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Hold on to your hats ladies and gentleman, as NetEnt revive their highly successful Universal Monsters slot series with The Phantom’s Curse! As it’s such a groundbreaking moment after a near 3-year hiatus, what better way to celebrate than with a dedicated slot review of the Phantom’s Curse in action!?
Due to The Phantom’s Curse being based on a highly successful musical, there’ll no doubt be many thinking that NetEnt have gone for the Broadway casino game angle. However, that’s not exactly the case, as it’s more the general story that this 24th January 2018 release focusses on.
In terms of quality, it’s everything you’ve come to expect from NetEnt – an authentic and polished piece of entertainment. Select our above video slot review for a glimpse of the theme, sound effects, symbols and co, or read on for a full description of The Phantom’s Curse game.
One of the first characteristics you’ll notice is that the game uses a 5-reel, 4-row structure rather than the classic 5×3.
This adds an extra element to the title, especially as winning combinations are formed both ways.
You gain access to The Phantom’s Curse’s pick and click feature when the main characters come out to play – 2 Stacked Phantom symbols landing on the first reel, and 2 Stacked Soprano symbols on the fifth.
The pick and click section has double the benefit, with two separate rounds combining to help you land top prizes.
If you hit Stacked Phantom symbols on reel 1, but with Stacked Mask symbols on reel 5 instead, this results in the Masked Phantom Re-Spin round.
Any gamer will hope to see this scenario, as big wins have been known to erupt.
Finally, no NetEnt slot is complete without free spins. No, we don’t mean those casino free spins deals that you’ve come accustomed to, but we’ll get to that shortly.
We’re talking about the built-in free spins feature, and this one’s particularly innovative. To trigger The Phantom’s Curse free spins round, scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 need to be attained. Then, you’re ready to turn those reels with no risk!
However, it’s not the usual video slot free spins function, with the round continuing until the curtain falls. It’s held in place by 5 ropes (as you can see above), with one being cut every time a Phantom Wild appears on the board.
These rounds are also known to dish out huge treats!
Want to play NetEnt’s The Phantom’s Curse on your iPhone/iPad or Android? Thankfully, this game will be released for mobile casinos the very same day as desktop, so there’s no waiting around to game when out and about.
Make sure to visit NetEnt Casino’s news feed the day before release for all the best The Phantom’s Curse bonuses and goodies to dine out on.
It’s a given that casinos will be offering plenty of free spins, but there may even be a few tournaments and other special promos to give this title the ultimate respect.
Make sure to tune back in on 23rd January to see what’s in store!