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Review of Universal Monsters: The Phantom's Curse
Take your seats ladies and gentlemen, and have your tickets ready because the show is about to begin. The Phantoms Curse is the true definition of a slot game with character, it is based on the very well known movie, novel and theatre production of the Phantom of the Opera, and NetEnt has, as always gone all out on this slot.
The whole atmosphere and music throughout the game gives you the chills, and makes you feel as though you have just entered the theatre dressed head to toe in your finest outfit. The interesting thing about Universal Monsters: The Phantoms Curse is that it should have actually been released in July 2017, and it ended up being released in January of 2018.
We suspect the main reason for this was the fact that Microgaming released their version of this slot game Phantom of the Opera around the same time NetEnt was due to release it, but it looks like 2018 was NeEnt’s time to shine in the spotlight and release their game. The Phantom’s Curse is the fifth game from the NetEnt Universal Monsters series, and it’s exciting to wonder what comes next!
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How to Play Universal Monsters: The Phantom's Curse slot game
Before taking your seats and getting too comfortable, you should be sure to adjust your betting limits in this slot game. The minimum amount in which you can bet is £0.20 and the maximum amount in which you can bet is £200, so choose wisely and then you can start spinning. The Phantoms Curse is a 5 reel, 40 payline slot game with some fantastic in-game features which you can trigger by getting the corresponding symbols on your reels.
Much detail has gone into these symbols, the graphics and colour scheme matches extremely well to the whole eerie atmosphere of The Phantoms Curse, and as usual you will find your higher ranked symbols, and the lower ranked symbols. The higher ranking symbols are the Unmasked Phantom, Christine, a Yellow Flower, a Dagger, a Mirror, and a Ruby Ring. And the lower ranking symbols are the playing card symbols with the cracked mirrors.
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Stacked Bonus Symbols
In this NetEnt slot, there are 3 various different types of Stacked Bonus symbols, these specific symbols play a big role in the game as they are able to trigger different special features, such as the Pick and Click Bonus and they also have the ability to act as a Wild symbol in the game. By landing on the Stacked Phantom, and the Stacked Christine Symbol on reel 1, and reel 5, you will trigger the Pick and Click Bonus feature which we will get into more detail about very soon.
The 3 types of Stacked Bonus Symbols are the Stacked Phantom, Stacked Christine, and lastly, the Stacked Mask symbol. The reason why there are many different Stacked Bonus Symbols is because each of them can appear on different reels. The Stacked Phantom can only appear on reel 1, Stacked Christine can only appear on reel 5, and the Stacked Mask symbol can only appear on the last reel.
Masked Phantom Respins
The Masked Phantom Respins is yet another favourite in this classic themed slot game, you can trigger these Respins by landing with a Stacked Fantasy symbol on reel 1, along with a Stacked Mask symbol landing on reel 5.
With this Bonus feature you will be rewarded with 1 Respin, which will turn all Bonus symbols Wild and Sticky for the rest of the spins. This of course can lead to some very juicy wins, and we like the Bonus features which lead to the big wins on these top slots.
Pick and Click Feature
Our favourite part of The Phantoms Curse has to be the Pick and Click feature. This is by far one of the most beautiful and exciting Bonus features in the slot game. There are two stages in this special feature, in one of the stages you will have to click and select roses presented on the screen, and they will reveal a coin win.
At some point during stage one, you will reveal an X which means that you will then be taken into stage two of the Pick and Click Bonus. During stage two of the Pick and Click Bonus you will get the chance to pick one out of 3 mirrors, and these mirrors will award the Multiplier for the coin win from stage 1. The coin wins for this feature can go from 20, 40, 100 and the Multiplier can be anything from x1, x2, or x3.
Chandelier Scatter Symbol
The infamous chandelier in The Phantom’s Curse slot is in the form of a Scatter symbol, and this can appear on either reel 1, reel 3 or reel 5, and if you manage to land with 3 of these symbols in one spin you will trigger the Bonus Spins feature! The beautiful diamond encrusted chandelier will be hung on the game grid by ropes placed next to all 5 reels, with each of the ropes being connected to each reel.
The mysterious Masked Phantom will then appear on the reels and cut a rope which will be connected to one of the reels, but when all of the ropes have been cut, the chandelier will fall to the floor and the Bonus game will end.