Lets put our cards on the table. We are huge Marvel geeks and love Cryptologic games. So you can pretty much guess how this Fantastic Four slot review is going to go. But we will try and stay as objective as any fan can be.
Let’s start with what doesn’t work with this game. The graphics are a little dated. The Fantastic Four slot game came out online in 2009 and so some (and we want Cryptologic to know it’s not us) people may not love the graphics. In a world of 3D slots, it may seem a little lacklustre. Also the Mr Fantastic video icon, upon winning, does look a little camp, coming out of the screen with an Austin Power(ish) ‘Grrrr,’ that it’s hard not to snigger at. (We bet you won’t be able to think of anything else when you play this mobile slot now.)
Can you tell we are trying really hard to pick holes?
Because everything else is right with this video slot. It comes with Three Progressive Jackpots for one. The Marvel Jackpot is the big one, which starts off seeding at 5,000 coins. The Super Hero Jackpot follows it at 500 coins, and the Hero Jackpot starts at a reasonable 50 coins. These jackpots seldom get huge, but that because they have a habit of hitting every few hours rather than once or twice a year.
Mr Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch, The Thing and Dr Doom ARE ALL WILD. That’s five frequent hitting wilds. Add to that 6 different free spins game features which you can choose from and we were sold the moment they said ‘Flame On!’.
And to go back to the graphics we only have one thing to say: we love them. Slightly dated they might be, but it looks like something straight out of the comic books of our childhood, ignoring the obvious movie tie-ins they could have thrown in there and keeping true to it’s original roots.
The music during wins is as exciting as you would expect from a superhero slot and each free spins feature has it’s own little theme tune to differentiate itself from the others. The graphics might not be 3D, but the videos on the winning symbols and special features are as good (if not better) than many of the providers currently doing mobile jackpot slots.
Just goes to show that if you’re as good as Cryptologic, even it’s 2009 games can rival modern day mobile slot machines.
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|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 25 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.01 to 5.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 125|
|Free spins||15 Free Spins / 10x Multiplier|
|Slot Themes||Comics & Superheros|
Wild Symbols: All the main characters in the game are Wilds - substituting all symbols except scatter. You won't be surprised to hear that this leads to your biggest wins in the game.
Scatter Symbol: The Fantastic Four slot logo is the scatter symbol, and if three or more appear anywhere on the reels, you'll get to pick an option of 5 different free spins games. We can't say which one is our favourite. It would be like asking us to pick a favourite child. (*cough*Mr Fantastic*cough*)
Mr Fantastic Free Spins Feature: 15 free games where all wins are doubled. If Mr Fantastic appears on reel 1, he expands to fill the whole reel in a cute little video, and gives you extra wins as a wild.
The Invisible Woman Free Spins Feature: 10 free games where all wins are tripled. Watch as the invisble women appears on the middle reel to give you extra random free spins.
The Human Torch Free Spins Feature: 10 free games where all wins are tripled, and the man himself will show up more frequently as a random wild during the free spins.
The Thing Free Spins Feature: 15 free games are awarded, with wins generating random multipliers from x2 up to x10. Clobbering time has never sounded so good.
Dr Doom Free Spins Feature: We hit this feature once and got 1 free game, another time 9. We don't think we've ever had more than that, but we suspect because we don't pick this feature as often as the others. Once Dr Doom shows up on reel five, your free games end. So whilst it could potentially be limitless free spins, we suspect it's seldom more than 15 and often less than 8. However, all wins are tripled, making a tidy sum in the process.
The Jackpots: These are completely random. No matching symbols required or a specific betting limit placed. However, the game very clearly stated that the higher you wager, the higher your chances of getting the bigger prizes. Whether that's a wager of 1 or 20, we couldn't tell.
We don't care that Fantastic Four mobile slot game may look dated for some. We love the game, the theme, the bonus features, the sounds and the videos. With three progressive jackpots, a high in-gaming jackpot of 25,000 and a wide range of betting options, it ticks all our boxes for a great mobile slot.
You don't have to be a fan of the comic books to love this jackpot slot, but the old school graphics will resonate with fans worldwide. If you are only a NetEnt lover who loves the thrill of the new 3D graphics and jazzy unique bonus features, take away one star. If you love Microgaming and Cryptologic, then head over now to our chosen casino and get playing.
A firm favourite of ours.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 3, 2018 - Rating