I must start this review with a little statement – I don’t like comic books adaptations as video slots. I don’t know why but never was touched by this kind of mixture of literature and art so it’s no wonder I didn’t become a follower of slots that chosen this theme but for my excuse even if I think I’m not going to read or start collecting comic books but at least I give a chance for video slots to change my mind and make me a ‘believer’. That’s the case with Cryptologic’s Superman where I try my luck from time to time but somehow the interface of the game never can enchant me. The symbols are the well-known materials like Superman emblem, Daily Planet logo, glasses, kryptonite and though they can form one unified screen and fit to each other but I think they need to have such city background image to be somewhat of impressive. I don’t find the graphics to be too attractive (the used colors are all right) and if I taking out of consideration that this is definitely not my style I still can’t appreciate what I get here visually.
Maybe some players like me not visit games like this because of its theme and displaying formula much more the Jackpot amounts that these types of games often offer. This version also does that and has 3 different, randomly triggered Jackpots – Mega Hero, Super Hero, Hero Jackpots– and almost all of them have huge amounts to give out but the very best Jackpot is the one what everyone of us wants to win once in a lifetime.
The slot’s own Jackpot is 5000 times of line bet which of course the Superman himself can bring to us but if his super power isn’t enough for it, the symbol can act as a Wild and help out other combinations to be winning ones. Though the wins are multiplied by x2 with Wild but definitely wouldn’t hurt the gaming experience if it would have other add-on's, like to be expending Wild or appear in stacked format and I think that because this Wild emblem is not a too often appearing symbol on the reels, which is a little unpleasant surprise.
The Scatter can reward us up to 100 times of total bet and also has the ability to activate free spin session but at first a little bonus game is starting with the only one purpose, namely, to determine the number of extra games and the assigned multiplier value there. We have to help Superman to rescue a prisoner and finding the proper door and after the door is opened the free spins conditions are revealed. Here we have a little freedom as if we’re not satisfied with the shown numbers we can choose another door hoping that something real good is coming and whatever this second option revels that will be valid for free games segment. This is a good feature as well as the free spins and once I had some luck and got 50 free spins with x3 multiplier. During the free games not much happened and didn’t get any real good winning combination when 3 Scatters gave me another set of free spins and totally I could witness 100 extra games at x3. At the end, I was happy about the collected €170 but with such conditions it wouldn’t have been a big surprise if the side game could have given back me more.
To be honest, if the game doesn’t provide the chance to win any of the great Jackpot amounts I don’t think I would be a frequently guest at this slot. Don’t misunderstood me I have nothing real problem with the game qualities or the payout tendencies which I find very ordinary but this slot really can’t entertain me in any way and playing with a game where I don’t enjoy my time is not a good idea. So if you want to have an opportunity to get rewarded greatly and like comic books adaptation or just don’t have such kind of revulsion about them like I have this slot can be a good choice.