Scopa by Habanero
It’s always great to see a developer make an effort to deliver something unique, and Habanero is clearly doing its best to innovate with Scopa. Their new slot machine is based on a popular Italian card game, involving both chance and skill, quite fun and interesting to see for the first time turned into this type of online casino title.
The setup is not quite typical for a slot machine, using 5 reels, but with 1-3-3-3-1 symbols and 27 ways to win in total. It’s not easy getting paid in a game like this, but you do have your chance at taking home a payout of up to 4,000x the stake. A fairly long list of features exists as well, such as the wild, scatters, Scopa Payouts, free spins with up to 5x multipliers, along with five different playable locations which each bring different major features.
Betting and Prizes
You play with the equivalent of 15 lines, using bets of 1 to 10 coins for each one, and coin values of up to 20€. The result is a betting range from 0.15 to 3,000€ per spin, and everyone will find a value to work with.
When it comes to payouts, the best potential comes from the Genoa region, which offers up to 4,000x the stake. All the others will pay up to 2,375x the stake. Keep in mind, this is a game with High volatility, and I’m not that crazy about its below-average RTP of 93.96% either. The downsides are big here, as the game doesn’t offer you enough chances to get a win, even for a slot where the volatility is high.
Scopa Slot Features
One of the more common features that have been implemented, the Wild Card is one of those that will pay the most, up to 250x offered on each line it covers on its own. It’s a substitute for most symbols, but not for the two scatters. You typically get this one on the middle three columns.
The two scatters, one with the Train and the other with the Sun on it will pay as scatters and they will land o the middle columns only.
Scopa Payouts are worth 25x the stake, and they are instant prizes, to be paid when the player gets a screen full of winning symbols.
The different zones offered in the game will be unlocked as you trigger the free spins with each one. You can get free spins by landing three Purple Train scatters, and this gets you 13 rounds with 1x multipliers. Even better, get three Sun scatters, to trigger 13 free spins where the multipliers are at 5x.
Additional extra features are available for the different regions, both in the base game and the free spins that they trigger.
Genoa gets you 1x to 3x random multipliers for the wild symbols. Miland expands the wild symbol on its reel. Naples uses wilds to turn a random regular symbol into an extra wild, and this can happen on the 1st and 5th reels as well. Tuscany can transform a low symbol into a wild, at random. Venice gives you at least one or two guaranteed wilds, for the base game and free spins, respectively.
Theme & Design
It’s a very colorful and highly detailed design, inspired by the Italian countryside, so obviously it will be a great view that you’re seeing, from the comfort of your train ride. The symbols are based on various cards, such as the wild, the train, the Sun, along with the King and two of his Jacks and four cards with different objects on them in low positions.
I think you will enjoy the look of Scopa, and the gameplay could be fun as well. The big downside is the very low RTP though, which is especially punishing in a slot with High volatility.
Scopa Slot Machine FAQ
❓ What is a key options of the Scopa slot?
✔️ Slot developer: Habanero , Max. RTP: 93.96% , 5 reels with 27 paylines , Betting Range: 0.15 – 3,000€ , Max Payout: 4,000x , Progressive Jackpot.
❓ Where can I play Scopa?