The Phantom of the Opera Slot Machine
The Phantom of the Opera is a game that’s created by NetEnt and offered to all fans of the musical or any of the other movies that were released based on this story. With the action taking place inside a theater, it’s time for us to check out everything else it has to offer, especially feature wise.
The game that you’re playing here is going to have 40 active lines, set on a 5 reel layout. The bigger rewards offered will reach a maximum value of $2,000. Different features are expected to make an appearance along the way, such as various stacked symbols, a bonus game called Pick and Click, scatters or free spins.
Opera Betting and Prizes
A bet that you’re placing in this game will be required to cover 20 lines, though a total of 40 will be active. You may set a line bet of up to $10, and you do this by setting the coin denomination up to $1, and by increasing the level up to 10. The maximum total bet of Phantom of the Opera can reach $200, while the minimum can be set as low as $0.20.
You can get a prize that reaches a top value of $2,000, coming from a 200x reward. Luckily, the game doesn’t rely on huge payouts to get the RTP up, and it manages to reach a very respectable 96.57%.
Certain special symbols can be used to trigger features for you, one of them being allowed only on reel 1 (Stacked Phantom), while two others are shown on reel 5 (Christine and Mask). Scatter symbols may appear on the columns 1, 3 and 5. You can get the stacked bonus symbols to act as wilds.
One of the features that I’d consider important is called Pick and Click. The requirement to get it active is to have the Stacked Phantom on reel 1, while the Stacked Christine icon is on reel 5. Both symbols need to be fully visible on those reels, they can’t be shown only partially. The resulting feature gets two levels, each one with a different choice that needs to be made. The first level asks you to pick from the 8 roses which are shown. You get coins from some choices and blocker symbols from others. Once you got to a blocker symbol, the first level ends. You go to level 2 then, where you choose one of three available mirrors. A multiplier will be revealed, of up to 3x, to use on the coin wins from level 1.
A Masked Phantom Re-spin is activated when the Stacked Phantom covers reel 1 and the Stacked Mask does the same with reel 5. These are turned into wilds, along with any other Phantom and Mask icons shown, and they stick to the reels for the duration of one free re-spin.
With the Chandelier scatters appearing on the reels 1, 3 and 5, the game will trigger a free spins feature. It starts with a small bonus game which decides how many rounds you’re getting and which will end the free spins once the five ropes attached to the chandelier are cut. You cut a rope by landing a Masked Phantom symbol.
Theme & Design
The action takes place in the Opera building, and you see the empty room in the background image. As symbols, they’ve chosen a couple of characters from the story, along with things like mirrors and daggers, as well as a couple of card suits. It’s far from the impressive slot machines that we expect NetEnt to release, but it’s still an OK looking game.
The Phantom of the Opera will appeal to players mainly through features and its theme, but the design I found to be one of the weaker things about it.