Musical-themed slots can be found in seemingly all casinos. However, while we have seen a regular array of games tackling Ozzy Osbourne, Motörhead, Jimi Hendrix, Guns ‘N Roses and Michael Jackson themes, we haven’t seen any take on the craze that is South Korean K-Pop - until now. As its title suggests, Gameplay Interactive’s K-Pop is that game.
The K-Pop slot is visually stunning, and while it does contain more than enough special features, they do tend to be a touch on the basic side. Graphically, the slot is something of a stunner, and it is fair to say that the software provider has gone to great lengths to ensure that K-Pop retains an air of faithfulness to the pop culture it is trying to imitate. At the same time, Gameplay Interactive has ensured that players have total control over their bets in this game, so you can really wager the bare minimum if you happen to be on a tight budget.
Spinning the 5 reels and 20 lines of this game can set you back as little as 0.01 per line, per spin, with all twenty lines adjustable. Even maximum bets on the K-Pop slot will not set you back more than 24.00 a turn. While landing any of the poster, headphone and contract symbols which dish out decent wins, it is the singers themselves where the real riches can be won in the K-Pop slot.
As with any slot, the amount you can walk away with really does depend on the amount you are prepared to stake. However, you should expect to see wins worth anything from three coins upwards when you land three-of-a-kind with the lowest paying symbols. Prizes can reach up to 2,000 coins if you pocket five-of-a-kind combos with the better-paying ones. There is also a progressive jackpot slot up for grabs in K-Pop, which is addressed further below.
A Wealth of Special Symbols
Any major video slot will come carrying special icons, and K-Pop is no different. These are the main features:
You can start with up to twenty free spins here, depending on how many scatters you located in the base game. Once it begins, you will see any wins you do acquire doubled, courtesy of a 2x multiplier. As you can see, this free spin bonus is a little on the beige side, without too much action that is out of the norm.
Sing Solo Bonus
One of this slot’s two instant win bonuses will see you required to choose a singer. Your character then belts their lungs out to a crowd. If you choose the winning singer, you will pocket a cash prize. Predict the lucky singer three times on the spin to double whatever you have won. Again, this bonus round does offer too much of a challenge.
Winner’s Award Bonus
The second click and win bonus required you to choose one of the three singers once more. This time, though, they will remain silent, and you will pocket an instant win prize based on your singer. That is all there is to this instant win round, so once more, Gameplay Interactive has opted to keep things simple and play it safe.
K-Pop is not as mobile-friendly as might like it to be. The game lacks a finger-friendly betting menu, and instead, the wagering options are presented to you via relatively small, petite buttons. If you happen to be playing on a portable gaming device with a decent screen size (such as a tablet, or a sizable smartphone), you can alleviate this problem to a degree.
K-Pop is not a game which is playable via its own dedicated app. Instead, it is solely available as an HTML5 browser-based game. That is not the major problem, though. The issue comes from the fact that it only has limited availability online.
K-Pop is a great slot to play if you are looking for something unique and original in terms of theme. There are all sorts of music-themed slots out there on the net, but none are dealing with the K-Pop culture quite like this one. The downsides to the game include considerably basic features and a somewhat limited hit rate. However, the chance to win a progressive jackpot (no matter how small) with just a single icon is not to be sniffed at or missed. K-Pop is a game that we would certainly recommend having a crack at if you can find it.