Review of American Gigolo Slots
This was by far one of the most fun reviews that I’ve ever written. Why? Well, it’s because American Gigolo Slots is so terrible it’s laughable – if you don’t crack a smile when playing this game, you simply have no sense of humor.
I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect with this slot, but I can tell you that after playing it I still don’t know who it was made for. There is one hot male in the game, two hot females, and then a Yorkie, and a kitten cleaning itself. It feels like a game that was to be targeted to women, but was made by clueless men.
Please keep in mind during my scathing review of this game that it is in fact quite old, so a lot of my issues with it are the same ones that slot players of today will have. That said, I think we can safely assume that this game has been pretty awful since the day that it was released.
The age and lameness of this game are clearly illustrated in the screenshots below. And yes – this is as exciting as American Gigolo Slots gets. A boring game board and bizarre symbols are the highlights of what’s on offer in this decrepit slot.
Oh, the storyline – where to begin? Well first of all, there isn’t one. This is of course due to the fact that there are no bonus rounds or special features. Therefore, it appears as if the player is supposed to make up their own storyline based on the hot male on the telephone, the two hot females, and the house pets. I hope you have a good imagination because these are the only clues to the story that the game gives you.
Regarding the ways of the gigolo, they are simple – he is a male who is employed by women to accompany them and do whatever they ask. They exchange their time for money. I think you can figure out the rest.
The symbols in American Gigolo Slots really shows where the game designers’ heads were at. Do these symbols make sense to anyone? Dogs, kittens, sexy women, and a Richard Grieco stunt double? Are we supposed to be jealous of the sexy women? Should we be angry that there isn’t a sexy redhead symbol? I’m left with more questions than answers after playing this game.
And if you’re asking yourself how it would be possible to enjoy a slot game with 10 symbols, 4 of which are taken from a deck of cards…well, it can’t be.
- J (Jack)
- Q (Queen)
- K (King)
- A (Ace)
- Yorkie Dog
- Himalayan Kitten
- Sexy Blonde Woman
- Sexy Brunette Woman
- Rose Pedal Heart Bouquet (Scatter)
- Gigolo on Telephone (Wild)
The Rose Pedal Heart symbol will give you the most for 5 of a Kind with 1,500 coins, and is the highest-paying symbol in the game. Then I guess it’s true that blondes do have more fun because the Sexy Blonde pays out 500 coins, while the Sexy Brunette only pays out 100 for five in one spin. The top symbols are rounded out by the Kitten and the Yorkie who each pay 100 coins for five on the board.
There are no jackpots associated with American Gigolo, either progressive or otherwise. This of course is just another thing to add to the long list of reasons why you shouldn’t bother playing this game.
Unfortunately American Gigolo Slots is too old and poorly-designed to have a bonus round. This means that you can look forward to hours of spinning the reels only to see the same 10 symbols, without a break in the action. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
Amazingly, you can actually win free spins when playing American Gigolo Slots, but you can only win a specific amount of spins each time. It doesn’t matter how many Scatter symbols you hit because whether it’s 3, 4, or 5, you will still only receive 12 free spins.
In fairness, this game does allow you to re-trigger the Free Games Mode if you are fortunate enough to hit another 3, 4, or 5 Scatters while free-rolling. You will receive another 12 free spins that will be added onto the total amount that was remaining.
The graphics are exceptionally terrible in American Gigolo Slots, with the sole highlight being that the Gigolo Wild symbol raises his eyebrow when used in a payline win. This animation is equal parts creepy and cheesy, so don’t say that I didn’t warn you.
Other than the fake Ricard Grieco sexually harassing you, there really aren’t any other moving parts or pieces to this game.
Audio & Soundtrack
Just because American Gigolo is a very bad game from start to finish does not mean that the soundtrack is equally as terrible. In fact, this game has one of the best songs I’ve ever heard – and I’m being 100% serious.
Throughout the game a fantastic track rolls along with a funky guitar, sassy synth, and even a phone dialling sound during the beat. It’s totally ok to open this game, not wager a dime, and just groove out to the theme song for a few minutes. It really is that good.
I think you can tell by now how I feel about American Gigolo Slots, and the mere thought of anyone wasting a penny of their bankroll on this game makes me shudder. Of course all of this needs to be balanced with the fact that the game is very old, and simply doesn’t stand up to anything that’s been released in the last few years.
It’s definitely a shame because any slot with “Gigolo” in the title should have tons of possibilities for symbols – specifically hot, male ones! So why does this game only have one male symbol? And what’s up with the yorkie? And why is this game attempting to take advantage of people with an unhealthy obsession with Richard Grieco?
So unless you’re a big fan of 21 Jump Street, skip this game in favor of any other slot in the world.
Bonus Video of American Gigolo
So maybe there’s an inside joke with this game that I’m not getting. I say this because Richard Grieco actually created a television program on Showtime called, “Gigolos”, and based on the timeline, it looks like the tv show came out after American Gigolo Slots was originally released.
Therefore, I think it’s entirely possible that a friend of Mr. Grieco’s sent him a link to this slots game, and after seeing the uncanny resemblance to the game’s main character decided to create a show called “Gigolos”. Or perhaps he was in on the game’s creation from the beginning? Was he trying to build an entire gigolo-based empire?
Richard – please feel free to contact me about this to either confirm or deny my suspicions….we can discuss things over a quiet dinner!