The theme is a missed opportunity, but at least how this Karaoke Party mobile slot plays is familiar and works well.
Quick; think Karaoke and what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Songs right? That’s what comes to mind. Whether it was you work party rendition of ‘Celebrate Good Times’ or the after breakup sob of ‘I will survive’, songs are what makes good Karaoke.
So instead of concentrating on the music, what this Karaoke Party slot concentrates on are generic stereotypes of the type of person who Microgaming thinks likes Karaoke.
Over half of whom are Asian. The other two symbols is a Britney Spears lookalike with big boobs, and then a bunch of… strippers? Strippers go to Karaoke? Really?
Add some Ace to 9 symbols and this is a vaguely racist lazy purple theme.
A few spins is all it took for us to recognise the same winning mechanics that made the original Thunderstruck slot game so great.
You’ve got a wild symbol that multiplies any wins by two, and scatters that trigger 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier often enough to rarely get bored.
It’s one of our favourite Microgaming games around, so it didn’t take us long to make the connection.
Which is a shame, cause if you already have the maths behinds the game, then why not spend a little extra time creating a fun, sing-a-long actual Karaoke Party? It’s not like you are spending all your time working out the mechanics behind the machine right?
Much to our dismay, and the fact that we didn’t want to, we did get some decent wins. Sure during the Karaoke Party slot free spins bonus games you usually average out about 20x your bet, but every once in a while…
That jumps to 100x or even 500x your bet.
The wilds come easily enough and the five of a kind wins can make a genuine difference to your wallet. The maths behind this game is good.
So if you don’t mind a fairly lazy theme, this is an… alternative to Thunderstruck. Not the best alternative, but then that’s why you’ve also got the Summertime slot and the at least vaguely fun, in a cliche kind of way, Ladies Nite game.
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|Mobile Slot released||August 2016|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 9 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4% / 96%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.09 / 45|
|Max win||150,000 coins|
|Free spins||15 Free Spins / 3x Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins, Multipliers|
Wilds: The Karaoke Party slot logo is the wild and replaces all other symbols on screen, except scatter. It comes with a 2x multiplier on any win it's involved in.
Scatter and Free Spins: 3 or more rolling dice scatter symbols will trigger 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier on all wins. Why rolling dice in a Karaoke Party? Who knows. Maybe they are singing in Macau and that's why they can get away with the stereotypes.
We didn't want to like this Karaoke Party mobile slot as we didn't want to reward Microgaming for laziness.
We don't mind that they've simply re-themed Thunderstruck, but if you're going to do that, at least come out with something a little less generic. Thunderstruck is old, and fresh new graphics to fun, easy to play mechanics would been fantastic.
Instead, we'd probably still rather play on Agent Jane Blonde slot, another copy, which at least has it's own music and personality.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating