The Village People is the name of a cult 1970s disco group, and the name of this innovative slot release, which is a collaboration between Microgaming and Fortune Factory Studios. The game brings together the best hits of the band, like YMCA, In the Navy, and Macho Man to a new generation of slot players. Village People were renowned for their flamboyant costumes as well as some groundbreaking disco music.
The slot features all the bombastic and extravagant pomp of the band, combined with 6-reels and 15 pay lines. The six band members are represented by a construction worker, a cowboy, a cop, a native Indian, a biker and a sailor, and they are all game symbols. They also sit above the reels, and beside them, there is a jukebox playing their most popular tunes. The solid theme brings together all the best elements of the group and incorporates them into the gameplay. The band members are game symbols and are joined by the two Wilds, cassettes, LP records, a pair of retro sunglasses, platform shoes and similar.
The game uses a 6-reel setup with 15 pay lines where you can place coins to set your bets. Three rows of symbols make up the grid, while one member of Village People sits on top of each reel. Coin sizes start at £0.01 each, rising to £0.25, and you can bet 20 coins, 40, 60, 80 or 100 per spin. The minimum bet is £0.20, and the highest limit rises to £25. The wagering options are clear and straightforward, offering a wide choice of stakes.
The game has dual Wilds represented by the disco ball with Wild in blue lettering, and the coloured disco ball with VP Wild written in gold letters. They replace standard symbols and create winning payouts of their own. If you get 3 identical Wilds, you win a 5x multiplier. Getting 4, 5, and 6 of them pays out 15x, 50x, and 250x your stake, respectively. The multipliers can increase to 25x for 3 if the Wilds are used to make a 6 of a kind combo. The VP Wild can expand to cover the entire reel it lands on, thereby creating even bigger wins.
Whenever the VP Wild ends up on the reels, it adds to your green accumulator meter located right the band member on that particular reel. Filling the meter with all five band members activates the free spins games, with six different modes, each corresponding to a band member.
All six modes start with giving you 5 free spins. If they are triggered on reel 1, you receive random multipliers of 2x to 20x your stake with each spin. Reel 2 gifts you 2 to 12 Wilds with each spin. Reel 3 transforms 2 to 4 random reels into Wilds after every spin. Reel 4 offers you Wild reels starting from the fifth and sixth, moving one place to the left after each spin. Reel 5 replaces all the lower paying card symbols with identical high paying ones, Reel 6 provides you with 1 to 3 sticky Wilds, which remain fixed in place for the duration of the round.
The Village People: Macho Moves has cool features, exciting gameplay, and exceptional graphics that breathe life into the band and the presentation is stunning. You will never be short of bonus features, with six free spins rounds, dual Wilds, walking Wilds, Wild Reels, expanding symbols and locked Wilds with multipliers of up to 20x the stake. Add to all that the innovative 6-reel layout and a 1970s disco theme, and you have a creative and enjoyable slot game. Village People Macho Moves has an RTP of 96%, and the maximum payout is 2,400x your bet. The game is available on mobile, and you can play using Flash-based Instant Play.