After the successful run of Iron Man, came the sequel, Iron Man 2...and only god knows how many more sequels to come next! Hehehe. Well, the more Iron Man movies come out of Hollywood, the more Iron Man sequel games will follow, and the more confused new players will become! "Oh gees, which game should I play first? Iron Man, or Iron Man 2, or better straight to Iron Man 5?" Iron Man 5? Oops, sorry, I jumped into the future! Hahaha.
If the original game Iron Man did not grab your interest so much, for one reason or another, this Iron Man 2 certainly will! The graphics are impressive enough to grab me by my you-know-what! But it grabbed me just a little bit too hard, it made my eyes rolled! Why? Because the reels overlap one another, I mean, the symbols overlap one another, or is that the symbols overlap the reels? What? The graphics don't make your eyes roll huh? Lucky you! I had to put on the brakes to stop my rolling eyeballs! Hahaha. Not only have the game developers added in impressive clips for symbols, they have even expanded the symbols to cover two reels and to occupy two positions on each reel! Its description goes like this - six symbols are stacked in twos on the reels, each image occupies 2 reel positions, representing two separate identical symbols, one on top of the other, and the symbols pay regularly (in the usual manner), independent of one another! If this explanation confuses you, welcome to the confused club! Hahaha. You just have to see the images on the reels and do some fine tuning to your eyeballs, so that they won't roll with the reels! Hehehe. Also included is a real-life clip of handsome Tony Stark, so that all the ladies can drool over him as they wait for their free spins! Now isn't that nice, ladies?!
There are 2 Playtech versions of Iron Man 2 - the 25-paylines and the 50-paylines versions. Both play exactly the same ways, but each would hit you differently, the 50-paylines version would hit you twice as hard! Hmm, okay, pay you twice as much too! But my bank account is still the same, it cannot be twice as big, so I always stick to the 25-paylines version! Yep, you got that right! Me, I'm just a small fish player! Hahaha. The Wild symbol is a beautiful Eagle Insignia, but sadly enough, pays only 3000x the line bet for 5-of-a-kind! Why down from the original Iron Man's 5000x, I don't know, but I sure don't like it! This should have been retained at 5000x the line bet, for a greater iron-fisted punch! The scatter symbol remains the same as in the original Iron Man game and pays the same 100x total bet too for 5-of-a-kind. Again, on the low side. 3 scatters anywhere on the reels trigger 10 free games with increasing multiplier. This is indeed something new to the game and could prove quite worthwhile! The free spins start with a 2x multiplier, increasing by +1 multiplier after every 2 spins, up to a maximum of 6x win multiplier! On top of that, an Extra Wild is frozen in the center of reel 3 for every spin, and this feature certainly assists in creating more wins than if without. On the minus side though, more free spins cannot be retriggered! Aww! Why must there always be a bad side to any good feature introduced? This could have been the big payout trigger for Iron Man 2, but as it is, it would be very very hard to get really big payouts with just one Extra Wild. 3 reels of Expanded Wilds, as in The Incredible Hulk game, would certainly pay out much more!
To me personally, the sequel Iron Man 2 game can boast of better graphics and a new interesting Free Games feature, but other than that, it hardly bettered the original Iron Man version in terms of payout possibilities. The confusing imaging symbols on the reels too certainly need getting used to before the game can be fully enjoyed! Sorry Iron Man 2, not quite good enough yet to be amongst the best Marvel games!