The Slotfather II Slot
The Slotfather II is a 5-reel, 243-pay line 'all ways pay' online slots game. Even if you've never played an online slots game in your life, you've probably guessed that this game is a sequel of some kind – the 'II' is a bit of a giveaway, after all. 'The Slotfather' was an original Betsoft release, way back in 2011. This mobster-style game was a slotting parody of 'The Godfather' – the classic Francis Ford Coppola movie that won the best motion picture oscar in 1972. This brutal tale was followed by the sequel The Godfather Part II in 1974 which was just as good (if not better) and also won a golden statuette. Now Betsoft have done the same in releasing a sequel. The Slotfather is one of their most well-received slots, so how good is the second title in the series?
The ultra-menacing Slotfather is back in this game, as are all his evil henchmen – Fat Tony (who doesn't actually look that fat), Frankie (Knuckles) and Snake Eyes Sammy. One thing you will notice immediately when you play this game is the graphical improvement from the 2011 original – which wasn't exactly bad in the first place! Betsoft have really upped the ante in many ways with this new title.
When it comes to actual game play, this slot has all possible winning paylines for a 3×5 slot, so there are 243 ways to win. You pay twenty five coins for this privilege. You can also set your bet level from one to five, and you coin size from 0.02 to 1.00. As ever, your final bet-per-spin is your bet level multiplied by your coin size multiplied by twenty-five. When you're ready to 'swim wiv da fishes' again, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout in this game is a mere two coins, which is gained by landing three pictures of the leaning tower of pisa. The top monster (or rather, mobster) pay out is for five of The Slotfather himself, at three hundred coins.
A chest of cash is the wild symbol here and substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol. It only appears on reels two and four in the base game, but on all reels aside from the first reel in free spins mode.
If you land three 'Truck' scatters anywhere on the reels then you earn yourself free spins. It's eight free spins for three symbols, a dozen free spins for four and twenty free spins for five. All payouts are doubled during free spins and you can win additional free spins during your freebies. When your free spins end you'll be awarded a 'Big Bonus Boss' credit win as an extra reward.
All three of The Slotfather's henchmen feature as expanded symbols in this game. You gain a respin if two of the same gangster symbol can be seen in the reel window in its entirety after a spin. The gangster symbols are held in place for the respin. If you land three of the same gangster symbol completely on the reels then you trigger the Gangster Feature.
In this feature you become the gangster who triggered it. You must collect protection money from six possible options, and each gangster has a different way of going about business. Fat Tony always collects but is 'slow and steady' while Snake Eyes is not too much of a risk taker.
All wins can be gambled here on a 'flip of a coin basis'. You can choose either heads or tails to double or lose any won, or half of any win. You can keep on gambling as many times as you wish.
For every decent movie sequel like 'The Godfather Part 2' there's a disappointing one (take your pick from hundreds … how about the sequels to The Matrix?). The Slotfather from Betsoft was always a leading candiudate for a sequel, mainly thanks to The Godfather links. Is it any good? Well, the good news is yes … and we would go as far as saying it's even better than the original. True, it's not the most thrilling slot gameplay-wise, but it's also not very taxing and a breeze to enjoy. The graphics are well up to Betsoft's usual high standards as well. In short, a sequel that's well worth your prolonged consideration!