Didn’t see this coming, along with everyone else who thought NetEnt were gearing up a release of Planet of the Apes. You will all just have to wait a bit longer for that one dear friend as this time around you have to put up with an adapted version of the most famous musical to ever hit the stage, ladies, and gentlemen, it’s The Phantom of the Opera.
But wait, this is a movie adaption, not the musical, this is brilliant because multi-millionaire Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber doesn’t own the rights to the 1925 movie made by the Universal Studio. Ah well, next time Andrew, next time.
The Phantom of the Opera by NetEnt... Out July 24th 2017
Not much has officially been said of the game, a few stills of the slot in action is all we journalists have to go on, so from the images we have seen, what can we expect? Well, the game is a 4 row, 5 reel slot. It has 40 ways to win that are not optional and will play centre stage inside a lavish old time theatre.
The betting stakes for this slot will range from 0.20 and climb to a massive 200. With us now being in an age where all game programming comes with HTML5 software, this will 100%, be available to play across all desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
The Return to Player comes in at 96.57% and the highest total win on a single line stands at 20 times your bet, rather minor, but should all the symbols fill the grid, you’re then looking at a value of 800 times the amount of your bet, making the overall possible prize 180,000!
Taking off the mask to reveal its Features!
Okay so here’s all the fun bits that truly matter about this new NetEnt online slot game, does it have a bonus? Any cool rounds and levels? Here’s what we know, behold the Masked Phantom! This Re-Spin feature comes into play by landing two masked phantom symbols on the first reel and a double of the ‘mask’ symbol on the fifth, these will transform into sticky wild that remain during the course of the re-spins.
The next in line is a 2 stage bonus round that comes in the form of a pick-me game. Land two phantom symbols on reel one and two of Christine on reel five and you’ll be transported to Christine’s room to make your selection. Firstly you pick a rose from the eight on offer, this will contain cash wins., you’ll then reach the second part of this round when you reveal an ‘X’ marker, pick one of the three mirrors on show to reveal a multiplier, which will either be 1, 2 or 3 times the value which you collected behind the roses.
The curtain on this magnum opus has yet to fall as you still have Phantom Free Spins to be rewarded with. Chandelier Scatters opens the events of this round, should the necessary symbols land across reel one, three and five, then you’ll be presented with free spins. The highest is not known but one still images of the game had the marking of 7 free spins, it could be more.
The game looks promising, NetEnt seems to have taken this gently with both hands and nurtured the concept for some time. Thankfully, because their games of late have been a bit too “samey” and they needed to step away from the cute and fluffy themes that seem to be aimed at children, more so than adults which actually play the slots.
Look out for the game running in casinos from July 24th, you’ll no doubt find this online slot available through the many operators that feature NetEnt games that we have in our choice list of online casinos.