Superman The Movie Progressive Slot Review

The Marvel Progressive Jackpot series of slots has been around for a while now, but it has taken a while for the DC Universe to come up with their own version. Well the good news for big progressive slot fans is that they have now and one of the feature slots in this new series from Playtech is the fantastic Superman The Movie slot. Based on the 1978 film starring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, Margot Kidder as Lois Lane and Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor, the slot closely follows the plot of the film and features all of the iconic characters, plus some key props as symbols and the outstanding John Williams score as the background music to the game. You can play the slot now at Bet365 Games.

With a beautifully realised vision of the Earth from space as the backdrop to the reels, this is a beautifully sharp and well designed slot that brings this film that is almost 40 years old, slap bang into the modern day. It is a 5×4 reel game with a total of 100 non-selectable paylines in play on every spin. Wagers start at a very good value £0.60 per spin, although you can increase that up to £80.00 per spin if you prefer to play for higher stakes. The jackpot is a somewhat miserly 500x your stake in the base game, but as this game is part of the DC Universe Progressive series, you could win a huge progressive jackpot prize (there are four in total, Mini, Minor, Major and the big Grand jackpot).

The playing card lows are designed in a Superman livery and they are the lower value symbols on the reels while the Kryptonite necklace and The Daily Planet globe are medium value symbols. The four main characters in the film are the high value symbols including Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Clark Kent and of course, Superman himself, who is the highest paying standard symbol in the base game.  The Superman symbol acts as the in game wild and can replace any of the high, medium or low value symbols outlined above.

Superman The Movie Slot Bonus Features

There are three key features of the slot, the first of these being the Crystal Bonus. This is triggered when you land three of the Bonus symbols on the middle three reels. This takes you to a new screen and a Pick Me game where you pick from fourteen crystals displayed on screen. Each will reveal a cash reward or another prize including multipliers, restarts and a clue to where the green crystal is located and you can continue picking the symbols until you select the Green crystal which then ends the round.

The second feature is the Save The Day Free Spins, which is triggered when you land three Free Games symbols on reels one, three and five. This awards you an initial ten free spins and during the free spins, any Wilds that you land on the reels will freeze in that position for the remainder of the free spins bonus. However, one nice touch is that after these 10 free spins are complete, Superman will appear and rewind time, keeping those frozen wilds in place, to give you an additional 10 free spins.

You can also trigger the progressive jackpot feature on any spin in the game, although the more you wager per spin, the more chance you have of triggering this game. This is a selection game where you get to select from a number of hexagon-shaped symbols to reveal a colour. Each colour represents one token for each of the four jackpots, collect the required number of tokens for one of the four jackpots and you win that prize. The Grand Prize requires five tokens to be selected, the Mini jackpot, just two.


Editor's Review

As part of the new DC progressive line up of games, Superman The Movie is a faithful nod back to the 1980s original film, featuring key characters and iconic moments from arguably the best Superman film series. It has two excellent bonus features which offer good value rewards for players and of course, the chance to win one of the four progressive jackpots on every spin is always going to attract big jackpot hunters. Superman The Movie hits all the right spots and with a stirring soundtrack taken direct from the film, you will soon believe that a man can fly and that this slot does too.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:100
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:Playtech