Whether you’re a diehard fan of Wolverine, Storm, Mystique, Magneto, Professor X or another X-Men superhero or villain, you will find many of these characters on the reels of Playtech’s X-Men slots – plus huge payouts and progressive jackpots.
Playtech’s X-Men layout and betting limits
There’s 25 paylines available on this title and also a 50 payline option with the same features, both across 5 reels. Players can choose a coin size from a minimum of 0.01 to 1.00 and this can be changed via the button above the ‘Info’ option.
There’s the option to change the number of paylines, from one right up to 25, and the bet per line, too. This results in a minimum bet of $0.01 and a maximum bet of $250.
These options are available to change under the reels, along side the ‘Auto Start’ option which allows you to select a certain number of spins to play automatically.
Playtech’s X-Men symbols
Playtech have branched away from using the traditional symbols to represent the low value payouts, which is quite refreshing. Instead of the 9 to A symbols, we are greeted to villains and superheroes with Juggernaut, Cyclops, Sabertooth and Storm offering low payouts, with a three of a kind minimum on an active pauline for a win.
The middle value symbols are represented by Mystique and Nightcrawler, and the mid to high paying symbols include Deathstrike and Wolverine. All of these require a minimum of a three of a kind combination for players to receive a payout.
The high paying symbols include Magneto and Professor X, which also function as extra Wilds in the Free Spins rounds, depending on the mode. You only need two of a kind to receive a payout with these symbols.
The Wild symbol, which substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter, is considered to be the highest paying symbol. You only require two on an active payline to receive a payout.
The Scatter symbol is the logo for the game and also offers payouts, with a minimum of two of a kind scoring players a win. It also triggers the Free Spins mode with two available modes. You can view all the payouts via the ‘Info’ button.
X-Men Bonus features
There’s some huge payouts with the available bonus features on this pokie, which you can easily win.
First up is the X-Feature, which is triggered when five hero symbols appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 with one in the centre row and reel and two on the reels either side. This will see a 5x multiplier applied to wins. This feature is only available in the base game however.
Next is the Free Spins Round, and the main attraction to the pokie as there’s two modes you can opt for. You need three Scatter symbols to trigger the feature and here you will receive a payout and the option to commence the free spins by clicking start.
First the Heroes Mode commences and players receive unlimited free spins where heroes are the only symbols on the reels, along with the Wild symbol. Magneto acts as the Extra wild symbol and when he appears on reel 3 he triggers the Villains mode. Here, you are awarded eight free spins with only villain symbols and the Wild present.
These count down unless the extra Wild which is Professor X in this mode, appears to save you on reel 3, at which point you go back to unlimited spins in the Heroes mode. This continues on until Professor X doesn’t save you – and you’re guaranteed a huge payout.
There’s also a progressive jackpot eligible to be won.
Marvels Mystery Jackpot
As with all the other Marvel licensed pokies, there’s four progressive jackpots attached to this pokie. You can win the the Power, Extra Power, Super Power and Absolute Power jackpots at random, with no minimum bet requisite or number of paylines required to be activated. You do need to be playing in real money mode however.
Graphics and soundtrack of X-Men
The graphics have been done impeccably well – as we expected from top software provider, Playtech. We particularly like the inclusion of so many heroes and villains on the reels too.
There’s a low key soundtrack in the background which adds suspense, but it is overruled by the sound of the mechanical pokies spinning and stopping which can either make or break the audio for you. If it’s the latter you can mute the sound via the audio icon in the top right hand corner.
Our thoughts on X-Men by Playtech
This title by Playtech has to be one of our favourites. Not only does it feature every popular superhero and villain from the X-Men franchise we like, but it also offers two chances to win big. One is simply by wining the jackpot but the other is more attainable through the free spins mode.
We won a whopping $2000+ here on a $25 per spin bet.