Shoot ‘Em Up
Despite Mafioso being violent criminals, one thing they had in common was fine Italian dining. In every film, the gangs would hang out at one particular restaurant and take pride in their cooking – so it was no surprise to see the Cosa Nostra slot game being designed to look like an Italian restaurant. The reels of the game are dark brown and the only colour comes from the 1940s style characters and symbols on the reels.
You’ll find a mafia boss who looks very much like Robert De Niro, his shotgun-wielding sidekick, grenades, knuckledusters, baseball bats, top hats, stack of coins, golden pistols and the letters C, O, S, A designed to look like the Italian flag.
Bet maximum stakes at 100.00 a spin and you could win a maximum of 50,000. The highest value symbol is the golden pistols; these will award 20,000 for 5 of a kind. The mafia boss will reward you with 5,000 when five fall on your payline and his sidekick will boost your bankroll with a generous 4,000 for matching 5.
Mafia want respect – they yearn respect and we certainly respect the features that the slot game offers to us. There are wilds – the mafia boss will step in and replace all other symbols (bar scatter) to help create winning combinations.
Golden pistols are the scatter symbol – three or more and you will get your hands on 10 free spins with a bonus thrown in. Gamble feature is a simple enough feature to grasp, you either gamble your base game win or you don’t. This is a simple game of chance and requires you to predict the colour of the next suit of cards – one incorrect guess and you are back to the reel with no money at all, but if you can predict the colour suit – you double your money.
One of the biggest online slot machines to bear such a theme is The Slot Father from Betsoft Gaming. It’s a 3D video slot game that is as close to the real thing as you can possibly get. Featuring 5 reels and 30 paylines, you get an insight into the criminal underworld before the game begins – thanks to the thrilling introductory video. Play from 0.30 to 150.00 as you hunt down the two bonus games, free spins, wilds, scatters and instant wins.
Worth a Shot?
Cosa Nostra is a high variance slot machine that doesn’t dish up its features lightly. You will need to play the machine a good period of time before getting a glimpse of the free spins and additional bonus. We were playing for well over an hour and ran out of funds before triggering the free spins, so you’ll either need to bet minimum stakes with a small budget or have a big bankroll that can take big losses for long periods, to be playing high rolling 100.00 stakes a spin. The graphics and sounds are very in-keeping with the theme, but it can get a little boring when you don’t trigger the free spins bonus.