Love Is in the Air
American Gigolo is sending players into a virtual world where everyone is rich, beautiful and incredibly lucky. What better settings for a slot game, after all? The background of the game itself looks like crumpled bed sheets, with dollar bills and jewelry scattered around. The reels and command bar in the foreground have a more classic look, very similar to that of most Casino Technology games.
The focus of American Gigolo is on the reel symbols, which are much more detailed than the rest of the game. From a pure graphic point of view, American Gigolo definitely has some character and very good-looking people all around, but the graphics stay quite basic in comparison to most modern slot games.
Romance Isn’t Dead
American Gigolo is played on 5 reels and 30 paylines, which gives you a lot of leeway to customise your basic bet settings. Activate as many paylines as you want and bet from 30 to 600 credits per turn (when all paylines are on). You can either play one spin at a time or use the autoplay game mode, as usual. Each win also gives access to a mini game for an extra chance to double your latest payout instantly.
Overall, American Gigolo is based on classic Casino Technology rules. You get to enjoy an average win volatility and the basic paytable contains both classic card icons as well as cute cats and dogs, beautiful and seductive women and the possibility to score stacked symbols to increase your chances to win several prizes at the same time – which we were able to enjoy quite often as we tested the game. The maximum possible reward in the base game stands at x500.
Confidence Is Key
There are two different special symbols that you can score while playing American Gigolo, the first one being the man who gave the game its same (and reputation). As a wild card, he can appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 only but can replace all of the aforementioned symbols at will.
With the heart symbol, you can score up to x1500 in any position on the reels. As a scatter, this symbol is crucial to winning big in American Gigolo and you should look out for it at all times. Scatter combinations also award 12 free spins on top of that.
A Little Cliche, but Not Too Much
American Gigolo is built on familiar rules, especially for any player who has had the chance to play some Casino Technology games in the past. The theme is quite original, and the game avoids being too tacky as we were afraid it would turn out to be before actually testing it. The payouts and win margins, however, were a little too low to our liking and will require you to bet a lot of credits on the reels in the first place to achieve a real big win.
But if you were looking for the tacky kind of slot game after all, then Microgaming’s Doctor Love is the one you should go after. With a lower volatility, your chances of winning frequent prizes are much higher there.