The Avengers Slot
One genre of online slot that has proved a firm favourite with a vast number of players over the years is the superhero-themed Marvel slot. The huge stable of famous characters originally created by the legendary Marvel comics has created a rich seam of inspiration for themed slot games over the years, and one that has risen to be one of the outstanding choices amongst fans of these machines is Playtech’s The Avengers.
So what are this video slots special powers that make it one of the superheroic slots amongst superhero slots?
Naturally at the heart of The Avengers is a familiar video slot basegame with a Marvel makeover to add graphics and sound fit for its superhero symbols. Five reels and twenty paylines are the HQ for your slots mission here, with Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury taking on symbolic roles on the reels to rescue wins from the paytable.
Adding more win power to your spins is the S.H.I.E.L.D symbol in play as a Wild to augment its status as the top paying symbol, capable of winning a 10,000x jackpot when five hit an active payline.
As is common with most video slots, the Wild can substitute for all other symbols, except the Avengers symbol which is this game’s Scatter symbol and trigger for its Wall of Heroes Bonus feature which is where some super-heroic free-spinning comes into play!
Before we hit ‘The Wall’, one more feature of note on the basegame is the Avengers Assemble bonus – here a full line-up of the four Avengers with their über-cool, eye-patched mentor, Nick Fury on an active payline will multiply your line bet by a rather marvelous 200 times.
Perhaps the star feature of the Avengers slot is the previously mentioned Wall of Heroes Bonus, revealed when three of more Scatter symbols are spun into view. Here a wall of twenty identical Avenger icons conceal an array of Avenger characters, and a player enters a game to freely pick icons to reveal them.
Uncover three instances of the same Avenger (i.e. Hulk, Thor, Iron Man or Captain America) and that characters personal freespin game is awarded. Each character’s game starts with a cache of nine free spins, but each adds its own character-led special power of Wilds or Multipliers to punch extra power into potential wins.
This leads to the challenge of playing this online slot to experience all four bonus games, a feat that is possible in one sitting due to another neat detail of this bonus feature – at the end of the first freespins game you’re awarded (and this first game is guaranteed when you first arrive at the Wall of Heroes) you are returned to the Wall to try and win another round! The only thing that can spoil your fun on this quest for more freespins is the inclusion of the Avengers’ nemesis, Loki, lurking somewhere on the Wall. Uncover this bad boy before three of the same Avenger and it’s back to the basegame with the bonus cash you’ve won up to that point.
The Avengers slot is clearly a heroic set of reels, and with its ability to also award the randomly triggered Marvel Multi-level Mystery Progressive Jackpot (try saying that in a hurry) it all adds up to a deeply satisfying online slot that rewards loyal players. Definitely one to check out if you’re looking for a single Marvel slot to have a meaningful relationship with.