Nostalgia is more popular than ever, and even for those who weren’t born at the time, there’s a lot to be said for revisiting the 1970s, which you can do in The Funky 70s, a 5 reel, 40 payline slots game from NetEnt that features most of the key hallmarks of the time.
Look and Feel
The first thing that is noticeable about this game is, of course, its funky soundtrack. The background music is irresistibly engaging and will have plenty of players nodding along… and maybe some players reaching for the mute button, depending on how you feel about funk and disco!
The interface and play window are cleanly and simply designed, with the emphasis on a funky lime green and orange color palette.
Lower value symbols are alphanumeric and appear on brightly colored balls in a 70s-style outlined font, while the higher value symbols are represented – in order of ascending value – by a stack of cassette tapes, a pair of stars-and-stripes platform shoes, a “See-o-Matic” viewer, a disco ball, a generic early model “Home Computer” that recalls the first Sinclairs, and of course an iconic 70s muscle car.
There is also a text-based “70s Wild” stacked wild symbol, and a foxy disco dive scatter symbol.
Bets are controlled through the “Bet Level,” “Bet Lines,” and “Coin Value” buttons, though you will need to click through the options to select the one you want as there are no arrow-based selectors.
The paylines are not fixed, so the absolute minimum bet for one line is 1p per spin, or 40p for all paylines. Bets are capped at a ceiling of £100 per spin with a maximum coin value of 0.50, making The Funky 70s suitable for low to mid-high stakes players.
The Funky 70s is fairly simple in terms of slots gameplay, with the focus of the gaming experience being on the game’s design, artwork, and music, similar to the other two nostalgic NetEnt titles in this series, The Groovy 60s and The Super 80s.
That doesn’t mean, of course, that there aren’t some very appealing bonuses on offer.
The Funky 70s offers the 70s Wild as both a random wild and stacked wild, which can create extra winning combos, while the disco diva scatter symbol – when occurring at least three times on the reels – will land a 2x multiplier on winning spins and earn an additional five free spins.
All in all, The Funky 70s is a fun, engaging play experience that will appeal to a range of players, however you feel about “the decade that taste forgot!”