In February 2016, Playtech signed an agreement with DC Comics to develop superhero themed slots based on Superman, Green Lantern and the Original series of Batman, including Batman and the Joker Jewells. The Man of Steel slot is the first instalment in the series.
Man of Steel is a five reel, 25 payline game which is playable from as little as 50p a spin and the slot is compatible with all devices. The game is based on the 2013 Superman movie which stars Henry Cavill as Superman. Martha Kane, Jonathan Kent and Perry White are symbols on the game. It has great high definition graphics and animations as well as actual footage from the movie.
With five wild symbols, the Superman vs. General Zod Shifting Wilds feature comes to play when either the Superman or General Zod wilds appear on the reels. Following each spin, the Superman and General Zod Wilds shift one reel to the right and left respectively. If the Wilds appear on the same row, the player activates the Battle for Earth Free Games feature- Superman battles with General Zod and his minions to reward you with additional wild symbols. Once Superman gets defeated, the feature ends.
You get 7 free spins from the Krypton Free Games feature initially, and this is played on a 50 payline reel set with only high paying symbols. Be on the lookout for Jor-El wilds as they become locked for the duration of the free spins. You can also reactivate the feature, giving you seven extra free spins- all Jor-El wilds are removed with fresh ones locking in place for the final seven free spins.
Finally, it has a World Engine Bonus feature where a massive blast adds up to 7 regular wilds, at random, on the reels for a spin. As part of DC super hero’s network, four progressive jackpots are available to be won- again, randomly.
For now, Man of Steel is only available at Paddy Power Casino, and they offer 100s of slots from Playtech and Ash Gaming such as the Batman series, Green Lantern, Age of Gods series and Marvel series.
The payouts from this slot are superb with possible rewards being up to 1000s of coins for hitting five wild symbols on a payline. There are 5 wilds which include Superman and the three baddie characters in the earth mode, along with the planet symbol. The Superman symbol is also worth as much as 1000 coins, while the other characters are worth between 150-250 coins. The least paying symbols in the earth mode are the objects, including the bus, spaceship, Daily Planet newspaper, and Kent mailbox which are worth 25 to 50 coins for hitting 5 of the same symbols.
Man of Steel is no doubt great, and it has bonus features to match- most persons, particularly like Battle for Earth Free Games, feature where you gain from 4 shifting wilds. Even better is the Krypton Free Games feature which gives you up to 14 free spins and 10 Jor-El sticky wilds on every free spin. As regards variance, the Man of Steel is in between, with good winning potential in the base game and every bonus feature. This is a superb branded game by Playtech, and if you have the time, you can try the Batman series which is also a part of the jackpot network.
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