Betsoft Gaming launched it on February 2015. Pinocchio is a fantastic html5 video slot adaptation of Italian novelist Carlo Collodi’s 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio. The book fantasizes about elderly Italian carver Geppetto who, after receiving a donated communicative log, carves a boyish figurine called Pinocchio; the defiant and naughty statuette reforms after back-to-back misfortunes and life-changing experiences, thereby excelling in school and enabling his conversion into a true child.
Themes: juvenile literature, woodwork, puppetry, metamorphosis, figurine, personification, and fairy tale. Pinocchio’s rival games include Spinocchio (July 2016) from ReelNRG, Pinocchio (February 2014) from Portomaso Gaming, and Pinocchio’s Fortune (September 2014) from 2by2 Gaming.
Three symbols (Gepetto, book, and wagon) require two or three winning combinations. Ten symbols (wooden Pinocchio, caged Pinocchio, poster, carving tools, pendulum clock, A, K, Q, J, and 10) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Pinocchio Game Characteristics
Pinocchio’s main game is set in Geppetto’s vintage workshop, where the carver is standing on the left while the statuette is sitting on a workbench on the right. Embedded on a stone wall, the orange-lit 5X3 grid is divided up by pinned green straps.
There are 15 left-to-right adjustable paylines (eleven choices), sixteen symbols, eleven coin denominations, five bet levels, 605 total bets, free re-spins, two wilds, three scatters, three settings (workshop, stage, and classroom), locked symbols, leftward and descending wilds, locked wild reel, collectible symbols (wagon, book and Pinocchio) that fill their three respective meters, a side game, and usually pays from $5.00 to $2500.00.
Pinocchio has six special symbols and ten ordinary symbols. Special symbols: “wild” real child mode-triggering Pinocchio’s human version; respin-triggering redheaded fairy in green; puppet show-unlocking red-and-teal horse-drawn wagon; classroom setting-unlocking belted blue book and apple (scatter); wild scroll-triggering elderly carver Gepetto (scatter) in his brown; and the substituting wild is a fancy parchment yellow “wild” scroll.
Ordinary symbols: brown hat-wearing blond wooden Pinocchio in red and blue; Pinocchio in a golden cage; parchment yellow “The Great Stromboli Marionette Show” poster; chisel beside a plane; orange pendulum clock; purple-and-golden A; red-and-golden K; blue-and-golden Q; green-and-golden J; and white-and-golden 10.
The Pinocchio coin denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.10, $0.15, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, and $1.00. Active paylines: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $75.00.
The $75.00 bet attracts these regular Pinocchio payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. Wooden Pinocchio or human Pinocchio pays $100.00, $375.00, and $2500.00. Caged, or poster pays $75.00, $300.00, and $1000.00. Carving tools, or pendulum clock pays $25.00, $75.00, and $300.00. A, or K pays $40.00, $125.00, and $500.00. Q, or J, or 10 pays $25.00, $75.00, and $300.00.
In the wood boy mode, a tiny real boy may be embedded atop the larger wooden Pinocchio; conversely, the real boy mode may show a tiny wooden boy embedded on the larger real boy. The tiny boys are relocated to their respective five-part “wood/real boy mode” meter; collecting five tiny real boys prompts larger wild real boy-only rounds, while collecting tiny wooden boys reverts to the larger wooden boys-only mode.
After a winless round, the fairy may prompt one of the first three reels to start re-spinning freely while the other reels are locked. Landed wagons are transferred to the ten-part “to stage level”, while books are transferred “to class level”; collecting ten wagons (or ten books) changes the gameplay from the workshop setting to the puppet show setting (or to the classroom setting) that lasts for eight rounds.
In the stage setting, any landed wagon—two and three wagons pay $150.00 and $750.00—is transformed into three stacked reel-long “wild” scrolls that are locked for the subsequent five free re-spins. In the classroom setting, any landed book—two and three books pay $150.00 and $750.00— changes to a “wild” scroll that starts hoping downward until it reaches the bottom of its reel.
In the regular game’s middle reel, Geppetto—two and three of them pay $150.00 and $750.00, respectively—may appear, where he is transformed into a “wild” scroll that prompts free re-spins as it hops leftward.
Collectible current wins can be gambled in the side game whose outcome (doubled or nullified current wins) is determined by predicting the golden coin’s sides—either heads (Pinocchio’s bust) or tails (starry “Pinocchio” log). Pinocchio’s non-progressive jackpot is $140500.00.
The good Pinocchio software: mobile and desktop version; wooden icons; quick spin; and 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins. Sounds: magical, whirring, tinkling, jingling and whooshing. Glitter effect aside, the cinematic 3D graphics include panning video clips of dramatic characters, Pinocchio hopping into the wagon, fluttering fairy, and juggling Geppetto.
Luck in Pinocchio
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Pinocchio is 96.53% and the house edge is 3.47%.