Novomatic Software’s Chicago online video slot machine game takes a tongue-in-cheek look back to the Roaring Twenties; an era of Prohibition in the USA that led to the rise of rich, violent gangsters. The standard poker symbols are decorated with bullet holes, and the other theme-specific icons are rendered in sepia-tinted, old school cartoons, while game play is accompanied by upbeat ragtime music reminiscent of the 1920s.
The Chicago online video slot machine features three rows on five reels, with 20 bet lines; the minimum bet is 0.02 coins per line, with a maximum bet of 5 coins per line, or 100 in total. Players can adjust both the number of lines they play and the amount bet per line. To win on any line, it must contain at least three of a kind (or two wilds) in unbroken succession, starting on the left-most reel.
Chicago Itself is Wild
Like most pokies available to be played here now, the Chicago online video slot machine uses the poker symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A as its low-win icons, and symbols related to the bootlegging theme as its medium-win icons. There’s a uniformed cop, a newsboy, a gangster’s moll, a plain-clothes detective and a bootlegger, and the possible wins range from 50X the line bet for three 9s, 10s, Js or Qs, to 20,000X the bet for five detectives or bootleggers. The Chicago online video slot machine wild symbol is the skyline of the city itself, and wilds substitute for all symbols except the scatter. Wilds also score their own wins when more than one occurs on a bet line: from 100X for two wilds, to 100,000X for five in a row.
Several Bonus Options
The Chicago online video slot machine offers players a number of bonus options, but they all begin with the scatter symbol: the icon is an old-fashioned gangster’s flashy car.
Two scatters in any position on the reels will win a prize of 400X the total bet, while three or more scatters not only win bigger prizes (up to 20,000X for five scatters), but also trigger the bonus round. This comprises 12 free spins, but there is also a bottle-shooting bonus involved. At the start of the bonus round, bottles above the reels are shot to smithereens, with the bottles that remain determining the multiplier for the round.
This multiplier can be as much as 10X the total won on free spins, and three or more scatters during a free spins round will trigger another 12 free spins. The Chicago online video slot machine also includes a gamble feature; after any win, player may choose whether to take the win as is, or gamble to increase it. This involves choosing red or black, or a card suit, and hoping to match the card that is dealt. If a player wins on a red/black choice, the win is doubled; if they instead guess the suit correctly, the player is paid four times the win. If they guess wrong, of course, they lose the win; which is why it is called the gamble feature.