Playtech’s Bowling Frenzy Video Slot Review

Take a trip to the alley in Bowling Frenzy, a feature packed video slot from Playtech. It’s a 5 reel, 40 payline game that comes with respins with stacked wilds as well as a 3 triggered bonus features. They offer free spins with wild multipliers or play out with high value symbols only. There’s also a bowling game where the first roll awards a cash prize and the second boosts it with a multiplier of up to 25x. Play on all devices from between 10p and £500 per spin.

There’s a 1950s feel to the design here which is very impressively done. The setting is a vintage bowling alley. Joining the lower value A to 10 symbols are burgers, bowling shoes, a pink car and female and male characters.

The young man is the best of the standard symbols. Land 5 of him on a payline and you’ll pocket an award of 20 times your total bet. There’s also a wild that pays up to 20 times your bet per payline. As usual, the wild substitutes for all of the standard symbols. Playtech has packed a good selection of extras into Bowling Frenzy.

10 Pin Respins feature – above the middle 3 reels are meters. If a scatter lands on 1 of these reels, it adds a pin to the meter. Once all 10 pin position are full, you’ll activate the respins. Before they play out, you’ll head to a bowling lane and bowl a ball.

The more pins knocked down here, the more stacked wilds are in play. The respins then begin using cascading reels. After a winner hits, the successful symbols are removed and new ones drop in and replace them. The respins continue until all of the stacked wilds have been removed.

Bowling Frenzy also comes with 3 triggered feature rounds. Land 3 or more scatters on the same spin and you’ll get to choose 1 of the following extras:

  • High Win Free Games feature – 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the triggering spin award 10, 15 or 25 free spins. These are played on reels that are made up of higher value symbols only. It’s possible to trigger the 10 Pin Respins feature from the here. The meter on all 3 reels starts at 6 pins.
  • Multiplier Free Games feature – opt for this round and you can look forward to 10, 15 or 30 free spins. Boosting your chances here are multiplier wilds that can increase payouts by up to 5x. Trigger the 10 Pin Respins feature from here and the stacked wilds will come with a 5x multiplier.
  • Kingpin Cash Bonus feature – choose this round and you’ll bowl 2 balls. The first will award a cash prize. The second will then provide a multiplier, up to 25x, which is then applied to the cash amount won from your first bowl.

This slice of 1950s Americana is an enjoyable one. The visuals are well put together and the rock ’n’ roll soundtrack bounces along nicely. The gameplay stacks up pretty well too offering plenty of action and variety. You can expect to land the 10 Pin Respins feature fairly regularly. The 3 main bonus feature are harder to come by but can be worth the wait.

The Kingpin Cash Bonus feature can give you a total of 2,500 times your total bet (100 times bet prize subject to a 25x multiplier). However, the biggest wins will come from the 5x multiplier in the Multiplier Free Games feature which can bowl you wins of 4,000 times your bet (on each free spin). If you like the vintage theme, then Bowling Frenzy should be right up your alley. Alternatively, Playtech’s Grease should appeal if you like the theme.

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