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This slot machine is packing a whole load of heat with its vintage gangster theme. Designed by Novomatic, American Gangster is a 5-reel, 25 payline game which takes players to the jazz age of 1920s America a very cool proposition to any spinner who likes to live a little bit dangerously. As well as being themed after hitmen and heists, the slot also gives players the chance to bet up to 10,000 credits. Unfortunately, however, this game is quite limited on the bonus front, but it does come with the usual free spins and gamble game.

A Slot Machine You Can't Refuse

The American Gangster slot machine has a simplistic design which uses 2-dimensional rendering to present a series of characters over a late night city backdrop. However, despite appearing quite basic on the surface, these graphics work really well to evoke the retro atmosphere of the game. The use of high contrast shading on character symbols, for example, helps to emulate the film noir mafia films of old while the other symbols are suitably bold to add a bit of glitz and glam.

There are also some very basic animations involved – whenever a winning sequence is lined up, the character symbols will move subtly. It would be nice to see some more action, but then again, this is set in the 1920s. And if you've seen any film noir movies then you'll know that everyone was as stiff as a board back in those days.

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The game features 13 different reel symbols, some of which are presented as simple playing card values written in neon-coloured Art Deco font. All of these symbols will multiply your line bet by 100x if you find 5 of a kind on a pay line. They will also pay out a small amount for 3 of a kind and 4 of a kind, which isn't a lot but it will keep your betting balance from going too far in the wrong direction.

The game's more intriguing symbols begin with a set of objects which are linked with the gangster lifestyle. There are some ice cold diamonds, a stash of golden cash and a vintage Cadillac car. All of these icons will multiply the bets per line by 200x if 5 are found in a winning sequence. Next up is a copper (who seems to be wearing a modern police uniform; maybe he missed the 1920s memo) and a beautiful girl in a pink dress. This cop and doll will both pay out 250x the line bet for 5 matches. Then there is the American Gangster himself who will dish out 1,000x the bet value on a winning line of 5. This gangster is also a wild symbol. That means that he will take the place of other symbols (except for the scatter) in order to complete line wins.

There is also the city skyline scatter symbol. The great thing about this icon is that it doesn't need to appear on any particular pay lines to benefit the player. Instead, you just need to find 2 or more in any reel position to reap some rewards. For example, if you find 2 scatters then you will win the value of your total bet back. Find 5 and you will multiply all bets by 500x.

The Sky Is The Limit

Finding 3 or more skyline scatters will trigger the American Gangster free spins. In fact, 3, 4, or 5, scatters will reward the player with 10, 15, or 25 games respectively. During this round of free games, wild multipliers will randomly appear with values including x2, x3, x5 and x10. Again, such wild multipliers will not replace the scatter symbol but you can retrigger the free spins by finding another set of 3, 4, or 5 skylines. You can even get an extra 5 free spins if you find just 2.

A Gangster Gamble

No Novomatic slot machine is complete without the obligatory gamble cards game. This feature can be initiated after any winning spin and it gives players a simple question regarding a turned over player card: red or black? Choose right and you will double the winnings from the previous spin. Choose wrong and you will go back to the base game with nothing. With this gamble game, you can win up to a maximum of 500x the total stake from the qualifying spin.

Bada-bing Bada-boom

Nothing quite gets you in the mood for gambling like the sounds and sights of 1920s Jazz Age America. With a vintage Broadway aesthetic filled with elements of risk and danger, this slot machine implores players to take a punt in order to be in with a winning chance. The design is classic and cool while the gameplay is more or less simple. The only downside is that the game lacks any unique bonus features. But, if you are a fan of Novomatic slots, then this one surely won't disappoint. Try it here today for free, or for real money play, check out Novomatic specialists Casino Fantasia.

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