|Name:||Village People Macho Man|
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|HD visuals||Base game wins not the best|
|Free Spins feature benefits from a host of goodies (multipliers, expanding wilds, more wilds)|
|Theme captures the vibrancy of the Village People pop band|
|Playable on mobile phones|
Where to play?
Microgaming is known for hyping up online slots long before their release, Village People Macho Moves a medium variance video slot is a prime example.
We caught wind of it thanks to David Reynolds (Microgaming’s Game Publisher) who announced it at a prestigious iGaming event in London. He uses the same verbiage to describe the game “colourful visuals”, “dynamic animations” and of course “those special features that brings the game to life” not to mention that “players will be tapping their feet to big wins”. The first couple of months of 2019 has been stuffed with eclectic casino slots releases of all stripes.
Okay David we get it one thing we here at Casinowhizz.com learned over the years is that slot machine manufacturers especially Microgaming has the propensity to really lay it down thick. Even Casinomeister had the following to say and we quote “Microgaming have had yet another dismal year (2018)” (https://www.casinomeister.com/casino-awards/year-2018/best-igaming-software-experience-2018/). We can only hope that Microgaming one of the industry’s most talented software houses upends the norm with this digital slots.
Village People Macho Moves is another team effort between Microgaming and Fortune Factory Studios. The game with its 15 paylines, 6 reels pays homage to the renowned US pop icons of the 1980s the Village People.
Just like the pop group the visual fidelity of the slot machine has sprawling visuals. You’ll even hear the band’s smash hits Y.M.C.A. Macho Man, In the Navy and Go West hit those high notes on winning spins. Bets can be made at our leading mobile/UK casinos from £0.20 to £25 per spin while top prize (non-progressive jackpot) is 1,800x your stake.
As far as bonus rounds go there is a Free Spins and VP Wild features accompanied by expanding wilds, multiplier wins, top symbols and stacked wilds. Microgaming did not disclose the RTP (theoretical return to player percentage) of the game, based on our playing experience we’d say it is 96% plus. Symbols on the reels are the Village People, cards from 10 to Ace (low value), vinyl records, microphones, cassettes, boots, sunglasses and the VP Wild. Each band members carries the same value of 6x your stake for 5.
Village People Slot Bonus Modes
A disco stage serves as the reel set while each band member of the Village People albeit cartoon like has their own reel. There are two wilds the VP and the standard wild(white ball). Winning combinations are completed by it when it replaces adjacent symbols.
VP Wild Feature
The VIP Wild feature is played when the VIP wild pops up which expands into a fully stacked wild reel. The wild can also spread across each reel offering a spectacular payout.
To the left of the reels is the VP Wild Meter, every time the VP wild pitches a token is added to the meter. The Meter is filled when you gathered 5 tokens/VP wilds, also it is responsible for triggering the Free Spins bonus round awarding you 5 free spins. This is how the Free Spins feature plays out:
- Construction Worker. A random multiplier that ranges from 2x to 20x is added to each free spin win.
- Cowboy. Each free spins benefits from 2 to 12 wilds.
- Cop. Every free spin offers 2 to 4 stacked wilds.
- Native American Indian. The reels on the right kick off as fully stacked wilds, on each free spin the wilds shift one reel to the left.
- Biker. Low value symbols are replaced by one of the premium symbols (Village People).
- Sailor. Each free spin win is beefed up by 1 to 3 wilds.
Will Microgaming Village People Macho Moves slot be a flickering candle in the darkness? We think so and here’s why. The addition of the sixth reel, the VP Wild and a Free Spins feature that benefits from multipliers, extra wilds, fully stacked wild reels and a bunch of other stuff allows casino patrons to be reacquainted with a 3D slots that screams innovative streaks. Granted the payouts are not that good in the main game but due to the features mentioned already they enable players to score those big wins.
Village People Macho Moves Slot FAQ
How many bonus rounds does the game have?
It has two. The first is the VP Wild followed by a Free Falls feature that is triggered once you collected 5x tokens (VP Wilds) which awards you with 5 free spins. The size of the payouts you will receive on each free spin depends on a range of multipliers, expanding wilds, extra wilds, fully stacked reels and the premium symbols.
What is the suggested average bet per spin?
Village People Macho Moves is a medium variance slots, therefore the recommended bet per spin should be £1 or more. When it comes to online slot machines the age old rule states that the more volatile the game is the more your average bet per spin should be. Bear in mind each slots should always be played within the ambit of your bankroll.