If you want to turn one of the most legendary crime movies ever produced, based on a determined immigrant taking over a drug cartel, into a video slot, you have to come from a good family so to speak. As no other the creators of Net Entertainment proved to be capable of that as it managed to turn Scarface into one of these cutting-edge video slots the Swedish software developer is famous for. To accomplish such a creation it needed the help of one other party, Universal©. This resulted in a cooperation between two entertainment companies, one famous for their high quality online casino software, and the other for their many enjoyable movies. That such a cooperation can work out really well has definitely been proved with the Scarface video slot. What’s so amazingly good about this game is that both parties kept their own identity in one single game. It only takes one second to either recognise the Scarface movie this video slot is all about, but also the design so recognisable for a Net Entertainment video slot. While enjoying some fragments of the Scarface movie, a Universal Studio production from 1983 of which the original movie was produced in 1932, the authentic soundtrack goes hand in hand with cutting-edge graphics to transport you right back to the first time you saw the film. The story itself is based on the exiled Cuban criminal Tony Montana, who goes to work for Miami drug lord Robert Loggia. Montana rises to the top of Florida’s crime chain, but finds trouble when appropriating Loggia’s cokehead mistress in the process.
Now our internet is faster than ever, and will be even much more faster in the near future, everything is possible when creating video slots and Netent won’t hesitate to use this fact while creating a video slot based on of the most famous crime films ever made. The fast internet speed allows Netent to send a lot of images over the web and it is therefore that software suppliers like Netent can do more with a movie theme like Scarface. The cooperation with Universal© permits Netent to use the original fragments and names and not just the theme with other names in it, like in Jack Hammer where the comic character Dick Tracy was the underlying figure. Tony Montana, played by the ever amazing actor Al Pacino and having a huge role in Scarface, naturally gets the leading role in the video slot including an important presence on the reels accompanied by four other characters from the movie.
The lay-out as always consist of five reels and three rows while winnings will be created with the help of twenty bet lines. Ten different bet levels and six different coin value between 0.01 and 0.50, available in a multitude of different currencies depending on where you choose to play, can be interesting for all type of players including high rollers.
In the Scarface video slot the Wild is both useful and eventful, as it not only triggers three other Bonus features, also because the Wild substitutes for all other symbols. The innovation in this video slot is that all features triggered are Stacked Wilds as there are three of them with each having its own follow-up. When a full Stacked Wild appears on reel 2, Nudge Spins will be activated and the Nudge Wild is nudged down while the other reels re-spin for a chance at bigger wins. A full Stacked Wild appearing on reel 4 results in 15 Free Spins and during those spins wins will be multiplied x3. But thrills and spills come true when the same happens on reel 3 as the well-known “Say hello to my little friend” bonus feature will be activated.
The novelty in this feature is that all features triggered are Stacked Wilds with each having its own follow-up features. These features can be Nudge Spins, Free Spins and the Bonus Game.
This is the expended Wild on reel two that transforms in the Nudge Spins, that is a re-spin feature in three parts as after every re-spin the Nudge Wild will eh…”nudge” down until it disappears at the end of the reel.
When a Stacked Wild appears on reel 4 it’ll bring you a generous fifteen Free Spins. All winnings during Free Spins are multiplied x3. The Wild symbol can also occur as a normal Wild on just one single position, replacing all other symbols in a winning combination.
“Say hello to my little friend”
Just like in the movie there is a lot of shooting around, especially in the bonus feature, based on the “Say hello to my little friend” shootout scene from the film. In this bonus feature you will take the role of Tony during his last stand against waves of hit men while earning winnings for every kill. It’s up to you to support the main character in Scarface, Tony Montana, who is again chased by a special squad. Probably none of us one is having a clue how to use a shotgun, but in the “Say hello to my little friend” bonus feature you have to put aside these little deficiencies, at least when you want to gain some money in this Scarface bonus feature. Tony needs your help as he has a gun and it can be loaded with bullets or you could use grenades. You have to make some serious decisions here as one’s life depends on it. One tip, choose for the bullets if you want to wipe away enemies from the selected square, but for the grenade if you also want to shoot some guys in an adjacent square. While in fairytale video slots like Jack and the Beanstalk and Super Lucky Frog, the characters will live happily ever after, crime themed video slots as Scarface can’t promise a happy ending, nice winnings on the other hand….