Playtech's biggest attraction is none other than its Marvel Jackpot slot games! As can be seen over the years, the number of games featuring Marvel Jackpot as the coveted top prize has been increasing by each year, newer versions being added as sequels to the originals. The list includes Blade, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Spider-man and Hulk, amongst others Each of these games offer the super Marvel Jackpot prizes, for which there are 4 kinds to be won - 'Power', the lowest kind, 'Extra Power', 'Super Power' and 'Ultimate Power" for the biggest jackpot prize - and any one of these jackpots can be randomly triggered at any time at any bet amount. No need for maximum bets at all, even though it is stated that higher bets would stand better chances of triggering the jackpots. Perhaps this is true, but small-time players like me seldom play with big bets, so we would just play on as usual, hoping for the jackpot chance to come up, but not really chasing after it. For jackpot chasers, it is imperative to know and realise that to win a big jackpot may require investing just as big a bankroll, if not more, except for those one-in-million lucky players!
Blade is indeed another one of those awesome slot games from Playtech. Besides offering a Marvel Jackpot, Blade offers splitting-a-win possibilities for 6-of-a-kind wins! The Wild symbol, the 'Blade Warrior', pays 2500x the line bet for 5-of-a-kind and pays a whopping 25,000x the line bet for 6-of-a-kind! Whenever this Split symbol appears anywhere on reel 5, the last symbol in any winning line splits up into two, increasing that win by an additional 1 symbol. This is when a 5-of-a-kind win gets the split feature and turns into a 6-of-a-kind win! Just imagine winning $2,500 for just a $0.10 line bet for a 6 wilds win! Win that on a $10 line bet and you're already a quarter millionaire! Hahaha. But of course, playing at $200 bets per spin is just not my level, ever, so I'll just have to wait for a jackpot win to become a millionaire! Sigh. The wording 'Blade' is the scatter symbol, paying out a handsome 666x total bet, which is more than the usual 500x total bet payout. However, this scatter symbol cannot be split into 6, otherwise getting 6 scatters would probably induce an outrageously high payout of 3330x the total bet! And with a x5 win multiplier, that payout would be an insane 16,650x total bet! Mind you, we are talking of a total bet here, not just a line bet. If ever this 6 scatters possibility was to be introduced later on, it would certainly blow away all other competitors, splitting them into a million tiny pieces! Naaaah, a most unlikely proposal indeed, I would think! Hahaha.
The scatter free spins feature game has an interesting twist to it. Upon being triggered by 3 or more scatters anywhere on the reels, 15 free spins would be awarded, with a randomly pre-selected win multiplier for the first spin. This can be anything from a x2 to a x5 multiplier. During play, any win would increase the multiplier by x1, until it reaches the maximum of x5 win multiplier. Any no-win spin would decrease the multiplier down by x1, until a win comes along and pushes it back up x1, or another no-win spin to push it another x1 down. This is a really interesting feature because the x5 win multiplier could be maintained in its current active position by just getting any win consecutively, spin after spin. I've had this for 3 continuous spins at x5 multiplier and it has always brought in some nice good wins.
So, there you have it. Blade offers incredibly big win possibilities by its win splitting feature, and combined with the dynamic win multiplier feature of the free spins, Blade certainly packs a whole lot of goodies that's very hard to beat, placing it up there with the very best slot games to date! If you haven't played it yet, you'd better go and try it now. What? Oh, okay, sorry, play it when you have the money! Hehehe.