Belissimo!

Who doesn’t like a big bowl of warming pasta or a slice of cheesy pizza? The Belissimo! slot game combines a love of online gambling bingo gaming with a love of tasty Italian food – what’s not to enjoy?! All you need is a chilled glass of wine, this foodie game and a side of wins to make this retro game a full experience.

About the developer

Microgaming is a games developer that is very well-known for its cutting-edge, high-quality slot games, but every now and again they pay homage to the old-school slots and come up with a way to put a modern twist on them – just like Belissimo!. Love a bit of retro? Try out more Barbados games like Retro Reels slot game too!

About the game

As mentioned, Belissimo! has an old-school setup, with the pay table on the right side, the three-reel set on the top left and then the logo on the bottom left. The game is set on the recognisable red and white checked cloth that you’ll find in almost every Italian restaurant, and the soundtrack is reminiscent of those old fruity slots. The game is a coin game and you can play one, two, three, four or five coins on every spin – the larger the bet, the bigger the win.

You’ve got five paylines across the reels and a limited number of symbols – you’ll only find bar signs, sevens and an Italian chef. Just like an older style slot game, your focus should be on matching identical symbols across the reels. The chef is the wild and the highest-value symbol, paying out 5000 if you get him in a certain combo. The sevens are the second-highest paying symbol, and if you match three you get 80. The bar symbol will give you the lowest paying combination if you match any variation of them, however, if you’re looking for bigger wins, look to match the singles, double or triple bar symbols. If you’re feeling lucky, use the max bet button to go all-in on your bets!

Wild symbol – the Chef wild is not only the highest-value symbol, it also substitutes all other symbols on the reels for winning combos. Different combos will get you different payouts: if you match him diagonally you’ll get the bigger win.

The Verdict

Despite the fact this is an Italian-inspired slot game – the people being vibrant and expressive – this slot game, unfortunately, falls a bit short of that. It does pay homage to the old-school slot games well, but to compete against other online slot games it needs a little bit more to it. However, enjoyable bingo games for those who really do appreciate the back-to-basics style games.

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