Cast your minds back to last summer; the British sun tried it's hardest to break through the clouds, Hamilton won the Mexican Grand Prix, and NetEnt released footage of a brand new slot; The Phantom of the Opera. However, not all was as it seemed and after months of promotion, the slot was never released.
Fast forward to now, and the world-class software developer have announced that they will be launching a very similar sounding slot this month. The newest installment of NetEnt's highly popular Universal Monsters series is to be called The Phantom's Curse and it will go live on January 24th. So, is this the very same game we were teased with last year, or have the brand added something new to the reels? Read on to find out exactly what The Phantom's Curse will offer us.
What We Know So Far
The long and short of it is, yes, this is exactly the same game as we first saw back in July 2017. Since then, however, the brand have been embroiled in a copyright battle with Microgaming, who released their very own Phantom of the Opera slot last year and so the game's launched date was delayed.
That being said, it isn't all doom and gloom as the slot looks as impressive as ever. Based around the French novel, The Phantom of the Opera, it features incredible graphics, plenty of bonus features and will be available across all devices. Furthermore, it will stand as the fifth installment in NetEnt's Universal Monsters series. We know NetEnt always pull it out of the bag when it comes to branded titles and if their previous Universal Monsters slots are anything to go by, such as The Invisible Man and Dracula, we know we're in for a treat.
Although we may have seen snippets of this slot before, there's a lot to unpack in The Phantom's Curse as it seems to be packed to the brim with innovative bonus features and chances to win big. Moreover, the slots design adds to the cinematic feel as the reels hang against the famous opera hall and symbols include characters such as the Phantom himself and Christine – the female protagonist.
Here's just some of the features we can expect from The Phantom's Curse:
- RTP: The Phantom's Curse has an estimated RTP of 96.57%, which is more than healthy.
- Bet Sizes: The slot is playable from as little as 20p per spin, up to £200.
- Reels and Paylines: The Phantom's Curse will be played across 5 reels and boasts 40 paylines.
- Max Coins: You can win a maximum of 160,000 coins playing The Phantom's Curse, which means there's up to 800x your wager to be won on every spin.
- Bonus Features: The Phantom's Curse comes complete with three separate bonus features; a click-me mini game where you could win up to 36x your wager, a re-spin feature with added wilds, and an free spins round.
All in all, The Phantom's Curse looks be a very exciting new release and we're sure it will appeal to all sorts of players. The RTP of the game and the fact that you can win up to 800x your wager means that we'd classify it as a medium volatility title; wins will come fairly frequently and be decent sized, especially if you trigger one of the three bonus rounds.
Play The Phantom's Curse At GoWin
The Phantom's Curse is set to go live in just under three weeks time, and once it does, you can be sure you'll be able to play it right here at GoWin casino. We're always on the look out for new, exciting games to give our players and we think that this NetEnt title certainly fits the bill.
If you think you can't wait until then, however, then why not try out NetEnt's Dracula or The Invisible Man, which are other titles from the same Universal Monsters series. These are both already available at GoWin, along with many other slots from the brand, and you can even enjoy a bonus if it's your first time playing with us! Sign up now for up to £850 worth of match deposit bonuses, plus 50 free spins to use on NetEnt's hugely popular slot, Starburst.