“Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl.” That is the theme of Betsoft’s newest online slot game, At the Copa. In this case “Carolina” leads the way in this Copacabana themed slot. This 30 pay line slot features five reels jam packed with vivid colours and 3D animated characters that fill the reels. The game is completely entertaining with multiple bonus rounds and game features. Win the dance off to compete against other dancers for your chance to win big or try your luck during the free spins round which features expanding wilds and up to 10 x multipliers.
This game is simple and you really don’t need any instructions on how to play. All of the options are clearly labelled giving you the choice between 1 – 30 pay lines and betting limits that span from $0.01 to $0.50 per pay line. You also have the option to wager up to five credits per pay line. Two new features to Betsoft games include; Double Up and Auto Play.
Wilds – This game offers wilds in two different formats. The first is the traditional wild which will replace any symbol in order to complete a winning pay line. This wild can land on any reel and in any position. If you are lucky enough to land the wild in the center reel, the entire reel will turn into one wild allowing you to complete multiple winning combinations. If you do have a winning combination, the wild will stay in the center reel and a 2 x multiplier will be added to the next spin. Each consecutive win and re-spin increases the multiplier up to 5 x. The wild bonus feature comes to an end when you don’t win on a re-spin or after the 5 x multiplier re-spin.
Free Spins x 10 - The dance heel is the symbol to look for in order to win free spins. When you land 3 or more dancing shoes the game will automatically award you three free spins and provide you with a new screen whereby you will choose your dance partner. The dance partner you select will become the wild symbol during the free spins bonus round. Additionally, each free spin is awarded a multiplier which is determined by random. The multipliers can range from 2 x up to 10 x your original bet.
The Instant Win Bonus Round – To win this bonus feature you will need to land each male dancer on the reels adjacent to the Carolina, the female dancer. When you accomplish this, a new screen will appear where you will choose to cheer for either Rico or Pedro. Once selected, you will watch the dance competition unfold and an instant win will be awarded. The amount of the win is random. The combination to win this feature must be Rico + Carolina + Pedro or Pedro + Carolina + Rico.
There are three progressive jackpots available to be won. The first is the “Suave Jackpot” which is basically the minor. Next up is the “Mediano Jackpot” and finally the Caliente Jackpot. To win a progressive on At the Copa slot you will need to land 5 of the red chilli pepper symbols. To qualify for the jackpot you must be playing the max bet which is 30 paylines x 5 credits per payline. Depending on how you land the chilli peppers will determine which of the three jackpots you win.
The biggest prize up for grabs in this game under normal game play conditions is five of the Carolina icons. Land all five of these symbols on a regular pay line and win 2500 credits. Don’t forget, you do have the opportunity to win a progressive jackpot or a 10 x multiplier which could make the max win much higher than stated in the payout table.
“The Copacabana” was a famous nightclub in New York City although the song “Copacabana” told a heartbreaking love story between a bartender and a showgirl. The song basically talks about a showgirl named Lola who was in love with the bartender. One of the mafia bosses (Rico) who frequented the night club took an interest in the showgirl and a love triangle formed eventually leading to a murder.
The song was first released during the 1970’s by Barry Manilow and was also used in the move Foul Play, starring Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn. The song made Billboard magazine’s top 40 charts in 1978 and was one of the hottest disco tracks of that era. A Spanish version was also released during the same year by Manilow dubbed Copacabana (En El Copa)”
The very first Copacabana night club opened in New York City in 1940 at 10 East 60 Street. The club was owned by both Monte Proser and infamous mob boss Frank Costello. Proser’s career was short lived due to his inability to run the nightclub without drawing the attention of the police and after the 1944 racketeering investigation, he was replaced by Jules Podell. The Copacabana was showcased some of the biggest stars including The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and Sammy Davis JR. to name a few. A number of comedians also called “The Copa” home including Robin Williams, Joan Rivers, and Buddy Hacket. The club was also used as a setting in the 1990 Martin Scorsese movie “Goodfellas”.