NetEnt’s Universal Monsters™ : The Phantom’s Curse makes its entry at ScandiBet
Finally it’s here; NetEnt’s take on the famous film and musical, Universal Monsters: The Phantom’s Curse! It took some time to get it into our casino as it was released back in July 2017, but now it really is here for our players to enjoy. The game might come across as exclusively for people with a bigger-than-average love for operas and theatres, but you don’t really have to be a regular in the West End society to find enjoyment in this unique slot. Once it loads up and the curtains raise you will find yourself engulfed by a fascinating mixture of mystery, shadows, smoke and orchestral music, all set with a beautiful theatre hall in the background. The graphics and attention to detail already make this game worth a go, but there’s still more.
The actual gameplay takes place using 5 reels and 40 fixed paylines, with a maximum win of 4000 coins per line. The return to the player is 96.57%, which is rahter decent. The slot has no frame, and this, in our opinion, gives an even more immersive connection with the abovementioned background. Also going along with the set style is of course the symbols: Broken mirrors, roses, gold diamond rings, knives, characters from the story, and of course the famous mask all feature as you spin your way through the opera.
The game also comes complete with the by now almost obligatory free spin feature, and also an exciting “click and pick” bonus game. This of course allows for even more winnings for the player without having to put more in the pot, and also adds to the variety of the game.
We mentioned a bit about how the sound and graphics of the game really can grab and hold on to you earlier in the text, but let’s take another moment to really appreciate the time and effort that must have gone into making this beautifully mysterious piece of work. The use of smoke in the foreground, along with the interactive orchestral music really captures the essence of the musical and transfers it into a greatly entertaining experience on your very screen. Adding to this are some very well made cutscenes that show up on various times as you progress through the game.
Seen from a distance, The Phantom’ Curse might not be a favourite amongst the high rollers, but even the biggest of players should give this masterpiece from NetEnt a chance. Because this game really delivers, and takes you on a mysterious adventure in the true spirit of the original film and musical. The visual and auditory effects are perfectly in sync, and along with some well timed cutscenes and satisfying winnings, this famous old story is set to once again capture our attention and keep us entertained for hours. Well done, NetEnt!