The Sopranos Pokie Game
Even years after the show came to an end, The Sopranos continues to be considered as one of the greatest television series of all time with worldwide popularity. Aside from a final scene that left a sour taste in the mouths of quite a few viewers, it has aged well and if it wasn’t for the show, we wouldn’t have the chance to play this frankly excellent poker machine! It’s packed with familiar characters and even the playing card icons get in on the act with little extras on the symbols, such as a cigar on the king and a gold watch on the queen. It certainly checks all the boxes when it comes to atmosphere, so let’s find out if the gameplay is good enough to match!
Game Type: Video Pokie
Win Lines: 25
Special Features: Wilds, scatters, Crime Family Bonus, Raid Bonus
Top Prize: 6,000 coins
It’s no secret that virtually all Playtech poker machines play the same – aside from the features it could be considered to be a case of “when you’ve played one, you’ve played them all”. For those unfamiliar with the developer’s games, you essentially pick from a number of lines up to a top end of 25, decide how much to place on each active line and then spin the reels. If you want to bet big and win big then the Bet Max button will take everything to the top and even have the courtesy to spin the reels for you too.
There are plenty of bonus icons to set The Sopranos apart from the crowd and the one you’ll encounter most regularly is the wild card, represented by Tony Soprano himself. The Bada Bing symbol is well worth landing as often as possible as it leads to instant cash when one appears on reels two, three and four at the same time. Tony will meet up with an associate and you’ll receive some cash for putting the meeting together – it’s as simple as that!
Pick a win bonus fans will be in their element as landing a storage container on reels one and five at the same time will present the opportunity to pick a container on a map for a cash prize. You can take what you find or opt instead to pick again, with two chances at a second pick before you’ll have to settle for whatever is offered.
The Sopranos logo is the scatter and three or more in view trigger free spins. The more times you enter the round, the higher your rank becomes in the family. At the bottom end, as a soldier, free spins consist of 25 games with an additional wild. The rank of Capo awards twenty spins, a multiplier and another additional wild. Become the boss and you’ll scoop ten spins, between two and five additional wild cards on each and more free spins when a wild lands on the central reel. Finally, you’ll reach the family round where you’ll grab ten free spins with only family members on the reels, making big wins even easier to come by – not to mention any wins that incorporate the wild card being doubled.
Game Culture’s Opinion
Playtech’s talents for turning just about any license into an excellent poker machine are known by players far and wide and The Sopranos does absolutely nothing to diminish this reputation. Solid features like free spins and pick a win bonuses are given the mobster treatment to great effect and the sense of progress during the features means that you’ll never get bored of playing through this particular game. Give it a spin and see exactly what rank you can achieve within the family!