The first time when I saw the name of this slot in a game list I remember I thought it must have been a great product based on the famous story and imagined a great looking slot knowing it was made by 2 by 2. My expectations were never realized and I still don’t like how this game looks like. The graphics are not too captivating and I wouldn’t say that I find the characters cute or attractive and I suppose my ignorance plays a part of this, but I really don’t know what to do the theme with billiard ball or cigar which are also illustrated as playing icons. I don’t think the used symbols would fit to each other in their illustrating style and that’s why they can’t form a complex unit and the overall pictorial effect can’t be impressive for me.
I can’t say I’m pleasantly surprised by what the slot offers in features and play functions. The best paying 5 of a kind win can give out only 1000 coins which is not too generous and it doesn’t matter that the Wild of the game can trigger that kind of win because this substituting symbol can’t multiply wins but it may appear in stacked format on the reels. At least 3 Pinocchio characters are needed to activate free spin feature which may consist of 8, 12 or 16 extra games.
Unfortunately, during free spin win multiplier value also isn’t involved but at least a simple ‘Pick me’ secondary game starts after the free spin completed. During extra games every appearing Pinocchio symbol award randomly bonus picks and after spins we have to pick from 16 boxes as many times as bonus picks were collected previously. It wouldn’t be a bad 2 in 1 extra session if the free spins would work with some add-on's or the secondary game would have the ability to reward. Playing the game with €1.20 bet I could never get more back than roughly ten-twenty times of this amount and this is for the combined features rewarding ability. Once I got an entry to free spins and the feature was re-triggered and at the end of the free spins I could collect 12 bonus picks. I thought that was going to my lucky day but just a big disappointment came when finished my selecting process as neither boxes hidden more than €1.20 instant prize and at the end of the doubled free spins and bonus I just won around €20.
The situation doesn’t get better when any of the two available traditional bonus game is triggered because the potential of them are also very questionable. Some symbols on the last three reels during normal game mode may contain a little puppet icon on it and 3 such overlays trigger a bonus called Puppet Bonus. Then we’re provided two boxes to choose from and one of them reveals instant cash prize while the other offers a re-spin with one of the five reels is covered by Wilds. The winnable cash prize here is easily forgettable and the re-spin most of the times doesn’t do any magic and it’s a lucky situation if we can win more than 5-10 times of total bet.
The other bonus which is actually a little board game is activated after getting 3 Fairy symbols on the middle reels then we are carried to the board game and have to start spinning a mini wheel which has slides numbered from 1 to 5. We have 4 spin attempts and Pinocchio step forward on the table according to the spun number. Every step on the board contains cash prize, mini bonus, win multiplier value or additional spin. This is the segment of the game which is really worth to play both entertaining and money wise standpoint. It’s very interesting little game and there’s much fun and occasionally there we can collect even x50-x70 of total bet.
To be honest if the game wouldn’t offer this latter mentioned side game I think I would never return to this product simple because there are nothing else what would raise my attention or convinced me in the past to worth to play with. Overall, this game is closer to be a disappointment for me than to be a good or just average slot. The interface leaves much to be desired but the poor paying ability sometimes really kills the gaming experience. Perhaps it would make me easy to not return to this game if Gepetto bonus which is really great wouldn’t be available to play here but most of the times I’m not in mood to wait for it so often just skip this slot and looking for another slot that could make me overall satisfied and doesn’t irritate me with such limited features and weak payout tendency.