Playtech Chicago Streets Video Slot Review

The Windy City under the reign of Al Capone provides the backstory to Chicago Streets. This 5 reel, 25 payline gangster-themed video slot is from Playtech and comes with a 2 stage free spins round complete with sticky and added wilds. Stakes range from between 25p and £500 per spin.

The sound and visuals in Chicago Streets are terrific, conjuring up a real feel for the Prohibition era. Set against a street scene backdrop, the sepia reels include lower value A to 10 playing cards alongside a mobster with a machine gun, a moll and a square jawed boss. Land 5 of the cigar smoking Mr Big and you’ll pocket 40 times your total bet.  Helping to create winning combinations is the red-sirened cop car which is the wild – it doesn’t offer any pays in its own right but does substitute for everything bar the scatter.

That scatter is a crate of illicit booze. It can hit on the odd numbered reels only. Land 3 on the same spin to trigger the Free Games feature. To begin with you’ll be awarded 8 free spins – any wild symbols that land here become sticky wilds and will remain locked in position for the rest of the feature.

A second round of 8 more free spins follows. All of your sticky wilds from the first set are still in play. The added wrinkle here is the extra wild symbols that are added to reel 5.

Chicago Streets is a simple game – the high-class imagery is complemented nicely by a cracking ragtime score that is an ideal fit for the theme. There isn’t a huge variety of features on offer here but the Free Games feature has the potential to be a cracker thanks to the extra wilds are in play. Expect some lengthy spells between triggers. You can cash in when you do land it though with up to 1,000 times your bet on offer for each spin/free spin.

We enjoyed this take on the classic gangster-themed video slot. It looks and sounds superb and the features, though limited, offer some decent potential. If you fancy a walk on the wild side, the mean Chicago Streets are certainly worth a stroll. I also suggest you try Play ‘N Go’s Pimped which has a gangster chic theme and is more volatile.

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