injection that’s 6x your wager for six on an active pay-line. The lower value symbols on the reels are the four suites of the card deck.
The Wild is a ball and this subs for all other reel symbols except the VP Wild.
When the VP Wild cruises in, it’s a real drama queen, as it makes the whole reel turn into a Wild to boost your winning chances.
To trigger the big money fun you need to collect VP Wilds. VP Wilds turn up on each reel, with each one you snare being added to the podium’s five slot metre. Once you fill one of the five slotted metres you unlock that band member’s bonus feature.
First up on reel 1 is the construction site worker feature. This hard-hat wearing guy offers you five free games with a different multiplier on each spin. Your multipliers might be as modest as a workman’s bum x2 or as high as the top of a crane x5.
Reel 2 features the classic cowboy and his feature give you five spins with up to 12 Wilds added to the reels! Yee haw!
The cop on reel 3 will slip off your cuffs and give you between 2 and 4 whole Wild reels during your five free games. Thank you officer, that’s spanking.
Watch the Native American on reel 4. He will gift you two Walking Wilds on the last two reels that journey left as you spin through your five free games.
Reel 5 is the leather-clad biker’s gift. Now, along with five free spins, you will see the lower value icons switched for high-value ones. Vroom! Vroom!
And the sailor boy on reel 6 will get you wet with up to three Sticky Wilds on each of your five free spins.
The Village People slot (Macho Moves) is a Medium variance title with up to 2,400 x your wager on each spin. Watch out for a whole heap of charm that will take you back to those good old disco sessions. The game is a treat for the senses and those modifiers will charm you onto the slot dance floor.
Wombat Score: 4
Get ready to spin that disco balls and win you Macho People.