Superman from NextGen Gaming: Slot Review - defeat Lex Luthor and save the world!
Superman has always been a favourite superhero of mine, simply because he is virtually indestructible so you need extremely clever writers to come up with baddies that are more than a match for him. This iconic character has been around since the 1930s and he remains as popular as ever, as he consistently appears in computer games, toys, cartoons, and movies on a regular basis. A few years ago, there was even a TV show called Smallville which was about Clark Kent’s formative years before finally putting on the cape.
The game itself is a 5 reel slot with 50 paylines and it includes a Save the World Feature, Free Games, and a Bonus Bet option.
The first feature to mention is the Wild symbol and this is denoted by an image of Superman’s face. It substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter and Bonus symbols. It is the highest paying symbol in the game and if you are lucky enough to land 5 of these symbols then you win up to 10,000 coins! Another nice addition to this symbol is that it can attach a 2X multiplier to wins in the main game.
In order to trigger the Free Games feature, you need the Wild symbol to land on reels 2, 3, and 4. When this happens, you will be given 10 Free Games and the Wild symbol will expand when it appears on any reel. All wins with Wild symbols are multiplied by up to 5X in this feature so make sure to use your Free Games very wisely!
The Bonus Bet is activated by playing 10 extra coins. You need to use the Bonus Bet along with landing 3 or more Bonus Logo symbols on the reels in order to activate the Save the World feature. The Bonus Logo is denoted by the iconic Superman logo. In this game, Superman must battle his way through a meteor shower and destroy missiles to win prizes. Once this mini-game finishes, Superman will return to Earth and then you must choose from one of three lead-lined doors. Be careful not to choose the Kryptonite door or the feature will end. If you choose the door with the hostages then you win a prize but if you choose the door containing Lex Luthor then you will be awarded a lovely 100X multiplier! Another nice thing about this game is that it can be triggered during the Free Games feature.
Theme and Graphics
The game is fantastic to play and to look at. Metropolis adorns the background with a wonderful golden hue and there is a nice comic-book feel to this slot. Symbols range from Lois Lane, the dastardly Lex Luthor and even Clark Kent’s glasses. The Symbol animations really pop especially when a Wild symbol shows up as Superman soars to the sky in all his glory.
The music is fantastic and it has a really uplifting tone to it. It compliments the game extremely well.
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Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots
The game has 50 paylines, an RTP ranging between 92.20% and 95.41%, and a maximum payout worth 1,004X your stake.
Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.
Coin Size: 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.05,0.10, 0.20, 0.25, 0.50, 1.00, 2.00
- Superman Wild Symbol: 10 for 2X, 250 for 3X, 1,000 for 4X, 10,000 for 5X
- Superman Bonus Symbol: 50 for 2X, 250 for 3X, 750 for 4X, 5,000 for 5X
- Superman Scatter Symbol: 50 for 2X, 250 for 3X, 750 for 4X, 5,000 for 5X
- Lex Luthor Symbol: 3 for 2X, 50 for 3X, 150 for 4X, 500 for 5X
- Lois Lane Symbol: 1 for 2X, 20 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 250 for 5X
- Daily Planet Symbol: 15 for 3X, 30 for 4X, 200 for 5X
- Train Symbol: 10 for 3X, 25 for 4X, 150 for 5X
- Laser Eyes Symbol: 8 for 3X, 15 for 4X, 125 for 5X
- Chains/Glasses Symbol: 5 for 3X, 10 for 4X, 100 for 5X
Our Verdict on Superman
Superman is made by NextGen Gaming and it’s a fine tribute to a legendary superhero. The presentation of the game is spot on and there are some really interesting features that will provide countless hours of entertainment. In particular, I really enjoyed the Save the World feature as it shows Superman at his finest saving everyone in sight. The only minor gripe that I have about this game is that you cannot retrigger any Free Games. It is a medium variance slot so payouts are nicely balanced.
Stop evil and save the world with Superman!