SimplePlay has decided to shake things up a bit as it designed an oriental themed slot that features some hardcore Asian gangsters on the reels. The slot’s plot is set in the 1930s at a time when the bold and daring were the only people who could lay their hands on the continent’s gold and precious resources.

As the five reels of this slot that come with 30 paylines start spinning, players get to come up close with one such gangster by the name Shanghai Godfather, he is the man running the streets and all those who choose to associate with him may walk away with a part of the loot that he scores on the reels.

Shanghai Godfather slot by SimplePlay was released on 20th January, 2019, it has a 5 x 3 reels format, 30 betways, a 96.13 % RTP and a high variance level.


The backdrop of this slot game depicts the deserted streets of an Asian city acting as the background graphics. The reel set of this slot machine is a bit transparent thereby making it possible for players to appreciate the exquisite graphics in the background during their entire gaming session.


The reel symbols that players can expect to encounter during their gaming adventure playing Shanghai Godfather slot include a bunch of cash, a vintage car, male character clad in white, male character clad in a black suit, a female character, a gun, a chest box, a hat and some royal symbols.




5 4 3 2
Bunch of cash 1000 120 50 5
A male character clad in white 500 100 30 2
A male character clad in a black suit and a female character – Of  a Kind 250 70 30
A gun and a chest box – Of a Kind 200 60 30
A hat 100 50 20
Royal Symbols A and K – Of a Kind 100 50 10
Royal Symbols Q and J – Of a Kind 80 20 5
Royal Symbols 10 and 9 – Of a Kind 50 10 5


  • Wild: The substituting symbol is represented by the bunch of cash icon.
  • Scatter: The vintage car icon acts as the game’s scatter symbol.
  • Free Game Feature: Each time the player lands 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols on the reels at once, the player triggers 10, 20 or 30 free spins respectively. Players ought to know that landing three or more scatters at once during the feature will help them retrigger additional free spins.
  • Mysterious Wild Feature: This feature triggers randomly both during the base game and free spins round. When awarded, one of three wilds are awarded. Scatter icons appearing beneath the awarded wilds may contribute towards a scatter prize. The wilds that the player may be awarded are as follows:
  • Extra Wild: Two to nine wilds are randomly placed on the reels
  • Extra Reel Wild: During base game, from one to three reels may be transformed into wild reels. During free spins round, from one to five reels may be transformed into wild reels.
  • Bomb Wild: One bomb wild is randomly placed on any reel. All symbols that surround the bomb wild will be transformed into wild icons.
  • Progressive Jackpot: There are three jackpots that the player may hit when playing. Namely these are the Mini, Minor and Major jackpots. Anyone of these three progressive jackpots may be hit at random.


When it comes to slots, games that feature some hardcore criminals and tough guys are mostly associated with a Wild West theme and branded games inspired by films. When it comes to oriental slots, they generally tend to focus on ancient stuff talk of age old deities, symbolisms, Gods of Wealth or things such as flora and fauna unique to a certain part of the world in the Orient.

If you thought that everything in the Far East was smooth sailing with no gun trotting gangsters causing havoc on the streets, well think again. The SimplePlay powered Shanghai Godfather slot will see things in a different light.

The fascinating nature of this game is further enhanced by the game’s RTP which stands at an above average 96.13 per cent. Out of a 10 point rating, this game receives an 7.2 point score by our Asian slot machine review crew.

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