Novomatic American Gangster Slot Review and Free Play

American Gangster: Demo

It may share the same name as a movie starring Denzel Washington but you have to go back further in time for this version of American Gangster. Powered by Novomatic, this 5 reel, 20 payline video slot has a real Prohibition era feel and comes with a bonus feature that awards up to 50 free spins with multipliers that can boost payouts by up to 10x. Play, on all devices, from between 50p and £50 per spin.

Design wise, American Gangster has a 1930s feel – think hard boiled private detective rather than the art deco glamour of Poirot though. Joining the lower value playing cards are cartoon bags of loot, police cars and necklaces. More rewarding still are the cop and the gangster’s moll – land 5 of these in combination and you’ll pocket an award of 250 times your line bet.

The American Gangster symbol is the wild, replacing all other symbols bar the scatter – 5 of these on a payline awards a 1,000 coin payout awaits.

American Gangster comes with a Free Games feature – it’s triggered by landing multiples of the skyline scatter on the same spin. Land 3, 4 or 5 of them and you’ll get a payout of 5, 20 or 100 times your total bet as well as 10, 15 or 25 free spins.

Things are a little different during the feature – all symbols apart from the scatter are replaced on the rightmost reel. In their place are 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x multiplier wilds. If you land a 4 of a kind combination plus a wild on reel 5, the payout is boosted by that multiplier amount. More scatters mean more free spins being added to your tally. 2, 3, 4 or 5 of them will get you an extra 5, 10, 15 or 25 goes.

The design in American Gangster is simply done but the old-school visuals work rather well. The designers have taken their inspiration from classic film noir movies and it comes across nicely. Not something we always say about Novomatic video slots.

As far as volatility goes, American Gangsters sits somewhere in the middle of the pack. The variance is in the medium range. There’s nothing very innovative on offer here but the decent design and wild multipliers in the feature make American Gangster well worth a spin. If you like the theme, Play ‘N Go’s Pimped is recommended.

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