Universal Monsters™ The Phantom’s Curse Bonus Features
The Phantom’s Curse Gameplay
|The Phantom's Curse Slot – Technical Summary|
|Multipliers||Yes in Picking Round|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||No|
|Special Features||Stacked Wilds
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.57%|
There are 3 main bonus features in The Phantom’s Curse, 1 base game mini-feature and 2 main bonus rounds.
Masked Phantom Re-Spin
This feature occurs in the base game when the Stacked Phantom symbol lands on reel 1 and the Stacked Mask symbol lands on reel 5, any other matching symbols that are visible on the other reels are then held in place and the reels re-spin once.
Pick and Click
This bonus round is triggered by landing the Stacked Phantom symbol on reel 1 and the Stacked Christine symbol lands on reel 5, this then triggers the Pick and Click bonus round.
The Pick and Click is a 2 stage picking round, in the first stage you select roses to reveal coin prizes until an X is revealed.
During stage 2 you simply select 1 of 3 mirrors to reveal a multiplier (1x to 3x) which is then applied to the coin win from stage 1.
The main free spins round is triggered by landing 3 of the Chandelier Scatter symbols on reels 1, 3, and 5.
The free spins round starts with a chandelier with 5 ropes connected to it, landing the Masked Phantom (Wild) symbol on a reel will cut one of these ropes which then becomes highlighted.
The free spins round continues until all 5 ropes have been cut, the progress into the bonus round can be seen with highlighted reels where the Phantom has already landed.
The Phantom's Curse Slot
The Phantom’s Curse has the usual polish and graphical finesse of any NetEnt slot, but we didn’t find anything too groundbreaking from the gameplay which seems very similar to the NetEnt Dracula slot.
There is some decent win potential in the base game during the Phantom Re-Spin mode which is where our biggest win over 150x came from, but the picking round seemed very underwhelming with small coin prizes and low multipliers.
The free spins round seems to promise a lot but in our playtests failed to deliver with most bonuses ending in the 15x up to 40x stake range.
If we had to choose between this slot and the Phantom of the Opera from Microgaming for once I think we would side with Microgaming’s title which showcases much more exciting bonus features.
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