Andrew Lloyd Webber’s world-famous musical is used as a theme in the latest Microgaming product, called The Phantom of the Opera. Richard Firmin and Gilles Andre welcome all gamers in their theatre, the dwelling place of the Phantom, who looks for a way to win the heart of the beautiful Christine.
Just like the original musical, the 2017 release offers plenty of excitement and action, in the form of rewarding additional features. As you take your seats and prepare for the opera to begin, spin the reels and benefit from the Bonus Selection, involving Free Spins with multiple Phantom features, Masquerade Bonus, Free Spins with Dancing Wilds, as well as the Letter Bonus and the Chandelier Bonus. Plenty to play for in the five-reel slot that offers 243 ways to win for a rather reasonable starting price of $0.30 per spin.
Microgaming is one of the veterans in the iGaming industry, being founded back in 1994. The first-ever online casino software company also powered the first-ever online casino.
Today, the Isle of Man-based company is one of the leading players on the online gaming market, with more than 450 games in their catalogue. Some of their most popular slots are Mega Moolah, The Dark Knight Rises, Thunderstruck II and Immortal Romance.
How to Play it
The slot is closely based on the Warner Bros. Pictures’ movie, released in 2004. The main characters are The Phantom, who tries to win the heart of the lovely Christine. However, Viscount Raoul de Chagny, the patron of the opera, is looking for a way to save Christine from the dangerous Phantom. Everything is happening in the opera house, so it is no wonder that the managers Richard Firmin and Gilles Andre also appear on the reels.
The soprano Carlotta Giudicelli will sing for you as you spin the reels located on the very stage of the opera. The Little Monkey Music Box is also there, as well as the Red Rose, which Phantom used to give to Christine. The rest of the regular symbols are the Papers the Phantom used to write his music on, Binoculars and the Red Perfume. Phantom’s Mask is the Scatter that triggers the Bonus Selection, and the Letter will trigger the Letter Bonus. The Logo represents the Wild that substitutes for all regular symbols.
Rules of the game are as simple as pie. The Phantom of the Opera features a standard 5×3 layout and offers 243 ways to win. The 2017 release pays left to right, starting from the leftmost reel, with three of a kind being the minimum for landing payouts. Just land at least three matching symbols on consecutive reels, beginning from the far left one, and you will start winning payouts. Betting starts at $0.30, and gamers cannot wager more than $15 per single spin.
The Microgaming product is literary packed with special features and each of them offers plenty of opportunities for hefty payouts. First on the list is the Chandelier Bonus, triggered randomly. Once a Chandelier appears on the reels during base game, punters can expect up to three Wild reels. If you receive the Phantom’s Letter during main game, you will trigger the Letter Bonus and win an instant coin prize of up to 20 times the bet. Remember that the Letter can only appear on reel 5.
Land at least three Mask Scatters on the reels to trigger the Bonus Selection, which offers three different special features. The first option is the Music of the Night Free Spins, involving 10 freebies with multiple Phantom features, like multiplier up to 4x, three Wild reels, or up to five Wilds randomly placed on the reels, as well as up to 5 additional free spins. The best thing about this particular special feature is that multiple features can occur in the same spin.
Now, we move on to the Masquerade Bonus, which offers three levels of Pick Me Bonus. On the first level, players will get three chances to pick masks that will reveal coin prizes. Upon reaching level 2, gamers will get two additional picks, and on level 3 one extra pick is awarded. Coin prizes will increase on each level, and all that you win will be multiplied with the triggering bet.
The third special feature is the All I Ask of You Free Spins feature, with ten freebies accompanied by Dancing Wilds. Christine and Raul will represent Dancing Wilds that will dance on adjacent reels and move across the screen during each free spin. If they land on the same position, wins will be boosted with a 3x multiplier. If Christina and Raul land on the same reel, the reel will become a Wild one. If they appear on adjacent reels, both reels will turn Wild, while if they are landed diagonally on adjacent reels, they will form a 2×2 Wild.
The Logo Wild is the symbol that pays the most, offering 10 times the bet for five of a kind. Next in line is the Phantom, rewarding gamers with 8 times the bet for the maximum combination.
Five Scatters will get you 100 times the bet, but this will not happen that often. All features incorporated are extremely generous, so spinners will have lots of opportunities for hefty payouts. The biggest possible amount that can be won is set at whopping $116,000.
Microgaming did a tremendous job with their latest release! Truth being told, we expected nothing less from one of the leading software development companies in the business.
The Phantom of the Opera houses state-of-the-art graphics and a fantastic soundtrack, while offering lots of rewarding and exciting features that will make an army of gamers fall in love with this famous musical. So, get your best suits and evening gowns on and go to the opera if you want to enjoy the sweet sounds of music while winning big.