Graphics - 41%
Gameplay - 45%
Bonuses - 43%
Value - 40%
Whats not so hot?
Red Tiger Gaming
5 Families from Red Tiger Gaming with its mobster theme does catch the eye. Yet, it has a few chinks in its armour. With its sprawling visuals and an almost ‘whodunnit’ visual appearance; it offers a jackpot of 1,000x (£100) your stake. By no means will the jackpot make you rich. Especially if we compare it to heavyweight sluggers such as Valley of the Gods 2 and Great Rhino Deluxe Megaways.
Besides, we deem it the perfect ‘warm-up’ real money slots before you hit the serious stuff. It’s almost like a starter before the main meal arrives. Unless you’re a low roller of course. The RTP of 95.69% and the low jackpot won’t grab the spotlight either. 5 Families slots features 5 reels and 10 paylines. Another thing that concerns us is that it’s a medium variance video slot. And, it only has one special feature namely a VIP room with up to 5x multipliers.
To be honest we find it difficult to see what Red Tiger tries to convey here. Unless our feeble slots brains missed something. But, if we can make a slots guess; winning spins don’t occur often but the pays are good. By this, we mean anything from 20x your stake and upwards. You can play the video slot online from £0.10 to £100 per spin at any of our top UK casinos.
Make no must the visual fidelity of the game does impress us. A lounge serves as a backdrop for the expertly-crafted mafia theme. There are 9 symbols that populate the reel set. You’ll see pistols, bullets, casino chips, money, and papers. The high-payers are the fellows that look like Al Capone and the dude from the Sopranos. The gunslingers pay 6x to 20x your stake for 5. Now, there’s another roll of the eyes moment here. Regrettably, 5 Families does not have any Wilds or scatter symbols. So, if there are no scatters, it means that there’s no free spins feature. American online casino players receive a bonus of up to 500% to play any RTG slots.
5 Families only has one special feature and that is the VIP room. Just above the reel set, you’ll see a chamber of a 5-shooter revolver. Every time you snag a winning spin, Red Tiger adds a bullet to the chamber of the revolver. Now, if you get 5 wins in a row by filling the chamber with 5 bullets; you’ll trigger the VIP Room feature.
More importantly, every spin kicks off with a multiplier of 5x. Moreover, the top symbols offer payouts for 5 that range from 30x to 100x your stake. Also, when you experience 5 consecutive non-winning spins the feature ends. Question is, what are the odds of hitting 5 winning spins in a row? To put it bluntly, it almost sounds like a red herring. It’s almost like you start off with a handicap when you play 5 Families. There’s absolutely nothing to it! And given the medium volatility, we don’t think any sensible slots player would take a chance on it.
5 Families is like a rushed tie-in to a famous mobster movie. As we unwrap its box the features are akin to one of M. Night Shyamalan’s films. Although TigerGaming promises the moon on a stick, it’s a gut-wrenching slots experience at best.
First, the RTP of 95.69% is below the industry par, it offers a small jackpot and it’s medium variance. Another thing that concerns is that you must land 5-winning spins in a row to initiate the VIP Room bonus. Well, if you do chase it; your poor bankroll will sink faster than a pair of iron water wings. Without further ado, 5 Families is as clumsy as it’s linear and woefully generic. A fatal slots irony if you will. You’re far better off with Pragmatic Play’s, The Dog House Megaways Slots.