Fantastic Four (Marvel) Slot Review

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What is this mobile slot about?

Cash to splash? Want to save the world with Marvel Superheroes? Don’t mind waiting for the Free Spins feature? Then this is your slot.

Not to be confused by The Fantastic Four mobile slot by Cryptologic, this is a Playtech mobile slot from their Marvel range of slots releases. If you are in the habit of playing Marvel Playtech slots, be aware that the software slot giant turned the 50 reel and not the 20 reel Fantastic Four game into a mobile slot (confused yet? Bear with us). This changes both the return to player rate (94.88% for 20 paylines to 96.16% for 50 paylines) and the betting limit, with 1 coin a line making the minimum bet a hefty £/$/€50 a bet if you play all lines.

For this reason alone this is perhaps one of the few mobile slots on the market where we would, in fact, recommend that you lower the number of lines to 20. Because whilst you get some fairly decent payouts in the base game, Fantastic Four mobile slot by Playtech is all about getting your bank balance to last as long as possible to hit what is a fantastic free spins feature (pun intended). And playing 20 lines rather than 50 lines will actually not decrease your number of wins significantly – these stay pretty consistent either way and increases the variance for bigger wins. So even if you do have 50 in cash to spare per spin, we would still recommend just playing the 20 lines

Because this medium variance slot only pays out big during the Free Spins Feature which hits with silver surfing awesomeness. The team head out to battle the alien on the sparkly board and give you features that hit hard and fast. You’ll get 12 free spins to begin with, but if any of our fantasic foursome show up stacked in the central reel each give you a special ‘slot’ superpower and additional free spins. These hit about once every 3-5 spins maybe? We did hit a free spins feature once and got nothing though, so this is not mantra.

You’ll have to read below to see the exact details of what each character gives you, but we can safely say that our favourite is easily The Thing, who unlike the others only gives you 3 rather than 4 additional free spins. So that’s a bad thing right? Wrong. The reason they only give you 3 free spins for The Thing feature is because any symbols with the ugly rock dude on it will become a sticky wild and, in our experience, leads to multiple and 5 of a kind wins.

Sure, if push comes to shove we probably will still prefer to play on either The Incredible Hulk or Iron man 2 mobile slot. But as graphics and theme goes, this mobile slot is as beautiful as any of the other Marvel slots and makes a great addition to the range of Playtech games. Just be sure to save your bank roll whilst you go searching through New York City for our four heroes and their fantastic free spins.

As with the other mobile Marvel slots, it’s also part of the Marvel progressive jackpot network.

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Mobile slot overview

Slot typeVideo Slot
Jackpot amountProgressive Jackpot
Slot reels / paylines5 Reels / 50 Paylines
House edge3.84%
Slot volatilityMedium
Coins range1.00 - 10.00
Min/Max bet50 (but play 20 lines at $20) / 500 (but play 20 lines at $200)
Free spins12 Free Spins + additional within the game / Varied Multipliers
Bonus roundsYes - Free Spins
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In-game bonus features

Wild: The Fantastic Four Logo is the Wild Symbol and substitutes all symbols except scatter.

Scatter and Free Spins: Save the Surfer! Save the World! The Globe of the World is the scatter symbol, and if you get three or more, the silver surfer will pop out of the symbol to give you 12 free spins. The scatter pays any way.

Mr Fantastic Free Spins Feature: During the free spins feature, if you get the Mr Fantastic symbol stacked in the center reel, you'll get an additional 4 free spins. During these 4 free spins, any time Mr Fantastic shows up anywhere on the reels he becomes and expanding wild, substituting for all other symbols except wild and scatter.

The Invisible Woman Free Spins Feature: Same concept. Get the Invisible Woman stacked in the central reel and she'll give you 4 free spins. During this time, every time you see her, she will grow the multiplier meter in the corner of the screen by one. At the end of her feature, she will multiply all your wins during the four free spins by that multiplier. We've never seen her give more than about 3x multiplier, but you could get luckier than us.

Human Torch Free Spins Feature: As self-centred as his alter ego, this feature is all about Johnny Storm. If he covers the center reel stacked, he will then proceed to offer you 4 free spins and cover reel 1 with only The Human Torch symbols. You would think this would make wins less likely, but the other hero symbols disappear from the screen, being replaced by Johnny himself. And considering he can give you 1000x your bet, not a bad one if you hit it.

The Thing Free Spins Feature: Our favourite, the Thing gives you 3 additional free spins when he shows up stacked in the center reel. Then, everytime he re-appears, he will hold that symbols on the reels, turning into a sticky wild for the duration of the features. We've always hit at least 2 sticky wilds, and have seen 5 on the screen at once. This features almost always guarantees big wins.

Marvel Jackpot: Though it can hit a million, this four tiered jackpot usually only goes as high as 'a few' hundred thousand. We've never hit this feature, but apparently it hit completly randomly at any time, any point on any Marvel slot. That said, the higher your bet, the bigger your chances of entering the jackpot slot mini-game.

From our understanding, the reels turned on a grid of 20 squares where you pick different ones to reveal the jackpot symbols. There are four you can choose from, each going up in amount you can win, from 'Power' to 'Extra Power', 'Super Power' and 'Ultimate Power'. Reveal three symbols of the same type to claim your jackpot.


Closing thoughts

This Fantastic Four mobile slots, at it's base, is one of the simpler Marvel casino games. You spin and spin and spin... and sometimes can feel like your bank roll is slowly disappearing, as if the invisible woman herself had gotten hold of your cash. But hold on to your bank roll and be patient, as when the free spins feature hits, this slot can give you cash prizes to die for.

We would recommend you play 20 lines on this 50 lines slots, just so you can take advantage of a slot that works just as well either way, but can allow you to keep you playing for longer, chasing after your favourite superheroes.

Not the best of the mobile Marvel range, but these are all so magnificent, they can't all be as fantastic, incredible or amazing as their namesakes. Still this is by far a better mobile slot than so many out there, with thought being given to each graphic, feature and spin.

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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: January 5, 2015 - Rating 4

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