Theme of The Game
The Phantom of the Opera is a new game that NetEnt has just announced, a slot machine that is based on the 1920’s film with this name. It was a silent horror film and it was offered by Universal Studios at the time. We now get a branded title based on it, a mobile slot with a design that has some retro inspiration from the times, but which is also quite elegant since you’re being shown what happens in the building of the Opera.
You actually see in the background the image of the huge room where the spectacles are done, being shown from a point of view that is on the stage. The reels are seen from the same vantage point, and they are getting images of the main protagonists, of daggers, masks, yellow flowers and card suits.
Best of all, the game comes to us via NetEnt, so the quality of the design is as high as it gets these days. There are even short videos included at certain moments, like the one that is shown right before the free spins start up.
The developer that has worked on this mobile slot is NetEnt, a developer that I’d count among the best that you will find anywhere these days, both online and offline.
They don’t have the biggest collection of mobile slots, but they make up for it with a high end design in every single one of them, and usually with great features as well. They have their own collection of branded titles that you can try out, like the three slot machines based on famous rock bands and musicians which they released in 2016, and they generally do a great job with all their games.
How To Play It
Pretty much all games that NetEnt offers will have for you fixed lines, a level of the bet which goes up to 10, plus a denomination for the coins which you will be able to set. The game has 40 active lines, but you are required to use only multiples of 20 coins each round.
It’s a normal slot machine for NetEnt, at least in terms of interface that you have to use. It’s got the usual set of betting options and spin buttons.
One of the major features that were introduced in The Phantom of the Opera is the bonus game, which is called Pick and Click. Once triggered, the bonus game will show you a new screen, with eight red roses displayed. You have to click on the ones you want, and prizes will be found behind them.
Having wild symbols is pretty normal for a mobile slot, but few will offer you something extra alongside these substitutes. Here, whenever you get a wild symbol to contribute to a combination, you will find that it will be locked in place, and that a free re-spin will follow. It’s a way for you to get more wins, and it’s much appreciated.
The third feature comes via a Scatter Logo, a symbol that you need in view on at least three reels. These will get you access to the free spins.
The payouts which are offered in NetEnt games are not always going to dazzle you with their size, but usually the average RTP is very good and you have plenty of features to make up for the jackpot.
The Phantom of the Opera is a brand new game from NetEnt, and one which I expect you to enjoy. As always, I recommend you try out any game that NetEnt releases.