NetEnt continue to surprise us long after we thought they couldn’t do it. With only a few days away from the release of their latest slot, The Phantom of the Opera (which is going to be the first in their Universal Monsters series), it’s time to take a look at some of the game’s primary features.
It promises to be a spooktacular affair with some awesome visuals and an atmospheric score that evokes the source material. Will it become NetEnt’s next hit? There’s a lot here to unpack so, for your convenience, we have listed all of what you can expect from the slot right here.
To best see how Phantom of the Opera: The Video Slot will operate, you need to see it visually. Thankfully, someone has compiled a preview video of all the slot’s main features which you can watch by clicking the thumbnail below.
As you can see, NetEnt have gone all out on this slot by giving it a truly cinematic scope. The cut scenes alone are like something straight out of a video game. Considering that most video slots don’t bother with this kind of thing, it just goes to show that NetEnt go above and beyond what’s expected, proving once again why they are the industry’s best software developer. Just take a look at one of their other games for proof.
But flashy visuals are one thing, what about Phantom’s actual content? Well, as you can see in the video, there’s lots of it — so much, in fact, that you might not have caught all of it by watching the video the first time around. That’s why we’re going to list them all right here.
From looking at the reel of Phantom of the Opera, we can see that NetEnt have once again taken the unconventional route. Instead of being the usual 5×3 reel structure, it’s now 5×4. A slight change on the surface, but it changes a lot of things, including the RTP and the opportunities to earn wilds and scatters. So, to list all of the slot’s primary features, here they are in a digestible list:
- 5 x 4 reel
- 96.57% RTP
- Scatters and Wilds
- Free Spins
- Pick and Click Bonus Round
The most unique feature here is the pick and click bonus round which can be activated when you get two phantom wilds on reel 1 and two soprano wilds on reel 5. As the video explains, there are several levels to this bonus round and depending on what you pick you can end up getting a massive win out of it. But you must choose wisely!
As for the re-spins, they offer an excellent opportunity for players to get more access to the bonus round and increases their luck in earning a big win. From what we can see of the video, big wins are quite common with Phantom but that could simply be the editing. But with an RTP of 96%, it’s hard not to think that the wins you’ll make will be much simpler than many other slots.
Future NetEnt Monster Titles
It has been reported that Phantom of the Opera will be the first in a series of video slots all dedicated around the Universal Monsters property. This means that we’ll get slots themed around the classic Universal Studios Hollywood films such as Frankenstein, Dracula, The Invisible Man and The Mummy.
We don’t know about you, but we cannot wait to see what NetEnt will do with these. If Phantom is anything to go by, each video slot will surprise and entertain us all in the best way and introduce a lot of interesting features that rival slot-making companies (like Microgaming) would try to imitate. NetEnt is not the top software developer in the online gambling industry for nothing, you know.
The Phantom of the Opera video slot will be released on 24th July at mobile casinos everywhere that have NetEnt software. Should be easy to find, seeing as so many mobile casinos have NetEnt stuff on their site.