How do you fancy a night at the opera? I remember getting some very strange looks when reviewing an opera and getting out some cheese and onion sandwiches when it started. Well you know what these operas are like, they go on for ages. In fact they go on till the Fat Lady Sings.
Opera is the theme for this successful game from Microgaming who have been releasing successful slots for a couple of decades now. This isn’t the most complex of games but a quick look through the paytable isn’t going to do you any harm and will teach you more about the game. Have some free games too and get used to exactly how the game works.
This is a five reel game with 25 paylines. They’re not fixed so it’s entirely up to you how many you decide to play. The minimum cost of a spin is £0.01 and the maximum £125. Just decide on a financial budget and don’t let finances ruin your enjoyment of the game.
The symbols are well designed, again not very complex but enjoyable enough not to put you off playing the game. We get not one, not two but three fat ladies which is a sign of the times these days I guess. This trio are all in different operatic roles. Again the Jack to Ace playing card symbols make an appearance but at least they look nice and colourful, still a waste though.
The wild in this game is the Fat Lady Sings symbol. This will have you singing with joy when it appears and substitutes for other symbols (apart from the scatter) and gets you some winning combinations. The fat lady sings when you get a win, though if you’ve muted the sound it does look as if she’s having a yawn.
After each win in base play there’s a gamble feature. As is so often the case this is of the guess the card variety. At least this time the pack of cards has a Fat Lady Sings design which is something at least. It’s the usual job of trying to double a win by correctly guessing the colour of the next card or going for the even harder option of guessing the suit for a quadruple win. Just be careful with this because if you keep gambling the chances are you’ll end up losing your win.
Again this is an easy game to operate and there’s an expert mode in which you can set a certain number of automated spins.
The scatter symbol is the two masks symbol that is used so often in the theatre. If you can get three of more of these anywhere on the reels then this gets you into the bonus game. This is a free spins round with a little bit of a difference. Just how many free spins, the size of your multiplier and the bonus win is determined by how many scatters trigger the free spins. All the info is in that paytable but it is really generous and you can get more free spins if those scatters pop up again. Even better during the free spins there are extra wild symbols available during the free spins including stacked wilds on reels two and four.
There’s another bonus where you have to decide what pitch the opera singers will be singing in. If they can shatter some glasses then it’s more free spins for you and a multiplier of up to 5x.
There’s lots to enjoy about this game and the soundtrack is an entertaining one too. The bonus games can be very profitable though not that easy to trigger.