I’m not one to normally recommend gambling games. At the end of last year, I reviewed Chip Chain, which was a puzzle/strategy game modeled after casino games. However, I was recently presented with Elephant Mouse LLC’s The Godfather Slots, a Godfather-themed free-to-play slot machine game. Truth be told, if you like slot machines or the Godfather, chances are that you’ll probably enjoy this game.
In terms of game-play, you can’t get any simpler than The Godfather slots: spin and win (or lose). There are five slot machines available, however, as with most games everything beyond the first level is locked; you’ll need to earn your way to getting everything opened up. At the beginning of the game, you are given some free money to use on the machine that you have access to. As you play the game, you’ll gain coins and experience points (XP), which will help you upgrade your existing machines and unlock new ones.
As with a real casino, the house always wins. Thus, your best bet to maximize your game is to take your time and avoid the temptation of constantly spinning. Really, the amount of detail that has been poured into this game is worth far more than just tapping the “spin” button – so take your time and soak it all in. The other reason that you should take your time with the game is because it works on a time-based recharge system. Every four hours, your in-game currency gets a shot in the arm to the tune of $500. Of course, if you can’t wait for the recharge, you can always spend real money in-game to get fake money. I will tell you, though, that I have personally managed to never lose all of my coins. On top of winning coins, you can also find items (which you can trade for coins) and play mini-games (that increase your coin winnings).
A fair amount of content will keep you occupied for a while.
The visuals and sounds in the slot machine are of high-quality, and are impressive. Each of the slot machines is based on a different part of the movie franchise, and all aspects of the machine will fit the theme. The folks at Elephant Mouse did a fantastic job – so kudos to them! A word of warning about the fifth machine: you can only unlock it if you spend real money in-game (this is the only way I have found to unlock it, anyway).
A thorough slot machine game of this caliber that doesn’t cost you real money (if you have patience) is a good find. In terms of connectivity, friend addition (through Facebook or recruit codes) and Game Center keep this on par with most upper-tier iOS games. Appeal to your inner elderly pensioner with The Godfather Slots! Also, be sure to check out Elephant Mouse’s webpage – one of the more creative pages I have seen in a long time!