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Funky Time: Our Review, How and Where to Play

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Funky Time is the long-awaited sequel to Evolution’s smash hit Crazy Time. Built on the same concept, it’s themed around 70s disco extravagance and massive multiplier rewards. Just like in the original, this game allows you to enjoy up to 4 bonus games and a fresh, innovative betting system.

Funky Time boasts an RTP of 95.99% with a minimum bet of $0.10 and a $10,000 maximum wager. The game is available on both desktop and mobile and is a completely unique, immersive live casino gaming experience.

Few live casino game shows ever managed to live up to the success of Crazy Time. Will Evolution finally be able to drum up the same enthusiasm, or will it be another fun but short-lived release? Our Funky Time game review is here to find out with a complete rundown of the game’s looks, rules, features, and everything else that makes it tick.

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Funky Time Live Review

Game Specifications
Game nameFunky Time
Game providerEvolution
Game typeGame Shows
Streaming from Latvia
Bet range€0.10 - €10,000
Max win10,000x
Side betsNo
Supported platforms Desktop Mobile Tablet
Supported OS Android Apple Windows
Languages Chinese Chinese English English German German Italian Italian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese +4
All supported languages
  • Chinese Chinese
  • English English
  • German German
  • Italian Italian
  • Polish Polish
  • Portuguese Portuguese
  • Romanian Romanian
  • Russian Russian
  • Spanish Spanish
  • Turkish Turkish

In the history of live casino games, few releases have been as impactful as Evolution’s Crazy Time. Since its release in 2020, it has come to define the genre of casino game shows. More precisely, every game with a money wheel wants to be Crazy Time in one way or another. However, none have been as successful thus far.

With all that in mind, it made sense that Evolution would release a sequel sooner or later. To be fair, live casino tables don’t really get sequels – we’re just not surprised to see Evo build on the concept. In fact, we’ve already gone through a detailed comparison of Funky Time and Crazy Time to see how the two games stack up.

So what is Funky Time, exactly?

Like its predecessor, it’s a unique creation built around a large Money Wheel. Equally as important is the colorful, vibrant studio themed around 70s disco. With games like these, the show is equally as important as the betting. And as we all know, Evolution is a master of spectacle. Incredible graphics, a stunning purpose-built studio, and dedicated presenters bring it all to life – as one would expect from Crazy Time’s successor.

The theme is definitely not the only improvement, though. Meaningful changes have been made to gameplay as well, ensuring a completely new experience.

Key Highlights

A shiny new studio themed around 70s disco
17 betting options spanning numbers, letters, and bonus games
4 bonus games with state-of-the-art graphics and high-concept gameplay
Stackable multipliers going up to 10,000x
New and improved UI with options to bet on multiple selections at once
95.38 – 95.00% RTP, depending on the bet you’re making

How to Play Funky Time

Funky Time is based around a large wheel. The presenter spins the wheel and the players bet on the results. A typical round is short, sweet, and accessible even to complete beginners.

Your job is to predict which segment of the wheel will land on the pointer at the top. To do so, just select your stake and click on the bets you wish to make.

The wheel is divided into 64 segments. The more one type of segment appears on the wheel, the more likely it is to win. However, less risky bets generally pay less.

Funky Time bets are divided into three types:

  • Number Bet – The 28 segments marked with the number 1 are the most basic option. A bet on 1 pays a flat 1:1 payout.
  • Letters Bets – The words PLAY, FUNK, and TIME each appear on the wheel twice. You can bet that the wheel will land on one of the letters found in these words. For example, if you bet on U, you win 25:1 if the pointer lands on one of the two instances of the letter U. Functionally, these bets are identical to number bets – they’re straightforward, instant-win wagers with a flat payout.
  • Bonus Games – Funky Time features 4 bonus mini-games: Bar, Stayin’ Alive, Disco, and VIP Disco. Each mini-game has its own set of rules.

If you need more information about how Funky Times works, its stats, strategies, and bonus games, make sure to check out our Funky Time stats guide!

Bonus Games

To participate in a Funky Time bonus game, you have to place a bet on one or more of the Bonus Game bets. If the wheel lands on the corresponding segment, the mini-game kicks off for players that placed the correct bet.

