NetEnt subsidiary Red Tiger Gaming wants you to join the mob in their 5 Families slot, which transports you back to the 1930s, where guns, poker, booze, and crime defined these families. The game packs in some cool features, and it's become a title that I recommend to those who want to live like a Goodfella.
5 Families is a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot that a mafia hideout, where, you see velvet furniture, oriental rugs, and wall lamps giving a great-looking atmosphere. The game's icons include newspapers, whiskey glass, poker cards with chips, newspapers with bribes, a mobster with a vest, a mobster with a green hat, a purple mobster, a blue mobster, and the godfather, who's dressed in white.
There are VIP room symbols that are each of the above-mentioned icons, but with a weapon or different flare to them. This can include pistols, bullets, wads of cash, and knives.
The lone feature in 5 Families is the VIP room, which is set off when you land five consecutive winning spins. During this mode, all symbols are worth more and payout with a 5x win multiplier. The game's return to player percentage is 95.7%, which isn't abnormal for a Red Tiger slot but is a tad lower than many other modern online slots.
The ambiance with this game is fantastic, but the feature set is lacking. If you're the type that needs a ton of features, you'll want to look elsewhere. For me, I really enjoyed seeing the revolver holes line up as I scored more wins, with the anticipation of joining the VIP room being awesome. When I finally got there, I scored a bunch of wins, and each win you get re-triggers the revolver to give you another five spins minimum.
This is a game that I really like, but I know won't appeal to too many people because of its simplistic layout and lack of features such as free spins. Still, this is a ton of fun for a short time at least and I recommend you give it a try before you poo-poo it. Capisce?