I’m going to make you an offer you can’t refuse, and I’m only going to make it once. I want you to try this slot game from gaming giants Microgaming. It would make me very happy on my daughter’s birthday. Just remember who the big dog is around here, capisce?
If ever there was a franchise that was rife for a send-up it would be the Godfather. Microgaming has taken on the task with glee, designing the reel case with a downtown scene and peppering the reels with hard-faced doggie gangsters. Our Dogfather is a mean looking bulldog Wild symbol that grants favours to his followers. He substitutes for all symbols across the 20 paylines and reveals his current read when we land him on a winner: Taking Care Of Cats.
The detail on this game is fine tuned, much like a henchman’s piece. Right down to the gun cock when we hit spin and the neat little jazz riff that swings on a winning payline, this game has got what it takes to go far in the Dogfather’s territory.
The Dogfather is just the kind of pooch to grant loyal wisedogs bonuses, so it’s no surprise that he offers two bonus features in this game. First up it’s the Itchy Da Flea Free Spins bonus, triggered (appropriate, given the game) by landing three, four or five Itchy Da Flea Scatter symbols across the reels. Faithful bartender Itchy grants us 13 free spins to a swinging jazz tune and throws in a 3x multiplier for good measure.
No downtown dog would be comfortable without a fire hydrant, so we can all feel at ease when we land three, four or five Fire Hydrant Scatters to launch the Mark Your Territory Bonus. The second screen is like doggie heaven – 12 hydrants lined up waiting for us…but we can only choose three. If there’s one thing wisedogs love more than hydrants, it’s the coins that they yield when we pick them.
A friend of mine said that he thought this game was funny. I asked him what he meant, funny ha-ha or funny looking? He wasn’t a wisedog so I gave him the benefit of the doubt, but I think he meant to give the Dogfather the respect it deserves.