The Funk Master slot starts as an 8×8 grid, but in the free spins bonus game you can expand the reels to up to 12 rows, giving you a whole screen full of Walking Dancing Wilds.
Funk Master is a high variance 8×8 slot with multiplier symbols, dancing wilds, and hotspots that can trigger more wilds. 3 wilds will start 6 free spins with a minimum of 6 walking sticky wilds on each spin, with more available as you expand the reels.
If this sounds a little like the Jammin Jars slot by Push Gaming, you’d be right. Only with every symbol appearing as different coloured disco balls. You have 7 symbols to create clusters of 6 or more symbols touching.
There are two ways to get big wins in this Funk Master slot online and it’s got nothing to do with the clusters.
Instead, you get random multiplier symbols dropping onto the reels. These do not pay out, but at the end of a winning round or a series of avalanches, those multiplier symbols are added together.
As the multiplier ranges from 2x to 10x, those multipliers can be quite significant, but it also betrays the fact that the paytable here is very poor.
Without the multipliers, getting a win bigger than 10x your bet in the base game is nothing short of a miracle – which is true of many grid slots to be fair.
This is where we come to way number two to win big in the Funk Master slot game: the free spin bonus round.
In the Funk Master base game the dancing wild can appear randomly, or if you clear the 2×2 hotspot, you get an extra wild. These wild move around for as long as you can get a win, and then disappear on the next paying spin.
3 wilds will trigger 6 free spins where the game board is now expanded to 9 rows high. The Funk Master slot free spins get interesting because those three wilds stay sticky throughout the game.
Now, if you clear the 3×3 hot spot you’ll have an extra 2 wilds added to the screen, with an extra row added to the slot. You could potentially expand the reels to 12 rows high, with 11 walking sticky wilds giving you huge wins… if you also capture those multipliers.
There are a few too many hoops to jump through in this addition to our NetEnt slots list to give it 5 stars, but the mechanics are solid, and even if the top win of 3337x your bet isn’t huge, the chain reaction is big enough to maybe see you win that amount spin and spin again.
|Mobile Slot released
|Slot reels / paylines
|8 Reels / All Ways Pay
|House edge / RTP
|3.96% / 96.04%
|0.20 / 200
|3337x your bet
|6 Free Spins / Sticky Walking Wilds
|Cluster Pays, Avalanching Wins, Walking Wilds, Multipliers, Free Spins, Sticky Wilds
Cluster Pays and Avalanching Wins: 6 or more symbols touching horizontally or vertically will create a cluster of wins. When you get a win, the winning symbols explode the rest of the symbols will fall down into place, and more symbols will come down from above to fill the empty spaces.
Dancing Wild Symbol: The Rainbow Coloured Disco ball is the wild and can appear anywhere on the reels.
If you get a win with a dancing wild, the wild doesn't explode in the avalanche. Instead, it randomly moves to one of the positions that are horizontally, vertically, or diagonally adjacent to its initial position. This continues for as long as it keeps creating wins.
A dancing wild can be part of more than one winning cluster if it's possible.
Dancing Wilds Hotspots: At the start of each spin, a 2x2 square area is highlighted.
If you unlock a win on all Dancing Wilds 2x2 Hotspots during one game round, you'll be awarded 1 dancing wild.
Multiplier Symbols: At any point in the main game and free spins, a multiplier symbol may appear on the reels. These come with x2, x3, x5, or x10.
If two or more multiplier symbols appear on the reel during the same spin the total win from that spin is multiplied by the sum of their values.
Scatters and Free Spins: 3 or more dancing wild symbols appearing on the reels in the main game trigger 6 free spins. These dancing wild now stay sticky on screen until the end of the free spin bonus.
You know play on a 9-row and 8-reel Funk Master slot game. During the free spins, the dancing wild hotspot area is now 3x3.
If you unlock all the Hotspot positions, you'll get +2 dancing wild symbols also now sticky throughout the game and expands the games by +1 reel. The maximum possible number of rows is 12.
With some funky beats and brightly coloured disco balls, this NetEnt slot online is a whole load of fun to play.
As a highly volatile game, we wish the top win was a little more than a little over 3,000x your bet. Consider that the Hot Hot Chilli Pot slot is at the opposite end of the scale, and still manages a top win of 2,000x your bet.
Still, that doesn't stop the feature here to be very compelling, especially those dancing wilds in the free spins bonus.
The Funk Master slot is one to play if you love real money slots with strong wild and free spin features. Go take a spin at one of our top slots sites.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 1, 2022 - Rating