Shuffle the cards
NetEnt has always been dedicated to bringing a breath of fresh air into its games. This time a little different as Kings of Chicago is not a regular video slot.
It’s new, it’s innovative and it allows you to play on a video slot, while playing poker at the same time. What a perfect and unique blend of which I love the design as well, inspired by the early 20’s century mafia, with kings being the mafia dons.
The gameplay is original, that’s for sure! All symbols are cards, while five bet lines are responsible for the winning combinations. Confusing in the beginning, but after just a couple of spins, you get used to the original gameplay.
The pleasant thing about playing Kings of Chicago is that, compared to the table games, is that you don’t have to be familiar with poker combinations. Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Full House, Straight Flush and Royal Flush appear automatically on the reels. The only thing you have to know in Kings of Chicago, is where to find the spin button.
As for the bet amounts, this originally designed video slot offers quite a decent variety. You can’t touch the number of bet lines, which means you’ll always play with all five bet lines activated, resulting in a minimum 0.05 bet. This doesn’t count for the coin values, which enables you to pick one of the various coin denominations that range from 0.01 to 1.00.
This in combination with a maximum of 10 bet levels, this game provides an acceptable selection. I’m not sure if the maximum 50.000 bet impresses high rollers, though.
Jokers, Scatters and Free Spins
Though the gameplay is extremely original, this doesn’t really count for the extra features as there is the Scatter and Joker (Wild), responsible for Free Spins, Scatter Wins and faster winning combinations.
It may have seem almost impossible to implement some of the regular features, but NetEnt pulled it off and provides you with a Wild, Scatters, Free Spins and Multipliers.
At least this is how you would recognise them usually while playing Netent video slots, but nothing is what it is while playing Kings of Chicago, remember? Which simply means some features got a more original name as well, as Free Spins became Free Deals while the Wild has turned into a Joker.
Just as in any other video slot the Joker substitutes for any other symbol, including Scatters, in order to form a winning combination.
The designers at NetEnt also managed to piece in the Scatter, awarded randomly, so any card at any point can become Scatter. Three or more Scatters anywhere will trigger Free Deals up to a maximum amount of 30 Free Deals, another reason Kings of Chicago does deserve a nomination for most original video slot designed by NetEnt.