Belissimo! Slot Review

Here’s an almost classic from renowned software provider Microgaming that can keep you entertained for hours. Belissimo! is fitted with 3 reels and 5 payways, each of which affects the worth of the Chef’s Wild. If anything, don’t play this game on an empty stomach, as you’ll be ordering pizza in no time… otherwise, go on and give it a whirl.

Highlights

  • Slot type: video slot
  • Reels: 3
  • Scatter: No
  • Theme: Italian, Pizza, Food, Classic
  • Lines: 5
  • Bonus Game: No
  • Free Spins: No
  • Software: Microgaming

How to Play

For a slightly chaotic game display, Belissimo! is very straightforward to play:

  1. Press the plus and minus buttons along the bottom of the screen to set your wager anywhere from 0.50 to 10 coins.
  2. Press the SPIN button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to spin the wheel.
  3. Look for winning combinations across any of the 5 paylines.

With limited paylines, it makes sense that there are limited symbols (it keeps your winning chances higher). So watch out for winning combinations of the following game symbols:  

  • Chef Wild Symbol
  • 7 Pizza Oven Symbol
  • Triple Bar Symbol
  • Double Bar Symbol
  • Single Bar Symbol
  • Any Bar Symbol

Important symbols in Belissimo!:

  • Wild: Chef Symbol
  • High value symbols: 7 Pizza Oven Symbol, Triple Bar Symbol and Double Bar Symbol

Jackpots

Belissimo! slot is not attached to a jackpot but it does have a payline worth 5000x your wager, which is pretty awesome. However, as a 93.23% RTP the house edge on this slot is pretty high – so we say bet small and keep an eye on your credits to make sure you’re on the winning side of this game.

Special Features and Bonuses

As a classically-styled game, Belissimo! unfortunately does not have any special features or bonuses worth writing home about. The Chef Wild does help fulfill a 3-in-a-row win and when 3 chefs stack up winnings can be between 1000x and 5000x your wager.  

Graphics and Sounds

This game features a busy screen set along a red-and-white checkerboard, reminiscent of the classic restaurant tablecloth at any traditional Italian eatery. The actual game display takes up the top left-hand quarter of the board and is designed simply and traditionally. The symbols follow the same model and are also plain and traditional, except for the Chef Wild, which is a comic looking chef’s face with a big toothy grin.

The right-hand side of the screen features the paylines and the different symbols, as well as their value and when you land a winning combo, the number on the payline flashes for extra attention. There’s no background music, but the reels make the typical whirring sound during a spin. Likewise, when you land a win, there’s a celebratory little jingle at the end. As with the theme of this slot, it’s classic and simple.

At A Glance

  • Bonus Feature: no
  • Scatter: No
  • Free Spins: No

Conclusion

This is a fairly basic game sadly lacking in features, but there’s a reason for that: this game was first-released in 1999. If you’re new to slots or a fan of hitting the retro reels than this one’s for you… but we could only stick to it for a while before our stomachs started rumbling.