Fat Lady Sings Slot by Microgaming Review
Fat Lady Sings is a slot with 5 reels and 25 paylines by Microgaming. When the Wild symbol comes up in the game window, it turns into an expanding Wild in the course of the bonus game. There is also a Scatter symbol launching free spins and earning multipliers for your payouts. In the slot, you have an opportunity to double or quadruple your winnings for a spin in the risk game.
The maximum reward in the main game of the Fat Lady Sings slot is 15,000 coins. It becomes available for five Wild symbols on one payline. In the bonus round, you can increase it up to 75,000 coins.
Rules of the game
The Fat Lady Sings slot is available in the trial mode, where a special game currency, coins and credits are used for the game. They are credited to your balance when the game loads and are reset when the web page is refreshed. The bet and initially the reward are expressed in coins. Further conversion of the winnings into credits depends on the value in the Coin Size section.
The bet per line is configured in the Coins window. In the ordinary mode of panel display, just click the Coins button to place from 1 to 5 coins. In the advanced mode, the + and - buttons are available for this. The Bet Max button automatically sets the maximum bet.
You can change the cost of one coin in the Coin Size section with the + and - buttons. The minimum value is 0.01 credits and the maximum is 0.25. With the coin value increasing, the number of coins goes down in the Demo Coins section, where your balance is displayed.
Active lines are configured in the Lines window. In total, 25 paylines are available, but you are free to set a smaller number. Your odds of winning a reward for a combination depend on the number of active paylines. According to the slot rules, the payout is counted only for winning combinations that are on active paylines. In the advanced mode of the panel, the + and - buttons become available, which make it easier to switch paylines.
A winning combination consists of identical symbols lined up in a row on one active line, starting with the first reel. The exception is a combination of Scatter symbols that pay you a reward and bonuses when the required number appears in the game window.
In the paytable that opens when you click the View Pays section you can see the payout factors for different winning combinations. The payout size depends on the bet per line for regular symbols and on the total bet for Scatter symbols.
The reels can be launched by clicking the Spin button. Any winning combination that lands at the end of the spin of the reels will be highlighted and the payout will be displayed in the Win section. Also, the Gamble button will become active. If you click it, all the winnings for the spin can be staked in the risk game.
The second way is the Autoplay function. You can access it only in the advanced mode of the panel, by clicking the Expert button. Next to the Autoplay button you can find the 5x and 10x buttons that launch 5 or 10 auto spins, respectively. If you hit the Autoplay button, an additional menu will pop up:
- Number of spins to play — the number of auto spins
- Stop when all spins are complete — this function will stop the slot when the reels finish the specified number of spins
- Stop if win exceeds or equals — this function will stop the slot if the win for the spin is equal to or exceeds the specified number
Three or more Scatter symbols landing on the reels stop the Autoplay feature in the Fat Lady Sings slot. Also, in the automatic mode of reelspins, the Gamble button is not available.
In the user settings menu, you can change the video and sound options of the Fat Lady Sings slot. For example, the QuickSpin option, which reduces the animation time of the reels to spin. This does not directly affect how symbols line up and only concerns the visual aspect of the gameplay.
You can select coins or credits in the Balance, Bet and Win Values sections. By default, your balance and bets are displayed in coins and only then converted into credits.
The game help opens when you click the "?" icon found in the top right corner of the screen. It covers all the features and rules of the slot and describes the bonus functions.
Symbols and multipliers of the Fat Lady Sings slot
Two special symbols may come up in the game window of the Fat Lady Sings slot — the Wild and the Scatter. The game's logo plays the role of the Wild symbol. When part of a winning combination, it replaces a missing symbol. This way, it can add to a combination or help create it if the symbols have not landed on the neighbouring reels. The Wild symbol is the highest-paying picture of the Fat Lady Sings slot. Its multipliers are:
- 2 game's logos — 15
- 3 logos — 150
- 4 logos — 1,500
- 5 logos — 3,000
The Scatter symbol is represented by two theatrical masks with the word Scatter. It earns you a reward when three symbols appear anywhere in the game window. Unlike regular symbols, the reward depends on the total bet rather than the bet per line. In the main game, the payouts for the Scatter symbols are:
- For 3 Scatters — from 5 to 15 free spins, the multiplier of x1 to x5 and the bonus payout of 5 to 30 coins
- For 4 Scatters — from 5 to 20 free spins, the multiplier of x1 to x5 and the bonus payout of 20 to 70 coins
- For 5 Scatters — from 9 to 30 free spins, the multiplier of of x1 to x5 and the bonus payout of 70 to 120 coins
Using free spins and collecting three, four or five Scatter symbols, you will earn:
- For 3 pair of masks — 15 times the total bet
- For 4 pair of masks — 50 times the total bet
- For 5 pair of masks — 100 times the total bet
Regular symbols that only earn you a reward in coins are subdivided into two equal groups — card ranks and portraits of women. The minimum number of symbols in a combination is three. Multipliers for winning combinations of three, four or five symbols are:
- For Jack and Queen — 5, 20 and 100
- For King — 10, 30 and 150
- For Ace — 10, 50 and 200
- For the marquise (lady with a pearl necklace) — 15, 150 and 300
- For the geisha (lady with a fan) — 25, 250 and 500
- For the valkyrie (lady with plaits) — 50, 500 and 1,000
You get access to the risk game if the reels are not launched in the auto mode of the game and a winning combination has landed on the screen. When you click the Gamble button, a new window will open.
You will see a playing card in the centre with buttons on both the left and right side for choosing the colour or the suit. Your goal is to guess the suit or colour of the card in order to increase your win for the spin. A correctly guessed colour of the card doubles the sum and the suit quadruples it. Above the buttons you can find two information blocks where the reward is displayed after the correct answer.
A window with the history of suit and colour selection is below the card. At any time before you click the suit/colour buttons, you can collect the entire win and return to the main game.
Bonus game and free spins
Gathering three, four or five Scatter symbols in the game window, you get access to the Fat Lady Sings Free Spins. The number of free spins, the multiplier and the bonus prize are determined randomly. The bonus round is played in the automatic mode with the bet and the number of lines from the latest spin of the main game.
All rewards in the bonus round are based on the bet in coins, the multiplier earned and the factor for the corresponding winning combination. The only difference is that three or more Scatter symbols landing during free spins earn you a reward in coins. You cannot get extra free spins in the Fat Lady Sings Free Spins round.
In the course of this round, the Wild symbol changes its functions. Coming up on the second or fourth reel, it can fill the entire reel. This improves your chances of forming winning combinations and increasing their length.
After the end of the bonus round, you are free to bet the entire win in the risk game or to transfer this amount to your account and return to the main game.