Slotfather Slot Review
“Now I'm gonna give you an offer of a video slot you can't refuse.. if you decide not to play this slot, you may wake up with a horse's head in your bed!”
OK – that's a lie – I've got no Italian blood or mafia ties in my history. With my Greek heritage, the worst that could happen is you may wake up next to some rotten Dolmades and an empty bottle of Ouzo.
The Godfather was an iconic movie that's shaped our portrayal of organized crime ever since. Marlon Brando brought the Godfather to life, and three amazing scripts in the franchise launched many quotes into pop culture:
as mentioned: “I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.” “Revenge is a dish best-seved cold.” “A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults." "I don't like violence, Tom. I'm a businessman. Blood is a big expense." "A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man." "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli." "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." (Ironically this quote is often wrongly attributed to Sun Tzu's “The Art of War”) "Politics and crime. They're the same thing."
So I guess it was just a matter of time before the Mob was brought to life in a casino game. Doing the honors is Betsoft Gaming with "Slotfather" (Oh what a clever pun – NOT!), a stunning progressive video slot that can be enjoyed on pretty much any device or platform. The heydeys of the criminal underground are re-captured in this offering, with every aspect of the game being a humorous caricature of that era. It was clear early on that this game doesn't take itself seriously and because of that, the comical scene it sets is vivid and immersive.
Slotfather is a 5 reel and 30 payline medium volatility slot. Interestingly enough there are no wilds in this game, but instead, an array of other exciting symbols: a henchman, “Sneeky” gangster, money-filled briefcase, car, wine, kingpins hand, tommy gun, pasta, Italy map, cigar and newspaper. There are also a few special symbols: The Slotfather himself is the bonus jackpot symbol. The Underboss is the scatter. What catches the eye is the progressive jackpot display on the top left which is joined by the payouts display on the right. Down below you can find all your other displays: Choose Bet Per Coin/Balance/Bet/Win/Credits. Next to that is Bet Per Line, Select Lines, Max Bet, Spin and Autoplay. Please don't complain about there being a lack of Turbospin – the Slotfather won't be happy with you.
In regular play, a henchman next to a Tommy Gun on any reel between 1-3 activates Multiplier Mob Free Spins. Before the feature begins, the screen gets riddled with bullet holes from the tommy gun. Choose a bullet hole which will reveal how many Free spins and Multipliers are awarded. (Between 3-10 free spins and 1-3X multiplier. An instant win of 30 credits is also applied.)
5 Slotfather symbols on any payline in regular play (when betting Max Bet) wins you the Jackpot!
Sneeky Instant Win: If Sneeky appears on either side of the briefcase on reels 1-3, the Sneeky Instant Win is triggered. Sneeky reaches into the briefcase and steals some cash with which to reward you. What a friend!!
Underboss Scatter: 3 or more Underboss symbols triggers this feature in which the word “scatter” suddenly appears on all symbols, transforming each into scatter pays.
Bonus Round: 3 or more Slotfathers activates the Bonus Round in which you need to choose 3 out of 6 business locations in which to place the mob's slot machines. After you have completed the task, you're off to the Slotfathers favorite restaurant where he congratulates and rewards you.
Being a progressive slot, the maximum win hinges on how high the Jackpot gets!
Graphics in the Slotfather are, being Betsoft, predictably brilliant – as too are the animations. The music and sound effects complement each other nicely (The only danger might be that you start speaking like a Mafioso boss!) Performance wise I was very impressed on all platforms tested. Despite the complexity of the game, there were no lags or issues.
Gameplay and enjoyment wise I have to put this slot way up near the top of my all-time best. Ironically, I think there may be too many features - this is the first time I've ever written that in a review, but I feel that Slotfather would be sleeker and more enjoyable if there were a few less. Nevertheless, its a marvel, so, if you're hungry for meatballs and spaghetti, together with a slew of features and some laughs, then this one for you!
Software: Betsoft Gaming Game Type: Video Slots Paylines: 30 Reels: 5 RTP: 95,69% Bonus Game: Yes Progressive: Yes Free Spins: Yes Maximum win: Progressive Jackpot Published by: BitStarz, award-winning Bitcoin Casino