Differences Between Funky Time and Crazy Time
Of course, both games look very different visually, but you may think the gameplay, mechanics, and bonuses are the same aside from the design.
In reality, that’s far from true. Each game has unique features, most of which are pretty different when you look closer.
In the remaining sections of this blog, I’ll show you the key differences between the two games, covering everything from the gameplay and theme to the bonuses and features, payouts, and RTPs.
Crazy Time and Funky Time are based on a money wheel concept, which keeps the game mechanics super engaging.
The goal in each game is to guess where the spinning wheel will stop, and in this respect, the games are pretty similar.
Crazy Time, with its Dream Catcher-inspired money wheel, is all about a main game and four bonus games.
Its interactive features and cutting-edge tech allow random multipliers on the “Top Slot”. The Crazy Time wheel is entirely physical; no digital elements are involved until one of the bonuses and features is triggered.
On the other hand, Funky Time gives us a fresh take on the money wheel concept with its DigiWheel. This wheel has 64 segments, offering more betting options. There are 17 different bets available, more than any live game show game.
Like Crazy Time, Funky Time has bonuses and features. The betting round lasts just 20 seconds, so it’s a little shorter than Crazy Time, although I think this lends itself well to most players who want to get on with the game.
Theme and Design
As for the themes and designs, Crazy Time and Funky Time each have their style.
Crazy Time’s design is a bright, fun blend of elements that remind me of classic game shows and carnivals. Its colourful design matches its name, creating a crazy-looking space where everything is intense, weird, and wild!
In contrast, Funky Time transports players to the 1970s with its disco theme. Between the animated dance floor, disco balls, and vibrant colours that take you back to the disco era, Funky Time creates a feeling of fun nostalgia – at least for me!
I also like how the theme isn’t just for looks; it ties into the entire game, with the bonuses and features all themed around a ’70s disco.
Bonuses and Features
Now that we’ve reviewed the differences in gameplay and theme between Crazy Time and Funky Time let’s check out the bonus rounds and features.
These bonuses are a big part of any live casino game show wheel game, as they’re typically where big wins can be found.
Both Crazy Time and Funky Time have four bonuses.
Three of Crazy Time’s Bonuses, Coin Flip, Cash Hunt and Crazy Time, require you to choose a colour or a symbol, ultimately revealing your prize.
In Funky Time, The Bar bonus and Stayin Alive round require interaction from the player.
All of the bonus rounds in both games can benefit from multipliers. In Crazy Time, this comes from the Top Slot, while in Funky Time, they are randomly generated and dispersed across the Digi Wheel at the start of the game.
The Bonus rounds that pay the least are The Bar and Coin Flip, while Crazy Time and the VIP Disco are where the big wins can appear.
Stayin A’Live and Pachinco are similar in payout potential, while Cash Hunt and Disco are aligned with payout potential.
The quickest Bonus rounds are Coin Flip and The Bar, while the rest are comparatively slow, lasting a few minutes each.
Payouts and Odds
Payouts significantly affect how much money you can win from playing, and while both Crazy Time and Funky Time look similar, there are some exciting contrasts when you get into the nitty-gritty.
I will get slightly technical below, looking at probabilities and comparing the two games.
Crazy Time uses a 54-segment wheel, with each segment representing different potential payouts.
The most common segment, ‘1’, appears 21 times and pays at 1:1. This bet has a hit frequency of 38.89%.
Funky Time’s most common wheel segment is also number one, although it has a slightly higher hit frequency, with 28 on the wheel.
The chance of this segment landing is 43.75%, with the standard payout set at 1:1, not including any multipliers.
First Major Difference
Now, we come to one of the first significant differences between the games.
In addition to the number one, Crazy Time has other number segments; 2, 5, and 10. These offer payouts of 2:1, 5:1, and 10:1, respectively.
Funky Time does not offer any additional number bets – but the ‘FUNK’, ‘PLAY’, and ‘TIME’ letters bets roughly correspond to the number bets in Crazy Time.
Each letter appears eight times on the wheel, and the payout for all is 25:1 – without any multipliers.
There is a 37.50% chance of one of the letters landing on each spin, and in my opinion, Funky Time has a clear edge here with its more considerable win potential.
The bonus rounds in Crazy Time allow players to win up to £500,000, with a maximum bet multiplier of up to 20,000X. This is achieved during the main Crazy Time bonus round.
Funky Time’s maximum win potential is also set at £500,000, although the payout potential, in terms of your stake, is 10,000X, half that of Crazy Time.
