You’ll probably have heard the old saying, it ain’t over til the Fat Lady Sings! Well in this case it certainly isn’t over, it is just getting started. Thanks to the development team over at Microgaming, we have an awesome slot for you that is based very loosely on the age-old adage.
Fat Lady Sings is a 5-reel, 25 pay line slot that offers players a very healthy 96.52% RTP. Everything is very over the top where the graphics are concerned in this game, with gaudy colours and symbols that look like you are looking through a smeared glass. That doesn’t mean to say it will be a true reflection of the whole game, so don’t write it off yet. Considering the theme, we fully expected to be serenaded by some songbirds, but alas that is not the case here. Instead there are some rather old school slot noises tinkling along, which we switched off after a while as it was just a little too annoying for our tastes.
Bet Amounts – Betting begins at 1p per line in play and can be increased to 25p per line in play in Fat Lady Sings. Meaning spins can cost anywhere from 1p per spin up to £125 per spin. You can adjust your lines in play, the coin amount and the coin level all before you hit spin. Make sure you have amended your spin in accordance with your balance changing, otherwise you won’t be able to sustain the level of play you want.
Wild Symbol – The Fat Lady Sings logo is your wild symbol, it will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter. Your wild symbol is also your highest paying in the game, offering a x3,000 coin win for landing 5 of the wilds on an active pay line.
Scatter Symbol – A set of stage masks, one crying and one laughing is your scatter symbol. Landing three or more of these anywhere on the reels will trigger the bonus feature for you.
Other Symbols – All of your symbols in Fat Lady Sings are designed to look as garish as possible. These include the three ‘fat ladies’ all donned out in what appears to be the costumes of opera singers and they are your higher value symbols. Your lower value symbols are the A, K, Q and J, and these are all decked out with flamboyant colour schemes too.
Bonus Spins Feature – If you are lucky enough to have landed three or more of the mask scatter symbols, then you will now enter the bonus spins round. You will first be given a choice of notes that the singers must achieve. As they do they will break the glass to reveal your bonus spins, your multiplier and your bonus win amount.
- X3 mask scatter – awards 5-15 bonus spins, x1-x5 multiplier and x5-x30 coin win,
- X4 mask scatter – awards 5-20 bonus spins, x1-x5 multiplier and x20-x70 coin win,
- X5 mask scatter – awards 9-30 bonus spins, x1-x5 multiplier and x70-x120 coin win.
Now your bonus spins will begin and during the round, extra stacked wilds will be added to reels 3 and 4 to increase your win potentials. It is not possible to retrigger the bonus spins from within the round, but your scatter symbols now offer you something else as a little extra. Land three or more scatter symbols during the bonus spins to bag the scatter win prizes below, these are awarded on top of any line wins. Scatter wins are only available within the bonus spins round.
- X3 scatter symbols awards x15 your bet amount as a win,
- X4 scatter symbols awards x50 your bet amount as a win,
- X5 scatter symbols awards x100 your bet amount as a win.
Fat Lady Sings has all the makings of being a poorly put together slot, however the dodgy graphics, bawdy backing track and single feature seems to work. The fact that although you don’t get to retrigger the feature from within could be negative. But instead you are awarded scatter wins, and this is a great play on the part of Microgaming. Wanting to provide a basic slot with a twist and succeeding is something very few game developers manage, but it is certainly the case here.