New Game of the Week: Village People Macho Moves

The newest online slot game release from Microgaming has been in the works for more than a year. The company is ready to roll out the red carpet for Village People Macho Moves.

The deal to develop a Village People slot game was first announced in June 2018, and it was officially released on June 25, 2019. Village People Macho Moves was created by Fortune Factory Studios and made available by Microgaming, which obtained a license to use the trademark of the Village People from Can’t Stop Productions.

Players who remember the 1970s or wished they had been around during the disco era can feel the energy through Village People Macho Moves. Using the VP Jukebox, players can groove to Y.M.C.A., In the Navy, Macho Man, and two other of the Village People’s greatest hits.

The six-reel slot brings 15 paylines and all of the disco that players can handle.

Microgaming Chief Commercial Officer Jean-Luc Ferriere noted that the game is bold and brilliantly fun. “The game encapsulates all that’s great about the iconic band, with five of their most famous songs playing on rotation and all six band members making an appearance as fully-animated characters,” he said. “Fortune Factory Studios has excelled in creating a feature-rich branded slot experience with wide appeal and fantastic win potential.”

About Village People Macho Moves

The 6-reel slot is a musical throwback to the 1970s, and the VP Jukebox on the left of the reels allows players to choose to put all of the five songs in rotation or select a new song at any time. It is also possible to turn the music off, but it’s unclear why anyone would do such a thing.

Village People Macho Moves is set on a disco dance floor with large speakers on the side and a member of the Village People standing over each reel.

Coin size options range from $0.01 to $0.25, and players can play from one to five coins per spin. This puts the minimum bet at $0.20 and maximum bet at $25.00.

The pay table shows that wilds and VIP wilds are the highest paying symbols, but all are listed as follows:

• Wilds and VIP wilds: $6,250 for six on a payline
• Golden microphones: $625 for six
• Eight-track tapes: $250 for six
• Albums: $187.50 for six
• Purple sunglasses: $150 for six
• Dancing shoes: $125 for six
• Spades: $87.50 for six
• Hearts: $75 for six
• Diamonds: $62.50 for six
• Spades: $50 for six

How to Village People Macho Moves

Spin the reels while enjoying the music, and quite a few things can happen.

One of the main features is the VP Wild feature. When a VP Wild appears on a reel, the other two spots on the reel also turn wild. These also add to the VP Wild meter upon which each member of the Village People stands. Every VP Wild on a reel adds another notch on the meter for that reel.

When a VP Wild meter is full, it triggers five free spins for that reel, each one connected with its own Village People character.

• Reel 1 (construction worker): Free spins with multipliers from 2x to 20x
• Reel 2 (cowboy): Free spins with 2-12 random wilds
• Reel 3 (police officer): Free spins with 2-4 wild reels
• Reel 4 (Indian chief): Free spins with walking wild reels
• Reel 5 (biker): Free spins with symbol upgrades
• Reel 6 (sailor): Free spins with 1-3 locking wilds

To explain reel four above, a walking wild is a set of wilds on reels five and six and march one reel to the left for each subsequent free spin.

It should be noted that the music is in instrumental form until free spins or any features are triggered. The men then jump into action, dancing and waving their arms to the music, and the full songs play with vocals. They also help celebrate “groovy” and congratulate players on their “nice moves.”

Where to Play Village People Macho Moves

This new slot game is a huge hit with players of all ages. And all operators with Microgaming deals are promoting Village People Macho Moves as one of their new releases.

The game has some variance, but the number of features and ways to win makes every spin exciting.

And for players who respect disco, it is a game to keep open at all times.

Every Microgaming online casino is offering Village People Macho Moves, like Play Amo, and All Slots. Click on their “new games” section or type the name into the search bar, and the Village People are waiting to take players back to their disco days.

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

If you want to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter @WriterJen


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