About Crank It Up

Pragmatic Play has a reputation for being the “hardest-working man in show business” by releasing a steady stream of new online slots on a weekly basis.

While most of their releases are on the higher spectrum of the qualitative scale, every now and then a slot is released that is clearly not their best.

Crank It Up is a good example of such a low-quality slot. There is no backstory, no unique or interesting game mechanisms or features and the base game is boring as hell. Why you should choose to play it, when there are so many cool other new online slots, is a question we cannot answer for you.

Crank It Up RTP

Crank It Up has been released in three Return to Player configurations, coming in at 94%, 95%, and 96%.

Gameplay and slot features

Against a backdrop of an empty (!) night club, the game is played on a 5×3 grid, with 20 fixed paylines.

What exactly the main character’s role is in the game remains a bit of a mystery. Is the somewhat sweaty, gold-chained, toothpick-chewing dude the singer, the dancer, or the bouncer who is hoping to be discovered? Every once in a while, he pulls out some uninspired dance moves, which do nothing to solve the mystery.

The base game lacks any features and only serves as a stepping stone toward the free spins bonus. Thank heavens for quick-spin options.

Other features include:

  • High variance.
  • Betting starts at 0.20 and goes up to 240 per spin.
  • Wilds substitute for all symbols except scatters.
  • Premiums pay 15 to 30 times the bet for a 5 OAK hit.
  • Three or more scatters trigger the free spins bonus round:
    • 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols award 10, 15 or 20 free spins, respectively.
    • During the initial free spins, any wild symbol that lands highlights a position.
    • When a wild symbol lands on an already highlighted position, the multiplier is raised to – x2, x3, x5, and finally x10.
    • Free spins can be retriggered.
    • After the regular free spins have been used up, you are awarded three special free spins.
    • All highlighted positions turn into sticky wilds with, where applicable, extra multipliers.
    • During special free spins, no new wilds can land.
    • Free spins are triggered, on average, once every 224 spins.

Crank it Up Feature Buy

If you want to skip the tiresome base game and dive straight into the free spins action, you may do so by activating the feature buy, at a cost of 80x the bet.

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What is the max win on Crank It Up?

You can win up to 10,000 times the bet on Crank It Up, and your chances of landing said max win are 1 in 2,794,857 spins. Say what you want about Pragmatic Play slots, but they sure can dish out max wins like no other slot provider.

Our verdict: we think Crank It Up is totally forgettable (2 out of 5 stars)

Crank It Up fails on so many levels:

  • Our main character is neither cool nor hip and adds nothing to the gameplay.
  • The animations feel tired and generic.
  • The place looks awfully empty for a nightclub that “Cranks it Up!”.
  • The base game is as dull as we have seen in a long time.
  • 9 out of 10 times, the bonus round is a complete dud, leaving you with a “was that what I have been playing for?” feeling way too often.

The overall feeling is that this slot is a real filler, not even a decent one. The only real redeeming qualities of Crank It Up are the attractive 10,000x max win and the relatively low max win probability.

Overall verdict: 2 out of 5 stars.

Crank It Up’s official release date is July 4, 2024, and is available in all top online casinos.

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Low RTP casinos for Crank It Up
Title: Crank It Up
Provider: Pragmatic Play
Genre: Video slot
Theme: Music
RTP: 94% | 95% | 96%
Volatility: High
Paylines: 20
Minimum bet: 0.20
Maximum bet: 240
Max. win: 10,000x