Mamma Mia Pokie Review
A visit of a world renowned food critic is a nightmare for a normal cook but is a perfect opportunity for Chef Salvatore. For him, cooking is an art and a grasping adventure, and this challenge makes it even more exciting. Mamma Mia is Salvatore’s favorite exclamation as well a 5-reel 30-payline pokie developed by Betsoft. Salvatore cooks a perfect treat including up to $2500 wins in base rounds, free spins with an advanced paytable and wins up to $5000, two bonus features with guaranteed cash prizes and a dessert: a Locking Wild feature designed to increase the probability of winning.
Gameplay: dinner is served
To start cooking and serving, select the coin value between $0.01 and $1 with the Choose Coin button. Up to 30 paylines can be chosen with the Select Lines control. The Bet per line button adjusts the number of coins (1 to 5). Thus betting is done within a range between $0.01 and $150. The Spin button sets the reels in motion and Max Bet Spin does the same at the maximum bet of 150 coins of your selected size. Dinner is almost ready!
Pokie symbols: two main courses
The pokie features an interesting solution. There are two paytables, the first is for base rounds and the second is for free spins. The first set of icons comprises Cutting Boards, Ice Buckets, Wine Cellars, Newspapers, Menus, Plates, Waiters, Critics and Salvatore the Chef. They all pay from left to right when there is at least 3 of a kind on an active payline, except for Waiters, Critics and Salvatore which start earning when there are at least 2 of a kind. The payouts range between x10 and x500 or up to $2500 at the maximum bet.
A free spin mode features the second paytable comprising 7 ingredients of Salvatore’s pizza. There is Tomato, Anchovy, Onion, Pepper, Olives, Mozzarella and Pepperoni. Pizza, by the way, is a Scatter: landing 3 or more Pizzas in any position activates a free spin mode. During free spins, icons pay out from left to right when there are at least 3 icons of a kind on an active payline, except for Pepper, Olives, Cheese and Pepperoni which pay when there are at least 2 matching icons on an active payline. Payouts during free spins range between x10 and x1000 or up to $5000 at the maximum bet.
Lock Wild feature: a spice of life
The pokie features an intriguing feature promising a sharp increase on your coin balance. This is a Lock Wild: you choose any icon as Wild, or several icons as Wild, actually, as many icons as you like but each selection comes at a cost. The pricing of locking is always shown on Spin and Max Bet indicators. The selected and locked symbols become Wilds and play in the next spin. This feature adds a lot of spice into Salvatore’s kitchen life, yet it is advisable to always check the price of locking because it depends on probabilities of winning and the number of Lock Wilds, thus it can become quite expensive for you.
Click Me feature: what’s under the food cover?
Landing 3 or more Food Cover icons in any position triggers a Click Me feature. All food cover icons start flashing and you should select the food cover to open. This is how a food critic would evaluate the treat Salvatore has cooked; this is how you discover an instant cash prize under the cover. An instant cash prize depends on a bet, the more coins are at stake and the higher a coin value, the higher an instant cash prize is.
Critic Bonus Round: ultimate judgment
Nobody likes critics because they judge people and things by the most demanding standards. Yet Salvatore loves cooking and admires any opportunity to prove his supremacy as a Chef. Landing 3 Menu icons in any position triggers a second-screen bonus round. You should select a recipe to impress the food critic, then Salvatore does his culinary art and a waiter brings the masterpiece to the critic. And this is a high noon: the critic makes his judgment and awards Salvatore with stars for every checked position in the judgment list.
Salvatore happily counts his stars and you happily count your coins – the stars get converted into coins and coins turn into cash on your balance. The amount of coins depends on the initial bet in the triggering round – it could be hundreds or thousands of coins. The initial bet is multiplied by a random multiplier and becomes an instant cash prize. The actual value of your cash prize depends on the coin denomination that you have set. It is recommended to take these two moments into account and set your bet and coin value appropriately, as high as it is acceptable.
Bottom line on Mamma Mia
This 5-reel 30-payline pokie powered by Betsoft is a very Dolce Vita thing in terms of graphics, animation, music, imagery and characters, and it promises a lot of enjoyment. At the same time it is a well-designed video slot and with up to $2500 wins in base rounds, up to $500 wins during free spins, a Lock Wild feature, a Click Me round and a second-screen bonus round. The pokie is fully compatible with PC and mobile. Sure, having tried this pokie and its features, one you exclaim Fantastico!