About Universal Monsters: The Phantom’s Curse
Acting very much like the Phantom, NetEnt whisks us to an ornate opera house for the game’s setting. Rows of empty seats sit before us. Smoke floats its ghostly way through the auditorium. A twinkling soundtrack that wouldn’t be out of place in a Hitchcock movie accompanies our gameplay. It’s all very mysterious. Though with four rows, stacked symbols and a Pays Both Ways pay system it’s also all very alluring.
The symbols in question start from low-paying card suits and move up through the gears as props from the story. A Dagger, Mirror, Rose and Ring form our medium-paying symbols, while Christine and the Phantom take centre stage as our top-payers. NetEnt includes its trademark level of nifty game design to ensure gameplay is smooth, seamless and entertaining to the max.
Landing Stacked Phantom, Mask or Christine symbols on reels 1 and 5 triggers the Masked Phantom Respin feature. Those triggering symbols on reels 1 and 5 stay in situ as Sticky Wilds, creating winning combos for any other symbols or Wilds that span the reels on the following respin.
But landing a Stacked Phantom on reel 1 and a Stacked Christine on reel 5 triggers an altogether different kind of feature – the Pick and Click bonus game. Now, we have a screen full of Roses, behind each of which sit coin wins and blocker symbols. Pick a coin win to win that amount. Pick a blocker symbol and we advance to the next stage, prematurely. Now we have a chance to multiply our accumulated coin wins from stage one by picking a Mirror. A multiplier awaits behind each mirror, so choose wisely.