  • Bar appears in six segments. You’re taken to a funky bar staffed by a robot. Your job is to pick one of three glasses filled with multipliers. The robot will pour drinks to determine the multiplier amounts for each glass. Essentially, you’re just hoping that you picked a high-paying glass. Additionally, a one-reel slot will spin on the robot’s face and randomly assign another, stackable multiplier to one of the three glasses.
  • Stayin’ Alive appears twice on the wheel and is a relatively complex game inspired by bingo. You pick a color, which is your team, and watch as the three colored balls advance up a multiplier ladder. A ball-drawing machine is used to determine whether the multiplier the ball advances or not. Each time a team draws a black ball they lose a life, and the game ends for your team once you lose three lives. The further your chosen team makes it up the ladder, the more you win, up to a multiplier of 10,000x.
  • Disco appears in three segments. It takes place on a 37-square virtual dance floor, on which Mr Funky dances around. The presenter spins a mini wheel to determine which way Mr Funky will go, collecting multipliers along the way. The game ends when he falls off the floor, at which point the collected multipliers are added together and paid out to participating players.
  • VIP Disco is the same as Disco but with bigger rewards. It only appears in one segment.
    Strategy Tips
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      The RTP differences between the various bets are minor, all things considered. However, you should pick the ones with higher RTP if you want to play on the safe side. In this case, those include the numbers and the Bar bonus bet.
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      That said, games like Funky Time are all about fun and excitement. There’s no real strategy to give you an advantage beyond just picking high-RTP bets.
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      The Letter bets are meant to be combined. For instance, you can bet on the whole word PLAY and cover an entire section of the wheel.

    Bets & Payouts

    As noted above, only the numbers and letters bets have flat payouts. The bonus games all have separate payout systems as per their rules.

    Here are all of the available bets in Funky Time, their payouts, RTP, and probability of winning per spin.

    Letter bet25:12 per letter3.13% per letter95.49%
    BarUp to $500,00069.38%95.98%
    Stayin’ AliveUp to 10,000x24.69%95.49%
    DiscoUp to 10,000x39.39%95.51%
    VIP DiscoUp to 10,000x11.56%95.38%


    It seems that the RTP rates of different bets are much closer to each other than in Crazy Time. Either way, Bar is the most profitable bonus game, which is important to remember for a game that’s all about its bonus round.


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    Special Features

    The most eye-catching feature of Funky Time is the stunning studio. You can’t really appreciate how good the bonus games look until you’ve seen them. It’s clear that a lot of time and effort was put into fleshing out the theme, characters, and overall atmosphere in the studio.

    Some of the bonus games could really work as standalone betting games in their own right. Especially Stayin’ Alive and Disco, which are not like anything we’ve seen before.

    Anyway, Funky Time also comes with the full suite of Evolution’s quality-of-life features. This includes a versatile setting menu, detailed bet and result histories, and language options.


    • The only currently available Funky Time live table is presented strictly in English
    • However, the text of the game can be changed into something else. Evolution’s interface supports English, Albanian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.

    Our Verdict

    Funky Time has big shoes to fill, there’s no doubt about that. Currently, it’s competing directly against some of Evo’s most successful titles and other runaway successes such as Sweet Bonanza Candyland.

    In terms of the game design itself, Funky Time certainly blows it out of the water. The bonus games especially are good enough to be titles in their own right. Throw in the fleshed-out theme and big payouts, and it seems like a recipe for success.

    The only major downside to Funky Time we see is the relatively low RTP. It’s just not good for your expected value, and there’s no getting around that fact.

    However, live casino game shows are not about number-crunching. They’re designed as relatively light-hearted, which is also the case here. In short, if you want to try and beat the dealer through strategy, this isn’t the genre for you.

    As far as we’re concerned, Funky Time leaves an overwhelmingly positive impression. Whether that will be enough to outshine its predecessor remains to be seen.

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    Funky Time is a live casino game show released by Evolution in 2023. It revolves around a big money wheel and four bonus mini-games.
    All payouts in this game are capped at $500,000 per win. Some of the minigames also have a 10,000x multiplier maximum.
    Funky Time will be available across all Evolution casinos on May 10, 2023.
    Not really. The game is completely based on luck and you can’t impact the outcome in any way. The best strategy is to stick to high-RTP bets like 1 and Bar and manage your money properly.

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