Mamma Mia Slots

Mamma-MiaIn Mamma Mia, the player is taken on a culinary adventure, the star being an Italian chef that will prepare for you some of the best dishes that this country has to offer. You get to see him chopping off ingredients and preparing a soup and a pizza in the intro movie, after which disaster strikes in the form of a culinary critic that just came in. That snooty critic gets to test the food and to review it in one of the bonus games, and you will assist the chef with it if you get to that part of the slot.

Mamma Mia is a 5 reel 3D Slot from BetSoft, giving you 30 paylines you can bet on. The game has at least one feature that you probably didn’t saw anywhere else, the option to lock wilds into place for the next spin (while paying for the privilege, of course). The wild is accompanied by a scatter symbol, bonus games and free spins. As for the top jackpot, it’s like every other 3D slot, a bit disappointing and giving you only $2,500.

Features of Mamma Mia

Since this is a culinary slot, the game doesn’t give you just the usual feature symbols, and it tries to make it a fun experience as well. One way it does this is through the free spins where you get to make a pizza, while another would be the Critic Bonus Round.

Locking Wilds Feature

This is one of the more interesting parts of Mamma Mia. The game gives you the option to lock wild symbols into place for the next spin, though you have to pay through your teeth for the privilege. You can select two wild symbols that have appeared on reels 1 and 3 for example, and any symbol that would appear on reel 2 would be part of a 3 symbol combo at minimum. It can be an expensive way to play the game, and you can spend 5x the original bet or more this way. The wilds can’t substitute for scatter or bonus symbols.

Critic Bonus Round

The Menu symbol will trigger the bonus game where you have to help out the chef, choosing for him the dish that should be served to the critic that just walked in. The restaurant’s fate lies on your shoulders, so be careful what you choose. The critic will give out a review for the meal, with 1 to 5 stars for each of the 4 criteria (Creativity, Presentation, Freshness and Taste).


Pizza Free Spins

The Pizza symbol is a scatter feature that will give you one of the more fun bonus games from Mamma Mia. You need the usual 3+ Pizza scatters to be present in any position, and if that happens you will go into free spins mode. Inside, you help the chef create a pizza. The symbols that appear here are all ingredients that you can use in your recipe, so you get salami, mozzarella, fish, tomatoes, olives, peppers and so on. Prizes of up to 1,000x are offered by the best paying symbol from the free spins (the salami).


Food Cover Click Me!

This is another scatter symbol, and it’s a bonus game trigger as long as 3+ food covers are present on the reels. Their exact position doesn’t matter, which is a huge advantage that the scatter symbol has. The food covers will become clickable, and the one you choose will reveal to you what prize it hides underneath.


Betting options and jackpots

You are allowed to select a coin denomination that goes from $0.02 to $1, and then to use 1 to 5 of them per line. Since there are 30 paylines in the game, the bet can get to $150 this way. It can also go significantly higher if you choose to use the Locked Wilds feature.

The prizes will only go up to 500x, or $2,500, in the base game. The free spins can give you a bit more though, with a 1,000x multiple meaning up to $5,000 for you.

Design and symbols

You will love the cheerful Italian chef that is the slot’s main character. He sings and prepares his delicious food, and best of all, you get to see him doing all this. It’s an animated character that prepares food in one corner of the screen, as you spin the reels. BetSoft outdid themselves with Mamma Mia, and I’d recommend you experience this game’s design whether you’re a fan of cooking slots or not.

Symbols: Wild, Pizza (scatter), Food Cover (scatter), Menu (scatter), Chef (500x), Critic (250x), Maitre Di (200x), Plate with food (125x), Salvatores Menu (100x), Newspaper (100x), Wine Rack (75x), Cooking Pot (75x) and Cutting Board (50x).


Is It Worth Playing?

Mamma Mia is a highly enjoyable slot machine and BetSoft seems to have put a lot of effort into it. Both its graphics and its features are impressive, the top payouts being the only ones that could bring a “Meh” reaction out of a player.

This Mamma Mia slot is offered by all online casinos with BetSoft software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.