Dirty Dancing Slot Review

The Dirty Dancing slot is a Playtech-powered jackpot slot with 5 reels and 40 paylines. Based on the iconic film which starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, you get to complete the greatest love story of all time. There are 3 randomly triggered features. The Mambo Free Games feature allows you to spin the wheel to win extra free spins, a 2x multiplier and Dancing Wilds which appear on each free spin. There’s a Whirling Wilds feature where up to 6 wilds are added to the reels. You also have the Dirty Dancing Bonus feature where you pick boxes to win cash prizes and items. Reach the last stage to enter the jackpot game and win 1 of 2 progressive jackpots.

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Dirty Dancing is powered by Playtech and has 5 reels and 40 paylines. Playable on all devices from 40p to £1,000 per spin, this progressive jackpot game is based on the iconic film (of the same name) which starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. The movie was a worldwide hit and its soundtrack generated 2 multi-platinum albums!

Looks wise, it’s rather pink and depicts the film perfectly – symbols on the reels include regular playing cards (A, K, Q, J and 10) which are in glitter, a radio, a red car with dancing shoes and characters from the actual film. You will see Baby (Jennifer Grey) and Penny (Cynthia Rhodes) but Johnny (Patrick Swayze) is the wild symbol – he is also the highest value symbol with 125 times your stake for 5 on a payline.

When it comes to features, there’s plenty – they are all triggered randomly in the base game. First up is the Mambo Free Games feature – you get to spin the bonus wheel to win mambo modifiers including extra free spins (3, 4 or 5), a 2x multiplier for all wins and dancing wilds on every free spin. You only stop spinning the wheel when you land on collect which will give you an extra 2 free spins.

Dancing Wilds are important – it’s stacked on all reels and appears as 1 long image that occupies 4 positions on the reel. The good news is that the Dancing Wild symbol remains on the reels for every free spin and changes position (randomly) on each free spin. Basically, you have stacked wilds on every free spin!

Then there’s the Dirty Dancing Bonus feature where you can win cash prizes and fall in love with Johnny and Baby all over again! It’s a simple pick me style game where you help Baby pick boxes to reveal cash prizes and items – if you collect 3 items, you will advance to the next round of the feature. If you finish all 6 stages, you will activate the Time of My Life Jackpot game.

Here, you will win 1 of 2 progressive jackpots – you need to open boxes to reveal Johnny or Baby symbols. When you match 3 symbols of a kind, you will win the corresponding jackpot. The bigger jackpot is the Johnny Jackpot by the way!

Finally, there’s a Whirling Wilds feature where, during any spin in the base game, Johnny and Baby can dance across the reels. In the process, they will add between 2 and 6 random wilds in any position. This can lead to big wins if they land across a payline.

I was expecting the game to be a bit more upbeat. However, it maintains the 1960s theme. You do see footage from the actual film but it’s in the bonus features. I really like the Mambo Free Games feature due to the potential of the Dancing Wilds – this is where the real big wins will come from.

The Whirling Wilds feature is also pretty decent and can provide some decent wins when you least expect it. Overall, Dirty Dancing is a medium to high variance game in my opinion so can be quite frustrating to win big in the features – most of time it will be small amounts. It’s not the best branded/movie slot that Playtech has created but a welcome addition to their huge range of games – I recommend you also try Ace Ventura Pet Detective or Top Gun.

Dirty Dancing Slot Information

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    Dirty Dancing
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    Jackpot Slot
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  • Stakes Range:
    40p to £1,000
  • Bonus Features:
    Yes (3)
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Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.

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