Theme of The Game
If you haven’t read it, you must have heard of The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, a novella written by Robert Louise Stevenson, a Scottish writer. When we say that somebody is Jekyll and Hyde, we usually mean that a person is likely to change his behaviour and character depending on a situation he finds in.
The same goes with the Jekyll and Hide slot offering two modes of play with different bonus features. The atmosphere of the game is gloomy just as in the novella set in the Victorian era and its visuals and sounds contribute to the overall mood of the game.
A software developer behind the video slot is Playtech, a gaming company well-known for its branded slot machines as well as for the smooth gameplay and special features their games offer.
State of art graphics, realistic animations and exquisite soundtracks affordable at a decent price are among other features which make players return for more.
How To Play It
Jekyll And Hide is a five-reel slot machine played at 25 fixed paylines. You may wager from $0.50 up to $125 per spin which is quite suitable for all kinds of players.
The game offers the turbo mode which enables spinning the reels at higher speed and the autoplay option lets you choose up to 99 automatic spins, but you may also press the spin button and set your reels in motion. The reels are covered by high value symbols depicted as a book, a hat, two females and Dr Jekyll whereas low paying symbols are represented by playing cards symbols from tens through aces.
You need to place at least three identical icons in a row on a payline, with the exception of three top paying symbols which pay for landing only two of a kind. As soon as you launch the game you will notice the feature bet button which enables you to use additional features.
If you activate the option your bet will be doubled. The game boasts superior visuals and animations which serve well to the theme, while the music score with moving carriage and horse running ambience sounds may send shivers down your spine.
Depending on whether you activate the feature bet option or not, you get two sets of bonus features throughout the game. During both modes of the game you get expandable Wilds on three central reels which expand if they can create a winning combination.
Scatters also appear whichever mode of play you choose but they differ in colour and in functions. In the regular mode Scatter is depicted as a green potion bottle whereas when the feature bet option is on, Scatter is represented as a red potion bottle which is powered up. That practically means that it can trigger the bonus game even when it is one position below or above the reel.
You need three normal Scatters or three partial powered up Scatters to unlock free games. Dr Jekyll turns into Mr. Hyde when he drinks his magic potion and magic potion bottles in the game offer two different modes of free spins. You may opt for Jekyll Spins or Hyde Spins which again offer different features.
While Jekyll Spins awards up to 5x multipliers whenever Scatter appears on the reels, during Hyde Spins Scatter makes high value symbols turn into Wilds. Besides, expandable Wilds are active during the feature so you may hit some really high payouts. In both cases free spins continue until you have 4 Scatters on your last reel. When bottle breaks your free spins feature is over.
The top paying symbol in the game is Dr Jekyll awarding 1,000 coins for landing five of a kind across a payline. As we haven’t seen much of him on the reels, we must say that you have to rely on your bonus features especially on expandable Wilds which may practically cover your three central reels and help you win big.
If you are a fan of horror stories or this particular one, you should try this game out as it produce an eerie atmosphere with all its audio and video characteristics.
The game provides you with a thrilling and rewarding gaming experience due to its bonus features and its betting range allows both low and high-rollers enjoy it.
The theme may not be unique as it was used by many software developer before, but the way the features are split serves well to the theme and adds the excitement to the smooth gameplay.