Strike! Throw your best curveball on the slot from Playtech created by subsidiaries Sunfox Games and Playtech Vikings. Bowling Frenzy reenacts the rock’n’roll era of the 1950s when 10-pin bowling became a favourite sport in the US and later worldwide. Elaborate 3D graphics, 10-Pin Respins with stacked wilds, two different free spins features and an interactive King Pin Cash bonus game can lead to wins of up to 4,000 times your bet.
Bowling Frenzy is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 40 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can relive the glorious 1950s on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 500 credits per spin. The medium variance game has an RTP of 95.60%, slightly below the industry average but not unusual for Playtech slots.
The game is set inside a bowling alley from the 1950s era when rock’n’roll, diners, drive-in theatres and yes bowling where the main pastime for youngsters. A typical car bumper sits on top of the reels and holds the three bowling pin displays that will trigger one of the bonus features. An acoustic 1950s soundtrack keeps things lively at all times.
Open the game to find the card royals from 10 through to A at the low end, paying 1x to 3x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by burger meals, bowling shoes, pink classic cars as well as a female and a male character. Hit five on a line to win 4x to 20x your stake.
A Hollywood start marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, awarding the same wins as the male character and substituting for all symbols bar scatters. Those are a pair of pins with a bowling ball.
Two studios created this slot, so it’s only natural to have two bonus features on Bowling Frenzy. The first is the 10-Pin Respins feature which is triggered when you fill one or more of the meters on top of the game window. Each scatter landing on reel two, three or four will add up to three pins to the counter. Reaching 10 pins will trigger the feature, leading you to a bowling alley. You will get one throw to determine how high the stack of wilds will be for the respin feature.
The won wild stack will now be placed on the triggering reel with a number on top displaying the wilds which are currently not in view. The feature is played with cascading reels, which means winning combos explode to make room for new symbols to drop in, continuing until no new wins occur after a cascade. Any wilds from the stack that are part of a winning combo will explode too, moving the wilds out of view into the emptied spot. The respins continue until you have used up all wilds from the stack.
The grand finale of the Bowling Frenzy will go down when you hit three or more scatters anywhere on the reels in the base game. It will lead you to a second screen with a feature selector. Three choices are on offer whereas none of the free spin rounds can be retriggered.
Well, this is quite a lively game with a quirky 1950s vibe. Maybe time to look for that grease to get our hair into a quiff and start swinging to the rhythm of the era while spinning the reels and throwing bowling balls. Sounds like a fun combination. The gameplay is indeed engaging and the win potential well sufficient.