|Symbols||X-Men, Superheros, Villains|
There have been a number of X-Men slots produced by various developers over the years, but only one has been able to offer up wins worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. That slot is, of course, Playtech’s X-Men slot. X-Men slot is based more on the comic book than the movie series, although numerous similarities to the Hollywood franchise are present.
Look and feel
X-Men certainly feels like a superhero themed slot machine. Upon the reels of this game sit Juggernaut, Cyclops, Beast, Magneto, Professor X, Storm, and of course, Wolverine. Known for its portrayal of villains as well as superheroes, this X-Men slot is one of the more complete slots ever to be released with this theme.
Graphically, Playtech chose to go down a similar road as many of their other Marvel themed slots. The imagery is drawn and does not use still from the film of the same name, so if you didn’t happen to be over the moon about the flick, you can still get an X-Men kick from this simply structured video slot.
We’ve just called X-Men simply structured. Whilst that is most certainly true in terms of the base game, the same cannot be said for the slot’s bonuses, as you will see. X-Men offers up a 5-reel, 25-line structure, with players able to select coin values of 1p up to £50, and place bets which range from 1p per line per spin, up to £1,250 per spin total. That should make it easily appeal to players operating on shoestring budgets, and at the same time those with a wad to spend.
X-Men’s structure gets a great deal more complicated when the features kick in. Wilds can replace all other symbols save for X-Men logo scatters, and the latter can trigger the Heroes & Villains free spins bonus. Players will start out in Heroes Mode and bag unlimited free spins until Magneto lands on the third reel. Once in Villains Mode, players will have 8 spins left, unless they can land Professor X on the third reel to take them back to the unlimited spins Hero Mode game. Once the 8 spins have run out, the bonus ends.
A second bonus (if you could call it that) occurs when all five X-Men heroes appear in an X formation on the reels. Players will pocket an instant cash prize worth 5x their total stake for that. Much bigger wins can be had in the slot’s progressive jackpot bonus, though, which is triggered at random.