Grease is a 5-reel, max 25-pay line online slots game from Bally Technologies. You’ll probably be completely non-surprised to learn that this slot is based on the 1978 hit rom-com musical of the same name that made a star out of John Travolta. It also starred Olivia Newton-John who played high school sweetheart Sandy, despite the fact that she was almost thirty at the time. Sandy meets local hoodlum Danny (Travolta) and they experience some ‘Summer Nights’. Sadly, Sandy’s wholesome, good girl nature just isn’t good enough for Danny, who has his bad boy reputation to maintain. Happily, Sandy sees the error of her ways and sheds her natural personality to done skin-tight leathers and take up smoking. Danny is over-the-moon and declares ‘you’re the one that I want’. The movie ends with the happy couple discovering that their car can fly.
Danny and his buddies (the T-Birds) all make appearances in this game, as do Sandy and her girl friends (the Pink Ladies). Indeed, to start this slot you need to decide whether you are going to play it as a T-Bird or a Pink Lady. Joining the crew on the reels are playing card values queen, king and ace. The Grease theme is maintained throughout with stills, sound-bites and songs from the movie. You can choose your stake from 0.01 to 10.00, and the number of lines in play from one to all twenty-five. Your final bet-per-spin is these two values multiplying (just like chills). When you’re ready to shape up (whether you need a man or not) hit that ‘spin’ button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout for this game is for two T-Bird or Pink Ladies symbols, which returns you your line bet. The jackpot in normal play is secured by landing five symbols of Danny and Sandy together, which wins 5,000x your coin size.
In T-Bird mode a flaming wild appears on reel one and a lightning wild on reel five. They substitute for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol. If they land on the reels after the same spin you enter the T-Birds Bonus Round. Danny races Grease Lightning and at the end of the race you are awarded a bonus.
In Pink Ladies mode a wig wild appears on reel one and a hairdryer wild appears on reel five. They too subsitute for all other symbols asides from the scatter symbols, and trigger the bonus game in the same way. Here you get to choose from nine hidden symbols. Once you have uncovered three identical symbols your coin size is multiplied by the appropriate multiplier to give you your cash win.
Again in T-Bird mode, if you land three, four or five T-Bird symbols anywhere on the reels you are awarded ten, fifteen or twenty free spins respectively. On each spin during your freebies one reel at random will go completely wild. Free spins cannot be retriggered. The same happens in Pink Ladies mode, although it’s the Pink Ladies logo symbol that you need to be looking out for.
There are four progressive jackpots of varying values available in this game – Rydell High, T-Birds, Pink Ladies and Greased Lightning. They are all awarded randomly. If you land the jackpot game, you will need to pick symbols from twenty squares. As soon as you have picked four identical symbols, you win the associated jackpot.
Do you have to be a fan of ‘Grease’ to enjoy this game? Well, it helps, as the music and sound bites can get quite repetitive, so it’s good news if you’re fond of the movie! Otherwise, this is a entertaining game that’s been well put together with many thrilling features. Grease is the word, and it’s now also one of Bally’s best slots!