The bright lights of Sin City offer plenty of temptation in Electric Nights, a 5 reel, 30 payline video slot from Aussie developer Ainsworth. Featuring glitzy design, this virtual trip to Vegas comes with a bonus round that awards up to 30 free spins as well as offering a shot at 1 of 4 jackpot prizes. Play from 30p per spin on all devices.
There are few more garish places on earth than Las Vegas and that also true of Electric Nights - with the bright lights of a dancefloor in the background you’ll see lower value A to 9 playing cards alongside gold lucky 7s, a strip resort hotel and a neon cowgirl.
The best paying standard symbols are the Vegas ball and the neon flower, both of which offer 5 times your stake if you land 5 on a payline. Helping to create those winning combinations is the dollar sign which is wild. It can hit anywhere on the middle 3 reels and replaces everything bar the scatter.
The Electric Nights logo is that scatter - land 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll pocket and award equal to 5, 15 or 100 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Games feature where you’ll receive 10, 15 or 25 free spins.
Land 2 or more scatters during the feature and an extra 5 free spins are added to your total. There’s also a stacked wild (wild reel) in play on reel 5 throughout the feature. A new paytable and reel set up are used for the free spins round with lower payouts.
Electric Nights also offers a shot at winning 1 of the 4 King Strike jackpots - these are triggered by landing a 5 of a kind winner that includes the King Strike symbol. Which jackpot you win depends on which symbols featured in your winning combo and whether it included a wild – if you win the Major Jackpot, it’s worth 333 times your total stake.
Like many slots in the Ainsworth catalogue, Electric Nights is a simple game. The design is brash and bold and reminiscent of a live casino slot. Subtle it ain’t. The same goes for the features - all that’s on offer is a free spins round which is fine as far as it goes. We’d liked to have seen a multiplier or added to wilds to spice up the feature.
For all the shiny visuals, we found Electric Nights to be a little dull. It’s solid enough but didn’t light a fire with us. I would much rather play NetEnt’s Vegas Party which has a similar theme.