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Funk Master

Feel the Funk Master beat and you’re likely to catch disco fever! Symptoms include feet tapping, finger snapping, and a general groovy feeling! The slot looks and feels like a ’70s dance party. All symbols in this 8-row, 8-reel slot are shiny disco balls that fall into position through the Avalanche mechanic. The true king of the dancefloor is the Dancing Wild symbol. When this symbol becomes part of a winning cluster, it does not disappear from the reels. Instead, it keeps on groovin’! And just when you thought this dance party couldn’t get any more intense, Multipliers show up! Multipliers can land anywhere, in the main game and in Free Spins, sending winnings sky-high. Time to drop a funk bomb. Funk MasterTM is the grooviest slot this side of the ’70s. Join the party!

Read on for the full review.

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RTP 96.04% / 92.06%
Release Date 21/04/2022
Volatility High
Game Type Avalancher
Theme Disco, Retro
Features Cascades, Free Spins, Multipliers, Added Wilds
Reels 8x8 Grid up to 12x8 in Free Spins
Paylines Cluster Pays
Min Bet 0.20 €/$/£
Max Bet 200 €/$/£
Max Win 3337x Bet

What to expect from Funk Master Slot

What do you get when you combine some coloured disco balls, explosive multiplier bombs, jelly to be cleared, and Doo Wa Ditty from Zapp and Roger? Funk Master has all the right stuff to challenge the Jammin’ Jars benchmark of the cascade slot genre. Funk Master and Jammin’ Jars are very similar in many ways, each promising ridiculous volatility from a harmless colourful package.

Where Funk Master differs is its multiplier delivery and its extra WILD mechanic. But are these enough of a point of difference to make it count for players? Players should expect a fun play experience combined with some serious volatility, and while the maximum potential win is not as high as one might expect, there are plenty of mid range hits to maintain interest.

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Funk Master Slot Game and Feature Rules

AVALANCHES

  • 6 or more of the same symbols in a cluster award a win and start an Avalanche.
  • All winning symbols except for DANCING WILD are removed, leaving space for a second Avalanche.
  • The Avalanche continues until there are no more wins.

DANCING WILD

  • DANCING WILDs substitute for all symbols except for Multipliers.
  • Any WILD in a win is not removed. Instead, it moves to one of the vacant positions from the cluster win.

DANCING WILD HOTSPOT

  • A random 2×2 area is shown at the start of each game. In Free Spins it becomes 3×3
  • Unlocking all Dancing Wild Hotspot positions awards 1 DANCING WILD symbol in one of the vacant Hotspot positions

MULTIPLIERS

  • A MULTIPLIER symbol multiplies the total win by its shown value of x2, x3, x5 or x10.
  • If two or more MULTIPLIERs land in the same spin, the total win is multiplied by the sum of their values

FREE SPINS

  • 3 or more DANCING WILDs landing award 6 Free Spins.
  • DANCING WILDs remain in the grid throughout Free Spins
  • The initial size of the game grid is 9×8
  • Unlocking all Dancing Wild Hotspot positions expands the grid upward 1 row up to a maximum of 12 high.

BUY FEATURE

In jurisdictions where buy features are available, you can activate Free Spins at 125x bet. When Free Spins are activated with the Buy Feature, one free main game spin that is guaranteed to activate 6 Free Spins is played.

Funk Master Slot: Paytable Review

Funk Master Dream Drop has 7 paying symbols plus a WILD and Multiplying BOMBS. Wins are made when a cluster is formed of at least 6 matching symbols

50% of prizes at-or-below bet.

  • Win Hit:       1 in 3.6 spins
  • Free Spins Hit: 1 in 397 spins

Funk Master Slot Review

Funk Master is a cascading (or Avalanche as Net Ent call it) cluster game in line with the likes of Push Gaming’s epic Jammin’ Jars. Basically, coloured symbols fall in and any winning groups (aka clusters) are removed and replaced with more coloured symbols, continuing until no more wins occur. The bigger the cluster, the bigger the win. Simple stuff.

The game is fun to play. It’s full of action from the start and the soundtrack keeps bouncing along with delicate drop sounds of the symbols landing. It’s difficult to remain seated while playing. While artistically simple, Funk Master is a sense caressing colour explosion designed to tantalise the colour receptors. And it does so extremely well.

Having said that however, there’s nothing new in Funkmaster. While it’s well designed and built, all its elements are taken from games by other studios. Cascades in a grid, multipliers, moving Wilds. Even the disco theme. The only uncommon, but not innovative, element is the Hotspot. Appearing under many guises, Hotspots, Hotzones, Sweetspots and the like, all behave similarly, adding an area where something special occurs,  be it triggering Free Spins, Respins, awarding Multipliers. In the case of Funk Master, clearing all Hotspot positions in one round, awards an additional WILD. The extra WILD is of course useful as it helps clear more clusters where ideally a 3rd WILD will drop in the Avalanche triggering Free Spins.

Once you grab that 3rd WILD, the action steps up a notch in Free Spins. Net Ent designers have added a rule to clearing the Hot Spot which couples well with the added WILDs received. Firstly Hotzone size is now 3×3 so it’s harder to clear. But, clearing a Hotzone in Free Spins not only awards an extra WILD but also increases the grid height by 1 row, up to 12 rows max. The benefit of an added row is more having symbols to create clusters and extend the life of each spin considering you only have 6 Free Spins.

On occasion, the 3 initial WILDs and/or the added WILDs from the Hot Spots will move together, which is what we want to see. The 6 Free Spins are extended considerably as long as clusters are formed. What you hope to see in Free Spins is a mix of consecutive cluster wins and a bunch of multipliers. The paytable isn’t very strong and wins from clusters aren’t enough without dependence on multipliers to ring the big win bell.

Pros and Cons

PROS CONS
Can be rewarding when Hotspot is cleared Too many similarities to Jammin’ Jars
Multipliers are plentiful Lacking personality
The added WILDs extend Free Spins significantly Very infrequent feature hit rate
Increased grid height in Free Spins

Conclusion

Funk Master feels as though Net Ent’s management requested a ‘solution’ to Jammin’ Jars where the design team took it too literally. The look and feel, the grid size, the bounciness of the WILDs, the near identical win fonts, the 6 Free Spins, the behaviour of WILDs working together, the continuous runs of cascades in Free Spins, so many attributes are created to replicate the experience of Jammin’ Jars and in doing so, Funk Master falls short in Originality and Integrity.

If we cast the similarities to Jammin’ Jars aside, Funk Master is a well built and potentially rewarding game. The added WILD mechanic is its core benefit and main point of difference, and, coupled with the increasing grid height, brings an intense frenzy of wins to Free Spins.

Get your disco on and give Funk Master a spin!

Funk Master gets 69 Spins out of 100 based on the following ratings.

PLAYABILITY 80
ORIGINALITY 0
BUILD QUALITY 90
MARRIAGE 95
IMMERSION 85
RUN FOR MONEY 70
INTEGRITY 50
FOCUS 80
TOTAL 69

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