Superman is a 5 reel, 100 payline progressive jackpot slot from Playtech. Playable from 60p to £80 per spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, this game is based on Superman The Movie which is from 1978. The classic film starred Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder amongst others.
Being based on the iconic film, it has the well-known soundtrack as you spin the reels. Set in outer space, symbols on the reels Superman himself (Christopher Reeve) who is the highest value symbol – he gives you 500 times your line stake for 5 on a payline. Other symbols include Clark Kent, Lois (Margot Kidder), Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), the Daily Planet logo, a kryptonite pendant and lower value playing cards (A, K, Q and J).
The wild symbol is the Superman logo which substitutes for all symbols except the 2 scatters. The wild is important during the Save The Day Free Games feature which is played when the Free Games logo appears simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5.
You will begin the feature with 10 free spins – when the wild symbol appears on the reels, it will remain locked for the duration of the feature. Once the 10 free spins are played, you will get another 10 free spins with all wilds from the previous 10 free spins locked in position!
You also have the Crystal Bonus feature which is played when the Bonus symbol (set on ice) appears simultaneously on reels 2, 3 and 4. You then get to pick crystals to win cash prizes, a bonus restart symbol, a 2x multiplier and a 5x multiplier. The bonus restart symbol starts the feature again with all prizes previous won kept!
If you reveal a green crystal, the feature will end – however, look out for the Superman logo which reveals the green crystal and allows the feature to continue. I’ve had decent wins in this feature with just above 200 times my stake.
Finally, you can win 1 of 4 DC Super Heroes progressive jackpots in the DC Super Heroes Jackpot Game – this is triggered randomly after any spin in the base game. Once in, you’re guaranteed to win 1 of the 4 jackpots – Mini, Minor, Major and Grand. The latter being the biggest obviously!
You will come across 20 jackpot icons of which you need to pick – you need fill the energy balls under the relevant jackpot field to win that jackpot. 2 balls are required for the Mini Jackpot, 3 for the Minor Jackpot, 4 for the Major Jackpot and 5 for the Grand Jackpot.
Superman is quite a simple slot from Playtech which keeps in line with the classic 1978 film – graphically good, I love the soundtrack. The features are good though with the Save The Day Free Games feature being highly lucrative if you can get enough locked wilds on the reels – I’ve had wins of over 800 times my stake after getting 6 locked wilds. I also recommend the other slots from DC Comics like Batman & Catwoman Cash and Batman & the Joker Jewels.