Why would a gaming developer need to create an online slot based on a particular Bollywood movie when it can create one on the whole movie industry instead? That’s what NetEnt has done with its Bollywood Story mobile slot game, giving us a Get Shorty approach to the industry. Without the mob.
Set against the archway of a relaxing lounge, we look out of an Indian house over a tropical setting in the distance. It sets the scene for the story of this slot, one of love and romance between the main characters who appear as high paying symbols. Or at least that’s one interpretation, as older characters appear as the other two main symbols. Disgruntled parents, maybe? Just like a Bollywood movie, we can take what we want from the story. As we’d expect, alluring Bollywood music plays in the background, serenading us as the symbols come in to play, including the typical card face values, 10s through Aces.
If there’s one thing we know about Bollywood, it’s that vibrant colours come in abundance. And that’s exactly what we get across the five reels of this slot, glistening with each and every spin. And with each and every spin we also see two Floating Wilds, delicate flower garlands, appear across the paylines. When they land on top of a symbol, it turns them wild. We have the opportunity for two-four Floating Wilds to appear at random during each spin. It’s a nice spin on the traditional Wild feature and adds some spice to this exotic slot.
Just like any star-studded film will have its A-Lister, the Bollywood Story slot’s star is the Free Spinsfeature that helps us on our way towards our top jackpot. It comes into play when the Blue Gemstone lands anywhere on the reels, offering differing payouts:
These free spins can also be retriggered, upping our chance to get a maximum of 60 free spins. To top it off, the Floating Wilds also apply during the free spins. This time, there are between three and six of them appearing on each spin, and it is this wild feature that helps us towards our top payouts of 1,000 times our stake.
We might not be entirely sure what happens in a Bollywood movie when it comes to the story, we might just mesmerised by the singing and dancing instead. And NetEnt carries that feeling across superbly to its Bollywood Story slot. It could be a story about the ins and outs of the Bollywood film industry, or it could be an Indian take on Romeo and Juliet. What we do know is that it’s got a catchy soundtrack, a wild feature that keeps on giving and free spins that keep on spinning. Much like a popular dance routine.