Up until the late 1970s, Las Vegas was best known for its neon lights, showgirls, lounge singers, and iconic signs. Sin City has become more modernized over the past few decades, but these images of the old Vegas still remain. And Rival Gaming's Vintage Vegas slots takes off on this concept by whisking you back to the city's classic days.
Is this blast from the past worth experiencing? Find out as we discuss Vintage Vegas' symbols, theme, betting options, and special features.
Symbols and Theme
This game opens with an introduction that takes you past the fictional Golden Bullion and Vault casinos, shows 60s businessmen gambling, and features dancing showgirls. Rival is known for offering good introductions to its slots, and this one is no different.
The fun continues on the reels as you'll see various Vegas hotspots along with neon lights surrounding the reels. You'll also hear a jazz beat that further sets the mood. When you form big wins, a giant neon cowboy steps out from the right-hand side to showcase your payout.
Symbols include the neon cowboy (wild), roulette wheel (free spins), casino chips (jackpot), smoking gambler, singer, showgirl, slot machine, dice, cards, and letters/numbers.
The cowboy not only substitutes to help form winning combinations, but he also pays the most at 15,000 coins for 5 symbols. The cowboys also multiplies your wins by 5x when helping form them.
Staying true to the theme, all of the symbols are presented in a vintage cartoon style. And one of our favorite things about this slot is the animations that you'll see during winning payouts. A few of these include: the dice rolling, showgirl waving her fan, smoker blowing a ring of smoke, and the letters/numbers lighting up.
This 5-reel, 50-payline game allows you to change paylines from 1-50, coin size from $0.01 to $0.25, and put between 1-10 coins on each line. This means you can play for as little as one cent, or bet all the way up to $125.00 per spin.
If you're playing for real money, you also have the option of spinning the reels automatically with autospin.
We frequently won small payouts in this game, so the average player can safely use 25-50 lines at one cent per spin and not worry much about their bankroll.
Vintage Vegas Special Features and Bonuses
The roulette wheel is the key to free games, awarding you 60 free spins (5 symbols), 20 spins (4 symbols), or 10 spins (3 symbols). Any win formed with the wild symbol during the bonus is multiplied 11x.
The Jackpot symbol (casino chips) doesn't offer much of a jackpot, awarding you 5,000 coins for 5 symbols. But if you combine this with the cowboy during the main game (5 x 5,000 coins) or the free-spins bonus (11 x 5,000 coins), you're looking at respective payouts of 25,000 and 55,000 coins.
Final Thoughts on Vintage Vegas Slots
Given that Vegas is the gambling capital of the United States, it's little wonder why so many online slots have been created about this city. And it's easy to fall into the trap of being just another cliché slot in this genre. But Vintage Vegas does a good job of avoiding this by focusing on a single time period in the city's history.
We have to commend Rival on their effort with the atmosphere, creating a slot that not only looks good, but also embraces the 50s, 60s and 70s in Vegas. They also did a solid job with the bonuses, adding free spins, wild multipliers ranging from 5x-11x, and jackpot payouts worth up to 55,000 coins (w/ wild).
That said, if you want a glimpse into Vegas' past through the form of a fun online slot, then we highly recommend Vintage Vegas.