Scarface, produced by NetEnt in partnership with Universal, is a 20 payline, 5 reel tribute to the classic 1983 movie, incorporating vivid artwork based on stills from the movie, alongside glossy styling and the kind of feature-rich bonuses players might expect from NetEnt’s stable of licensed online slots properties.
Look and Feel
The 1983 mob movie Scarface, directed by Brian de Palma and starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer, is the story of Tony Montana (Pacino), a young man in the Cuban refugee community within Florida, desperate to make a name for himself… and build a criminal empire.
Of course, crime doesn’t always pay, and the expensive luxuries that the gangsters surround themselves with have an ultimate and bloody price.
NetEnt’s licensed slots game Scarface uses artwork and styling directly inspired by the movie, with dramatic cutscenes and dialogue straight from the silver screen that really recreate the exciting atmosphere of the famous gangster movie, even down to the animations that herald a winning combo.
The reels of the main game feature glossy, shiny alphanumeric lower value symbols with city skylines within them, and character portraits alongside images from the movie for higher value targets.
These include piles of cash, expensive jewelry, a briefcase, and a chainsaw. If you haven’t seen the movie, then how all these items figure in the story may be a mystery!
Scarface is a 3 row, 5 reel game with up to 20 paylines. The minimum bet is 20p with a ceiling of £100 per spin, and bets are controlled through the “Bet Level” and “Coin Value” selectors, with autoplay and max bet options available.
The UI is slick and glossy, with a streamlined and original design that fits well with the rest of the play window.
Where Scarface really stands out, though, are in the bonus features. Three character portraits depicting Elvira, Manny, and Tony Montana himself stand as wilds; nudge wilds and stacked wilds both feature in this game.
The stacked wild covers all symbols on the reel and, when appearing on reel four, will net the player fifteen free spins with up to a 3x multiplier. More free spins can be won during these rounds, which feature music and dialogue from the movie, and a fun second screen setting in the Babylon Night Club.
Nudge wilds are won when the stacked wild appears on reel two; the nudge wild will be nudged down one space making way for even bigger potential wins.
The ultimate bonus in Scarface, however, is the bonus feature game “Say Hello To My Little Friend,” which recreates Tony Montana’s iconic last stand from the movie.
Tony appears at the top of the screen and must fight off gunmen, with each spin of the reel giving him more ammo.
The player must fight off enemies, with each enemy awarding a coin prize, which – once Tony has taken his inevitable but dramatic swan dive into the swimming pool – will be added together to calculate your final win.
All in all, Scarface is definitely a feature-packed video slots experience, and is sure to delight fans of cinema tie-in games with plenty of excitement and chances to win big.