Fantastic Four Slots
Fantastic Four is a 20 reel video slot which is part of the popular Marvel slots range from PlayTech. There is a feature round for each of the 4 characters, as well as a free spins bonus and plenty of standard winning combinations. On top of this, the Fantastic Four is part of the Marvel progressive jackpot setup. This huge jackpot is linked with the other Marvel slots, and operates at all casinos hosting these games – meaning it regularly hits life-changing money levels.
First of all below, the setup of this slot is covered – along with other basics like the standard wins and bet amounts. After that you will find the different bonus games described. At the end of this review I have given my overview and thoughts on how this game compares to others in the Marvel range.
How To Play Fantastic Four Slots
The first thing you will notice is that there are fewer special symbols than on other slots. Most of the symbols are the playing card icons and are brushed in a metallic blue color; the other symbols are the Fantastic Four and the bonus and scatter symbols. At this point there is no visible animation – this only starts if you get a winning combination. For example Mr. Fantastic will stretch when you land 2 or more.
This is a 20 line slot, and you get to choose the amount of lines per spin. Coin values start at just 1c, making the smallest spin amount 20c with a huge upper limit of $20 per line ($400 overall) available at some casinos. While the regular (card) pay outs are relatively small, the characters from the movie can land you some big wins, these range from 2000 down to 750 for 5 of a kind of each character. 5 wild symbols will get you the highest regular pay out of 10,000 coins.
The wild symbol in the Fantastic Four slot is represented by the Fantastic Four logo the number 4, which is metallic silver and has a circle around it. The wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols except for the scatter.
The scatter symbol is very important in this game. You may not get the same amounts as for the wild symbol, but you can unlock some exciting free bonus rounds. The scatter symbol is represented by a picture of Earth from space. If 3 or more of these symbols appear anywhere on the reels you will be awarded with free spins.
Marvel Fantastic Four Slot Game Bonus Features
When you have triggered the free bonus game by landing 3 scatter symbols you automatically receive 12 free spins. Within this round there are four other possible games to be unlocked. If one of the Fantastic Four land on the 3rd reel the ‘fantastic features’ will be unlocked. These are as follows for each of the characters:
If Mr. Fantastic lands on the 3rd reel he will expand to cover the entire reel and you will be awarded 4 more free spins. He substitutes for all symbols except the scatter.
When the Invisible Woman covers the entire 3rd reel during free games you will receive 4 free spins plus 1 total bet. Throughout these spins every time the 1 or more of the Invisible Woman symbols land your multiplier grows – and at the end of the round all your wins will be multiplied by the total of multipliers collected.
Human Torch awards you with 4 free spins during which time reel 1 is covered with the symbol and held and the other 4 reels continue to spin. Other members of the Fantastic Four do not appear during these spins but additional Human Torch symbols are added in their place.
The Thing will give you 3 extra spins during which time every The Thing symbol that lands will freeze and be held for the remaining free spins of the game.
To top of the bonus features of this game, you can win one of 4 Marvel linked progressive jackpots at any time. The largest of these is usually in the high 6-figures range and has been known to go over the million level.
The Fantastic Four Slot Game Summary
This is a professionally constructed slot which feels very slick to play. The sounds, graphics and animations for the winning lines are all well put together; they keep you interested without feeling like they have been overdone. The four different bonus features is an obvious choice for this game, and they are varied enough to feel different from each other. While the wins from the main game are on the smaller side, you’ll always have the chance of hitting a big progressive – or winning a bigger amount during the features.
All-in-all a great slot and one that holds its own as part of the very impressive PlayTech Marvel slots range.