Universal Monsters: The Phantom’s Curse slot is a video release, developed by NetEnt. It has 5 reels and 40 paylines, with bets starting from 20p a spin. Based on the hit Broadway show The Phantom of the Opera, it is easy to see where the inspiration came from. Trigger masked phantom bonuses, free spins amongst other features including a pick & click game. Packed with thrills, there’s never a dull moment in this theatre-themed casino game.
The Phantom’s Curse slot is another fantastic production from NetEnt with the highest cinematic quality. Set in the opera house, you are stood on the stage looking out into an empty theatre behind your reels. If you want to increase the intensity of your game, you can turn up the volume and have your game sound-tracked by a superb orchestral performance, contrasted by a twinkle when the reels spin. Keep your wits about you as the music crescendos and the smoke floats around the front of the stage.
Warm Up for the Opera
All forty paylines are in play throughout the game, and it works out as a minimum of 1p per two paylines, as the minimum overall bet per spin is 20p.
You can increase the coin value beneath reel five, which grows in small increments up to £1, which would be multiplied by the bet lines to create your total bet.
To take things a step further, you could also increase the bet level, which stands between 1 and 10. Whatever the bet level, this figure will be multiplied by the coin bet, deciphering your total bet.
Your total bet is displayed beneath the spin button, so make sure you’re happy with it before you spin. We wouldn’t want you to be haunted by not checking.
If you are familiar with the inspiration for The Phantom’s Curse slot, you may recognise some of the symbols. Land three or more of them on one of the 40 paylines to be awarded.
The Phantom, of course, is of the highest value in standard play, offering up to 200 times your coin bet for landing five of the main character across a payline.
Christine is the female protagonist whom the phantom teaches to sing like an angel. Landing five of Christine on a payline could award you a good payout of up to 100 times your coin bet.
Landing five rings on a payline can pay out 60 times the coin bet and five yellow flowers can pay 50 times.
The mirror and knife are of equal value and landing a payline full of the same symbols can pay out 40 times your coin bet.
Card symbols are depicted like smashed mirrors, and despite usually offering out 7 years of bad luck, a full-payline match of the same card symbol could pay out 20 times your coin bet.
There is not just one wild symbol in The Phantom’s Curse slot. There are five! They can all substitute for all of the standard symbols. All of the Wilds share the same payout values and can create bet line combinations together, with a maximum payout of 200 times the coin value for five-of-a-kind.
Your selection of wilds includes the Mask, Masked Phantom, the Stacked Mask, Stacked Phantom and Stacked Christine.
Pick & Click
If you are lucky enough to land Stacked Phantoms covering reel 1 and a Stacked Christine on reel 5, you can trigger the pick & click game.
This bonus has two stages.
Stage 1: You have 8 roses to choose from, some of which contain coin wins of up to 100 coins. Others will reveal a blocker symbol. As soon as you reveal a blocker, you will move onto stage two.
Stage 2: In this stage, you have three mirrors, of which you can select one. The mirror you choose will reveal a multiplier between 1 and 3 times.
Whichever multiplier you choose will be multiplied by the total coin win. The maximum win in this feature is a staggering 7200 coins!
Masked Phantom Re-Spin
Land a Stacked Phantom across the whole of reel 1, and Stacked Masks across reel 5, mix them together, and you have the Masked Phantom Re-Spin.
These stacked symbols, as well as any other mask or phantom symbols which landed in the triggering spin, will turn into Wilds. They will stay in position for one free re-spin.
The Scatter symbol is a golden chandelier. Landing three of these anywhere on reels 1, 3, and 5 will trigger the free spins.
During free spins, the chandelier is hung by ropes. Each rope represents one reel.
Landing a masked phantom on a reel, you will see him slash his knife and cut one of the ropes, highlighting the associated reel. Once a reel’s rope has been cut, the masked phantom symbol will become stacked, and Wild, and stay that way for the rest of your free spins.
Once all five ropes have been cut, the chandelier falls, and the free spins end.
Victory at the Opera
The setting of the Phantom’s Curse slot is eerie, yet also looks fantastic. The graphics in Universal monsters: The phantoms curse slot are top-notch, and could pass for that of a film, which is what NetEnt are continuously amazing at.
A vast variety of features, opportunities for big wins, and the overall theme tie in perfectly together, making it a delightful and unusual game to play.
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