American Gangster is a Novomatic slot with 5 reels and 25 paylines. Available to play on desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 50p to £50 per spin, your aim is to outsmart the police and leg it with the booty! It benefits from a superb free spins feature where a multiplier up to 10x can be applied to each free spin.

Visually, American Gangster has cartoon style graphics and is reminiscent of the Prohibition Era. Symbols on the reels include 1930s style playing cards (A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9) as well as police cars, bags of gold coins and pearl necklaces. There’s also a police officer and pretty lady.

The gangster is the most lucrative symbol giving you 40 times your stake for 5 across a payline – it’s also the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols bar the scatter.

That scatter is the skyline with 3 or more triggering the Free Games feature – 2, 3, 4 or 5 will reward you with 1, 5, 20 or 100 times your total stake. Anyway, 3, 4 or 5 scatters will give you 10, 15 or 25 free spins. More importantly, there’s a change to the symbols on reel 5.

All symbols, bar the scatter, will randomly change to either a 2x wild, 3x wild, 5x wild or 10x wild – this means every free spin can benefit from a 10x wild multiplier if forming part of a winning combination. Look out for 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters appearing during a free spin as this will give you a further 5, 10, 15 or 25 free spins (taking your potential total to 50).

American Gangster is typically Novomatic – the cartoon style visuals suit the theme rather well in my opinion. As for the variance, it’s medium to high variance with the bigger wins coming in the Free Games feature – especially if you benefit from a 10x wild multiplier. I also suggest you try Novomatic’s Chicago which has a similar feel.