Universal Monsters: The Phantom's Curse Slots

Universal Monsters: The Phantom's Curse is part of the branding deal that NetEnt signed with Universal Studios. This has allowed them to release some really exciting video slots based on legendary Hollywood classics, including Dracula and The Invisible Man. Now the 1925 silent version of The Phantom of the Opera has been brought to the reels.

Look and Design

With Universal Monsters: The Phantom's Curse you'll soon see why NetEnt's online casino slots graphics are considered so superior. The background to the translucent reels is the opera house from the story, seen as it would be if you were standing on the stage and looking out. Dramatic music plays in the background, and icons include a ruby ring, a yellow flower, a dagger, and a mirror.

Christine and the unmasked Phantom also appear on the reels, and can be stacked on Reels 5 and 1 respectively to give a serious boost to your winnings. As with many online slots in New Zealand, this one's lower-value symbols are represented with playing cards. In this case, they are inlaid with cracked mirrors to continue the theme.

Basic Gameplay

The betting range in the Universal Monsters: The Phantom's Curse slots release is $0.2 to $200, and the theoretical return rate is 96.57%. The top jackpot is 200x your total stake, and there are plenty of other payouts too.

The action takes place over 5 reels, 4 rows and 40 fixed paylines. Like all online casino slots, we recommend activating the AutoPlay feature to keep the reels turning automatically when you're too busy to spin them yourself. This isn't as much fun, but it does mean you don't muss any opportunities to win.

Scatter and Wild Symbols

The Phantom's mask is the Wild Symbol in the slots game, and can substitute for every other icon except the Scatter to complete more paying combinations. The Scatter is represented by the story's famous chandelier. When it appears anywhere on Reels 1, 3 and 5 at the same time you trigger the Free Spins Bonus Round.

During the Bonus Round every reel is connected to a chandelier arm, and when the image of the masked Phantom appears that slots reel is highlighted. The Free Spins are unlimited, and the round continues until all 5 reels are lit up. The masked hero also acts as a Wild, and can appear stacked.

Extra Stacked Rewards

The unmasked Phantom really is the man of the hour in Universal Monsters: The Phantom's Curse. If you land a stack of 2 of these icons, plus a stacked Wild mask, on Reels 1 and 5 respectively, you'll trigger a respin. All visible bonus symbols and phantoms will remain in place and act as Wilds.

Finally, if you land the unmasked Phantom on Reel 1 with a stacked Christine on Reel 5, you will get to play a point-and-click side game. All these engaging special features are why many players consider this one of NetEnt's most engaging online slots in New Zealand!