Comics in Online Slot Machines

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February 7th, 2023

Comics in Online Slot Machines

Comic books have been providing entertainment to readers long before there was any television, internet, or even slots. The older generation will surely tell you about their favorite comic books, and how they used to read them all day long. Even today comics are still very popular with a massive following of loyal readers.

Nowadays we can say that the comic’s popularity is at an all-time peak. This was made possible primarily via the movie industry. In recent years we had a chance to see many blockbuster movies across cinemas, featuring our favorite comic book characters. Even people who have never read comic books in their life were blown away by some great movies, like the Avengers series. After all who can stay indifferent to that powerful phrase by Thor in the midst of an epic battle, “Bring me Thanos!”.

Comics in the online gambling industry

When the gambling industry first introduced slots there wasn’t really much choice for players. The one-armed bandits, with a single pay line were all pretty much the same. Aside from the payouts and the symbols, it was basically one machine and you couldn’t play anything else. But as the industry progresses and video slots emerged, there was no limit to what slots designers could do.

Soon, providers started turning to branded slots. Some of the earliest branded slots were in fact comic slots. Playtech at the time was the provider which had the most comics slots in their portfolio. You could play with your favorite heroes like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, or even Green Lantern. Soon enough other providers started releasing branded slots of their own. Some were inspired by TV Shows, Movies, and Celebrities, but many were also inspired by comic books. Needless to say, these games were an instant hit, as they were easily recognizable by players and were fun to play. Below are some of the most popular Comics slots you can find across online casinos.

The Invisible Man

The first encounter with the invisible man is in the sci-fi novel from 1897, published by H.G. Wells. The main character in the comic is Griffin, who is a promising scientist. His field of expertise is optics and he manages to find a way for his body to absorb light, ultimately becoming invisible.

This character was the inspiration for the Invisible Man slot, by Net Entertainment. The game begins with a great black-and-white animation, where you can see Griffin becoming invisible. The slot has a great bonus round and is quite fun to play.

It comes with 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 active paylines. To play the game you will need to bet anywhere from $0.20 to $100 per spin.

The first thing you notice about the game is the Both Ways Win design. This means that payouts can be formed from both left to right and right to left. The game also comes with both the Police Wild and the Griffin Wild. The first one lands on reel 1 only and will move one position to the right for each spin. The Griffin Wild lands on reel 5 and moves one position to the left on each spin. If they meet on the same row and a brawl erupts and the free spins bonus is triggered. During the feature, the Wilds can land on all of the reels.

Once the feature is triggered you are awarded 10 free spins. If the two wilds merge together again during the feature you get an extra 4 free spins. During the feature, there’s a bonus meter on both sides of the reels. One is Griffin’s rage bonus game and the other is the Police Spins. Each position on the meter is filled by landing the corresponding Wild. Fill all 8 spaces to trigger the additional feature.

If the Police Bonus is triggered you get 3 free spins, where up to 5 random wilds are added on the reels. In Griffin’s Rage bonus game, you are taken to 3 locations where you need to pick among 5 items. Here you can win coins and get win multipliers from x2, x3 to x4.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon

NetEnt decided to release The Creature from the Black Lagoon slot, which was based on the 1954 classic movie. But we also had a chance to see the Gill-Man in a number of comic books. The slot has a lot to offer in every way and is incredibly fun to play.

The design is pretty much classic for NetEnt slots. It has 5 reels, 3, rows, and 20 active paylines. In the background you can hear the recognizable music from the original film and we really love the animation at the start of the game.

Pretty much everything in the game revolves around the Wilds. They can land randomly on the reels and replace all other symbols, except the Free Spins and the Target symbol. When the wild symbol lands you are awarded a free re-spin, while the Wild remains sticky in its position. This way you can land several wilds and get a good payout even during base play. On top of that, you can land 2 types of Spreading Wilds, along with the regular Wild in the game.

To trigger the free spins bonus you need to land 3, 4, or 5 Free Spins symbols anywhere on the screen. You are awarded 10, 15, and 20 free spins. you can re-trigger the feature by landing at least 3 Free Spins symbols anywhere on the screen. During the feature, you need to collect as many target symbols as possible. Each collected symbol will award 1 or 2 Spreading Wilds, or an instant 10 extra free spins.

Gates of Olympus

Gates of Olympus is a video slot released by Pragmatic Play. This is not really a comic slot, but the Zeus and the gods in general have found their way into many comic books. Either way, the game is very fun to play, has a great bonus round, and can produce massive payouts.

This slot has a total of 6 reels, and 5 rows, and has an all-symbols pay design. This means you need to land 8 matching symbols anywhere on the reels to score a payout. The bets in the game can range from $0.20 up to $125 per spin.

The first thing you notice about this game is the Tumble feature. This means that all winning symbols are removed from the reels and new one’s land on top to take their places. This way you can get many winning spins in a row and some hefty payouts. in addition to the tumbles, you can also get random multipliers. Zeus will raise his hand and a bolt of lightning will award a multiplier to the reels. The multipliers can range from x2 to x500. The multiplier is awarded to the current win from the spin it landed on.

To trigger the free spins bonus you need to land 4 scatters anywhere on the reels. You are awarded 15 free spins. Land 3 or more scatters in the feature to get another 3 extra free spins. During the feature, the multipliers are added to the meter on the left side of the reels. The multiplier value is added to all wins where an extra multiplier lands in that spin. The multiplier value is not reset on non-winning spins.

If you don’t want to wait for the bonus round to land you can instantly buy it for a price of 100x the stake. You can also activate the Ante Bet, which gives you a better chance to trigger the bonus.

Nitropolis 3

Nitropolis 3 is a great game from Elk Studios, which has a comic-like design. The visual details in the slot are great and it has a lot to offer in terms of bonus features and payouts. The game is a sequel to the original Nitropolis slot and is the best version so far.

As for the design, this is a slot with 6 reels, 4 rows, and 4.096 ways to win. The bets in Nitropolis 3 can range from $0.20 to $50 per spin.

Once a win is formed on the reels the Avalanche mode is activated. All of the symbols involved explode and are removed from the reels. At the same time, an additional row is added and extra symbols fall to take the places of the removed symbols. This way you can get several winning spins and the rows can expand up to a maximum of 8.

Another novelty in this game is the Nitro Reels. The small ones cover 2 positions and can have, 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 symbols covering a 1x1 grid. The big ones can take up 6 positions and can have 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 symbols covering a 2x2 grid.

To trigger the bonus round you need to land 3, 4, 5, and 5 Bonus symbols. In return, you get 8, 12, 16, and 20 free spins. During the free spins, you can activate any of the 5 extra features. Also if the bonus is triggered with a combination of Super Bonus symbols, you trigger the Super Bonus game. In this case, the bonus is played with 8 rows and a both-ways win feature.

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