The Fantastic Four is one of the classic superhero teams in the Marvel Comics universe. From the first time that Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and Thing showed up in 1961, they’ve remained one of the most popular groups in the all of comic books. While the recent films based on the group got mixed reviews, they still sparked a resurgence of interest in the Fantastic Four, making them as popular as ever.
The Fantastic Four are also the subject of a great slot machine designed by Playtech as part of their Marvel Jackpots slots series. With special features and lots of ways to win bonus money, this is one game that should appeal to comics geeks and slots geeks alike!
How to Play Fantastic Four Slots
The Fantastic Four slot machine can be found at just about any Playtech-powered casino site. It’s a 20-line, five-reel slot machine (though there is also a 50-line version available too). Players can wager up to ten coins on each line, and with coin values ranging from £0.01 to £2, there are plenty of betting options no matter how much money you’re comfortable spending.
In order to win in Fantastic Four, you’ll need to match at least three of the same symbol across one of your paylines (Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman also award small prizes for matching just two symbols). The symbols range from the always present card rank symbols, ranging from nines to aces, while the four members of the team award even bigger prizes. The largest prize of all for the standard symbols comes when you match five Mr. Fantastic symbols across the same payline; that will earn you 2,000 credits for every coin you wagered on that line.
But of course, a superhero slot machine needs some super symbols, and there are two here that can earn you a lot of extra cash. First, there’s a Fantastic Four logo that acts as a wild symbol, substituting for any of the symbols I mentioned above. What’s really cool about this symbol is that it can also award massive prizes on its own: hitting five of these symbols on a line offers an incredible 10,000 credits.
There’s also a scatter symbol – in this case, a nice image of the planet Earth. Three or more of these symbols appearing anywhere on the reels will earn you a prize of up to 200 times the amount you bet on that spin.
Bonus Games in Fantastic Four
There are two bonus features you might encounter in Fantastic Four: a free spins game that’s loaded with extras, and the shared Marvel Jackpot game that can be activated at any time.
FREE SPINS GAME
Any time you hit three or more scatter symbols on the same spin, you’ll activate the free spins game. In this game, you’ll get 12 free spins. At first, it might seem like these are some pretty bland spins: there are no multipliers, and you can’t retrigger the free spins.
On the other hand, you can run into four very cool features that are activated if you land any of the four heroes entirely across the third reel. You’ll be aided by the fact that there are stacked symbols on the third reel, making it more likely for you to cover the reel with one of the Fantastic Four. Each of the four triggers a different special feature, as follows:
Mr. Fantastic: This symbol will earn you four additional free spins. Each of these spins is played with Mr. Fantastic acting as an expanding wild symbol that will cover the entire reel anytime it appears.
Invisible Woman: The Invisible Woman will award you with one bet equal to the amount you wagered on your spin, and then give you four bonus spins. During those spins, the game will keep track of how many times the Invisible Woman appears on the reels. That number will turn into a multiplier that applies to all the wins you made during those four spins!
Human Torch: Once again, the Human Torch will get you four extra spins. On these spins, the entire first reel is always covered by the Human Torch; in addition, all other character symbols are changed to the Human Torch, giving you an amazing shot at winning some big prizes.
The Thing: When The Thing covers the centre reel, you’ll only earn three extra spins. However, during these spins, The Thing not only becomes wild, but all of his symbols lock into place for future spins. This gives you a shot at many multiple wins, especially on that third free spin.
Marvel Progressive Jackpot Game
The Marvel Progressive Jackpot game is a randomly triggered game in which you’ll have a chance to win one of four progressive jackpots, ranging from the small Power Jackpot to the massive Ultimate Power Jackpot, which is usually worth several hundred thousand pounds. This game can be triggered on any spin, though of course the more you wager, the better chance you have of triggering the jackpot game.
Other Notes on Fantastic Four
The Fantastic Four is yet another example of a great Marvel slots game from Playtech. It does a great job of implementing themes and games that really fit the Fantastic Four universe, without overshadowing the game itself or forgetting to make sure you’ll have fun playing it. Of course, I’d recommend this game most highly to those players who love the Fantastic Four, but any slots fan should have a good time playing this game – especially if you reach the progressive jackpot bonus round!