While this is half that of Crazy Time, I should point out that, in theory, it’s “easier” to hit this 10,000X maximum win, as all four bonuses can produce it.
I’ll be frank; there’s not a noticeable difference between the games in terms of the payouts. 10,000X wins are so rare, anyway. It’s not worth considering, in my opinion.
Regarding number/letter betting, I prefer Funky Time for higher payouts. Regarding the bonuses and features, I’d say it’s up to your personal preferences, which you find more entertaining!
The RTP is one of the most critical factors in live dealer games, especially when comparing games against one another.
The RTP, or Return to Player percentage, indicates the average amount of player bets expected to be paid back to players in the long run.
For example, a game with an RTP of 90% would, on average, net the casino a profit of 10% in the long run.
Crazy Time has an average RTP of 95.41%, ranging from 94.41% to 96.08%, depending on the bet placed.
On the other hand, Funky Time offers an optimal RTP of 95.99%, with most game components delivering within the 95% range.
This means both games are volatile, offering small, frequent wins and occasional large payouts.
Crazy Time encourages betting on bonus rounds due to their higher winning potential. While Funky Time provides a balanced gaming experience regardless of the type of bet. I’ll get more specific about the RTPs below.
Funky Time RTPs
A look at Funky Time’s payouts reveals what we’ve come to expect from live dealer games like this; a variety of RTPs that vary spending on the bet placed.
The #1 bet carries the best RTP of 95.99%, meaning, on average, for every £100 you wager, the casino will make £4.01.
Next are the letter segments; ‘FUNK’, ‘PLAY’, and ‘TIME’. Each letter has an RTP of 95.49%, slightly lower than the number one bet.
However, I think this drop in RTP is barely noticeable, and the minimum 25:1 payout more than makes up for this.
The Bonus rounds in Funky Time all have different RTPs, some better, some worse, than the letter bets.
The ‘BAR’ Bonus has an RTP of 95.98%, the ‘STAYIN’ ALIVE’ Bonus has an RTP of 95.49%, the ‘DISCO’ Bonus stands at 95.51%, and the ‘VIP DISCO’ Bonus offers an RTP of 95.38%.
While the bonuses have a lower probability of landing than the letter and number one bet, the payout potential is significantly greater. I would generally advise betting on all bonuses when playing, as I advise in Crazy Time.
Crazy Time RTPs
Crazy Time’s RTPs are similar to those in Funky Time but are not identical. There are a few significant differences to be aware of.
Like Funky Time, the number one bet has the highest RTP; 96.08%.
In other words, the casino’s profit averages around £3.92 for each £100 wagered on this bet.
This is a better RTP than the number one bet in Funky Time, but there’s not much in it. The lower RTP in Funky Time allows for the bigger 25:1 payouts on the letter segments.
Crazy Time also has three other numbers on the wheel; ‘2’, ‘5’, and ’10’. These bets have varying RTPs. The number two bet has an RTP of 95.95%, the number five bet has an RTP of 95.78%, and the number ten bet has an RTP of 95.73%.
Again, while there are some slight differences here, they’re tiny, and I don’t look into them too much.
However, there’s a more noticeable change in RTPs regarding bonuses and features.
Interestingly, the game’s main highlight, the Crazy Time feature, carries the game’s second-lowest RTP of 94.41%. The Pachinko bonus RTP is the lowest, at 94.33%.
The RTP of the Coin Flip bonus is 95.70%, while the Cash Hunt bonus has the highest RTP, 95.72%.
While these bonuses don’t hit as often as the numbered bets, their payout potential is more significant. I always recommend betting on all four bonuses; it’s where the game’s big wins lie.
RTPs: A Conclusion
So, how do both games compare in terms of RTP?
Crazy Time has an average RTP of 95.41%, but it can be as high as 96.08% or as low as 94.41%, depending on what bets you place.
Funky Time’s highest RTP is slightly higher at 95.99%, with most bets falling around 95%.
Crazy Time pushes you to bet on bonus rounds as they can offer big wins. Whereas Funky Time delivers a balanced game no matter what you bet on.
After comparing the two, I’d say Crazy Time is probably the slightly riskier option. But it’s more likely to produce a big win from a bonus than Funky Time.
However, if you prefer consistent wins, Funky Time may be more up your street.
Honestly, RTP-wise, there’s a slight difference between the two games. I wouldn’t worry too much about it. I wanted to cover the specifics as this is, after all, a comprehensive comparison between the two games.