Making matters worse in the Playboy online slot is an utter lack of innovation of the part of Microgaming, typically the world leader in online casino game creativity. So this thing’s a “243 Ways” slot, i.e. any three matching symbols landing on the first three reels are winners, but half of Microgaming’s new releases these days employ this scheme.
Winning combinations cascade, with each paying out symbol disappearing and replaced with new ones, but this feature too is nearing commonplace status in online slots. The promised “Playboy Club” bonus feature is little more than free spins with multipliers; other features are added along the way but only after multiple hits of three or more scatters. Big deal.
The top payout of 1.215 million coins seems pretty impressive but since this can only be hit in the fourth level of bonus rounds, approximately 1.216 million coins may be necessary before it’s won – and most players are certain to grow well bored of this lameness long before then.
And even if one were to accept the weak-ass arguments for not allowing at least toplessness for the would-be gorgeous Playboy “bunnies” filling the reels, couldn’t the game designers at least have employed, you know, actual photographs of actual women? Instead, the red-blooded males seeking the “eye candy” promised in PR get primitively illustrated ripoffs of Lindsay Lohan types. What exactly did the software company get when they contracted this brand name?
The verdict: Lame, lame, *lame*. Or maybe that should be “limp”…