Do you remember the 1980s? There were the crazy haircuts and clothing but that ‘s enough about me and Boy George (all just rumours). Then there was the Rubik’s cube that was so frustrating, especially when a five-year-old came along and solved it inside a minute or two. There’s so much to remember and a heck of a lot to forget about the 80s and if you lived (well survived) it, then you’ll love the Crazy 80s slot game from Microgaming.
Microgaming have been creating some excellent slot games for a couple of decades now. Sadly though I don’t think this is one of them. The game looks good and the theme is one that I like but the music is absolutely appalling so mute button at the ready.
This is a five reel game with nine paylines for you to try and win some cash on. The cost of playing the game ranges from £0.25 if you just play minimum stake on one payline all the way up to £45 for the maximum fiver on all nine paylines. Just choose a stake that you feel comfortable with and won’t cause you any problems if you lose.
Symbols in Crazy 80s are a mixture of those that are theme related and the usual ten to Ace playing card symbols. You have to raise a laugh at the 80s symbols with a typical girl from the 80s with the kind of clothing that we’ll all cringe at until they for some reason come back into fashion again. The girl appears in another symbol with even worse fashion sense, there’s definitely a theme here. Another symbol features the dreaded Rubik’s cube that provided so much frustration, especially when a five-year-old came along and solved it in less than a minute. Joining that cube is an attached key ring, an audio cassette and a pair of sunglasses. There’s also some make-up and a selection of 80s magazines complete with one of those enormous mobile phones.
The wild symbol in this game is the ghetto blaster and this can substitute for other symbols in the game with the exception of the leg warmer scatter symbol that bring back all those memories of the ‘Fame’ movie and TV series.
There’s a regular and expert mode in this game. Expert mode simply adds an autoplay to the game. This can either be five or ten or use the control buttons to set up to 500 automated spins.
You can find the information about the game in the paytable and have some free games. There’s not a great deal to have to learn though.
The fact there is no bonus game in Crazy 80s is almost as disappointing as the form of the England football team in that decade (and most others come to think of it apart from the 60s).
No bonus game and just a wild and scatter doesn’t make this a thrilling game to play. You can get some decent wins playing it but there’s little in the way of excitement here. The theme could have been played up to a bit more rather than throwing in the playing card symbols.