The Slotfather Part II Slot Review
Released: March 2016
Software: Betsoft Gaming
Coin Values: 0.01 up to 1
Jackpot: 1,210,000 Coins
Whereas some slots have enigmatic names, The Slotfather Part II has a fairly straightforward title and an ingenious one as well. The ‘II’ is a giveaway – we’ve gotten a sequel to The Slotfather video slot which is already a very popular release from Betsoft. Both of these games draw direct inspiration from the classic Francis Ford Coppola films based on books about the fate of the Corleone mobster family, The Godfather and The Godfather II.
Not that we support crime or anything, but playing games about gangsters is downright fun. With the whole cinematic culture built around the power and elegance of the mafia, it doesn’t seem that hard to endure a bit of bloody scenery here and there in order to get to the interesting characters, their stories and their extravagant way of life.
The SlotFather II is somewhat of a parody of the movie in form of an entertaining and lucrative online slot machine. One of the elegantly animated gangsters is on the left from the reels, while the background shows a parlour-style brick building where something shady is about to go down.
We like when all the symbols relate to the theme of the game, and The SlotFather Part II is one of those slots. There’s an impressive assortment of beautiful symbols, each complementing the big picture. The gangster armed guard is one of the symbols, then there’s a card game hand on a casino table, a stack of money, an expensive cigar on top of a glass of brandy, a cleaver and a photograph of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Special symbols include a crate of gold as Wild and a truck as the Scatter. If you make it far enough to experience the bonus features, you’ll also see some big icons on the reels. Giant icons will cover entire reels and they clearly indicate the arrival of three notorious gangsters known as Frankie, Fat Tony and Snake Eyes Sammy. Don’t get scared – if things get out of hand that only means more wins for you!
A video slot like The Slotfather Part II can’t allow itself to offer a bland gameplay. You’ll have 5 reels and 3 rows of symbols at your disposal, with the possibility to make use of 243 ways to win. Ways to win instead of classic paying lines is a game changer, because adjacent symbols create more winning combinations. Before you start your mobster adventure, you need to set the coins size; the options range from 0.02 to 1.
Your next move could be simply the Spin button, but you could also go for the Autospin if you don’t want to lose time initiating every next round manually. Also, if you want to set your bets to the max, there is a Max Bet button for that. The Double Up control button on the side starts the Gamble feature for those who want to spice things up with adding more risk into the ordeal. But first you have to win something so you could gamble further with it!
Online gamblers can enjoy several bonus features if they place their wagers on The Slotfather II slot game. First we have the Free Spins Feature, triggered by three truck Scatter symbols (two Scatters anywhere on the reels will only get you scattered wins). Depending on the number of symbols that triggered the round the player can win 8, 12 or 20 spins, free of charge.
Free Spins can be retriggered. At the end of the Free Spins game the Slotfather will reward you for your loyalty to the family with a Big Boss Bonus, aka an instant credits win! The other special feature is referred to as the Gangster Bonus. The three gangsters we mentioned earlier all have their turn. Depending on the combinations of gangster icons on the reels, the player can benefit from re-spins and sticky symbols or trigger the bonus mini-game called the Gangster Feature.
During this sub-bonus game, the gangsters ‘collect their cut from the business in town’. Frankie, Fat Tony and Snake Eyes Sammy each have their methods so you’ll receive your rewards according to their performance.
The house edge for this video slot is set at 4.3%, which means the players can expect a return of 95.7%. We hoped for a better percentage that that, but you can’t really expect the mafia to be that generous, right? There have been statements that The Slotfather Part II slot pays well at high stakes, but we guess we’ll have to wait for more people to try it and form a common opinion. As for the base game, the highest paying symbol is the stylish gangster guard with a 300 coins worth a prize for five of a kind.
It was about time Betsoft released a follow-up slot for their Slotfather game, the players were getting all fidgety about it – and that doesn’t end well, in the mafia circles at least. The sequel is finally here, in all Betsoft-powered online casinos, offering 243 ways to win, a 5-reel structure and sharp 3D graphics. Moreover, the bonus features are thrilling and well-thought out. The Slotfather Part II does not feature a progressive jackpot, just base game payouts and bonus game prizes; still, pretending to be a mobster has never been as fun.