The wombat says: If you’re an aficionado of the gangster genre, or you just know your halibut from your freshwater trout, then you might just want to give The Codfather Scratch card a whirl. It’s part of a series of games from NestGen that include the Emperor’s Garden scratchcard and an Irish Eyes game.
This is a scratch card game with a sense of humour- who wouldn’t want to mix the mobster movie The Godfather with a fish theme to make – you guessed it – The Codfather? But will this Wombat’s bank balance take a battering? Or cod we win big? Let’s scratch and see…
Look and Feel
The graphics are jam-packed with all those classic gangster trademarks; the old-fashioned trilby hats and sharp suits – perfectly finished off with the face of some very mean-looking fish. Who knew that dinner could look so menacing? These guys would fit in on the reels of the Hot Roller slot– it’s all big cigars and big money.
Your grid is made up of 9 squares, each one helps to make up the face of the scary-looking Codfather of the game’s title, with every baddie’s favourite accessory, a smoking cigar, hanging out of his mouth! The master crook is set against an underwater scene complete with overflowing treasure and water bubbles. Get your poker face on (maybe play a bit of Deuces Wild Poker first?) and let’s hit those reels.
While you play, you’re treated to a selection of electronic submarine beeps which didn’t bother this marsupial one bit, but you can opt in or out of the sound effects if they get on your nerves.
To get all that dosh rolling in, all you have to do to hit the big time is to hook (get it?) 3 matching Jackpot icons. If you like to reveal one square at a time like me, then you’ll quickly see the fish themed icons hiding under that grid. For those of you who like your grand reveal all at once, you can simply reveal the whole grid at the touch of a button – it’s the one that looks like a magic wand..
The highest value icon is the fishy Don – the Codfather himself – then there’s his underwater gang, a pile of notes and coins, a bag of golden loot, an empty violin case (to pack your tommy gun in), a seahorse’s head (nice reference to that Mafia calling card made famous by the Coppola movie) and a worm wriggling on a fishing hook.
You know how this goes; you pick your stake and then get scratchin’ to see if Lady Luck is on your side (or if you’ll be sleeping with the fishes)!
If you’re really on a winning streak, you could reveal 3 matching icons that doles you out 5x extra goes where all of the prizes on offer DOUBLED! Maybe this mobster is a decent bloke after all…
If you like to take a relaxed approach to your scratching then why not allow the auto-play function to take over? And make yourself a nice cuppa while you play.
This Wombat also enjoyed the realistic touch-screen interaction that The Codfather offers; this is after all a game that’s designed to played on the hoof (or by the claw in my case) and will scratch like a dream on all your mobile devices.
This isn’t a bad scratch card game, and we love The Codfather slot too, which is where this NextGen release got its inspiration from. It’s a nice easy way to try and win a few extra bucks.
Wombat score: 3/5
This game is no longer available at Wombat Casino. Sorry about that!