The Codfather slot game is a creation of Next Gen Games. As the name suggests, the game is a lose parody of the well-known The Godfather franchise. The parody result is a bit hit and miss, with the game certainly having excellent graphics, outstanding animation, and passable music, but since the image and symbol designs are only vaguely related to the source material, the game may as well have just been about fish dressing funny and the outcome would have been the same.
Still, The Codfather slot game offers interesting game play and a few laughs, so is well worth a look for both veteran and amateur slot game players. One of the jokes that really hits home is the image of a seahorse’s head on the sea bed, a reference to the well known scene from the first Godfather movie. As far as slot games go this is certainly dark humour, and Next Gen games get a salute for the brave gag.
Symbol Designs and Visual Design
The graphics of The Codfather slot game have already been mentioned as excellent. Plus, many of the symbols animate upon being matched, with animation quality that is fit for a feature length cartoon. The most valuable symbol in the game is the group of three mafia dressed fish, including the smiling shark and two cigarette smoking gold fish. This symbol is not only the most valuable in the game, but the delightful way in which these characters animate never ceases to be amusing.
The second most valuable symbol, a sword fish in a guitar case, is perhaps not as interesting as the first, but still pays out well enough that players will enjoy the sight of it.
The least valuable symbols in the slot game are rather uncreative playing card symbols, including nine, ten, jack, queen, king and ace. These are a rather blatant eyesore in the game, with only the most rudimentary effort to theme the numbers to fit the theme. Considering how excellent the other symbol designs are, one can’t help but wish more had been done with the playing card symbol designs.
The wild symbol, the fat fish smoking a cigar, can only be meant to represent the mafia’s hired muscle. This delightful fellow glares around menacingly upon being matched, again demonstrating the outstanding animation of the game. He will also match with any other symbol to create matching sequences, which makes him a firm friend of the player. Any sequence the wild symbol helps create will payout double the standard amount. It clearly pays to be friends with a large cigar smoking fish.
The second bonus symbol in The Codfather slot game is the scatter symbol, shown as the written words The Codfather. This symbol may match only on reels 2, 3 and 4, but does not have to be adjacent. Upon the symbols matching the player is granted 10 free spins. During the free spins each win achieved will payout triple, which is enough to make anyone want to join the fish mafia, if it means this kind of cash.