Scratch The Codfather

Scratch The Codfather by NextGen Gaming - Review

Among real and fictional gangster characters, the Godfather stands tall right up there with the very best of them. And among fish, the cod is a fish with great taste and several health benefits. NextGen Gaming has brought the underworld and the underwater world together in their latest game. They have named it Scratch The Codfather. The witty play on the words Godfather and cod was the first thing we loved. But it wasn’t the only one. The interesting storyboard, the impressive rewards, and the great look and feel of the game were all positives for us. The game has five reels and 20 paylines. You will find ways to play it for free and also bet real money and rake in your rewards.


Scratch The Codfather – RTP and Maximum Win

You can use the Up and Down arrows on the screen to set the number of paylines you would play with. There is another set of arrows which allows you to specify your bet size. This can range from a minimum of 0.01 credits to 100 credits. The ‘Play’ button allows you to spin, while the ‘Autoplay’ button can spin without your intervention till you ask it to stop. There are many features of this game, among which the Gamble feature is the most lucrative one. It gives you the best returns if you can land the right symbols in order. The average return for Scratch The Codfather, also called RTP rate is 96%. This is pretty impressive compared to the higher House advantage many other games keep for themselves.


Scratch The Codfather Symbols

You get the best of both worlds when you play Scratch The Codfather. There are sinister gang lords as well as soothing marine symbols. You need to form winning combinations of 2, 3, 4, or 5 symbols from left to right. They also carry different multipliers which can increase your wins. Here is an indicative list of the symbols, and you can check out the full list in the paytable:

  • Card Symbol Ace - multipliers of 10x, 15x, 150x
  • Card Symbol King - multipliers of 10x, 15x, 150x
  • Card Symbol Queen - multipliers of 5x, 10x, 150x
  • Card Symbol Jack - multipliers of 5x, 10x, 150x
  • Card Symbol Ten – multipliers of 5x, 10x, 100x
  • Card Symbol Nine – multipliers of 5x, 10x, 100x
  • Seahorse Remains – 15x, 25x, 200x
  • Hooked Worm – 15x, 25x, 200x
  • Swordfish (in guitar case) – 2x, 15x, 100x, 500x
  • Portrait of gang lords – 5x, 20x, 200x, 5000x

Apart from these regular symbols, Scratch The Codfather also has two special symbols – the Wild and the Scatter.

The Wild is a specially designed humorous image of a codfish. It has a cigar dangling from its mouth, and a hat on its head, just like a gangster. It appears on the middle three reels of the game. It completes the winning combination by replacing any other non-useful symbol. This is possible for any symbol except the Scatter.

The other special symbol is the Scatter. In Scratch, The Cod, the logo of the game itself acts as the Scatter. It triggers extra spins for you, for which you pay nothing. Additionally, it also comes with multipliers of 2x, 5x, 15x, or 100x.


Scratch The Codfather Bonus

Let us begin with the free spin rounds we talked about earlier. 3 or more Scatters on your reels can trigger these free spins. You start off by getting 10 free spins. Also, there is a 3x multiplier that gets activated for all your wins during these free spins.

Then there is a special round called the Big Boss bonus game. This is activated when you land 3 or more Wild symbols on your reels. You see the image of a table where five gangster lords are seated. You need to select any one of those five. If you select the right one, you get nice rewards.

Finally, we come to the double-up game within Scratch The Codfather. It is activated if you click on the Gamble button. The Gamble button becomes available on the screen every time you score a winning combination. When you select it, you will see a card turned down. All you need to do is to guess the right color. A card in any pack can either be red or black, so you have a 50% probability of winning. You can try this maximum of five times. If you guess right, the win amount is augmented by 4x. If you choose wrong, you are taken back to the main menu.



Because Scratch The Codfather comes from the House of NextGen, you can be sure it will be worth a try. But our reviewers still went ahead and gave this game a spin. And if you have read so far, you will realize that they sure liked what they saw. So, go on, what are you waiting for?