Grease, the famous 1978 film, is making a comeback, only it’s in slot machine form that we get a chance to see it again now. The company that obtained the license to this name, and created a branded slot machine out of it, is Playtech. They’re probably the most experienced developer at creating branded slots, so it’s a good idea to have them work on such a well known and loved franchise.
This is a 5 reels title, with 20 active lines, so about as expected from any slot. It offers progressive jackpots, which is the best possible outcome that you could get out of this slot, while individual combinations pay up to 50x the stake. As for the Grease’s features, those include wilds, bonus games, two types of free spins and respins.
Betting and Prizes
As a game that works with 20 active lines, you need to spend $0.20 at the very least to get the reels going and have all lines covered. You can increase the wager considerably from there, but not higher than $20 (taking the line bet to $1).
The ultimate reward in Grease is going to be one of the two progressive jackpots that are winnable in it. The alternative is to have individual combinations pay up to 50x the stake, while with 20 lines contributing you could get a win of up to 1,000x.
Grease Slot Features
One of the noteworthy things about this game is the presence of the stacked Danny and Sandy icons, alongside regular ones with them. You can get these stacks up to three symbols high.
One other symbol is showing you the Wild Heart, and it’s going to be your standard replacement feature that doesn’t work with scatters, but which influences regular symbols. Having up to five present on a line can get you paid a maximum of 50x the stake.
There are more elaborate features to this game as well, such as the Rockin and Rollin Respins. These are played when you have Danny and Sandy icons occupy the 1st reel completely. 3 respins are awarded for free next, for which the Danny/Sandy and wild icons get locked. You get a good shot at filling up the reels with high paying symbols, which could result in several winning combinations.
At random, as the base game rounds are played, you might get the Sweetheart Wilds to appear, falling on the reels and being added in 5-8 positions. Naturally, this has the potential to make the round very profitable.
The big feature appears to be a Jukebox Bonus, which you need the scatter for, in three positions on 1st, 3rd & 5th columns. The choice here is between three features (Better Shape Up free spins, Summer Nights Free Spins and Rydell High Bonus).
The Greased Lightning Jackpot is a bonus feature that you can get at random, as you go through the paid spins. One of the two progressives is guaranteed to be delivered, if the feature is triggered.
Theme & Design
The movie Grease, a very well-known production that was released in 1978, has been a source of inspiration for Playtech in this game. As an officially licensed game, it uses images of the actors that were in it. You have characters like Danny Zuko, Sandy Olsson, Kenickie Murdoch and Betty Rizzo.
Playtech has a lot of experience in creating branded slot machines, even ones based on films from four decades ago, so you can trust them to put out a well-polished slot machine here.