Theme of The Game
If the name of this mobile slot machine sounds familiar to you, it is because it’s not actually a new game, it’s an improvement of an existing one. Bollywood Story was refreshed and released again by NetEnt, and it’s nice to see that they’re improving their older content and bringing it up to date.
The theme is the obvious one, revolving around a Bollywood style love story, so it’s based on the way the Indian Hollywood creates movies. There are two main characters in the game, a man and a woman, with the disapproving parents providing their images for other symbols. There are a couple of Indian style objects being used inside, as well as a long list of playing cards, quite colorful and appropriately designed. Overall, I found it an enjoyable game, quite different from what you can expect in other mobile slot machines.
The developer that’s giving us this slot is called NetEnt, which is short for Net Entertainment. It’s one of the bigger names of the industry, and the reputation they’ve build for themselves relies on their ability to design awesome slot machines.
They do especially well when they create the graphics and the features, but they tend to offer small value payouts, even though the RTP is almost always above 96%. This is one of their older games, which they improved a bit to do well in 2018.
How To Play It
A player that tries out Bollywood Story has 9 active lines to work with, so wagers need to always have 9 or more coins in them. The minimum bet selectable here is $0.09, with 9 coins of $0.01 each. At its highest, a bet can be worth $90, in which case each line has 10 coins of $1 wagered on it.
It’s not a game with a lot of lines, only 9 available for a 5×3 reels setup that could take a lot more. It’s relatively easy to understand, even the floating wilds being relatively easy to figure out, though it’s not a requirement in order to play the game.
T&C Apply 18+
The two major features that were introduced in this game are the free spins and the floating wilds.
The Floating Wilds are regular substitutes a lot of the time, so they’re going to try and assist you in the formation of a new combination whenever they can. Every single round will bring you Floating Wilds which land on symbols and which transform them into substitutes. You get a minimum of 2 Floating Wilds during each round, but you can have as many as 4 such symbols present during the base game.
As for the free spins, these deliver 10, 20 or 30 free spins, with 3 to 5 scatter symbols. They can be retriggered, but they also offer you 3 to 6 Floating Wilds, so there is already a better chance at getting paid.
Payout wise, you’re getting good long-term odds of getting rewards, as you’re guaranteed a minimum of two wild symbols each round. Reach the free spins, and you can have up to 6 Floating Wilds. A reward of up to 1,000x the stake is not out of the question. As for the RTP, it’s at a standard 96.1%, which is nothing too impressive these days.
Bollywood Story will deliver an enjoyable story, good graphics and a Floating Wilds feature that’s a lot of fun to make use of.