Fantastic Four is a sleek slot game with a polished appearance, ideal not only for fans of superhero comics and action cinema, but for anyone seeking the best of what contemporary online slots can offer. The slot’s theme is taken from the hit movie of 2005, Fantastic Four. The game’s featured superheroes have been saving the Earth ever since their Marvel Comics debut back in November 1961.
Storyline and Characters
No surprises here. The Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing are on a quest to save the world. The Silver Surfer, the Fantastic Four’s brother-in-arms in the fight against evil, puts in an appearance on his skateboard when the scatter symbol animation is triggered.
The scatter symbol is planet Earth, the only symbol that cannot be substituted by the wild symbol, which is the Fantastic Four’s distinctive, revolving logo. The Fantastic Four characters take up numerous spaces on the reels and their animations are striking. Land a payline covering one of the superhero symbols and you will see their special powers in action.
- Mr. Fantastic uses his powers of elasticity to stretch his whole body to the height of a skyscraper
- Invisible Woman disappears from view, leaving only a streak of lightening in her wake
- Human Torch turns himself into a ball of fire
- The Thing packs a superhuman punch to the left and right
The remaining symbols are ultra-modern, metallic playing cards from Ace (represented by minimalist “A”) through to 9. The numbers on the cards pulsate when they fall within a payline.
Wagers and jackpots
This five-reel slot gives you maximum freedom to adjust your bet: namely, a range of seven coin values on up to 20 paylines. Just hit the Maximum Bet button to go all in. The jackpot is set at a generous 10,000 coins. Use the Auto Start option to program as many spins as you like in advance. Fantastic Four is linked to the four-tier Marvel Progressive Multilevel Jackpot network, and therefore has the potential to pay out big if you’re in it for real money. The four levels are: Power, Extra Power, Super Power and Ultimate Power. These jackpot games are triggered randomly, so you can find yourself in the middle of one after any spin. (Note that the higher your real money bet, the more likely you are to randomly trigger the progressive round.) Just match any three of the 20 concealed jackpot symbols on the grid to win a cash prize.
Other Ways to Win
The Fantastic Four has Playtech’s popular Free Games feature. This allows you to win 12 free spins when three planet Earth scatter symbols appear on the reels. Once you have secured these free games, you can win a few more when any of the four superheroes expand to cover the entire third reel. During the free spins, Mr. Fantastic stretches out to become an expanding wild; Invisible Woman acts as a multiplier; Human Torch burns up and holds the first reel, and The Thing becomes a freezing wild – all of which boosts your chances of a bigger jackpot.
Music, audio and graphics
Although there is plenty of audio, this slot couldn’t be described as musical until you get to the Free Games feature; there the tunes are quick and catchy. The graphics are snappy, and the game has a sophisticated blue and silver color scheme with a nice shot of the New York City lights nestling in the background. Each character’s special animation has a different sound; Human Torch’s short electric guitar sequence is probably the best.
The Last Word…
Playtech have created a fairly simple yet elegant game with enough animation to capture the player’s interest (compare this to Playtech’s X-Men slot on which every single spot on the reels is animated). Because we believe no slot is perfect (we have to leave the developers with something to aim for, after all!) we’ve given Fantastic Four a strong rating of 7 out of 10.