The Spiderman slot is part of the PlayTech Marvel series, which ties in with the comics and movies. This is a popular slot, and is way ahead of a previous version which was released by Cryptologic. This is based on a 5 reel video slot setup with 25 win-lines, and includes two different bonus feature games. Best of all, you can land the Marvel progressive jackpot while playing this game.
This page gives you a complete overview of the PlayTech Spiderman Slot. Setup and game basics are covered first below. This includes the regular wins and bet amounts, along with the wild and scatter features. After that the 2 different bonus rounds (free spins and ‘Venom’ feature) are covered. At the end of this page you will find my thoughts on how this fits in with the rest of the excellent range of Marvel slots by PlayTech.
How To Play Spiderman Slots
This slot offers 25 pay lines on 5 reels and the stake per line range from 1c right up to $20. This is a huge range per spin, starting from just 25c and going up to ‘nosebleed’ stakes at some casinos. You are able to select the number of lines. With wild symbols in play I recommend you stay with the maximum 25 lines and adjust your coin values to a level that you are comfortable playing.
The lower value icons in the Spiderman slot are the playing card symbols 9 through Ace. If you manage to land 5 of a kind for either King or Ace you get 250 coins. The higher value symbols are a newspaper, a camera, Mary Jane and Spiderman’s arch enemy Venom. If you land 5 of a kind with Venom you get a welcome payout of 5000 coins. In general the regular payouts are not the most generous. This slot is more configured to pay bigger amounts during the feature bonus rounds than to keep you topped up during regular play.
Spiderman himself represents the wild symbol in this game. This symbol appears on the second and fourth reel and will trigger many winning combinations – substituting for any other symbol except for the scatter. If both wild symbols land on the reels at the same time the Spider web bonus round is triggered. This is an in-reel feature where the middle reel becomes wild after Spiderman drops down from above – this can increase your wins dramatically.
The Spiderman logo is the scatter symbol and plays a very important part in the game. If you land 2 of these logos your winnings are doubled and if you are lucky enough to land 3 or more Spiderman scatter logos you trigger the free spins bonus game.
Spider Man Slot Bonus Games
The Bonus game in Spiderman slot is where the animation and the entertainment really kick in. If you manage to land 3 or more of the Spiderman scatter logos on the reels from left to right on the reels the bonus feature game is triggered. You will first see a choice of 2 games, one is the Spiderman free spins and the other is the Venom feature – you can choose which to take.
If you pick the free spins feature you will automatically receive 15 free games. During this round all wins are doubled and you receive an extra 4 Spiderman symbols on reels 2 and 4. This game cannot be re-triggered and the Spider web feature does not occur during the free spins.
If you pick the Venom Feature you are taken to a scene where Spiderman swoops in and lands on a building at the beginning of 2 streets. You must then decide which route you want to take to find the Venom and save Mary Jane. When you have chosen your route you will either find the Venom, a crime scene or a dead end. If you find Venom Spiderman will fight him and if he wins you are awarded a prize if he loses you are awarded a consolation prize. At the crime scene Spiderman will catch the criminals and a random prize is awarded. At the dead end feature a prize is awarded and the game ends.
Spiderman Slot Summary
This slot is an entertaining and feature filled game with plenty going on especially during the bonus rounds. You need to be patient if you want to trigger the bonuses – they are relatively infrequent, thought the wins can be big when they do occur. During the main game there are smaller payouts and the biggest regular win is 5000 coins. I would class this game as mid-to-high variance slot; the payouts can be huge if you are lucky enough. There is also the chance of landing one of the PlayTech progressives while you play.
This is a very well put together game which stands out even among the high quality Marvel series – make sure you check it out for yourself soon.