Barcrest are at it again! The Dr Jekyll Goes Wild mobile slot gives you multiple betting options… as long as you are willing to be at least £€$2 a spin.
Barcrest gaming love big bet games. What are they you ask?
Basically, the more you bet, the more options you unlock, and the better your returns on a slot.
Clearly it works for them, as they’ve released multiple machines under this format, including the Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold slot, and the Hot Slot game.
And that’s the main reason we rarely give these Barcrest Big Bet games much more than 3 star slot reviews.
Because, ultimately, your enjoyment of a game shouldn’t be based on how much you are betting.
The annoying thing is, of course, that is if you can afford to bet more, this Dr Jekyll Goes Wild slot is actually a whole load of fun.
Probably because if you bet less than 2 a spin, the RTP of this game is a low 94.20%, but once you start playing with the big bet options, it increases to 98.20%.
Meaning more wins, and more significant wins at that.
The main draw here is that once you place a big bet of say paying 30 for 5 spins, you ‘collect’ scatters on those 5 spins.
You only need to collect 3 (not on the same spin, over 5 spins) to get 10 free spins. Collect 8 and you’ll get 75 free spins.
If you bet 10 a spin, you get 10 free spins on just 2 scatters. It’s certainly an enticing concept.
But if big wins are hiding anywhere in this Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde slot, it’s in the free spin bonus game.
Specifically because two wild symbols will give you even more free spins, and if you combine it with the potion symbol, Mr Hyde comes into play.
At this point you get unlimited free spins and every wild will stay sticky on screen, a little like in the Yggdrasil Vikings Go Berzerk slot.
In all honesty, ‘unlimited’ is only potential, as we’ve played perhaps 5 or 10 spins with the Mr Hyde feature.
For a man with a clear lack of control, this Dr Jekyll Goes Wild slot game feels a little tame sometimes.
Namely because Mr Hyde doesn’t show up as often as you’d like and can’t be trusted to help out your bank balance.
Which is why you need to bet higher to trigger as many free spins as possible, and then, every once in a while, get what feels like a never ending free spin bonus round of wins.
Much like the original horror book, the moral of this story is you have to take this video slot for both its good and evil side.
If you’re not tempted by the evil of betting high, The Invisible Man slot by NetEnt has plenty of gothic horror to offer at a far more reasonable price.
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|Mobile Slot released||June 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||5.80% to 1.80% / 94.2%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 500|
|Free spins||From 5 to 75 Free Spins / Trigger Hyde Unlimited Free Spins|
|Bonus rounds||Big Bet Games, Sticky Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins|
Wilds: Dr Jekyll is the wild symbol. It's in the title; this one was pretty obvious. He replaces all other symbols except scatter.
Scatters and Free Spins Bonus: Technically, if you get 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere in view, you'll trigger 10, 15 or 20 free spins.
However, as you'll read in a moment, these are much easier to trigger with the big bet option.
However, once you trigger the free spins one of two things can happen:
Mr Hyde Spins: Triggered from within the free spin bonus games, these are technically unlimited.
In as much as you'll keep spinning for as long as you don't find a red timer symbol on screen.
The reason these are so good is because Mr Hyde is now wild, and when he shows up, becomes a locked wild; ie. he will stay in screen until the bonus games are ended.
Now you know why this is called the Dr Jekyll Goes Wild slot game.
Big Bet Options: Depending on how much you bet, you can trigger the free spins a little easier.
Because you place the big bets in sets of 5; so 5 spins at 20, 30, 40, or 50. Then, it counts how many scatters you've collected during those 5 spins, and then triggers the free spins.
We actually enjoyed the Dr Jekyll Goes Wild slot on mobile.
The graphics are decent, with a certain Gothic undertone that is right for this Victorian novel.
However, the true fun started not at $£4 a spin, but closer to $£8 a spin, which makes drinking this potion costly.
Especially as you need to go hunting for Mr Hyde free spins in order to get any decent wins, and that means triggering two bonus symbols within a very small set of spins.
Playable if you have the budget, but we suspect that the rest of us will probably stick on playing on any of the many great Barcrest Rainbow Riches slots.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: November 25, 2018 - Rating