Whether it comes down to running casinos in Las Vegas or waste management in New York, you can count on the Mafia to be the puppet masters. Their reputation as being unforgiving, trigger-happy businessmen that will take out anything and anyone trying to get in their way, have made them a fortune over the years.
The King of Chicago
Al Capone might be the biggest mobster of all times in terms of fame, despite the fact that he was sent to prison at age 33. Mr Capone was the King of Chicago and the place was wild during his reign in the 1920’s. Where am I going with this? Well, BGaming just released a new slot called Wild Chicago and even though it doesn’t say it out loud, there’s no doubt the game has a mafia focus.
This isn’t the Gambino, Lucchese, Genovese, Bonanno, and the Colombo family that run New York City but you should prepare to meet all the various slime balls and the true characters of a mob family.
Let’s dim the lights and take a look behind the shady scenes of Wild Chicago.
We All Know Who They Are
The screenshot above should give you an indication of what I mean by the variety of characters of not just the underworld but life in general. We’ve all met people that can be described as the slimy type (lizard), the fat sweaty pig, the King of the Jungle personality and even the sharp toothed Crocodile.
If you haven’t crossed paths with them in life, you’ve at least seen them in Hollywood productions like The Sopranos, Goodfellas, Casino, American Gangster and even the cult classic Scarface.
Luckily the characters in Wild Chicago don’t live up to their reputation in terms of being dangerous. Knowing that makes it a lot easier to keep spinning.
Packing a Lot of Heat or Is It?
Even though it’s not the type of crew you’d sit down and have a drink with doesn’t mean they can’t be good in other areas. Wild Chicao doesn’t pack a lot of heat in terms of features but there are a couple worth knowing about.
When a Crocodile comes along wearing a top hat, I’m not sure the expression is still known as “peacocking” but he does look as sharp as his many teeth. Not only does he bring the riz, he’s also kind enough to provide Wild Multipliers.
Keep an eye out for him and when he swoops in with the 2x present, you might as well say thank you and pocket that win right away before he changes his mind.
How to Get Free Spins
The Mafia lives by its own rules but there’s one rule it doesn’t seem to be able to get away from. I’m referring to the one that says that you need 3 or more scatters to get Free Spins. In this case, you will get 15 of them, which isn’t bad at all.
Retrigger For More Spins
These Free Spins can easily be retriggered if you score 3 or more scatters and you will be glad to know there’s no limit to how many times you can do it and how many spins you can get. With a bit of luck you can stay in Free Spin mode until the cows come home.
Embrace the Extra Win Multiplier
Did I mention that any win you get while in Free Spin mode will be multiplied by 3. Let’s call it the sprinkle on top by the mobsters.
Take A Shortcut
Anyone who has ever played slots knows how frustrating it can be when the wins refuse to come and you’re not even close to landing the number of scatters it takes to trigger the bonus feature.
Well, in Wild Chicago you can take advantage of the Bonus Buy, where a 100x your bet payment will take you straight to the bonus round with 15 Free Spins. I’ve always been a fan of this feature and it can sometimes be the perfect solution to your game.
There’s Something Missing in Chicago
While the Crocodile Boss and his Italian suits lovin’ criminals do their best to scare you and put you in your place, their performance isn’t very impressive. Sure, the basic features are there but with a theme like this I was expecting a bit more action. Let’s just say if Al Capone was still running the city, he wouldn’t allow his crew to be this lame.
The game is visually pleasing, so credit to BGaming in that sense. However, there has to be a bit more in order to impress me. So, for players who are looking for something more than stylish symbols, I don’t think this will meet your expectations.
On the other hand, if you’re just looking for something new to play and are ready to put all your eggs in the Free Spins basket, they give it a shot and go toe to toe with these shady animals.