Crank It Up Demo

Crank It Up Slot Review 2024

If you love to boogie on the dance floor to the thumping base of loud music, Crank it Up by Pragmatic Play is right up your street!

Pragmatic Play’s most recent title takes place in what looks like a club, with a man willing you on from the side with every spin. Turn the volume up in-game and experience the funky music of Crank it Up for yourselves in our in-depth slot review!

Crank It Up - Base Game

Crank It Up – Base Game

Base Game & Features

Crank it Up is a 5-reel slot played over 3 rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Players can spin with as little as £/€0.20, or those who want to crank it up can play with upto £/€240 per spin.

A win is made when 5 matching symbols land left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. The fancy-looking letters are the game’s low-paying symbols, paying between 2.5 and 5 times the bet.

As someone looking to win, you want the microphone, boots, headphones, and sunglasses to land. They can pay up to 30 times the bet for a five-of-a-kind combination.

Crank it Up had a solid theoretical RTP of 96% and a high volatility rating. Players can win up to 10,000x from a single spin. Pragmatic Play has also released versions with an RTP of 95% and 94%. Check the version you are playing before making your first spin!

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 240
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines 20
Release Date 04/07/2024
RTP 96% - 95% - 94%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Bonus Buy

 For 80x the bet, you will receive a spin that will land 3, 4, or 5 scatters, and in return, you will receive 10, 15, or 20 Free Spins. The RTP rating is marginally higher when you buy the free spin round than the base game. It becomes 96.03% instead of 96%.

Free Spins

The free spin bonus round will begin when you land 3, 4, or 5 Scatter symbols. Once the round starts, you will receive 10, 15, or 20 Free Spins, depending on the number of scatters landed.

Landing an additional Wild symbol during this round will cause the position occupied by the wild to light up. If a wild lands in a lit position, the value of the multiplier will increase, starting at 2x and up to a max of 10x. To retrigger the bonus round, you must land 3, 4, or 5 scatters, just like before.

Once all your free spins have run out, you will receive 3 Special Spins. During a special spin, every highlighted position becomes a Sticky Wild, and the multiplier from earlier on carries over. New wild symbols can not land using a special spin!

The value of the multiplier gets applied to every win that passes through the highlighted spot. If you get lucky enough to land a winning combination consisting of more than one multiplier, the values get added together to create a more beneficial multiplier.

Crank It Up - Free Spins

Crank It Up – Free Spins

Pros and Cons of Crank It Up


  • Bonus Buy feature
  • Free spins land once in every 224 spins
  • Multipliers that can crank up the size of wins


  • Low RTP rating 
  • Lack of unique bonus features 
  • Basic gameplay

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There’s no denying that Crank it Up lacks features, especially in the base game. Yes, there is a free spins round that ends with three special spins that provide you with the opportunity to win, but it is sad to see how sparse the base game is.

The free spins round does include multipliers and lit-up squares that look like dancing tiles, but if you do not light up any squares or trigger a multiplier of value, you return to the base game. 

We find it very hard to criticise Pragmatic Play because of the work they have done previously and how much fun they have provided us with in other games, but Crank it Up is not a slot that gets you excited.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom. One upside of Crank it Up is the hit rate of the free spins round, landing once every 224 spins. It might seem high, but compared to some slots, this is very low. 

We believe with additional features, we could be sitting here singing from the rooftops about an elite-level game. We would like to see Pragmatic Play go back to the drawing board and crank things up, in hopes of bouncing back with something special!