Restaurant games have been something of a craze in recent years. From smartphones to Facebook, everyone loves a bit of virtual cooking. Main Course gets in to the restaurant game scene in a big way, incorporating a Parisian style restaurant theme with a high quality and exciting online slots game.
Visuals and Presentation
The theme is the big talking point of this game, offering up some inspired graphics that provide some serious personality. Looking at the main game screen you’ll find a table cloth, onions, coins stylized as mushrooms, and of course you’ll find the symbols on the reels.
The icon caricatures show grumpy chefs, a pig ready to be roasted, a beautiful waitress, a steak dinner, and more. Overall there’s a distinct cartoon style. This makes the presentation amusing, but also exciting to look at. Anyone questioning whether a game with this much glitz would distract from play can breathe a sigh of relief, the look of the game will actually draw players in.
On the whole the presentation is outstanding, and even the sound is authentic to what you would expect to find in a busy upscale eatery.
As unique as the theme is, the main gameplay feels reassuringly familiar. This is not necessarily a bad thing, especially considering that this game offers its own twist on free spins.
There is the typical wild icon in the game, represented by the Asian Legend chef. The wild can only be used with certain game icons. These include the Steak Dinner, Chocolate Flan, Dumplings, Escargot, and Spaghetti and Meatballs icons. There’s also a scatter icon, which is Chef Mario. When Mario appears on the first, third, and fifth reels, the game will activate the free spin mode.
There are 30 lines in total, with bets capped at 300 coins. Denominations range from 0.01 to 1.00, and players can put up to ten coins on any line.
Jackpots and Bonuses
Main Course is unique in the way that it allows players to design their own bonus on free spin mode. The game appropriately refers to this as ‘cooking’ up your own bonus. Unlocking free spin mode is achieved with the three Mario icons, after which players are taken to a second screen where combinations of total spins, multiplier, and an extra bonus can be selected.
The bonus from the wild symbol is especially rewarding. Four wilds on an active payline will result in a payout of 800, and players who get five symbols on a line will receive the maximum fixed bonus of 8000.
There’s also a secondary bonus in the game, which is fixed at 4000. This is achieved by lining up 5 Hungry Man icons on a payline. There is also a jackpot of 300 that is won with 5 of the Food Connoisseur icons.
Main Course does not feature a progressive jackpot.
The fantastic theme and character design, the innovative free spin bonus, and the variety of fixed jackpots are all highlights in this game.
Like many other online slots games, this title doesn’t feature a progressive jackpot. It doesn’t negatively affect the gameplay, but there are players who exclusively look for progressive jackpot games. The wild in this game is also unique in that it only affects certain play symbols, which limits winning combinations when using the wild.
The lack of a progressive jackpot can’t be held against this game. It has too many strong points to make up for this. The fact that there are numerous fixed bonuses, and that the maximum bonus is 8000, makes this game rewarding for players. The exciting and unique theme ties it all together in a package that can’t be compared to any other online slots game today.