Scarface Pokie Game
Branded pokies are something that all of the leading developers are passionate about right now. Barely a month goes by without a quality movie or TV tie in being released to players but one thing that we can say about Scarface is that if the other games match up then they’re sure to be good. This game has been around for a few years now but still stands out as one of the best branded games ever made and a true credit to the development team. Finding someone that dislikes the movie can be difficult, but even if you’ve never seen it before, rest assured that you’re in for a true gaming treat here. As a side note, this was one of the earliest games in the partnership between NetEnt and Universal and the other games in the range are more than worth a closer look!
Game Type: Video Pokie
Win Lines: 20
Special Features: Wilds, free spins, Tony Montana Bonus
Top Prize: 20,000 coins
This may be one of the most stunningly advanced pokies around but that has certainly not led to NetEnt deserting their spectacularly simple betting options that define the entire range. Indeed, as regular NetEnt pokie players will attest, the bet level and coin value are often all you need to worry about – and we only say often because you can go for the Max Bet instead! The twenty win lines are fixed so there’s no messing about there and your decision then simply comes down to playing spin by spin or setting a certain number of automatic spins that will pause if you hit a feature.
One thing that players can be certain of when it comes to branded pokies is that if a developer has gone to the trouble of acquiring a license, you can be sure that they’ll go all out to impress the target audience. That generally means a whole host of excellent features and Scarface is no different – and you’ll be pleased to know that they’re all accompanied by authentic video clips.
We often start our feature coverage with the wild card and will do the same here, but that’s because of just how pivotal that symbol can be. These wilds appear on the second, third and fourth reels and are placed on their respective reel in stacks. You’ll often benefit from only one or two at a time but when you do manage to land a full stack you’ll not only benefit on the board but will also trigger a bonus feature.
A full stack of wilds on reel two leads to the Nudge Wilds feature. Players are awarded a re-spin and these spins will continue for as long as a wild remains on reel two. Your stack takes a step downwards on each spin so it can provide a timely opportunity to pick up some extra winnings while you wait around for the juicier features.
Free spins are awarded when a full stack of wilds appears on reel four. Players receive fifteen free spins for completing this combination with additional wilds added to the board. Every prize won on a free spin is tripled in value and there’s even the opportunity to trigger any of the wild stack features within the round, including grabbing even more free spins.
Finally, we come to the pinnacle of the official Scarface pokie which comes into play whenever you land a full stack of wilds on the central reel. The board disappears and suddenly the player is Tony Montana, stood at the top of the stairs in arguably the most famous scene. As you pick off the onrushing mobsters you’ll be awarded instant cash, with the round coming to an end when Tony is finally gunned down. Even this isn’t the worst thing as the appropriate movie clip plays to signal the end.
Game Culture’s Opinion
Pokies based on movies simply don’t come any better than NetEnt’s Scarface. Even with plenty of newer releases as competition, lucrative themed bonuses and great video clips are brought together to impressive effect and, as we commented in the intro, this is the kind of game that you should play whether you’re a fan of the source material or completely oblivious!