A Night Out is like a throwback to a different era, with cheesy music and mildly inappropriate images taking pride of place in a speedy and financially kind slot. Here’s a look at what it’s all about.
Given there’s no jackpot involved here, you’ll no doubt be keen to know about the features the game offers. Here’s a look at them all:
Beer Glass Wilds
For a lot of people, the main reason to head off on a night out is the chance to have a drink or two. The Beer Glass Wilds will replace any symbol with the exception of Scatters or Bonus symbols, giving you the chance to secure a winning line. If you get consecutive Wild symbols on the same line then you’ll be on the receiving end of a separate payout.
Dancing Girl Scatter
The Scatter symbol in the game looks a little bit like Tinkerbell, but on closer inspection you’ll actually see that it’s a girl on the dance floor with lights shining down on her that look a bit like wings. The payout you’ll receive for Scatter symbols will be dictated by the size of your total bet, with three or more Scatters on the same line being awarded with a separate win. You don’t need Scatters to be on any particular Win line in order for them to have an affect on your game.
If you see a Barman with a cocktail shaker in his hands land on reels one and five then get excited – that’s what you need to happen to trigger the Bonus Round. When it happens you’ll notice that the ‘Spin’ button is replaced by one saying ‘Click To Start’, so click on it to get things started. You’ll be presented with a selection of ladies, click on one of them and that will tell you how many Free Spins you’re going to get as part of your Bonus. You’ll then be asked to select a drink, which will determine the Multiplier for the round.
After you’ve made your two selections, you’ll see the option to ‘Continue’. Click on it and the Free Spins will get underway, with your prize totting up according to the Multiplier you were awarded. Should you see the Barman land on reels one and five during the Bonus Round it won’t start another one. Instead, the computer will randomly assign you with some more Free Spins and the Multiplier will remain the same. You’ll still be on course to get a decent amount of money, though, so you’re entitled to be a little bit excited.
Gameplay & RTP
The fact that there’s no jackpot involved with this game is probably why the Return To Player average is so high. 97.06% is very decent indeed, close to the golden figure we always tell you to look out for of 98%. It means that a relatively small investment can see you playing for a decent length of time if the symbols fall your way. Of course, the RTP alone shouldn’t dictate whether or not you play this game – or indeed any game. A massively high Return To Player average is all well and good, but if the gameplay is not fun then it becomes quietly irrelevant. Whether or not you enjoy the gameplay involved with A Night Out will likely depend entirely on how you view the objectification of women. That might sound a little exaggerated and if you’re someone who refers to ‘Lefty Liberals’ you’ll no doubt laugh at this observation, but the reality is that it’s not exactly the sort of game you’ll be wanting to show your daughter to let her feel empowered.
Three of the game’s symbols are women who appear to be scantily clad and are looking at the camera in a provocative manner. The Scatter symbol is a woman stood on the dance floor, seemingly inviting you over to chat her up. The rest of the symbols are made up of various cocktail drinks, with the exception of what one can only assume is supposed to be a ‘hunky’ barman that’s there to chat you up. Add into that the music that seems as though it’s from a 1970s porn movie and you can start to paint a picture of what this game is all about. Again, that’s the sort of thing that may well not bother you and you might just think we’re being far too sensitive, which is entirely possible. Yet A Night Out seems like a game that was created by a teenage boy to show his friends over the weekend. One thing that can’t be argued is that the theme is consistent, with the reels standing in front of a well-stocked bar.
The game also plays smoothy enough, with the reels spinning pleasantly and landing easily. There’s a phone-ringing sound when you click the ‘Spin’ button and what can only be described as an orgasmic exclamation if you mange to land a winning line. The special features all work easily enough, too. The Wilds are self-explanatory and everyone likes winning more money than they were expecting, so there’s nothing to complain about on that front. Likewise the Scatters make sense and fit into the theme of the game easily. When it comes to the Bonus Round, it perhaps could’ve been done a little bit better. Given the fact it’s triggered by landing a symbol with a Barman holding a cocktail shaker, would it not have made more sense to ask players to make a cocktail, the ingredients of which would determine the amount of Free Spins and the Multiplier awarded? After all, for some people there’s something not quite right about the amount of money you’re going to be rewarded being dictated by selecting a woman from a line-up.