Man Of Steel Progressive Slot Review

This third in the series of games from the DC Progressive Universe is focused on the 2014 version of the Superman legend. Although not well-received by the critics, Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill in the title role is still an enjoyable romp as the son of Jor El, this time played by Russell Crowe, battles three supervillains exiled from Krypton led by the dastardly General Zod, who has been searching the known galaxies for the son of Jor El, to wreak his revenge on the man who thwarted his plans to rule Krypton.

Once again, Playtech have not ventured from the trusted formula that has served them well in the two other Superman slots part of the DC progressive jackpot universe. This is a 25-payline slot on 5×3 reels.  The minimum bet is £0.50 per spin but you can increase that bet all the way up to £2,500 per spin, which puts this slot as affordable for all, right from the small stakes player to the highest of high rollers. There is a Turbo Mode available which spins the reel faster, or you can double click the Spin reel to produce an almost instant result for each spin if you want to play faster than a speeding bullet.

Symbols on the reel include lower value symbols, which are artefacts from the film and the higher value symbols are the characters including Superman’s adoptive earth parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, Daily Planet Editor Perry White and finally the Superman logo which pays out at 1,000 coins for five across a payline. While the base game is great fun to play, it is the myriad of bonus features in the Man of Steel slot that makes it such huge fun to play and potentially very lucrative. You can play this fantastic progressive slot right now at Bet365 Casino.

Man of Steel Slot Bonus Features

There are a large number of bonuses in the Man of Steel slot and they can all potentially offer some lucrative wins. The most common is the Shifting Wilds bonus which sees Superman and General Zod symbols wild on the reels and they shift across the reels in successive spins. Superman shifts from left to right, General Zod from right to left. If they land on the same reel, they will clash launching the Battle for Earth Free Games bonus.

In this bonus, Non and Ursa are also placed as Wilds on the reels and you have an unspecified number of free spins with all four Wilds active. General Zod and his two accomplices still traverse the reels from right to left, Superman from left to right and as the spins play, you gain wins in the usual way. However, when Superman and one of the three baddies clash, a battle ensues. If Superman wins, you continue the bonus, if Superman is defeated, the bonus ends. You can rack up some very sizeable wins in this bonus round, especially if you can trigger it for a large number of free spins.

The World Engine bonus is triggered when you land the World Engine Bonus symbol on the fifth reel. This activates the World Engine and its beam blasts down to Earth and with each blast it adds a Wild to the reels. Up to seven can be added and then when all Wilds are added, any winnings are calculated.

The third Bonus feature is the Krypton Free Games bonus which is triggered when you land the Krypton Bonus on the fifth reel. This awards you 7 free games, which can be retriggered when you land the Krypton Bonus symbol on the fifth reel again. During the Free Games Bonus, there are a different set of reels used and 50 paylines are in play, allowing you more chances to win. In addition, at the start of the round, Jor El will appear and up to 10 of his symbols will lock into position across the reels for the duration of the free spins, acting as a Wild symbol. This round can trigger some massive wins, especially if you can land a large number of Jor El symbols on the reels.


Editor's Review

Man of Steel may have underwhelmed critics as a film, but the slot games certainly does not disappoint. The game is affordable, absolutely packed to the brim with features, part of the DC Progressive Jackpot network and offers an outstanding base game and perhaps what makes this fly more than most, is that the bonus features remain easy to trigger throughout the game and offer decent payout levels. Add to this the appeal of a huge progressive jackpot, superb sound and dialogue taken direct from the film and a simple, yet enjoyable base game and it is easy to see why Man of Steel is a slot you simply must play.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:25
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:Playtech