Spin that reel – The Phantom’s Curse slot review

After the release of the Phantom of the Opera last year, Net Entertainment now brings you Universal Monsters: The Phantom’s Curse. This slot game has 40 paylines over 5 reels. This win both ways videoslot comes with different bonuses and is accompanied by smooth animations on a beautiful soundtrack. The game is based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous musical ‘Phantom of the Opera’ which is set inside a theatre. Paying symbols across the reels are diamonds, hearts, clubs and spades and symbols with higher values are daggers, hand mirrors, sapphire rings, yellow roses, the Phantom and Christine (the Phantom’s muse). The symbol that pays the top cash prize is the Phantom, 5 of them on an active line at the maximum bet pays 36 times your bet.

Bets start at 20 cents per spin all the way up to a whopping €200. The Universal Monsters: The Phantom’s Curse offers a non-progressive jackpot of 200 coins and an average return to player percentage (RTP) of 96.5% or an edge to the house of 3.5%. For every €100 wagered the slots pays back €96.5 on average.

The Phantom’s Curse bonus games

This slot game comes with multiple bonus games that take you by surprise at any moment during your play.

Masked Phantom Re-Spin
This feature is triggered when a stacked Phantom symbol lands on reel 1 and a stacked Mask symbol lands on reel 5. Symbols that triggered the feature turn into Wilds and remain sticky for 1 free Re-Spin which can result in a nice win.

Free Spins
3 Chandelier Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 trigger the Free Spins. During Free Spins, the chandelier hangs by ropes above the reels and each rope relates to a reel. Every time a Phantom symbol lands on a particular reel, one of the ropes is cut. When all 5 ropes are cut, the chandelier falls and the Free Spins round ends. When a Masked Phantom symbol lands on a reel and cuts the rope section, all Masked Phantom symbols on that reel will become fully stacked, remaining stacked for the rest of the Free Spins.

Pick and Click
The pick and click feature is triggered when the stacked Phantom symbol lands on reel 1 and stacked Christine symbol lands on reel 5. This featurescomes in two parts. First you get to pick from 8 roses with cash prizes and after this you get to choose 1 of 3 mirrors to reveal a 1x, 2x or 3x multiplier.

Our Verdict

Universal Monsters: the Phantom’s Curse is a beautiful captivating slot with an excellent gameplay, a fair chance of winning in the base game and a free spins round that results in a number of big wins when activated. Especially the extra bonus opportunities make the game interesting and the bonus round can last for a while as long as not all ropes are cut. Definitely a game to try your luck once.

Specifications of Universal Monsters: the Phantom’s Curse

  • Developer: Netent
  • Reels: 5
  • Win lines: 40
  • Bid: € 0.20 – € 200
  • Jackpot: Yes, 200 coins
  • Volatility: Low to medium
  • Bonus Feature: Yes, Wilds, stacked wilds, pick & click
  • RTP: 96,50%

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