Mamma Mia from BetSoft
Mamma Mia is a fun Italian themed slot game from developer BetSoft. The game is a modern one, with five reels and twenty five optional paylines. Mamma Mia boasts a number of things, including a second screen bonus round and very good high definition graphics. The slot is available on Windows, Linux and Mac platforms, but is not yet an online slot game. The game itself is pretty basic, with maximum bet of 150 coins and a standing jackpot of 2500 coins. This is not the game that will make you a millionaire by any means, but it is fun to play and pretty to look at.
BetSoft have put a lot of work into making Mamma Mia look good. The graphics are slick and look very good on a high definition screen. They are done in cartoon style, but are by no means silly or childish. The slot is laid out simply, and is great to navigate for beginners who don’t as yet know their way around slot machines. The paytable and other info are on a series of separate screens, but are easy to get to by simply clicking on the right button.
The game is set in an Italian restaurant, so the overall colours are all shades of brown. Maybe only build brown buildings in Italy. Even the symbols, which are very well done, are pretty brown. The whole thing kind of reminds you of freshly baked bread colour. The sound track in the back ground is an interesting mix of typical Italian music, and the odd opera aria, which the chef launches into when you win something. It works well, and won’t leave you reaching for the mute button.
Italian Restaurant Theme
Mamma Mia is not, as you would assume from the title, anything to do with either the band of the movie. It is in fact all about an Italian restaurant, and the chef and the food that he prepares. The symbols are everything you would expect to find in a swanky Italian restaurant, including various kinds of food, wine, a mean food critic, dishes and of course the head Chef.
Five Chef symbols on an active payline will win you 500 credits per every coin wagered. The game also has a wild symbol, which is the presumably Italian Painting. This is not just a normal wild, but is actually a locking wild. Which means that it can freeze on the reels. To activate this however you need to click on the yellow button that appears below the usual bet button. This will cost extra coins to activate.
Mamma Mia Special Features
The first feature we will mention is the games scatter symbol. This is a yummy looking pizza that will trigger the free spins round should you find three or more of them. This turns other symbols into pizza ingredients, including olives, tomatoes, salami and onions. Every time you find a winning combination, the chef will add an ingredient to his pizza, which will determine your amount of free spins.
The bonus game in Mamma Mia is activated by finding three or more bonus menu icons anywhere on the reels. You will then be taken into the maestro’s kitchen, where you will help him to choose the perfect menu to send to the food critic. He then judges the food and awards you a credit bonus based on how good he thinks the food is.