Chicago Streets takes you back to the Prohibition era in this gangster themed slot from Playtech. With 5 reels and 25 paylines, you can play from 25p to £500 a spin across all devices. It comes with a Free Games feature where you get 8 free spins with wilds locking in place on the 3 middle reels – then you get 8 more free spins with those locked wilds still in place as well as extra wilds on reel 5.
Aesthetically, Chicago Streets is rather simple – set on a 1920s Chicago street at night-time, it comes with a jazz soundtrack which fits with the Prohibition Era/gangster theme. Symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 playing cards with bullet holes within them as well as 3 characters – you have a gangster with a gun, a beautiful lady smoking and mafia boss smoking a cigar. The latter is the most rewarding giving you 40 times your stake for 5 across a payline.
Then you have the police car which is the wild symbol – it replaces all other symbols except the scatter and appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. That scatter is a wooden box which appears only on reels 1, 3 and 5 – when it appears on those reels simultaneously, you will activate the Free Games feature.
Here, you begin with 8 free spins – all police car wilds landing on the 3 middle reels will lock in place for the remainder of your free spins. Now, you will then get another 8 free spins with those locked wilds still remaining in place – you will also see extra wild symbols landing on reel 5 to give you more wins.
Chicago Streets is a little disappointing visually and not up to the standards you’d expect from Playtech in my opinion – it doesn’t take anything away from the gameplay as this simple game can give you wins of up to 1,000 times your stake on each spin if you fill the screen with mafia bosses and wilds. This is more likely to happen in the Free Games feature due to the locked wilds.
Overall, it could do with higher paying symbols or another bonus feature – if you like the theme, I recommend you play Novomatic’s Chicago and/or NetEnt’s Kings of Chicago which offer more in my opinion.