Ladies Nite tries to give us an idea of what goes on at ladies only parties, and yes, half naked males seem to be part of the experience, along with a lot of tequila shots, cocktails and dancing. The slot is offered by Microgaming and it’s one of the few that I’ve seen cater to the wild side of the ladies, while men seem to be getting more of these games. Ladies Nite has 5 reels, 3 symbols each, with 9 active lines at most. You have very good payouts to go after, up to $100,000 being offered inside, and there are some excellent features as well, though not very varied ones. You get wilds with their multipliers, scatters, free spins and multipliers for these as well.
The number of lines is a bit low, but that’s not unusual for some of the games offered by Microgaming, the ones with a more dated look at least. You get 9 lines here, and you have the option to use as many as 5 coins on each one, so up to 45 coins can be in the bet in total. The value of the coins varies between $0.01 and $2. With those numbers in mind, you will find that you can place wagers of up to $90 per spin that you trigger.
The theme of Ladies Nite is all about women that are having fun on their own, by going to a night club that doesn’t allow men. The graphics all revolve around this idea, so on the reels you’re going to notice images of women smiling, of cocktails, perfume, handbags, red lipstick, disco balls and shirtless men serving drinks. There is a less fun side to the symbol list as well, the one with the half a dozen Royals, which look pretty boring, even with the small items placed next to some of them (bow ties, tiaras, cocktails). It’s quite clear that this isn’t one of the recent releases from Microgaming. The slot has a dated look, a low number of lines, and it’s not the only one in the developer’s collection to be like that. You don’t see anything in the background, as the reels cover the entire game area. As for the drawing style, it works fine for most of the symbols, but the one showing us the woman’s face is a bit scary looking to be honest.
As in most games, the features here will come through two different symbols, but very typical for slot machines. Both wilds and scatters are present, along with the features that they usually trigger. First, let’s check out the wild symbol, which shows us the image of a Glitterball, along with the Wild Logo. A wild symbol will be used in slot machines as a joker, so you can combine it with other symbols that match and together they will form combinations that pay you. All winning combinations form starting from the left side of an active line, and going towards the right side in consecutive positions. The wild needs to appear in just the right spot in order to be of help, it’s not enough for it to be on the right reel. There is an extra benefit that the wild brings, which makes it a very appealing feature, and that’s the multiplier of 2x that will double every single win that the feature brings you. The wild is even capable of forming combinations with other wilds only, in which case it pays between 10x and 10,000x, for two to five wilds arranged on a pay line. This is the jackpot of the game. The other symbol, a scatter, is the only one that will pay you or trigger features just by being in enough positions on the reels, even if they’re not on the same line. Having two or more symbols of this type will bring you a reward that multiplies your wager by 2x to 500x. The image of the scatter is that of the shirtless waiter, wearing a bow tie and holding a tray of shots. While two or more scatters bring you prizes, with at least three you will trigger the feature with 15 free spins as well. The wins are all tripled here, and this applies to the top jackpot as well.
The jackpot of Ladies Nite is at 10,000x the line bet, which is already generous, but you will improve it further if you get it during free spins, where it will be tripled. The payouts of up to 30,000x can be turned into a reward of $300,000. The RTP in Ladies Nite is at 96.10%, which is within the usual range for a slot designed by Microgaming.
It’s not a game with a lot of lines or with great graphics, but in terms of payouts offered or features, it’s doing great.