Chicago Gangsters – Online Slot Review
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Structure: 5 reels x 3 rows
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Retro with a twist
The 1930s in the U.S was the Prohibition period, which led to raising gangs and notorious mobsters, such as Al Capone. It was a period where the gangsters committed series of felonies and even created their own parallel society, indulging in lavish parties with their collaborators and friends, in dark, shady establishments far from the police eyes.
And this is the world depicted in Playson’s free online slot, Chicago Gangsters. A theme which was taken into many movies and games, this online slot sets the scene on Chicago’s streets, as you can see vintage cars and brick buildings in the background. The action takes place at night, where the gangsters meet under the dim light of street lamps to discuss their next move.
The graphics manage to offer that 30s style for us to enjoy, and so do the reels. They are framed by what looks like a wood frame and feature themed symbols, such as poker chips and whisky glasses, retro cars, elegant ladies and gangsters with machine guns. There are also playing card symbols, from Jack to Ace, which are also designed to complete the theme.
When it comes to looks, Chicago Gangsters is quite the show stopper. Even the game’s name and its 2 jackpots are using themed lettering designs.
Before you start spinning the reels on Chicago Gangsters online slot, you have to adjust your game play. You will find the control buttons under the reels, from which you can adjust your wager as well. Select between 20 cents and 100 dollars as a wager for all the game’s 20 pay lines, which are not adjustable.
There is also an auto play feature available, with which you can select an unlimited number of spins in auto mode. But you can also have only a few auto spins which you can stop whenever you want.
Gangsters and jackpots
The highest paying symbols in Chicago Gangsters slot are the ones to represent people or objects. The highest paying regular icon is the gangster man and will reward you with a top payout of 1.000 dollars for 5 of-a-kind. Next in line is the elegant lady, followed by the card and the whisky glass.
The playing card royals are the lowest paying symbols, offering only 375 dollars for 5 matching Aces. However, you will find that these are also lucrative as they tend to form winning combinations more often than not.
There are also special symbols available, and the wild is the first one to mention. It will act as a substitute for all other symbols, except the bonus icon, to help you complete winning combinations. The symbol is designed to look like presenting a burlesque show in Chicago.
The bonus symbol is represented by the poker chips, and you will need at least 6 on the reels, at the same time, to trigger the bonus game. During this round, the bonus symbols become sticky and hold their position during the 3 re-spins. Whenever you land another bonus symbol during this round, you will reset the number of re-spins to 3.
During the bonus game, only bonus symbols land on the reels, which means that you might land one or more of these icons or no symbols at all. The game continues until you have no more re-spins or you fill all the positions on the reels with bonus symbols. At the end of the bonus game, all symbols are summed up and you receive your winnings.
There are 3 jackpots in Chicago Gangsters, grand, major and mini. The grand jackpot is triggered by 15 bonus symbols and will offer you 1.000x the stake, the major jackpot is triggered by the random appearance of major bonus symbols in the bonus game, and it will pay 150x the stake. The mini jackpot is triggered by the random appearance of the mini bonus symbols in the bonus game and will reward you with 30x the stake.
The bonus symbols are represented by orange poker chips, the major bonus symbols are represented by green poker chips and the mini bonus symbols are represented by blue poker chips. The orange bonus symbols come in different values, from 1x to 24x, offering you variated wins according to their value.
There are also mystery symbols in Chicago Gangsters free online slot game, and if you manage to land them, they are replaced by random symbols of the same time, except the wild symbol. This happens when the reels stop.