The Sopranos pokie based upon the highly acclaimed US TV show is impressively elaborate, featuring high quality visuals and bonus rounds that play as separate games within the game. Players have numerous ways in which to win and there is a range of lucrative payouts during base and bonus play,
How To Play
The Sopranos is a 5-reel, 25 payline game (similar to Gladiator) where wins pay left to right and are multiplied by the amount bet per payline (between $0.20 – $10.00). The maximum bet size can therefore range between $5.00 – $250
Symbols and Paylines
- Tony Soprano character is wild and substitutes for all other characters
- Sopranos logo is scatter
- 5 x wild = 3000 x line bet (up to $30,000)
- 5 x Paulie symbol = 1000 x line bet (up to $10,000)
- 5 x scatter = 100 x total bet
Crime Family Free Spin Feature – triggered when 3x, 4x or 5x Sopranos logo scatter symbols appear on any reels. There are four levels available – Soldier (25x free spins); Capo (20x free spins); Boss (10x free spins); Family (10x free spins) – with access given first to the Soldier level with other rounds activated as you progress in the game. Each free spin feature includes different wild symbols, additional free spins, or wins multiplied by up to 5x.
Stolen Good Bonus Feature – This is triggered when the container symbol appears anywhere on reels 1 and 5. Played on a separate screen, players are presented with 10 containers, each of which conceals a cash prize. Players select a container and can either keep that prize, or swap it to for another pick which could be higher or lower in value. Up to 3 picks can be made, with the highest available prize = 40x total bet (up to $10,000)
Bada Bing Bonus Feature – Triggered when the Bada Bing symbol appears anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4. Players are taken to a separate screen, where they can choose from one of five characters to ‘meet’ with Tony Soprano. A video grab from the series shows the ‘meeting’; if it’s successful, players win a cash prize (up to 10x total bet = $2,500) and can choose another character to have a meeting, an unsuccessful meeting awards the prize but no further selections.
Graphics and Sounds
The game utilises the look and feel of the television series extremely well. Extended clips from the show are used during the bonus features, while popular characters are used as symbols which animate after a win. The overall colour scheme is sombre, befitting the underworld setting, while there is a menacing, tension-filled soundtrack running underneath. Police sirens and helicopters also feature as sound effects, with the overall feel of the game feeling much closer to a modern video game than a traditional online pokie.
The maximum jackpot available on The Sopranos is $30,000 for hitting 5x Tony Soprano character wild symbols during base play. The biggest bonus round jackpot win is $10,000 during the Stolen Goods bonus feature, while up to $2,500 can be won as the jackpot during the Bada Bing bonus round.
The Sopranos is most notable for its clever interweaving of themes and images from the television series with imaginative, multi-media bonus features. This is an elaborate game, and those who prefer a quick, uncomplicated game may not engage enthusiastically with The Sopranos, but for those players whose tastes have been shaped by video and other online gaming it is sure to be appealing. The Sopranos can be played at Grand Reef Casino.