The monster raging underneath the potions is graphically exciting, if not all that monstrous at all and the bonuses are fairly predictable in the Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde slot.
The original Jekyll & Hyde from Robert Louis Stevenson was written as a Victorian horror novella. Light entertainment, with some goosebumps along the way.
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde mobile slot has plenty of light entertainment, but the goosebumps are hard to come by. Whether you’re a fan of Betsoft Gaming slots and their latest game will depend on what you expect from a slot machine. Gamblers who are use to hard hitting machines with big wins are better off trying the likes of Isis by Microgaming, or a jackpot slot like Mega Fortune Dreams.
This Jekyll & Hyde slot game is more about the bonus features than the wins.
Below we describe each and everyone of the bonus features within the Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde video slot. If we do it here, this review will be 10 thousands words long.
A few things to note, you can almost count, to the spin, when you’ll get the free spin bonus games. It takes, more or less, 100. Why? Because you need 100 red potions on the screen to show up.
You’d think this would be great, but finding some good wins here is very hard, with no multiplier or special function, you’re as likely to walk away with 2x your bet as you are 50x your bet. Because it’s whether you hit any of the other bonus features during the free spins that determines your results.
And considering that with most of the other bonus games you can, at best, expect about 10x your bet, you can see why the free spins are not as effective as what we’ve become use to in many other less graphically impressive, but simpler mobile slot games. NetEnt’s Blood suckers mobile slot for one.
About the only bonus feature that you can possibly hope to get a decent win is the Potion Picking features, which on average gets you about 40x to 5ox your bet, but can result in a sweet 120x your bet total.
Part of the problem is that this video slot relies on visually stunning graphic scenes to keep you hooked. From the trembles on the screen as Dr. Jekyll Turns to Mr Hyde, to the cinematic chase down the streets of London or even how each individually crafted symbol has a little animation on a win, these make the small wins bearable as you enjoy some light entertainment.
However, most of these are missing from the Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde mobile slot machine. We had to go online to really appreciate the entertainment value of this real money game, which is just about decent enough to kill a half hour when you don’t want your cash to disappear too quickly.
On mobile however, this game lacks visual oomph, and as such, quickly went from classic horror must-read to modern made-for-tv movie entertainment.
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|Mobile Slot released||August 2014|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 30 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.83% / 96.17%|
|Coins range||0.02 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.60 / 150|
|Free spins||Average of about 8/10 Free Spins, No Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Many, Many. Including Free Spins & Click Me Bonus|
Wild Symbol (kinda): Showing up on reels 1, 3 and five, the game logo symbol doesn't get you any wins on it's own. However, it does act as wild for the Jekyll and Hyde symbols turning into one or the other depending on which will create a win. As these are the two highest value symbols in the game, it can create some good combinations.
Red Potion + Dr. Jekyll Symbol: If you get a red potion symbol on reels 2 and 4, and Dr Jekyll on reel 3, in any position, then all symbols that are Jekyll, Hyde or logo will become wild. Equally, the symbols will scramble and create a winning combination.
By far the most frequent of the bonus features we found, expect an average of about 10x your bet.
Blue Potion + Mr Hyde Symbol: Same idea as above, instead you'll need two blue potions on reels 2 and 4, and Mr Hyde on reel 3. This time however, you turn into the benevolent Dr Jekyll and are awarded an instant cash prize of anything between 5x and 20x your game bet.
Not as frequent as it's partner above, which there's no reason for as though it says '20x' your bet, again, on average expect about 10x.
Potions & Free Spins: Every time you get a red potion symbol on this slots 5 reels, you fill up the free spin meter at the bottom of the screen. You'll need 100 potions to start the free spins round, which amounts, more or less, to about 100 free spins.
On one hand, it's nice to know you are guaranteed free spins and to be able to track your process. On the other hand, when the free spin games comes around, accumulating 12 blue bottles will end your free spins, ending up with about 8 to 10 free spins.
Odd. We swear the whole point of the story was how easy it was to turn evil and how hard it was to turn back to good. Plot twist?
Those 10 free spins have gotten us a maximum amount of 40x our bet in the past, though only because we got the potion picking bonus feature. On it's own, it doesn't do much of anything, giving you no greater chance of hitting big.
Plus going back to the base game, and having to fill up the meter again feels like a lot of effort after having only just come out of it with at best a 10x win.
Frenzy Bonus: Online this is a truly cinematic feature of fun. You play Mr Hyde as he roams the streets of London stealing from sweet shops and bakeries. Again, pretty sure the original Mr Hyde was more into murder, but hey, Disney version.
On the mobile slot, this feature lacks punch, with what is essentially a gamble feature / instant cash game, where you pick which direction Mr Hyde should go. Left or right, find the policeman or loot.
Once you notice that the most you can win during this feature is 30x your bet at maximum, and you quickly lose interest without the visual aid.
To trigger this feature you'll need Mr Hyde on reel 2 and 4 and the game logo symbol on reel 3.
Potion Picking Bonus: Again, another feature which looks far cooler on the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde online slot, but at least this one comes with a nicer odds of winning a good amount.
The top you can win is a good 120x your bet. Average is a decent 50x your bet.
It's a simple click me feature in which you are presented with a selection of chemical elements to mix together. Find the four components that will make the anti-monster serum as fast as you can for bigger cash prizes.
Ridiculously hard to get, due to it having the biggest value win of the game, but if you can get it, it's the one feature that's truly worthwhile.
Trigger it by getting the Dr. Jekyll symbol on reels 2 and 4 and the logo symbol on reel 3.
This Dr Jekyll and Hyde slot machine has plenty of features to recommend it, but none really bring enough of a thrill, visually or in terms of wins, to get the heart racing.
We suspect this will still find a few fans in casual gamblers who like the idea of a Disney version of the original Gothic tale.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating