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A sad, yet very romantic tale from the early 20th century gets its own adaptation by the Swedish casino game studio NetEnt. The Phantom of the Opera has hit the big white screen several times, but it’s also hit the reels a few times already. We can all agree that NetEnt does things better than the rest.
The Phantom of the Opera slot launch date is the 24th of July 2017. Many will agree, this is not the best time for a gloomy slot. We’d prefer an exotic slot release, one that features cocktails, ice, parties and sandy beaches. Nevertheless, Phantom of the Opera slot boasts attractive, unique bonus features. Check it out!
No reels, the action takes place directly on the distinctive background showing the opera house. The symbol grid has 4 rows and 5 columns, featuring a total of 40 paylines, paying both ways, left to right and right to left. Players cannot change the number of lines that are in play, and we salute this. Otherwise, many of the players will miss the fun, due to the reduced hit rate.
The highest paying symbols are Christine and the Phantom or Erik. The Persian and Raoul are also part of NetEnt’s depiction of the Phantom of the Opera slot. Expect to see profits, but only if you play the game long enough because the theoretical RTP is 96.57%.
First and foremost, the slot is amazing even if we don’t take the basic theme in consideration. Theatergoers will surely enjoy the game. The game comes with a range of Phantom Wild symbols, whereas the Scatter symbol portrays a lavish chandelier. Not much can be said about the graphics and the audio, because there’s no live preview of the slot, prior to its official release. Nevertheless, the basis of the slot is a musical, a novel older than a century. We have no doubts that NetEnt kicked it up a notch in the audio department. The graphics seem to be decent at the very least.
Landing 3 Chandeliers on reels 1, 3 and 5 triggers the Phantom Free Spins bonus feature. Once triggered, a Chandelier appears, hanging on 5 ropes. If all 5 ropes are cut, the Chandelier falls, and the Free Spins bonus feature ends. A rope is cut when a Masked Phantom symbol appears anywhere on the reels. This is a double edged blade, because a symbol of this kind will turn the reel full with Stacked Symbols, but one rope gets cut. The Stacked Symbols remain for the entire duration of the Free Spins.
There’s also a Pick and Click bonus game, featuring the antagonist and the protagonist, The Phantom and Christine. Players need to land 2 Phantom Symbols on Reel 1 and 2 Christine Symbols on Reel 5. Players should pick out of 8 roses, until they reveal an X symbol. Once done so, the player is taken to stage two, picking one out of 3 mirrors, which hide multipliers of 1x up to 3x.
But this is not all! The Phantom of the Opera slot brings forth another bonus feature, showcasing Re-Spins with Sticky Wilds. The Re-Spin is triggered when a Masked Phantom symbol lands on Reel 1 and on Reel 5.
It’s a content rich video slot, with 3 special, unique bonus features and a storyline that most of you have heard about. With a win potential of up to 4000 coins in the base game, and up to 7200 in the Pick and Click bonus game, it not only looks good, but also bring decent win potential. Without any doubts, this is an iconic video slot, that will never leave the game collections of online casinos.