If you were one of the millions of people who went to see The Avengers this summer, you probably know how that film was the culmination of a serious of different Marvel movies that built up to it.
One of the most successful franchises in the so-called Marvel Cinematic Universe has been Iron Man, in which Robert Downey, Jr. takes on the role of Tony Stark, the man inside the Iron Man suit. The second Iron Man film – appropriately titled Iron Man 2 – was also a success, and a third film is planned.
Playtech jumped on the cinematic bandwagon by producing a slot machine based on the Iron Man 2 movie. Unlike many of Playtech’s Marvel Comics games, there’s no doubt that this one is all about the film, and not the original comic, bringing the larger-than-life action of the big screen to the world of online slots.
How to Play Iron Man 2 Slots
Iron Man 2 is a 50-line, five-reel slot machine that’s available at casino sites offering Playtech games. It’s worth noting that there is also a 25-line version of the same game that offers most of the same features as this game. Players can wager in coin values ranging from £0.01 to £5, and may bet up to ten coins per line, meaning that it’s possible to bet as much as £2,500 on a single spin! Of course, you can also wager a penny – so this game should make players of all levels happy.
The object of the game is to match identical symbols across your paylines, with only matches from left to right counting as wins. You’ll be tasked with matching a number of different symbols that come from the world of Iron Man 2, including photos of Tony Stark, Scarlett Johansson as Natalie Romanoff, and Mickey Rourke as the villainous Ivan Vanko. Other symbols include not only the Iron Man suit, but other similar suits from the film.
These suits are actually a really cool part of the game. Rather than being standard symbols that cover just one space on the reels, these are larger, covering two consecutive spaces. This gives them a little bit of an epic feel, which is a great way of making them feel as big and powerful as they are in the film. Ultimately, though, the biggest prizes belong to the characters, with Tony Stark awarding 1,000 credits per coin if you can make a five-of-a-kind on one of your paylines.
The two classic bonus symbols also appear in this game. First, there’s the wild symbol, which can substitute for any normal symbol and complete prizes-winning combinations. In addition, the wild itself makes some very big prizes, including the largest reward in the game – 3,000 credits – if you should match five on an active payline.
In addition, the Iron Man 2 logo acts as a scatter symbol. If you hit two or more of these anywhere on the reels, you’ll win a prize equal to a multiple of the amount you wagered on that spin. This ranges from 1x if you match just two scatter symbols to 100x for matching five.
Bonus Games in Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2 isn’t loaded with special features, but there are two bonus rounds worth mentioning: a free spins game and the famous Marvel Jackpot.
FREE SPINS GAME
If you hit three or more scatter symbols on any spin, you’ll be rewarded with ten free spins. These free spins are extremely valuable, for two reasons. First, throughout the free spins, you’ll have a locked wild symbol sitting in the centre position of the third reel, helping to increase your chances of winning on each spin. Secondly, all of your free spins are played with a multiplier. This begins at 2x, but every two spins, increases by one – up to 3x, 4x, 5x and finally 6x. Free spins cannot be retriggered during the bonus round.
Marvel Jackpot Game
The Marvel Multi-Level Mystery Progressive Jackpot game can be triggered randomly after any spin, though your odds of triggering the game will depend on how much you wagered on that spin. If you manage to find your way into this game, you’ll be presented with a grid of 20 squares. Click on them until you match three identical symbols; you’ll win one of four jackpots, depending on which symbols you’ve uncovered. These can range from the Power Jackpot (worth hundreds of pounds) to the Ultimate Power jackpot, which is usually worth several hundred thousand pounds!
Other Notes on Iron Man 2
The Iron Man 2 slot machine definitely does a great job of capturing the look and feel of the film it is based on. I especially enjoyed the huge symbols that emphasized the power and imposing nature of the body suits; this was an inspired design choice that really shows that the creators of this machine wanted to make a game that did justice to the movie.
It might be nice to have more special features added into the game, but that’s only a minor complaint – especially with the Marvel Jackpot always a possibility on every spin. Overall, Iron Man 2 should be a very satisfying game for anyone who enjoyed the film, and the interesting style will probably make it worth a look from slots geeks in general, too.