NetEnt’s Funk Master is set on an electric blue background with an 8×8 grid taking center stage. Filled with sparkling and colorful disco balls, there are four glitter disco balls, orange, yellow, green and pink, plus three regular disco balls, turquoise, lilac and blue.
The highest paying symbol is the orange glitter disco ball, which pays a handsome 25x for landing 20+ on a maximum bet. Medium paying symbols are the yellow, green and pink glitter disco balls which pay up to 10x for landing 20+, and the lowest paying symbols are the turquoise, lilac and blue disco balls which pay up to 5x for landing 20+.
Other symbols you will find on the Funk Master slot are exploding multiplier bombs with values of x2, x3, x5 and x10, plus a multi-colored, glittery ‘Dancing Wild’ disco ball which will substitute for all other symbols except the multiplier bombs and triggers the free spins when you land three on the grid.
When looking at how to play Funk Master, it’s quite simple. All you need to do is spin the reels and match a minimum of six symbols in a cluster for a win. The basic slot layout is an 8×8 grid, however, during the free spins round, the grid can expand to up to 12 rows.
Cluster wins are formed when symbols land horizontally or vertically adjacent to one another and only the highest win per cluster is paid. Funk Master slot has some exciting bonus features included and we will look at these in greater depth in the next section.
The bet range for NetEnt’s Funk Master is from 0.20 to 200 per spin, which is not a bad range for this highly volatile slot and should satisfy both casual players and the high rollers. The RTP for Funk Master slot is 96.04% which is considered quite good as slots typically range from 87% to 99% with progressives tending to rest at the lower end of the scale.
Funk Master Features
We’ll now take a look at the features this recent release has to offer. These include Dancing Wilds, Dancing Wilds Hotspots, Multipliers, Free Spins and the Buy Feature:
As we already know, the Dancing Wilds are multi-colored, glittering disco balls that will substitute for all other symbols except multipliers. Once a Dancing Wild becomes part of a cluster win, it doesn’t disappear from the reels before an Avalanche. In fact, if possible, it randomly dances to another position adjacent to its original position which has been made empty by the cluster win. It will remain in position throughout the Avalanche feature while the other symbols drop down.
Instead of reels spinning and stopping to reveal symbols, with the Avalanche feature, symbols fall into position on the reels. The cluster win begins the Avalanche. All the symbols in a winning cluster, except for the aforementioned Dancing Wilds, explode and disappear, leaving space for a second Avalanche of symbols. These Avalanches continue until there can be no more winning clusters.
Dancing Wilds Hotspot
At the start of every spin in the NetEnt’s Funk Master base game, a Dancing Wilds Hotspot appears, highlighting a 2×2 area on the grid (3×3 in Free Spins). The hotspot positions remain locked until they become part of a winning cluster. Unlock all positions in one game to be awarded an additional Dancing Wild which will appear within the hotspot area.
As stated earlier, the exploding Multiplier bombs have values x2, x3, x5 and x10, if two or more land on the grid then the total win from that spin will be multiplied by a sum of their values.
Land three Dancing Wilds on the Funk Master slot grid to be awarded six free spins, these will begin once the Avalanche feature has come to a stop. The initial size of the grid for free spins is 9 rows by 8 reels. The Dancing Wilds that triggered the feature will remain in position until they become part of a winning cluster.
In the free spins round, unlocking all Dancing Wilds Hotspot positions will expand the rows by one position, with the maximum number of rows being 12. Once fully expanded to 12 rows, no more Dancing Wilds Hotspots will appear on the grid until the end of the free spins feature.
The Funk Master slot offers an alternative version with the Buy Feature. This option can be seen to the left of the grid. For a cost of 125x bet, players can activate the free spins round without waiting to land three Dancing Wilds organically.
Funk Master VIP Rating
This groovy Funk Master slot with its cluster wins, dancing wilds and glittering disco balls, most certainly gives off a retro vibe. However, there’s nothing 70s about its multiple bonus features, high RTP, decent bet range and maximum win potential of 3,337x bet.
Yes, the Funk Master slot has been designed for playing on all devices from mobiles to laptops and iPads to desktops. It is fully optimized, so it will adapt to any size screen without any compromise on the audio, graphics or gameplay.
There are no complex rules on how to play Funk Master, it’s an 8×8 grid and all you need to do is match six or more symbols in a cluster where they are horizontally or vertically adjacent to one another. In addition, there are some cool bonus features to help top up that win pot.
Betting options range from 0.20 to 200 per spin, the maximum win potential on Funk Master slot which is more likely to be achieved in the free spins round is 3,337x bet.