Software: NextGen Gaming
Free Spins: Yes
Wild symbol: Yes
Scatter symbol: Yes
Coin Values: 0.01 up to 10
We don’t think that there’s a single person in the world who isn’t aware of Superman. After all, it’s a global phenomenon. The fictional superhero, brought to us by DC Comics, has been in existence since 1933. And it’s not just comics that he makes appearances in. He has also been seen in big screen movies, video games and television programmes, amongst many other forms of media. Of course, the hero has a distinctive look to him, wearing a blue costume with a red and yellow ‘S‘ emblem on the chest. And whilst he does have many superhero powers, his most recognisable include flight, infra-red and microscopic vision, super-strength and invulnerability to non-magical attacks. As far as slot games go, Superman has been the base theme for quite a few already. However, this one from NextGen Gaming is one of the better offerings. It features exceptionally high quality graphics and appealing game play.
The Man of Steel Is Here
As far as the look of the interface, you’ll find a total of five reels are on display. Joining them, there are four different rows, so it provides a slightly bigger layout than the norm. These reels are visible against a backdrop of the fictional city of Metropolis. It’s upon the reels that you will find the various different icons. The first of these exist in several items, such as Clark Kent’s glasses, a punching fist and a wooden crate being smashed. There are two more icons – one of the city of Metropolis and another of The Daily Planet’s building. Finally, two additional symbols exist in the characters of Lois Lane and Lex Luther. Altogether, these make up the game’s base icons.
As well as these features, the developer has made sure to include a total of 50 different pay lines for you to wager on. You cannot adjust these in any way though, so your bets will always be on 50 lines. However, once thing you do have the chance to change, is the wager that you place per round. This is done by using the up and down arrow buttons on the left hand side of the screen. With these, you can wager a minimum of £0.01 per line and a maximum of £2 per line. Should you opt to do so, you can play a maximum overall bet of £100. You’ll also see a button on the right side of the game layout with the words, ‘Bonus Bet‘ written on it. Pressing this will add a further £20 on top of your bet and we’ll get to its special feature shortly.
Blast Through the Reels and Rows
One of the great things about a superhero game, is that they usually come complete with amazing additional features. The first of these specialities is the game’s wild icon. This is the image of Superman himself and he will substitute for all other icons on the reels in order to form a winning combination. The only exceptions to this rule are the scatter and bonus symbols. Your winnings also receive a multiplier of times two whenever wild icons are a part of a combination. Should you spin five into view on a pay line, you’ll receive a maximum pay out of 10,000 coins.
If the wild icons appears on reels two, three and four, you’ll also be given access to the freespins round. This provides you with a total of 10 freespins of the reels and the round includes an expanding Superman icon randomly on any reel. All wins which feature this expanded icon will receive a multiplier of up to times five.
If you have the Bonus Bet active, you can trigger the ‘Save the World Feature‘. It’s the superhero’s own logo that acts as a bonus symbol within the game. This can appear in any location and provide a payout. You will need to spin three or more in to view in order to trigger the bonus feature round. This bonus offering sees Superman fly through a meteor shower, destroying missiles in the process. This provides you with cash rewards. He will then reach Earth and you need to select one of three lead-lined doors. Finding the hostages will provide you with a cash prize, as will locating Lex Luthor.
The Final Word
Is there anything better than a game which centres around popular culture, like superheroes? We think not. And this Superman offering from NextGen Gaming is completely appealing. High quality imagery, intriguing game play and exceptional special features provide you with a welcoming option to play.