There have been a number of games to have been produced following a theme picked up from either a movie, a TV show or a book and NetEnt have certainly followed suit with their Creature of the Black Lagoon slot game.
NetEnt, who are one of the most trusted developers within the industry following a number of decades of producing online slot games, have worked with Universal to create a slot game based on the classic 1954 film of the same title.
The game, which has also been made available across a number of devices including smartphone and tablets, will be looking to provide players the same adrenaline that those who have witnessed the film would have felt. This Creature from the Black Lagoon slot game review will highlight what NetEnt have in store for players with this title and will provide the reader with an introduction.
The gameplay is a piece of art and there is plenty that will draw players in from the beginning. Upon loading Creature from the Black Lagoon, a black and white video will start which sees a creature that is half-fish and half-human rise up from the water and grabs the player (who would be Kay in the film).
The game consists of a five-reel grid that offers bettors the chance to win from 20 different paylines that can be played from as little as 20¢ a spin to €100 a spin and is rather simple to follow. These paylines are fixed, therefore they can not be altered by the player like other titles have offered.
There are other standard functions within the game available for modification, though, such as the ‘Coin Value’, ‘Level’, ‘Max Bet’, ‘Auto Play’ and ‘Spin’.
There are a number of symbols involved in the game that we found when conducting our Creature from the Black Lagoon, with low value symbols including things such as knives, cameras, oxygen tanks and binoculars. The four characters from the original movie – Lucas, Carl, David and Kay – are all the high value earners, with Kay being the most rewarding with five of a kind landing 37.5x the stake.
The wild is the Creature from the Black Lagoon logo symbol and this can substitute all symbols except the Free Spin and target symbols.
When looking for Creature from the Black Lagoon bonus features, we managed to find that there is a Re-Spin feature. Once the wild becomes sticky, the feature is triggered – essentially offering the player a free spin. This will continue as long as a wild appears on the reels.
The ‘Free Spins’ feature, though, is where this game comes into its element. If three of more of the free spin symbols are triggered, then a reward will be handed out. 3 symbols equals 10 free spins, with 4 providing 15 and 5 matching symbols giving out 20 free spins.
During this round, there is a target symbol that can appear on reel 5, which lures the creature out of the black lagoon. There is a health meter denoting its life, and this will deteriorate every time a target is landed on.
There are four levels, which are as follows:
- Level 1: if 0-2 target symbols are collected, any wild symbol appearing on the reels will act like a sticky wild and remain on the reels for 1 re-spin.
- Level 2: if 3-5 target symbols are collected, the 1st spreading wild is activated. Wild symbols will spread horizontally 1 position to the left and remain on the reels for 1 re-spin.
- Level 3: if 6-8 target symbols are collected, the 2nd spreading wild is activated. Wild symbols will spread horizontally 1 position to the left and right and remain on the reels for 1 re-spin.
- Level 4: 9 target symbols are collected and will trigger an extra 10 free spins. Also, wild symbols will spread to the left and right!
RTP (return to player)
There are a number of chances of winning whilst playing the Creature from the Black Lagoon slot game, which is well reflected with the return to player rate (RTP) that has been set within the game. The rate of 96.47% is attractive, although there is a high volatility rating associated with the game, as well.
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