Chicago Slot Review

chicago slot novomaticChicago is a Novomatic classic slot game released in 2013 that features probably the best visual theme in this developer’s portfolio. This is a high variance game with a chance of getting a 10x win multiplier during the free spins game, and the wins can be enormous, but most of the time Chicago will not be paying at all.

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Gameplay

Novomatic are a classic slot developer so they aren’t known for great graphics and immersive themes, but Chicago turned out just awesome. Five cartoonish mafia characters are in old photo style, while Scatter and Wild stand out as they got colour. Card symbols are simple and don’t get in the way. There’s six of them and they pay little, you’ll need four-of-a-kind to even get your stake back.

The five main symbols do exactly that – give you your stake back – if you land only three-of-a-kind. They range from 25x to 100x win if you land a five-of-a-kind. This means the paytable is not that good, and will rarely give you a decent win, and it is so because of the potential of getting a big multiplier during the free spins game. Theoretical return to player (RTP) of this slot is at 95.03% and the variance is high.

Bonus Rounds

Regardless of the number of Scatters you land on your reels – three, four or five – you’ll always get exactly 12 free spins, though you’ll get a coin prize just for landing those Scatters as well. During your 12 free spins, every win will trigger a Bottle Shooting Feature where one of five multipliers will apply to your win: 1x, 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x. Not only that the chance of landing a good win is low to begin with, but the chance of landing those 5x or 10x multipliers is very low as well, so a lot of things need to turn out right if you want to win big. Most of the time it will not happen, and you’ll need to enter the free spins game many times in order to get that big win.

Pros and Cons

Chicago has a good visual theme and there is a chance of getting a big win – the maximum single payline win during the free spins game will award whopping 1000x your bet. With 20 paylines, the maximum overall win is 20000x. Now that’s really something. And it’s the reason to play this game, even if it will feel like it’s not giving you anything for very long periods of time.

Slot Verdict

Chicago might actually be a slot that does its classic slot job better than the others. The maximum possible win is really huge, and that’s what the players expect from this type of game. The game may be dormant for a long time but when it does pay, it will pay big. It’s definitely worth playing, but bear in mind you’ll need a lot of spins so prepare yourself accordingly.