Fans of the musical rejoice! This is the only The Phantom of The Opera slot worth playing.
NetEnt’s Curse of The Phantom slot (coming January 2018) has nothing on the only true definitive Phantom of The Opera slot by Microgaming studios and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Granted, the music and theme is based around the rather forgettable 2004 film with the same name, and this video slot suffers a little for it, but not so much that it’s not worth playing.
We were happily humming every tune, as each bonus feature brings you a different song from the musical, and straight back to the theatre.
That is, until you see the characters on screen and remember how ridiculous this version of the Phantom actually is (Raoul looks like the actual psychopath, whilst Gerald Butler is far too handsome to be ever be a hideous beast).
If you are not a fan of musicals, walk away right now and head for the apocalypse in Planet of the Apes or something.
But what makes this 243 ways to win Phantom of The Opera slot so appealing are solid Microgaming mechanics.
Namely giving you enough random slot features in the base game to give you decent wins. In fact, on many occasions we’ve won just as much here than in the bonuses.
This is mostly due to the three main love triangle characters being stacked 2 high, and providing multiple wins over several payline, as well as the random expanded wilds and instant win bonus.
Because on 3 scatters you get a choice of 3 bonus features; two free spins bonuses giving you 10 free spins and multiple wild features, as well as a simple click me bonus.
And because this Microgaming mobile slot doesn’t require multipliers to give you larger wins, like in the Jurassic World slot for example, it doesn’t matter which you choose.
Personally, we’re fans of the Music of the Night free spins, because there’s something about the unpredictable nature of all the random wilds that fits with the personality of the Phantom of The Opera.
Don’t get us wrong, this can be a little slow going at times, but you’ll be craving an encore sooner than you think.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4% to 3% / 96%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.02|
|Min/Max bet||0.30 / 15|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Multiple Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Click Me Bonus, Free Spins, Dancing Wilds, Added Wild, Wild Reels, Instant Cash|
Wild: The Phantom of The Opera slot logo is wild and replaces all other symbols to create winning paylines. It can also come double stacked during the base game.
Stacked Symbols: The Phantom, Christine and Raoul (Gerald Butler, the girl, the crazy looking guy) are the highest paid symbols, and can come stacked 2 high at all times.
Chandelier Bonus: A chandelier can randomly drop in the base game, turning up to 3 reels wild.
Letter Bonus: A Phantom Of The Opera letter symbol on reel 5 will open up to reveal a cash prize of up to 20x your bet. Usually it's closer to around 5x.
Scatters and Bonus Games: 3 phantom masks scatters on the reels triggers a choice of 3 possible features.
Music of the Night Free Spins: 10 free spins with multiple random features, including:
By far the feature that can up the most, but also the one that is the most unpredictable.
Masquerade Bonus: This is a 3 level pick me bonus, where you pick masks to reveal prizes, additional picks, or level ups.
The cash prizes do increase on each level and you start with 3 picks. A solid bonus where you get an average of 20x your bet.
All I Ask Of You Free Spins: You get 10 free spins with 2 guaranteed wilds on screen.
Those wilds are represented by Christine and Raoul, who literally 'dance' across the screen, moving one case at a time.
When they meet they can either create 4x4 blocks of wilds, up to two wild reels, or a 3x multiplier.
Probably the most reliable of the Phantom of the Opera free spin bonuses, as those wild tend to give you some solid wins. Just not as much potential as with the Music of the Night.
We almost wish we could close our eyes and spin on this slot, ignoring the movie theme that doesn't quite match our expectations of the original West End musical.
That said, this Phantom of the Opera slot on mobile has plenty of charms in its reels, mostly by making you feel like at any moment, a big win could occur.
Whether it's by dropping chandelier wilds onto the screen, or listening to Gerald Butlers soothing tones as he drops random wilds in the free spins, this mixes feature and theme well.
It's certainly better than the Bridesmaids slot, and that theme was brilliant. Time to take your seat and watch the drama unfold.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating