Phantom of the Opera has inspired a new slot machine game by NetEnt called Universal Monsters The Phantom’s Curse. This slot game from the classic love story consists of 5 reels, 4 rows and 40 fixed paylines. Universal Monsters The Phantom’s Curse features Wild Substitutions, Scatters, Free Spins, Re-Spins and a Bonus Game.
Universal Monsters The Phantom’s Curse is a slot game inspired by the beloved love story from The Phantom of the Opera. The slot game is set in an opera house, the transparent reels are set on a stage, facing an empty opera theatre with opera background music. The game features a Pick and Click Bonus Game, Masked Phantom Respin, Free Spins, Wild Substitution and Scatter Symbols. The game has a return to player advantage of 96.57% and a non progressive jackpot of 200 coins.
The chandelier is the Scatter symbol and it appears only on reels 1, 3, and 5. It also triggers the Bonus Spins feature when 3 or more Scatter symbols land on the reels.
The Wild symbol substitutes for all other symbol except the Scatter and Bonus Game symbols. The Phantom Mask is the Wild symbol and can appear stacked on the reels.
There are three types of Stacked Bonus symbols and they can also act as Wild symbols:
This feature is triggered when you land Stacked Phantom and Stacked Christine symbols on reels 1 and 5 simultaneously with a block of 2 symbols appearing on each reel. This feature has two stages. In stage one, a player has to choose from 8 roses that can reveal either coin wins or X symbols and a player has to keep picking roses until they hit a X symbol. A player advances to stage two when they hit a X symbol, in this stage a player has to choose from 1 of 3 mirrors that will award Multipliers from coins won in stage 1. Coins wins in stage 1 can either be 20, 40 or 100 while Multipliers can be 1x, 2x or 3x. The maximum coin win in this feature is 7,200.
When 3 or more Scatter symbols land on the reels in one spin, the Free Spin feature is activated. A chandelier appears next to the five reels in this feature and the chandelier is connected to each reel by ropes. A Masked Phantom symbol on a reel will cut the reel’s rope and highlight the reel. When all five ropes have been cut, the chandelier drops and the Free Spins feature ends. The Masked Phantom symbols can act as a Wild, becoming fully stacked Masked Phantom symbols and remain stacked for the duration of the Free Spins session. Mask and Phantom symbols do not appear during the Free Spins feature. Bonus Free Spins can not be triggered during this feature.
This feature is activated when a Stacked Phantom symbol lands on reel 1 and a Stacked Mask symbol lands on reel 5. The awarded Respin will turn all Phantom and Mask symbols into Wilds and they stick to the reels during the Respin. No Bonus or Scatter symbols appear during this feature and additional Re-spins, Free Spins and Pick and Click features can not be triggered during the Respin.