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The Codfather from NextGen Gaming: Slot Review - something fishy is going down by the docks...

Do what the Codfather tells you to do or you might just end up with a seahorse head beside you!

This NextGen Gaming slot features a very unique theme as it is clearly inspired by the classic mobster movie “The Godfather” but with a twist as it is set deep underwater! All of the hard-nosed mafia characters have been replaced by humorous anthropomorphic fish creatures. For example, the famous horse head seen in the movie is now a seahorse head and fishy gangsters include Jimmy Flathead and Eddie the Eel. It’s an excellent comedic take on the gangster genre but is it any good in terms of features and gameplay? Let’s make a splash and swim with these slippery stooges to find out!

The Codfather is a 5 reel slot with 20 paylines that includes Free Games, Multipliers, and a Big Boss Bonus feature.

The Codfather Screenshot

Special Features

The first feature to highlight is the Wild symbol and this is illustrated by an image of the title character The Codfather. Like most Wild symbols, it substitutes for all other symbols in the game apart from the Scatter symbol. This symbol only appears on reels 2, 3, and 4 and when this symbol is part of a winning combination on the reels then the payout is doubled.

If you land 3 Wilds at the same time on Reels 2, 3, and 4 then you will activate the Big Boss Bonus Game. In this fun click-me style mini-game you get to choose from 5 different mob bosses. When you pick one, you will be awarded a nice cash prize.

The game logo is the Scatter symbol and if you land 3 or more of these symbols on the reels then you will trigger the Free Games feature. In this neat little bonus game, you will be awarded 10 Free Games and all winnings you land while in this feature are subject to a wonderful 3X multiplier! The Big Boss Bonus Game can also be triggered during Free Games. Another pleasing aspect of Free Games is that it can be retriggered by landing 3 more Scatters while in this feature.

Theme and Graphics

To be honest, the graphics are pretty basic and that’s to be expected as this NextGen Gaming slot has been around for quite some time now. The game takes place on a colourful seabed with lots of bubbles and underwater plants surrounding the reels. Symbols are neatly designed and consist of a few fishy gangsters, a violin containing a swordfish head, a seahorse head, a worm on a hook, the codfather himself, and the standard A – 9 icons. The animations are smooth as symbols move up and down the reels slowly and blink and flash brightly when part of a winning payline.

The game features Italian style music very similar to the Godfather movie so needless to say it fits in perfectly with the theme of this slot.

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

The game has 20 paylines, a low RTP of 95.1% and a top prize of 5,000X your initial wager.

Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.

Bet Range: 0.20, 0.40, 0.60, 0.80, 1.00, 2.00, 4.00, 5.00, 10.00, 20.00, 40.00, 50.00, 100.00

  • The Codfather Scatter Symbol: 2 for 2X, 5 for 3X, 15 for 4X, 100 for 5X
  • Fish Gangsters Symbol: 5 for 2X, 20 for 3X, 200 for 4X, 5,000 for 5X
  • Violin Case Symbol: 2 for 2X, 15 for 3X, 100 for 4X, 500 for 5X
  • Seahorse Head Symbol: 15 for 3X, 25 for 4X, 200 for 5X
  • Worm Bait Symbol: 15 for 3X, 25 for 4X, 200 for 5X
  • A Symbol: 10 for 3X, 15 for 4X, 150 for 5X
  • K Symbol: 10 for 3X, 15 for 4X, 150 for 5X
  • Q Symbol: 5 for 3X, 10 for 4X, 150 for 5X
  • J Symbol: 5 for 3X, 10 for 4X, 150 for 5X
  • 10 Symbol: 5 for 3X, 10 for 4X, 100 for 5X
  • 9 Symbol: 5 for 3X, 10 for 4X, 100 for 5X

Our Verdict on The Codfather

This game is made by NextGen Gaming and it’s a trip to an underwater sea world full of fishy characters that you won’t forget anytime soon! It’s really easy to play and features very clever winks and nods to old gangster movies from the past that will make you laugh out loud from the moment you start to spin those reels. The features are quite good although very hard to trigger with the Free Games feature being the most lucrative one since all Free Game wins are nicely trebled! I found this slot to be highly volatile so it may take you some time and quite a bit of bankroll before you eventually reel in a big win. For slots with a similar gangster theme, check out The Slotfather Part II and Mafia Madness.

Swim away with a fishy fortune when you play The Codfather!