The old saying “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” certainly rings true in NetEnt’s Scarface, a gun-toting video slot based on the hit movie that sees players help Tony Montana defend his drugs empire from a rival family. Featuring five reels and 20 paylines, the game boasts a trio of bonus features which are triggered by landing stacked wild symbols on the three central reels. By far the most entertaining of these is the Say Hello to my Little Friend bonus game, where players most use bullets and grenades to fend off a hit squad, with cash prizes being awarded for every goon killed as Tony makes his last stand.
NetEnt’s Scarface is not only based on the hit gangster movie of the same name, it actually features real video and audio clips from the film to signal winning paylines and bonus features. The five reels feature a familiar cast of characters including Tony Montana, Manny Ribera and Elvira Hancock, with all three protagonists appearing as stacked symbols on the central three columns. Lower value icons include the TM logo, a pair of earrings, a chainsaw, cash and a briefcase, with the infamous balcony scene playing out whenever the main bonus feature is activated. On top of that, the game features a great selection of quotes and sound effects from the movie to really bring the gangster theme to life.
The main bonus feature in Scarface is triggered whenever Tony Montana covers the game’s central reel. When this happens, players will be taken to a new screen where a gun-toting Tony will stand at the top of a balcony as a hit squad advances on him from below. A special reel will award players with either bullets or a grenade and they will then have to click which goon they want to mow down. Different bad guys award different prize amounts, but as the feature ends whenever one of them reaches the top of the staircase, it may be wise to deal with those closest to you regardless of value. Additionally, players can trigger a special nudging wild symbol whenever Manny Ribera fills the second reel. This stacked symbol will trigger three free re-spins, with the wild moving one space downwards until it drops off the reels. Similarly, players can also earn 15 free spins whenever Elvira Hancock fills the fourth reel, with all winnings subject to a 3x multiplier and a retrigger available.
Although the console looks slightly different from other NetEnt titles, the user interface in Scarface is essentially the same, with plus and minus arrows to the left and right of the spin button allowing players to select their bet level and coin value. With the first option running from 1-10 and the second available from £0.01-£0.50, the game can be played for between £0.20 and £100 per spin, while up to 100 spins can be launched at your chosen bet level using the autoplay button.
Undoubtedly one of the most iconic gangster movies of all time, Scarface is an incredibly faithful recreation of Brian De Palma’s classic film and boasts genuine audio and video clips to add to the overall excitement. The trio of features found in the base game are all excellent, particularly the Say Hello to my Little Friend bonus, which provides a highly original and rewarding distraction from regular reel-based play.
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