One cheesy pun unites two of the online casino world’s most popular genres in The Codfather, a fishy-themed mobster slot from NextGen Games. It’s a 5 reel, 20 payline affair that comes with a free spins feature where all wins are trebled as well as a pick me bonus round. Pay your respects to The Codfather from between 20p and £40 per spin.

The theme on show in The Codfather is an unusual one but works extremely well. Imagine an underwater kingdom ruled suit wearing, cigar smoking, gun-toting fish and you’ll get the idea. The images include a selection of mob bosses, a worm on a hook, a seahorse’s head (a nice nod to The Godfather) and a fish in a violin case. They’re joined by bubbling playing card symbols from ace down to nine. The trio of fishy mob bosses are the best payers from the standard symbols offering 5,000 coins for a 5 symbol combination.

The fedora wearing Codfather is the game’s wild and substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter. It only appears on the middle 3 reels. When it features in a winning payline that payout will be doubled.

The Codfather Logo is the scatter, paying between 2 and 100 times your total stake if between 2 and five appear on the same spin. Three or more scatters will also trigger the free spins bonus round. Here you’ll be awarded 10 free spins with all wins trebled. More free spins can be re-triggered so look out for those logos.

The second feature is the Big Boss Bonus feature which is activated when the Codfather wild appears anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin. It’s a classic pick me round where you’ll be given a choice of 5 mob bosses. Pick one who will make a peace offering in the form of a cash prize.

In terms of features, The Codfather is a pretty standard offering from the NextGen Gaming stable. The free spins with multiplier are good but we’d like to see them hit a little more often. The pick me is a nice addition too.

What makes The Codfather stand out is the theme – aquatic creatures and the mafia don’t appear natural bedfellows but it all comes together rather impressively. The imagery is well done and nicely complemented by a soundtrack that offers just a hint of the classic music from The Godfather.

In gangster movies “sleeping with the fishes” is a euphemism for something extremely bad. That’s certainly not the case here though. You may not win enough cash to put you in Godfather company. If the free spins get hot though, it’s certainly possible to swim away with some fantastic amounts of loot. If you like mobster-themed slots, NetEnt’s Scarface is not bad but you’ll prefer Playtech’s The Sopranos.