So, our first question when it came to An Evening with Holly Madison, quite understandably, was ‘who on Earth is Holly Madison’? Well, it took a bit of digging but we found out that she was previously a Playboy bunny and then became a reality television star. Maybe she inspired one of the characters on Microgaming’s official Playboy slot, but as far as we know she is not exactly a household name here in the UK. Either way, she is the inspiration for this slot from NextGen, and while the title is unlikely to be much of a draw for players over here, there is still a chance that she will prove somewhat interesting – or at least her game will!
What to Expect
We began our Evening with Holly Madison in the traditional slots review manner, checking out the basic gameplay on offer on this particular slot. The game actually looks pretty good once it loads up, and that is something that cannot necessarily be said about every NextGen mobile slot. She certainly seems pretty glamourous, and rather wealthy too if the flashy cars on the reels are anything to go by. All of the symbols are encapsulated within a regular 25 win lines and the betting options span the range that NextGen fans will have come to expect.
Everything sounds pretty standard so far, but we soon came to notice that NextGen had put the customary amount of effort into the features and bonuses on what is still a branded slot, even if we had never heard of the title character. First up is the wild card, and Holly Madison unsurprisingly takes on this role herself. She only appears on the second, third and fifth reels for some reason, but she will at least expand to cover her whole reel when she does so. There is also a random chance that our Holly will appear on the middle of the board during a spin, adding either one or two additional expanding wilds to the board in the process.
A giant lollypop is the somewhat suggestive scatter on the game, and the main aim is to land three of them in order to trigger ten free games. If you only manage to land two, then all is not necessarily lost as a free respin will be awarded as players pursue the third one. However you get there, ten games are always the order of the day. A lipstick mark symbol is added to the fifth reel for these games, and they are totted up as they land in preparation for one last hurrah at the end of the round. Each lipstick mark is then used for a pick a win bonus at the end of the free spins. You get to pick outfits and if Holly likes your choice and wears it, you win however much you won during the free spins all over again. There is of course a chance that she is not impressed with your choice, and if she refuses to wear your pick then you win nothing for that particular lipstick mark.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
An Evening with Holly Madison is a surprisingly good mobile slot, although we would dare say that you have to be part of a certain audience to fully appreciate it – knowing who Holly Madison is would be a great start, for example. As it stands, the theme actually puts us off from playing further following the completion of this review, but if you are a fan of hers then the resulting game will not disappoint.