The first of two instalments, The Slotfather from Betsoft is the 5-reel, 3-row and 1 to 30 variable paylines slot where you can collect up to 1,000 coins in this mafia-style adaptation of the popular crime-drama film The Godfather.
The base symbols from top to bottom start with the crime boss Vito Corleone, Sammy Quickfingers, a suitcase full of dollar bills, a gangster car, a bottle of red wine, the hand with a gold ring, sub-machine Tommy gun, a plate of spaghetti, map of Italy, cigar and headline newspaper.
A sweet instrumental tune plays in the background changing during spins for a distinctly ethnic Italian sounding theme.
Each symbol when included in a payline has a unique little animated sequence for an entertaining moment and may be accompanied by some short dialogue and/or sound effects.
Sneaky Instant Win, Multiplier Mob Free Spins and Underboss scatter
The Sneaky Instant Win is unlocked if Sammy Quickfingers appears on either side of the suitcase symbols on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd lines. Sammy will reach into the suitcase and pull out a bundle of cash.
The next feature is the Multiplier Mob Free Spins Feature which is unlocked with the Frankie 'da Fixer' symbol appearing on either side of the Tommy gun symbols on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd lines.
Frankie will then pull the Tommy Gun out shooting holes in the reels where you will then be invited to choose one to reveal your award which will be a combination of free spins and multipliers.
The free spins can range from 3 to 10 while the multipliers range from 1x to 3x. The Underboss Scatter will award you with coins when you combine paylines of different symbols.
Consult the rules for the different combinations and corresponding prizes.
The Slotfather is about to make you an offer you dare not refuse and this will be unlocked with 3 Slotfather symbols anywhere on the spaces. Your job is to find a home for the slot machines in different businesses in the city.
There are three machines and six different businesses. Each location will earn money on the transaction and once you get back to Vito's restaurant he will reward you with bonus winnings!
An offer you can't refuse!
The stakes in The Slotfather slot range in value from €0.02 to €75. Payline wins are calculated by taking the coins as illustrated in the paytable multiplied by the coin value.
The payouts are quite low with a top prize per payline of 1,000 coins or 6.7x your total bet and it only gets lower from there so for the best chance of higher winnings we recommend that you play with all 30 paylines.
The slot ranks pretty high up there for entertainment value and has some solid graphics with mild animation and you will need to take advantage of the features to make the slot worth your while.
Betsoft now also offers The Slotfather II which you might want to check out first.
Decide for yourself whether this is the right slot for you for free before deciding on whether to play for real money.