Retromania is a December 2014 analog era-based video slot developed by Endorphina. The video game developer has listed Retromania under its “cute” theme, alongside Sugar Glider (November 2018), Sugar Glider Dice (July 2019), Origami (March 2015), Ice Pirates (December 2015), Little Panda (January 2018), Gladiators (December 2015), and Football (June 2014). More themes: analog devices, audio player, optical instruments, retro style, typography, film photography, and communications system. Retromania’s rival slot games include The Funky Seventies (June 2009) from NetEnt, Retro Reels (November 2010) from Microgaming, and Vintage Win (February 2017) from BF Games.
The noun “retromania” refers to an obsession for vintage items. All Retromania symbols require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Retromania Game Characteristics
Retromania has a partitioned yellow-framed 5X3 grid that is encircled by a dashed line. Set on a parchment white background, the video slot has: nine symbols with varied retro colors; 378 total bets resulting from its nine adjustable paylines, six coins per line, and seven denominations; a side game and bonus game; seven win multipliers; and regularly pays from $0.02 to $50000.00.
Retromania has two special symbols and seven ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the wild-and-substitute is a sexy Caucasian woman wearing butterfly sunglasses and a red headband on a white-dotted yellow-and-air force blue backgrounds; the bonus game-activating feature is a yellow, gray, and orange star with a mountain fold on a blue-and-green sunbeam background loop.
Ordinary symbols: a crimson, gray and white manual typewriter on cream background; a predominantly sky blue portable multiband vintage radio on a yellow-orange background; a gray-and-white rotary dial telephone on a red background; a yellow, white and sky blue vintage compact camera; an upside-down yellow, white and gray cassette tape on a pastel blue background; an orange-and-gray “Tn-X Pan 200” photographic film on a sky blue background; and a gray-and-red “music” vinyl record on a lemon-colored background.
Retromania’s denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.1, $0.2, $0.5, and $1. Retromania’s bets per line options: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. The minimum bet is $0.01. The maximum bet is $90.00.
For example, the $90.00 is associated with these Retromania payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. Typewriters pay $2000.00, $10000.00, and $50000.00. Women pay $1000.00, $5000.00, and $20000.00. Radios pay $300.00, $1000.00, and $5000.00. Telephones pay $200.00, $500.00, and $2000.00. Cameras pay $100.00, $300.00, and $1000.00. Cassettes pay $50.00, $100.00, and $500.00. Photographic films pay $30.00, $50.00, and $200.00. Vinyl records pay $20.00, $30.00, and $100.00.
Stars unlock the bonus rounds as follows. Three stars grant one bonus game round. Four stars grant two bonus game rounds. Five stars grant three free bonus game rounds. Note: landing “X” nullifies a round. The bonus game redirects to its two parts—there is, one, a 3X1 grid within, two, a 26-cell roulette-like rectangle—that spin and flicker around concurrently, seeking winning combinations to trigger the respective symbol’s win multiplier as follows. Typewriter has X100. Radio has X70. Telephone has X50. Camera has X20. Cassette has X10. Photographic film has X5. Vinyl record has X2.
A regular win unlocks the risk game. Interested players risk nullifying their gambled current win if, compared to the face up playing card, they predict a lowly face value; fortunately, the players have an opportunity to double their gambled current win whenever, compared to the face up card at the left, they predict a highly face value. Retromania’s non-progressive jackpot is $50000.00.
The good Retromania software has a dynamic paytable, up to 1000 automated spins with customizable limits, statistics, and switchable right-hand/left-hand modes. There is a retro instrumental background; sound effects include the cassette playing a retro track, a camera shutter sound, ringing bell, telephone ringtone, and a scratching turntablist effect.
The animated 3D graphics include: the spinning woman segueing into “wild” during winning rounds, vinyl records spinning back and forth, blue-and-white dashed lines that connect winning symbols, the camera’s flash symbol, spinning cassette’s standard reels, the radio’s speaker emitting musical notes, telephone ringing animation, spinning background loop, and the photographic film sliding out of the film holder.
Luck in Retromania
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Retromania is 96% and the house edge is 4%.