Who on earth is Holly Madison and why would I want to spend an evening with her? I asked myself these questions this as I loaded An Evening with Holly Madison, a slot machine from NextGen Gaming. Apparently Madison is a modern day television personality, former Playboy bunny, as well as an author, who is known for being on a variety of reality television shows that broadcast on the American television network E!. Now I know all about her, I don't think I'd object to spending an evening with her!
An Evening with Holly Madison is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot that gives us a look into the glam life of the attractive model. The game's symbols include spades, clubs, diamonds, hearts, a masquerade mask, high heel shoes, a pink tophat, a pink convertible, a pair of red dice, a series of playing cards, a Holly lollipop, and the model herself blowing kisses at the camera.
The game's features include wild symbols that expand to cover an entire reel, a free "Rockin' Re-spin" that is awarded whenever you spin 2 scatters, and a free spins round that is triggered when you land 3 or more scatters. While playing the free spins round you can collect up to 10 kisses from Holly, that are then converted into extra prizes at the end of the free spins via a photoshoot scenario. During the photoshoot you are given an outfit that could be anything from lingerie to evening gowns and Madison steps out from behind a change screen. If the outfit she is wearing matches, you are paid the entire amount you won during the free spins round again. This can happen potentially 10 times so your free spins win can be multiplied to a huge degree if you are lucky.
Although I had no idea who Holly Madison was, I have to say that the game looks very nice (as does the subject matter), and the graphics are presented in crisp high-definition. I found that the game played well on both my desktop as well as my iPhone, with no technical hiccups whatsoever. On the other hand the game is not exactly the deepest that I've come across (again, I suspect, like the subject matter). Still, I had a decent time playing with Holly Madison. What I'm not clear on is who this game is supposed to appeal to. Despite my initial assumptions, this one definitely isn't for a red-blooded male Playboy reader looking to see "more" of Ms Madison. I suspect a web image search might be a more exciting option for those of you matching that description. Maybe its for female fans of her reality television shows? Well in any case, if you're a fan of hers you'll likely give this game a try though I don't think it has the staying power to keep you coming back for more in the long term.