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Powered by Microgaming, Fat Lady Sings is a twenty-five payline video slot, that is inspired by opera-themed features where fat ladies sing and act as its main symbols. There are five reels that are white and set on a decorative wooden frame.
Uncomplicated visuals don’t mean an inferior game though, and this is really pretty good fun; there are five reels and twenty-five paylines, and this is, of course, a game about the opera. Players will all know that the end is near when the Fat Lady Sings, but this particular singer keeps the fun ticking along.
How to play Fat Lady Sings
Before players launch into rapturous and joyful singing, they should adjust their settings first.
To start spinning, players should hit the "Spin" button to start the game.
“Autoplay” is used to control the number of times the reels spin without interruption, great for lazy players!
Clicking the “Coins” button displays the number of coins bet per line and can be adjusted.
“Lines” will set the lion ranges.
“Bet Max” displays the value that is equal to the number of paylines selected, multiplied by the bet per line value.
The main icons are three fat ladies in various stages of dressing for the opera. The game's lower value symbols are Jack, Queen, King and Ace. Special icons include the ‘Fat Lady Sings’ wild and a laughing/crying mask set scatter that triggers the free spins bonus round.
The Wild helps form winning combinations by acting as a replacement for all other icons, except the Scatter. Additional wilds are added during the Free Spins, including the stacked ones on the second and fourth reels.
The Scatter is the Masks symbol. When at least three Scatters land anywhere on the reels, the Free Spins bonus game is initiated. Players can win a random multiplier value, an arbitrary number of Free Spins and a random bonus win amount. There is a chance of winning up to thirty Free Spins with up to an x5 multiplier value.
Bonus features of Fat Lady Sings
Once the Free Spins bonus game is activated, players need to choose a tone for the Fat Lady to sing, to win coins. After players pick a pitch – Low, Medium or High, the lady sings and smashes the glasses. The amount of the broken glasses determines the number of Free Spins, ranging from five to thirty. Then, players need to reveal the multiplier value by breaking the jugs. Finally, players need to break beer glasses to reveal the number of their bonus credits.
The Gamble feature can be initiated every time there is a winning combination. By pressing on the "Gamble" button, players have a possibility to increase their winnings. If they guess the colour of the next drawn card, players will double their win amount. However, if they can additionally guess the card's suit, they will quadruple their winnings. Be warned though, if players make an incorrect guess, they will end up forfeiting everything, and return to the main game.
You cannot help but appreciate the triumvirate of oversized divas, who by their constant singing really keep the gameplay entertaining. Fat Lady Sings is well designed, entertaining and a pleasure to play, whether in the main game or smashing glasses as part of the bonus rounds. Furthermore, the plethora of free spins makes the wins more frequent than typical games. Finally, the soundtrack is almost reminiscent of a night at the opera (but without the singing).
Words: David Bailey-Lauring