Video slot games come in all manner or shapes, sizes and themes. Colour and sound overload is the industry standard for the flashing reels but some manage to bring all the brashness together with that little bit more sophistication than others. Some of the most popular video slots over the last few years have been those themed on superhero franchises. Playtech’s Marvel franchised offerings have been particularly well received so let’s take a look at some of their best.
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2 has become one of the most popular games in casinos powered by Playtech or simply offering a selection of the company’s games. It’s a 5 reel, 25 payline affair based on the Marvel Comics and Movie hero. As the name would suggest it is the second Iron Man video slot, the games following the same pattern of release as the recent movies. Iron Man 2 has a number of additional features added to the gameplay of the original game and incorporates a total of four progressive jackpots. The jackpots are random and there is no minimal bet required for players to be eligible and being linked to a liquidity pool being fed into by quite a number of PlayTech casinos means they can reach up to figures in the millions. The standard fixed jackpots on the game can pay out up to £25,000.
The game is also built to fit to all depths of pocket with coin sizes per spin as little as £0.01, up to £1 per payline. As with all slots, the best odds of winning come when all paylines are covered per spin, which would mean £0.25 per spin on the lowest cost setting and a maximum bet of £25.
New features include wild and scatter symbols and free spin bonus rounds that offer multipliers. Scatters are activated when the Iron Man 2 symbol appears anywhere on the grid. Overall, a fun game with slick production that will appeal to any comic book or superhero franchise fan.
Another of PlayTech’s Marvel franchise games X Men has been around for a couple of years now but enjoys ongoing popularity. This is also a 5 reel, 25 payline slot game which features both fixed and progressive jackpots and bids again range from £0.01 per payline to £5.00. Altogether there are eight possible bid denominations between the upper and lower levels.
The game has two modes, one of which is very simple and the other very complex. The simple mode is called X Feature and personally I would stick to that as I got quite lost in the more complex mode. Symbols consist mainly of the X Men heroes and Villains any fans of the film or comic book series will be familiar with.