To be completely honest, having played Disco Spins online several times, we would never have necessarily put it at the head of the queue for games that would be chosen for mobile conversion. Nowadays, most slots are launched on mobile at the same time as online, but NetEnt actually went out of its way to bring this game to players. It is not a bad slot by any means, it is perhaps just not the best game to showcase what NetEnt is all about. Then again, disco fans are every bit as likely to have a smartphone or tablet, and this game is definitely going to provide something noticeably different to the likes of Starburst and Gonzo’s Quest!
What to Expect
Given that the game is all about bringing the funk, we were pleased to see that the soundtrack from the online original made it all the way on to the mobile version – even if we usually play in silence or with our own music playing. Nevertheless, it is a nice touch that complements the quality of the visuals well, and players can expect to see all sorts of different dancers in their colourful outfits, supplemented by some lesser symbols and 25 win lines to keep the wins coming.
One of the best things about this game has to be the way that the wild cards work. You may well remember the multicoloured disco dancefloors of yesteryear, with different squares lighting up in time with the music. Each symbol position on the board follows a similar style, illuminating differently on each spin. If the colour of a dancer’s outfit matches the background on the square, then that symbol will be wild for the current spin. It may be unconventional, but we found it to give players a good chance of landing multiple wilds on a single spin.
The main bonus round on Disco Spins is a free spins bonus round, although there is a little more to it than players might be expecting. The disco ball is the scatter on this game and landing three of them in any position on one spin will give players the choice of standard free spins or Disco Spins. In the regular round, fifteen spins are awarded and there is a three times multiplier in effect on all wins. Just two scatters are required in view in order to trigger three more spins too, with another fifteen on offer for three or more.
The Disco Spins option is a little more nuanced, although players will sacrifice some initial spins in order to take part, with just ten of them on offer here and no multiplier either. Instead, players can make use of the fact that all of the lesser symbols are removed from the board, leaving behind only the disco dancers. These symbols are of course far more valuable, so the ease with which they can be matched up can be very influential, and there are many more chances of landing wild cards too.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Disco Spins is an unconventional game that is unlike anything else in the NetEnt mobile slots range – or any other range for that matter. However, it is as well-implemented as ever and you certainly do not need to be a disco fan in order to enjoy everything that this game is all about. It can take some getting used to but it is worth persevering with!