Marvel Comics have to be one of the biggest film franchises around these days and buying the rights back in 2009 proved to be a very good move indeed for Disney. It’s also no surprise that amongst the many areas where you’ll find the comic superheroes is in the world of online slots.
It’s a natural partnership, particularly as today’s slots have a great deal in common with so many other genres of entertainment including both video games and the movies themselves. For example there’s the trend of having a narrative theme running through the slots with different levels to be achieved. There’s also the inclusion of exciting visual and sound effects to enliven the in-play experience.
Of all of the Marvel heroes, the Fantastic Four are among the biggest favourites. Ever since the first movie burst onto the screen in 2005 taking nearly $155 million at the box office they’ve made two more appearances – and inspired this first-class slot.
The game features not just Mr Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing but, of course, the evil Dr Doom too.
The version of the Fantastic 4 slots game that you’ll find on 888casino is a five reel, four line game giving a total of 20 potential pay lines. As you’d expect, all of the five characters feature in the game along with 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. Other icons also include the Earth symbol, the Fantasticar, the Baxter Building and the Fantastic Four symbol too.
Look out for the latter because when it does appear it’s a wild that can lead to some massive multiples of your win. Get two of them and it’s 40 times your winnings, with three it goes up to 500 times, with four it’s 3,000 times and get a full house of five and it’s a staggering 10,000 times the pay-out.
Also well worth looking out for is the Earth symbol because when three of these appear it triggers the Free Games feature which will start you off with 12 free spins followed by one of four features which will be dictated by which super hero appears in reel 3.
If it’s Mr Fantastic you’ll be able to claim 4 extra free spins and the character will also become an expanding wild. You’ll receive the same number of free spins if it’s either
Invisible Woman or Human Torch. In the case of the former the multiplier value will increase by one for each appearance and if it’s the latter the first reel will then be covered by him for the duration of the free plays.
If, on the other hand, The Thing appears, you will receive three free spins with the character acting as a sticky wild through this section of the game.
As for the strategy for playing the game, it’s the same as for most slots. The higher the stakes you play for the bigger the potential winnings, but also the bigger the risk. So ease yourself in with lower stakes to start with until you get a real feel for the game.
With a 93.89% RTP it’s also one of the highest paying games out there. So go on – give it a go and prepare to be a superhero yourself.