Booming Games join the party with Gangster Gamblers, taking on a distinctly mafia twist. Although most of us think of the mafia as murderous, mercenary con artists, apparently that’s cool these days. Facepalm. But let’s not get all moral here, I mean glass houses and all that. This slot has some character, favourites like expanding reels, scatters and wilds are all here, along with a whacking great 600-coin jackpot. It needs to be given a fair shot.
There is a care that Booming often takes with their work that always shows through at the first impressions stage, and that's no different here. Set in an Oriental world of dark alleys, blood splatters and dimly lit streets, there is definitely a mafia threat in the air!
Presented over a 5 x 3 setup with a modest 15 paylines, you’ll be able to adjust bets in line with your budget - and how lucky you’re feeling - using the betting control below the reels in red; current balance top left and winnings lower middle.
Symbols that set the scene, wins that make it
The symbols here are pretty special, and bring a certain vibe to the slot. High value symbols have a ‘mafioso’ feel about them, and include a luxury classic car, a sushi dish, a handwritten letter, a handcuffed man on his knees and a police officer with a gun & badge. Lower value symbols are the standard playing card icons, numbers 3, 8 and 9. All of the symbols animate after they have contributed to a win.
The scatter comes in the form of a guys chest adorned with colourful patterns - very odd.
After forming a win it changes to a face with shades on, presumably the same bloke. Get two across the reels for a 2x multiplier.
The wild symbol depicts an Oriental lady, substituting all other symbols to form wins, except the scatter. Get a non-progressive jackpot of 600 coins should you get five of a kind with this wild, four of a kind will get you a 300 coin win.
Get three scatters across the reels to trigger 10 free spins. During the feature a book will appear featuring a range of flickering symbols, you then hit ‘stop’ to choose the symbol that will become the expander and bring with it big wins.
After you’ve been awarded free spins, the winning total is shown on the screen alongside a number of severed fingers covered in blood, and we kinda like that. Although, we’d probably advise that this slot ios not for those who are prone to fainting at the sight of blood.
Gangster Gamblers is still fairly basic though, and with a limit to its features. Making up for the shortfall with a range of exciting graphics built around a strong theme, this slot is definitely worth a go, but don’t expect to be blown away, so to speak!
Words: David Bailey-Lauring