Phantom of the Opera is powered by Net Entertainment and has 5 reels and 40 paylines. Available to play from 20p to £200 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices, the game is based on the popular and beloved musical created by Andrew Lloyd Webber – it also comes plenty of bonus features.
Visually, Phantom of the Opera is set inside a theatre and immerses you in this classic tale. With a captivating opera soundtrack naturally, symbols on the reels include hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds as well as daggers, hand mirrors, yellow roses, sapphire rings and Christine (a character from the musical). You will also see Phantom which is the highest value symbol giving you 10 times your stake for 5 across a payline. Be aware that you can win both ways increasing your chances of wins.
In terms of the bonus symbols, reels 1 and 5 can contain stacked bonus symbols including the mask, stacked mask, masked Phantom, Stacked Phantom and Stacked Christine. The Stacked Phantom will only appear on reel 1 whilst the Stacked Mask and Stacked Christine symbols will only show up on reel 5. The Chandelier is the scatter symbol and only appears on reels 1, 3 and 5. The Masked Phantom is the wild by the way and substitutes for all symbols except the scatter and bonus symbols.
Onto the features – you have the Pick and Click feature which is played when the Stacked Phantom symbol lands fully on reel 1 and Stacked Christine symbol lands fully on reel 1. With 2 stages, you need to choose from 8 roses in stage 1 with cash prizes awarded. In stage 2, you choose from 3 mirrors to give you a multiplier up to 3x – this is then applied to your winnings from stage 1. The most you can win in this feature is 36 times your stake.
Then you have the Masked Phantom Re-spin feature which is activated when a Stacked Phantom symbol appears on reel 1 and a Stacked Mask symbol appears on reel 5. Here, the stacked symbols that triggered the feature transform into wild symbols and remain sticky for 1 free re-spin.
Finally, you have the Free Spins feature which is played when the Chandelier scatter symbol appears simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5. During the feature, a chandelier hangs above the reels – a rope connects it to each reel. If you land a Phantom symbol on a particular reel, a section of the rope is cut – when all 5 ropes are cut, the chandelier will fall and the feature will end.
To help you along the way, the Phantom symbol also transforms into a wild for the free spins. Look out for the Masked Phantom symbol landing on a reel and cutting the rope section as all Masked Phantom symbols on that reel will become fully stacked for your next free spin and for all free spins that follow. That means you will benefit from plenty of sticky stacked wilds!
In terms of variance, Phantom of the Opera is a medium variance game – it offers you wins of up to 800 times your total stake which can be achieved in the Masked Phantom Re-spin feature and Free Spins feature. You are more likely to win bigger in the latter due to the presence of stacked wilds.
Overall, Phantom of the Opera keeps well with the musical theme wise and has a superb soundtrack. The bonus features are good and there are plenty of big wins to achieve in the Free Spins feature due to the stacked wilds/wild reels. Another superb offering from NetEnt! If you like branded content, NetEnt’s Dracula is recommended.