Karaoke Party online slot review

Karaoke Party online slot
Developer: Microgaming

Reels: Five

Paylines: Nine

Maximum bet: $90

Free spins: Yes

Progressive jackpot: No

Get your dancing shoes on and queue up your favourite singalong for Karaoke Party – a foot-stomping, hip-shaking online slot release from Microgaming that is sure to get a few bodies moving. A classic layout with nine paylines and five video reels will make online slot players feel right at home, while there are massive payouts to be won with wild multipliers, scatter symbols and free spins.

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Bet limits and win lines

The Karaoke Party online slot game is quintessentially classic in style, featuring the same nine-line, five-reel layout that has dominated electronic gaming machines at clubs and casinos for decades. You can stake up to five coins per line and select as few or as many of the nine bet lines as you wish, with eight coin sizes to choose from – $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, $1 and $2.

The minimum bet on Karaoke Party is $0.01, but you can cover all lines for as little as $0.09 per spin. If you’re a high stakes slot player, select the $2 coin option and bet five coins on all nine win lines for a $90 max bet.

Payouts and symbols

Karaoke Party features a $300,000 jackpot (150,000 coins). There are 13 symbol types in total, including standard royals (9, 10, J, Q, K, A) and characters inspired by the kind of carefree, happy-go-lucky revellers you might find in a pumping night club or upscale karaoke bar. The most valuable symbols are the two specials: the Karaoke Party wild and the scatter feature.

Karaoke Party payouts

Special slot features

As a traditional, no-frills release that harks back to the video slots of years gone by, the Karaoke Party online slot isn’t exactly overloaded with innovation. That’s not to say it doesn’t boast a few cool features, however:

Gamble – You can give yourself a chance to double or quadruple your money by picking ‘Gamble’ any time you hit a winner. Pick the right colour or poker suit to win, then decide whether to keep your cash or go again.

Wild multiplier – Besides substituting for any other symbol (expect the scatter) to complete a winning combination, Karaoke Party wilds also act as double multipliers for all line wins in which they feature.

Scatter bonus – Scatter symbols pay from any position on the reels, regardless of whether or not they fall on active paylines. They also pay according to the total bet, as opposed to the coin bet per payline.

Free spins – Snag three Karaoke Party scatters to win 15 free spins with a fixed 3x multiplier and the chance to trigger even more free games.

Our verdict

If you love classic poker machines, you will find plenty to like about Karaoke Party. It plays much like those old-school video slots you still see at land based casinos, and the flashing visuals and upbeat dance soundtrack only add the authentic retro feel.

Like many of Microgaming’s recent releases, we wish there was a bit more under the hood here. Free spins and multiplier wilds are nothing new, while the lack of interactive bonus play is in stark contrast to what rival developers such as Betsoft and NetEnt are doing with their new titles.

For those who aren’t all that bothered with innovative features and other such bells and whistles, however, this game ticks all the boxes. You can choose your paylines, there are some big-paying symbol combos on offer among the regular stream of winners, and a $0.01-$90 betting limit opens the door for the meekest and the mightiest bankrolls alike.

While it’s not a game-changer by any means, the Karaoke Party slot is fun, flexible, and perfect for players with a taste for the simple and the vintage. We give it seven thumbs up.