The Phantom of the Opera inspired many game providers. In fact, pretty much simultaneously we’ve seen Microgaming and NetEnt release their own take on the famous tale. However, know that both slots are very different and for the purpose of this review we’ll focus on NetEnt’s release, Universal Monsters the Phantom’s Curse. So, if you’re looking to know more about the game and the features it offers. Make sure to read the review below.
Universal Monsters the Phantom’s Curse Video Slot – game statistics and other game info
|Type:||Video slot, Opera Theme|
|Reel:||5 reels and 4 rows|
|Min – Max bet:||£0.20 up to £100|
|Bonuses & features:||Re-Spins, Multipliers, Stacked symbols, Sticky symbols, Free Spins, and Pick n' Click Bonus|
|Highest-paying symbol:||5 Phantom symbols reward you with 200 coins|
|Volatility:||Medium to High|
|Max Win:||160,000 coins|
|Suitable for:||Everyday pleasure seekers, daredevils and high rollers|
Universal Monsters the Phantom’s Curse Video Slot the bonus features
Very much like other NetEnt games, you can expect to trigger many features with the help of specific symbols. Below you’ll find a short explanation of the best-paying features and how to trigger them.
The Pick n’ Click bonus
To sum up, to activate the multi-level Pick n’ Click bonus you’ll need to get a stack Phantom on the first reel and a stacked Christine on the fifth reel. In the first stage of the bonus, you’re invited to pick a rose to reveal an instant coin win. In the second stage, you’ll choose a mirror to reveal a multiplier index (up to 3x) before your winnings are paid. The maximum coin win available in this feature is 7,200.
A great thing about this bonus is that you can trigger it in both the Free Spins and the base game when a stacked phantom lands on the first reel and a stack mask lands on the last reel. However, know that when this bonus is active, you cannot trigger the Free Spins or the Pick n’ Click feature. In essence when this feature is active the symbols that have triggered the Re-Spin will remain on the reels. And you’ll have a second chance at winning big.
The Free Spins
By and large, the Free Spins is the best-paying bonus of this slot. However, know that you’ll need a bit of patience for 3 Scatters to land on the first, third and fifth reels. But if you’re patient enough, you’ll definitely rake the rewards since the feature is pretty unique and the paytable will give you more information about it.
Our thoughts on Universal Monsters the Phantom’s Curse Video Slot
All and all, Universal Monsters the Phantom’s Curse is a beautiful game, and it does offer significant win opportunities. Also, the “heart stopper” animation (when the reels illuminate before a bonus), is frequently triggered. Which means this slot keeps you on the edge of your seat as you play because the fifth reel plays a significant role in triggering the bonuses we’ve described above.