Set the Dance Floor on Fire
There is something about nice weather and dancing. If you walk down a street in Brazil, for example, then the chance are that there will be a bar or two filled with gyrating revellers, enjoying the music and getting their boogie on. You definitely won’t find that on the streets of Skegness in the UK!
Tropic Dancer pays homage to the samba culture of Brazil by presenting 5 reels that are lit up like a discotheque. The neon glow of the game screen is dotted with a range of different dancing characters, from carnival-style dancers clad in the craziest of outfits to passionate lotharios an divas strutting their stuff on the dance floor. The game’s main character is a fella tipping his fedora to the screen in a friendly manner. Come to think of it, this chap does look suspiciously like the often clueless Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara – he is pdefinitely overdue a call-up for Strictly Come Dancing!
From an aesthetic point of view, this slot machine does everything that is necessary to appeal to our dancing senses. The game is colourful and bold, with a traditional samba style musical score in the background to accompany every spin. Admittedly, the game’s graphics are not exactly cutting edge and punters will be able to find some snazzier spins in slot machines out there on the internet with titles like Disco Spins by NetEnt or even the 3-reel game Disco Slot by Gamescale.
Put on Your Gambling Shoes
Before players step up to the dancefloor of this slot machine, they will need to make sure that they have taken care of a few important matters with regards to the bets in play. There are 25 paylines available to play with in this slot machine, but punters have the choice to play with fewer going down to the minimum of just 1 payline. Of course, there will be more chances to win with the maximum number of paylines in play and, if you were to activate all 25 paylines, then the minimum wager would be 25 and the maximum wager would be 500.
Tropic Dancer is a high variance slot machine, meaning that spinners will find it fairly hard to come by winning spins. What’s more, the majority of prize payouts don’t seem to reflect this, with a maximum line bet multiplier jackpot worth 1,000x – a pretty standard top prize for finding five matching symbols in a row. After that, the next biggest full-payline prizes are 150x, which is very underwhelming indeed. One thing that might lift the overall returns in this game is the fact that the reels tend to be stacked, allowing multiple paylines to be triggered on the same spin.
Spin for Free
Indeed, a first glimpse at this slot’s paytable wouldn’t give many players an excuse to have a boogie. However, the online video slot does boast a couple of special gameplay elements that will potentially boost your betting balance. First of all, there is a wild icon – the fedora wearing dancer – which will appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 to replace normal symbols and complete winning formations.
Other than that, punters can hope to fill up the reels with the disco ball scatter symbol. Find 15 of these shining globes and you could win the game’s top jackpot prize as outlined in the paytable. What’s more, finding 6 or more scatters will offer a round of 15 – 33 free spins.
Where’s the Rhythm?
Tropic Dancer is a bright and bold game from Casino Technology which invites spinners to get down with its samba disco vibes. Unfortunately, however, the slot machine’s gameplay doesn’t quite have the same rhythm as the famous Brazilian dance and punters may find that they are putting more into the slot than they are getting out of it.