To help players navigate the extraordinary range of online slots now available on the Internet, it’s common to find games grouped into sub-categories. Amongst these, one category that has grown to become a sought-after set of slots in its own right is that of Marvel Slots. But what exactly is a Marvel slot and why have they become so popular?
Comic-book fans will instantly recognize that the Marvel in Marvel slots is the famous US publisher that created some of the most legendary superheroes in the comic-book universe. Spider-man, The Incredible Hulk and superhero teams like the X-Men and Fantastic 4 are all Marvel creations that set the comic world alight (literally when you consider the special power of Fantastic 4 member, The Torch) and subsequently spawned blockbuster movie spin-offs too.
The iconic power and global recognition of Marvel’s stable of superheroes was like catnip to the online gaming giants Playtech and Cryptologic and both have licensed its most famous characters to theme games that have become hit online slots. Cryptologic is now part of the Amaya group and its original Marvel slots seem to have been quietly retired now, so it’s the Playtech Marvel slots that players currently flock to.
What makes Marvel slots special is hard to define precisely, but certainly the familiarity of the characters and the ability to use beautifully produced images and sound from the Marvel movie franchises is part of the chemistry.
Playtech have also loaded its Marvel Slots with lots of character-driven features too, which make them compelling games to play over the long term. However, there is also one feature common to these games that we think helps keep them in the sights to serious slot fans – the Marvel Mystery Progressive Jackpot Feature. Whether you choose to play Iron Man 2, Elektra, Wolverine or any other Playtech Marvel slot, you will be in with a chance of landing one of four progressive jackpot prizes that all the Marvel slots feed into. This is a randomly triggered prize, and so can happen on any spin of a Marvel slot whatever the outcome on the reels, although the probability of it happening is increased in relation to the size of stake a player is wagering on that spin.
The lowest “Power” progressive seeds from €50 whereas the top “Ultimate Power” level starts at €100,000, but since all online Marvel Slot players are contributing to these progressives and there are a lot of Marvel slot players out there spinning these reels around-the-clock, those prizes rocket skywards like Iron Man on full reheat. Previous Ultimate Power winners have landed jackpots in excess of half a million quid so superheroic wins are undoubtedly a significant part of the appeal of these superheroic online slots.
Whether you’re a fan of Marvel or not, the Marvel slots represent some of the best online slots currently available in terms of features and production values, not to mention the progressive power they pack too. As such, it’s little surprise they are so popular with the wider community of online slot players and we suspect they’ll remain so for quite some time to come.