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Bollywood Story slot from NetEnt

Bollywood Story slot from NetEnt
The slot’s story resembles the myriad Bollywood romantic/drama movie scripts about a young couple and the evil around family preventing their love. It is one NetEnt game released in 2015 and later converted to HTML5 in 2018.

The opinions about the Bollywood Story slot are divided - from the ones that completely dislike this sort of tacky, cartoony video slots, through the middle group, who don’t mind this Indian ornamented drama, to the last flock of players, who love loving it! The slot has Medium Volatility with an initial RTP of 96.1%. The RTP allows obtaining a positive mathematical expectation of winning in the casino.

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Personal testers’ opinion (Review and recommendations from the testers’ team)

The gameplay is taken from another NetEnt slot - “Lights.” Having lucrative sessions on “Lights,” Fans span the reels on Bollywood Story but were left disappointed and did not wish to repeat.

Throughout our game test period, we made the following observations:

  • The slot keeps the balance extremely badly in the main game by not triggering enough combinations or providing only small winnings.
  • Also, during the base game, the slot issues 2-3 random wild symbols with each spin. Usually, they appear on the last reels, i.e. don’t deliver a winning combination or give one that is pretty small (usually less than the bet itself).
  • The free spins feature here is not triggered as often as we expected. They are paid almost the same as the usual spins in the main game, except that many wild symbols can appear. On average, out of 10 spins, only 2-3 bring a big win of 20x - 30x the bet. The total win during the free spins feature is usually between 40x - 60x the bet. Considering how rare the feature comes and the poor keeping of the balance during the main game, we categorize the winning as insufficient.
  • On top of the meagre wins, the multiplier attached to the wins is missing, which can turn to one average dispersion frustrating game.
  • Regardless of some minor disappointments and bad luck during the test sessions, we realize that the Bollywood Story slot belongs to the most popular among players group of slots - with Medium Variance. They combine the best of both worlds- high and low variance.
  • Offering smaller but more frequent payouts compared to high variance slots, contrary to the low variance slots, renders higher value payouts.
  • This is fantastic news if you enjoy playing slots for fun but still want those decent wins (especially during the bonus feature).
  • Overall this game has a theme that can appeal to billions (population of India -1.3 billion), so visually and game-wise, we can’t fault it. You need to love this category: Bollywood musical/drama- “masala movie” to launch this slot a second time.
  • The special features make it somewhat engaging, but not enough to make a player persevere with frequent sessions.

Hidden parameters and settings of the slot (data from testing)

  • The frequency of triggering the Free Spins feature is statistically every 126th spin (0.80%).
  • The probability of a hit (any winning) is 29.02%.
  • The winning distribution is 66% during usual spins and 34% in the bonus feature.
  • The maximum winning during the tests was 255x.
  • The average winning from the bonus free spins feature was 40x.
  • The Volatility of the game is 7.78 out of 20 (average).
  • The cycle length is average.
  • The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 4.50 out of 10.
  • 96.10% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation of winning at a Canadian online casino.

Symbols and features at Bollywood Story slot

  • The game interface is on a 5x3 typical grid with 9 pay lines.
  • The usual card symbols are at the low end of the paytable, the old lady and the old guy on the medium level, and the handsome couple at the higher end of the paytable.
  • The top symbol is the logo- Bollywood Story, which can reward you for 5 of a kind from 3x to 110x the bet.
  • The Wild symbols are special frames/tiles with a flower-blossom garland around the word “Wild,” substituting all symbols except scatters.
  • Scatters are the blue gems; each three and more will trigger the Free Spins.

Floating Wilds

  • Each spin during the base game and the Free Spins too on a random position. Floating Wild will land on top of a regular symbol, turning that symbol into a wild, but only if they will make a winning combination. During the base game, 2 to 4 Wilds are coming on the reels.
  • During the Free Spins, 3 to 6 Wilds are coming on the reels, which delivers more potential for scoring big, of course.

Free Spins Bonus Round

  • Appearing anywhere on the reels 3, 4, or 5 will grant 10, 20, or 30 Free Spins, which can be re-triggered. During the Free Spins, the game randomly adds 3 to 6 floating Wilds to the reels, providing a higher potential for winning combinations and possible mega wins.
  • Launching this game, you will face some Disney look-alike animated figures and elements of a traditional Indian movie, as well as the familiar Indian music and dances. Here your winning can be up to 90,000 coins per spin.

How to win at Bollywood Story slot? (Conclusion)

  • As usual, our first advice is to test the game in DEMO mode before starting to play for real money.
  • We do not recommend Bollywood Story slot for games with bonus money and accordingly for fulfilling wagering requirements, considering that is too bad at keeping the balance.
  • We do, however, advise if you play for real money always to place very small stakes.
  • If you do not have a big bankroll, this is a good game for you, inexpensive - with a minimum of 9 cents per spin.
  • If you budget accordingly, you could play this slot for hours, so you will have the possibility to unlock more free spins as you play and maybe will hit a big win.
  • But don't be bamboozled by those 90000 coins maximum win proclaimed by the developer - that can only be achieved when playing with the maximum bet size per spin! Which can quickly gash your wallet instead!

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Written by Kamen Valev
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