The Sopranos Slot Review
The Sopranos is a Playtech-powered video slot with 5 reels and 25 paylines. The game is based on the American television series which is centered on the New Jersey based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano. Considered as one of the most financially successful series in the history of cable television, this slot game promises to be a huge hit. All the main characters such as Tony, Paulie, Johnny, Christopher, Bobby and Artie appear and you can play from 25p to £1,250 a spin.
In the base game you have the Raid Bonus feature which is triggered at random. You will see 4 envelopes with a cash prize of 2 times your stake in each. Hide them in a choice of 4 hideouts – 2 hideouts are then raided so pick them wisely. The envelopes left in the hideouts not raided will be credited to you.
Look out for the Stolen Goods Bonus symbol because if you get them on reels 1 and 5 simultaneously, you will trigger the Stolen Goods Bonus feature. Choose from the 10 containers available to win a cash prize. All the cash prizes are shown on the side but you only have 3 picks to make. You can collect the cash prize you receive or pick another container.
Then you have the Bada Bing Bonus feature which is triggered by getting 3 Bada Bing bonus symbols on the 3 middle reels (reel 2, 3 and 4). You will come across 5 characters – Artie, Bobby, Christopher, Johnny and Paulie – pick 1 of them which will reward you with a cash prize and a meeting with the boss, Tony Soprano. A video from the series is shown. After the video finishes you might get another chance to pick another character for more cash rewards.
The main attraction and where the big wins will come from is the Crime Family Free Games feature – this is triggered by obtaining 3 Sopranos scatter logos on the reels. This free spins game has 4 modes – Soldier, Capo, Boss and Family. You begin with the Soldier Free Games feature but you can unlock the other modes by filling up the 3 bars under each mode.
You can do this by getting scatters in the main game with 4 to 5 scatters unlocking 2 steps. The good thing is that your progress is recorded so you can come back to the game at another time. Here’s an insight into what the 4 modes will reward you with:
Soldier Free Games mode
You will receive 25 free spins and the Christopher Moltisanti symbol will act as the extra wild. If it appears in the centre of the third reel, you will be awarded with 5 additional free spins.
Capo Free Games mode
You get 20 free spins and a dynamic multiplier which starts at between 2x and 5x. Look out for the Pauli ‘Walnuts’ Gaultieri symbol because if it shows up after a spin, the multiplier goes up by 1. It can also go down by 1 if it doesn’t show up. The multiplier can be a minimum of 2x and a maximum of 5x.
Boss Free Games mode
You’ll get 10 free spins with 2 to 5 extra wilds randomly scattered on the reels. These are awarded on every free spin. Look out for the wild symbol on the middle of the third reel as this will give you 5 extra free spins.
Family Free Games mode
You are given 10 free spins but you will only see wild, scatter and Family Member symbols on the reels – this promises to give you huge wins. Finally, wild symbols double in value during the free spins.
The Sopranos is a low to medium slot game with the big wins coming in the free games feature. I love the Boss Free Games Mode as you can really do well if you get 5 extra wilds on the free spins. However, if you’re looking for bigger wins generally, I recommend Marvel’s The Avengers or the classic Great Blue.