Playtech Launches Dirty Dancing Slot

You’ve always wanted to be part of that famous lift under the lights and now’s your chance. Join Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze on a whirlwind adventure of sparkling letters, retro cards and vinyl tracks with Playtech’s new progressive slot.

Celebrating 30 years since the film’s release, Playtech has packed loads of scenes from and references to the iconic movie inside the game. It’s a 5-reel progressive with 40 paylines, and you can randomly trigger special bonus rounds:

  • Mambo Free Games – Spin the wheel to win a bundle of free spins.
  • 2x Multiplier – Exactly what it sounds like.
  • Dancing Wilds – Johnny and Baby will dance across the reels, creating 2-6 new wilds.
  • Whirling Winds – Up to six wilds can appear across the reels in a single spin.

The jackpot is activated by reaching the Dirty Dancing Bonus round, where you select boxes which contain prizes. If you reach the end of this round, you can choose between two more boxes: one with the minor jackpot, the other with the big progressive jackpot.

Talking about the game and the movie history, Casino Director James Frendo said “Dirty Dancing is such an iconic brand that it was an obvious choice for us to transform into a leading branded slot. The game is sure to be an instant hit with our licensees’ players both old and new.”

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An Instant Hit?

The Casino Director obviously thinks the game is going to take off in style, but its average payout (small payouts reasonably often) may put off those players looking for lucrative wins more than the simple fun found on the reels.

Dirty Dancing is one of the most memorable movies of any generation, and Playtech has done well to secure the rights and keep all of the main characters (and of course the iconic soundtrack) part of the central gameplay. It’s sure to hit the ground running, but only time will tell if it can survive the ravages of time even nearly as well as its big-screen inspiration.

Fingers crossed that you’ll… have… the time of your life!