Slot review breakdown
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Man of Steel (Playtech)
Man of Steel is one of Playtech slots about Superman, this one themed around the 2013 reboot starring Henry Cavill. It’s a very interesting slot game full of Wilds – six of them – that have a real purpose in this game as Wilds fight against each other! It’s Superman against Zod’s army, of course. Man of Steel also features two different free spins games, Battle for Earth and Krypton Free Games.
Interesting thing about Man of Steel slot is that it offers five flavors of the Wild symbol, all of them actually paying the same but the artwork is different, with a different purpose in the game and a different character. This is where the main cast of the slot game is, with the supporting cast getting four high-paying symbols. There are six more symbols with poor artwork which is just vaguely related to the story, and the symbols are too small.
Superman Wild and General Zod Wild are shifting Wilds, and are actually held Wilds which move to the right or to the left on each spin. And if they land on the same row together, they’ll trigger the Battle for Earth Free Games feature.
Battle for Earth has unlimited free spins which are are played with four Wild symbols, Superman and three more. When Superman Wild lands on the same row as General Zod Wild or two more evil Wilds, the pair will fight on the reels, and every clash creates extra Wild symbols. Free spins game ends when Superman is defeated. This can take a while, getting more than 30 free spins is not unheard of.
Krypton Free Games is a feature that’s easy to trigger as all it takes is one Krypton Bonus Scatter symbol on reel 5 and the feature is triggered and you get 7 free spins. During these free spins the reels will expand to offer 50 paylines instead of 25, and Jor-El Wild symbols will lock on reels for every spin. Up to 10 can get locked on reels. During the Krypton game four extra symbols will appear in the game, as well as the sixth Wild, Jor-El.
World Engine Bonus is also triggered with a single Bonus Scatter on reel 5, and in this case up to 7 symbols on your reels will be transformed into Wilds. This happens rarely and is just another addition of Wilds into a game already so rich in them.
Strategy and Tips
Man of Steel only has 95.05% RTP but it feels as if the game is more rewarding because of all those Wilds and because of two rewarding free spins games. This means you can make money on this slot game if you catch it during the period where it gives you bonus features. There’s definitely a good chance of that, and the base game pays well too, making Man of Steel a very easy slot game to play. Just spin the reels and enjoy the show, and it’s likely your balance will go up, despite what the theoretical payout may suggest.