Electric Avenue online slot by Microgaming and All41 Studios is more or less a feature-for-feature copy of and Danger! High Voltage slot by Big Time Gaming with an exciting new theme. Sunset at a scenic palm tree-lined beachfront is the backdrop for this electro-inspired trip down memory lane. The game’s symbols are all memorable cultural references with the soundtrack providing an energetic vibe. Special wilds make an appearance during the base game and free spins come with an unexpected twist.
Each of the central 4 reels comes with a unique wild symbol stack. Reel 2 is a cheerleader, reel 3 is a Michael Jackson fan, reel 4 is a karaoke singer, and reel 5 is a skater. The symbols can randomly appear with an attached multiplier that corresponds to their reel number, so reel 2 will come with a 2x multiplier, for example.
Landing 3 or more scatters on the reels, you are given the choice of 2 free spins modes to activate.
With Neon Free Spins, you will receive 10 free spins which are accompanied by a multiplier reel that can land on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5. The multiplier reel spins to give you a multiplier of up to 55x. If 3 scatters land on the reels while this feature is active, it will be re-triggered.
If you opt for Electric Free Spins, you will be given 7 free spins and a special power wilds feature that randomly selects a symbol that will transform into a sticky wild if it appears on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5. If you can fill an entire reel with power wilds, you will gain an extra 3 free spins.
Electric Avenue slot is a highly polished title that unfortunately still exists in the shadow of its inspiration. From a technical and thematic perspective, Electric Avenue is a great game, offering a good variety of pacing and decent potential. The base game is enriched by the addition of wild multipliers and the choice between 2 free spins modes is a great feature that adds a welcome element of interactivity to the slot experience.
The only issue is that the slot concept itself is not original and very little seems to have been changed from the design ‘borrowed’ from Big Time Gaming’s title. This means that direct comparisons are unavoidable and by the stats, Electric Avenue comes off as the weaker game. All of that being said, this is a highly entertaining title, and if the 80’s aesthetic is something that gets your pulse racing, this is the ideal experience for you.