Windy City slot review

By Endorphina

Windy City Basic info

Game provider Endorphina

Release Date 4/2020

RTP 96.00%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity Medium

Min bet $0.01

Max bet $100

Max Win bet x 5000

Gamble Feature Freespins, Wilds, Scatter symbols, Max. win, Mobile version

Layout 5x3

Devices Support all devices

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility Medium

Progressive Jackpot No

Welcome to Windy City. Welcome to this 5-reel, 3-row slot with 10 paylines taking place bang on in the middle of America’s prohibition era. The style of the game even gives a nod to the iconic Chicago musical. It has all the glitz and glamour you would expect but also some of the danger surrounding the gangsters and the alcohol ban in 1920’s America.

The visual elements of this slot perfectly mirror the Windy City feel. And the story behind it is an interesting one. Thumbs up to Endorphina for putting so much work into a backstory! There’s a love triangle going on here and the people involved are dangerous ones.


Stylistically, the slot looks gorgeous. The same goes for the music and FX used. The higher-paying tiles are nicely designed and also carry an interesting animation when a win is registered. The lower-paying symbols are on the plain side, but all in all the whole design works well together.

The symbols, from highest to the lowest consist of:

  • The scatter tile is a 1920’s car and will only appear on reels 1, 3 and 5. With 3 scatters the free spins round is triggered awarding 10 free spins.
  • The Boss is the Wild card. This substitutes for all symbols apart from the scatter. 5 of these on a payline will yield 500x.
  • The Flapper yields 100x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The Assassin yields 50x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The whiskey crate yields 25x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The Ace symbol, K symbol and Q symbol yield 15x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The J symbol and the 10 symbol yield 10x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.


  • The Bonus Round

Get the three scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 and you will kickstart the bonus round. It is a very straightforward one and very similar to the base game. The only difference is that in the bonus round the scatter tile also doubles as a wild card. This means there is more of a chance to get some higher wins than you would normally in the base game.

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  • The Risk Game

As with every Endorphina slot, with every win, you are given the option to gamble your money. Some of their risk games are very on-brand with the game and offer another dimension to the slot. This isn’t one of them which is quite disappointing considered they could have played it nicely within the theme.

The risk game involves the usual 1 card-side-up and 4 cards-side-down game. Choose a card that is higher than the one shown and your money is doubled. It has an average return to player of 84% but this all depends on the kind of card you are dealt facing up. Most often than not I picked the wrong card. Chances aren’t even at 25% a card as they are instances where all of the cards are lower than the dealer’s card meaning you have no chance at winning the round.


This game follows the usual Endorphina slot recipe which makes it a little on the boring side. Even though stylistically, this slot is gorgeous to look at, I found myself unentertained. You do find yourself getting a few 5-of-a-kind during gameplay since there are relatively few tiles in play. But this just isn’t enough to get my pulse racing.

Even when a bonus round is triggered – and to be fair this happened quite a few times – the game still lacked excitement. Not to mention that the wins from the 3 bonus rounds I entered stood at 13x, 11x and 6x. Frankly, I had better wins on a single spin in the base game.

So, once again Endorphina managed to create a good looking game. But, as with some of their other titles, the lack of features and boring gameplay let this slot down.

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Slot Games Analyst

Leticia Miranda is a former gambling reporter who knows everything about slot games and is happy to share her knowledge. She has covered a broad swath of topics and trends on gambling and is always full of new ideas and energy. Leticia also has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is passionate about writing.