When thinking of the film industry, Hollywood is one place that usually comes to the minds of those in the west. Those in the east, though, will likely think of Bollywood; a place which is arguably bigger than the American film studios despite its world fame.
Indeed, Bollywood is still known on a global scale and is hugely popular, therefore it should come as no surprise that NetEnt have decided to take inspiration from the Indian movie studios to produce their Bollywood Story slot game.
Played on five reels and featuring 25 paylines, Bollywood Story offers players a great experience as they go through an epic love story between a young couple with various elders appearing to disapprove of the relationship.
Players who wish to help make this story have a happy ending for all parties – including themselves – can get the reels spinning for just €0.09 on each turn, although those that have deeper pockets can place up to €90 on each spin.
Of course, as is traditional with NetEnt games, players have the ability to customise their gameplay experience as much as possible as they are able to select from features such as ‘Autoplay’ and ‘Max Bet’. Indeed, each of these can be tested out in the Bollywood Story Free Play version made available at the top of this page.
A quick look at the paytable for this Bollywood Story game review showed that there were a number of different icons in which players can try and form matching symbols with. Playing cards continue to make an appearance, although these are then followed by character icons such as the evil step-mother, the evil rich man and then the young couple that are in love. The game’s logo also appears and is the most valuable, as it provides players with 1,000x the stake if five appear on a payline on one spin.
The ‘Wild Floating Flower Garlands’ icon is the game’s Wild and these can appear after each spin. Between two and four of these will appear and have the power to substitute all other icons to help form winning combinations.
One of the Bollywood Story bonuses that NetEnt have provided players with is via the Scatter icons.
These are represented by the Sapphires and depending on how many are landed, a number of Free Spins will be awarded for the resulting mini-game that is triggered. Landing three of the Sapphires will provide awards of 10 free spins, whilst four and five Scatters will provide players with a cool 20 and 30 free spins respectively.
In addition to receiving free spins, the ‘Floating Flower Garlands’ Wild will operate in the same fashion as they do in the base game, however this time there will be between three and six that appear. If more Sapphires land, more free spins will also be won.
RTP (return to player)
NetEnt’s feel-good Bollywood Story slot game has the ability to put a smile on everyone’s face as our game review found that the return to player (RTP) rate stands at 96.1%.