Phantom of the Opera Review

Phantom of the Opera is a 5 reel, 40 payline slot produced by NetEnt. As you may have guessed, the slot is based on the famous musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The musical is one of the highest grossing West-End and Broadway productions of all time, so NetEnt had high expectations to live up to when they released this slot – and the end result is pretty faithful to the show!

Highlights

  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: Music
  • Lines: 40
  • Bonus Game: yes
  • Wild Symbol: Yes
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Software: NetEnt

How to Play

In terms of basic gameplay, Phantom of the Opera is typical of any 5-reel slot, i.e. match the symbols along one of the 40 fixed paylines to win coin payouts – wins are available in either direction. Before spinning the reels, players must first select their bets –  the minimum bet is 20p, the maximum is £200 – so cautious players and high-rollers alike will be catered for.

The symbols are all based on the legendary musical, as well as broken mirrors in the shape of clubs, diamonds, spades, and hearts. There’s also a Wild symbol: the Phantom, which substitutes for all other symbols in the game (except the chandelier scatter symbol), to help comprise winning combinations. The regular gameplay is very straightforward and offers low-medium payouts, the big wins in this game all come via the many special features which will be explained later on.

Important symbols in Phantom of the Opera:

  • Wild: Phantom symbol
  • Scatter: Chandelier
  • High value symbols: Christine and the Phanto

Jackpots

Phantom of the Opera doesn’t have a pooled jackpot prize, instead, the game offers many lower payouts which can still be pretty impressive. The highest amount you can hope to win in a single round is 800x your stake, not too bad! Although this can only be achieved with the special features. Phantom of the Opera is a medium variance slot, which means your chances of winning are decent but don’t expect to win after each spin. The RTP currently stands at 96.57%.

 

Special Features and Bonuses

Where Phantom of the Opera really excels is in the special features department. The game is literally packed with super exciting bonuses which can really make those wins stack up.

  • Masked Phantom Re-Spins Feature: The Masked Phantom Re-Spin feature is triggered whenever a Stacked Phantom wild symbol lands on reel 1 and a Stacked Mask symbol lands on reel 5 at the same time. You’re then granted a free re-spin, and the stacked symbols turn into wilds, which greatly increases your chances of winning.
  • Free Spins: This feature is triggered when three Chandelier Scatters land simultaneously on reels 1, 3, and 5. During the  Free Spins round, a chandelier is suspended by 5 ropes above the reels and one rope is cut each time a Phantom symbol lands anywhere on the reels. The Free Spins feature ends after all five ropes are cut. The Phantom symbol also acts as a Wild symbol in Free Spins.
  • Wild Feature: During Free Spins, whenever a Masked Phantom wild symbol lands on the reels, it becomes fully stacked and remains stacked as long as the Free Spins Feature is active.
  • Pick & Click Bonus Game: The Pick & Click bonus game is activated when two Stacked Phantom symbols land on reel 1 and two Stacked Christine symbols land on reel 5 at the same time. The bonus game has two stages:
  • Stage 1 – You will be invited to choose from 8 different roses. Some of the roses contain valuable cash prizes while others are duds, so pick carefully!
  • Stage 2 – You have to choose from 3 different mirrors. Each mirror contains a multiplier, either 1x, 2x, or 3x, and this multiplier will be applied to the cash prize you earned in stage 1.

Graphics and Sounds

The game is set inside a theatre which provides a wonderfully immersive atmosphere. The symbols are all intricately drawn characters from the iconic musical and the superb soundtrack is inspired by its haunting melodies. Overall, NetEnt have perfectly captured the eerie and suspense filled drama from the musical. Fans of the Phantom of the Opera will especially enjoy this slot, but the great bonus features and high payouts will entice all video slot gamers.

Conlusion

The Phantom of the Opera slot is another superb slot of the NetEnt production line. The graphics are on point, the soundtrack is captivating, and the bonus features are hugely rewarding. The betting size ranges from 20p – £200, so all types of online gamers will be catered for with this fantastic new slot game.