In a nutshell
Pitting Professor Xavier’s men against Magneto’s mutants would be a thrill to watch in any form, but in an X-Men video slot combining the considerable talents of the Marvel Comics creators and the Playtech developers, it really is a sight to see.
Add to that the chance to win a Marvel progressive jackpot and you’re in for a very special treat!
A closer look
When two giants in their respective industries such as Playtech and Marvel team up to create a video slot expectations naturally run sky high — and the X-Men slot does not disappoint!
This slot has universal appeal! New players will appreciate the popular theme and the straightforward rules and features without distracting bonus games that have no connection to the slot itself. Seasoned players can bring their very own game to the screen, choosing from the myriad betting opportunities of up to 10 coins per line in denominations between 0.01 and 5 . Twenty-five pay lines on 5 reels is not a lot, but the special “X” win pattern and the much lower number of symbols in the free spin rounds – more on both these features below – more than make up for that.
All your favourite characters spin on the reels in brilliant stills – and animated scenes once they are part of a winning combination. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, The Nightcrawler, Storm and Cyclops are the heroes; Magneto, Lady Deathstrike, Mystique, Sabertooth and Juggernaut represent the villains. Although the difference isn’t always as clearcut as in the comics and movies, it works for the premises of the X-Men slot.
The scatter symbol shows the X-MEN emblem and is your ticket to potentially unlimited free spins. The theme-styled WILD symbol substitutes anything but the X-MEN scatter, but that’s not all it does. Hit 5 wilds on a selected line and you’ll receive a payout of 10000x your bet.
Free spin feature
There are two different-but-related free spin features in the X-Men slot machine that are waiting for you to try your luck on.
Three or more scatters will admit you to the first type, the unlimited free games Heroes mode. You’ll see only Professor Xavier’s loyal followers spinning in this round which means hitting winning combinations is twice as likely.
Free spins aren’t limited, but every now and then you will see Xavier’s opponent Magneto spin on your reels. He acts as an extra wild, but if you catch him on reel 3 he will also switch the free spin feature to the Villains mode.
This works much like the Heroes mode with only Magneto’s band of mutants spinning. Spins are limited to 8 though, so to remain in the free spin mode for longer, make sure you catch Professor Xavier, who acts in the same way as Magneto does in Heroes mode.
Thanks to the skill stop feature, which remains available during free spins, a little practice will enable you to extend your free spins beyond anything other slot have to offer.
In addition to the 25 pay lines, there is an extra pattern of symbols on the reels that will make you a winner. Catch one each of the five heroes in positions forming an X across reels 2, 3 and 4 and you’ll win 5x your bet in addition to any other scatter or line wins from that spin.
As with any Marvel slot, you’re also in with a chance to win one of the four famous progressive jackpots. Chances are awarded randomly, but betting big shortens your odds, so consider going max on every spin.