Inspired by Marvel and brought to life by Playtech, X-Men Video Slot is a boon come true for avid punters. Playtech started to create games in the superhero niche from as early as 2010, and it has made notable contributions in the recent past. The brand has become synonymous with DC/Marvel superheroes and X-Men is just a small drop in its gaming ocean. Its only competitor in this genre of slots is Cryptologic, which has started to create Marvel slot since 2005. Though Playtech came later, it made up lost grounds by creating some of the best superhero slots, including both Marvel and DC, like the Batman Series, the Superman Series, Hulk, Green Lantern, Fantastic Four, Wolverine, etc.
X-Men Video Slot remains a classic not only for its superior design but also because of its classic slot features. Apart from the usual suspects like Wild and Scatter Features, the casino combines interesting paylines and multipliers in its free spins bonus rounds. The game contains a simple 2D graphics, which is quite basic in its visual appeal. Unlike other Playtech Superhero Slots like the Avengers, or Iron Man 3, Playtech has kept kings very simple in the X-Men Slots. Let’s explore the slot in details and see if it has the mojo to challenge other popular slots of its kind.
X-Men amazes us with its gaming creativity and we get three bonus-round with rewardable features to make our bets turn big.
Form an X symbol on reels 2,3 and 5, with the superhero characters, and you get into the X-Bonus Round. In this round, you are into pure progressives with 50 paylines and amplified multipliers. The symbols are also changed and you will find rarer characters like Lady Deathstrike, Juggernaut, Nightcrawler, Mystique, Gambit, Cyclops, and Professor Xavier. The maximum win amount in the X-Feature is $6,250, which is five times the max. bet amount of $1250.
X-Men Video Slot comes with free spins abound. The slot carries the original charm of X-Men series by splitting its free spins into two halves; Heroes Mode (unlimited free spins with Magneto Wild Card) and Villains Mode (8 Free Spins with Professor Xavier Wild Card). Throughout the bonus free rounds, you will be interchanged between the two at random. This makes it an interesting place to have fun on progressives without risking any real cash. Once you trigger the free spins, your first 8 free spins will be in Heroes Mode, during which you get unlimited free spins. If you get the Magneto card, you will be transferred to the Villains Mode.
The Scatter is your golden ticket to untold riches. With a maximum win of 200x, capped at $250,000, you should keep your prayers close to your heart when you see the Scatter Symbol. The Scatter Symbol in X-Men Video Slots is the X-Men Logo. Get 2,3,4, or 5 of these bad boys and you can win 1x, 5x, 25x, or 200x of you bet amount.
X-Men Jackpot Features
For the super lucky punter, X-Men Video Slot has a localized jackpot, that keeps on adding to your wins. The jackpot round is triggered randomly and carries a top prize of $850,000. There are four jackpot symbols; Power, Extra Power, Super Power or Ultimate Power. The jackpot round is connected with all Playtech Marvel slots and provides you with a 4×5 grid, where you have to match the jackpot symbols.
Professor Xavier, Jean Grey, Sabretooth, Toad, Cyclops, Magneto, Iceman, Beast, Wolverine, Mystique and Wild icon, X-Men Logo. Professor Xavier and Magneto each command the maximum win, offering up to 1500 coins with 5x. Low-value symbols are Sabretooth, Toad, Iceman, and Wolverine.
With a very flexible bet amount, you can reap high rewards from X-Men Video Slot. The maximum win amount in the X-Feature is $6,250, which is five times the max. bet amount of $1250.
The maximum payouts for Wild Symbol are:
- The highest jackpot is 10,000 coins equivalent to $500,000 for 5 Wild.
- The second jackpot is 3,000 coins equivalent to $150,000 for 4 Wild.
- The third highest jackpot is 500 coins equivalent to $25,000 for 3 Wild.
However, the jewel of the crown is the X-Men Jackpot, where you can win up to $850,000.
Payout, Variance, RTP, Max Win
X-Men Video Slot is a random slot, with an RTP of 95%. This put it in league with other Marvel Slots. However, the variance is low and you can expect consistent rewards. The progressive jackpots add extra flavor to the game. Though it is not officially announced by Playtech, we place the slot under frequent-win category because the machine pays out small wins consistently. There are options for big-win amounts, especially in the special X-payline, but it is not frequent. X-men is a model slot for testing your luck in progressives. You can choose very low bets, a minimum of $0.01 for each line. There are 25 paylines in the game, and you have to choose a minimum of 10 for each bet, which takes the minimum bet to $0.1. This becomes even more interesting with the inclusion of an auto spin feature, which keeps rotating the reels for you. You can set your bet amount, enable the autoplay and see your luck unfold. You can stop the auto spin feature at any point in time.
There are 8-coin sizes available in X-Men Video slots; $0.01, $0.05, $0.1, $0.25, $0.5, $1, $2, $5.00. If you bet in all the 25-win lines in maximum bet capacity, with the max bet limit per line, you will be betting the maximum limit of $1,250. The betting range of $0.1-$1,250 is quite astounding and you get every type of possibility squeezed in between these limits. Being a progressive slot, this range can be helpful if you are following any particular long-term strategy or pattern.
X-Men Slot has been able to capture the excitement of the series to a considerable degree. The music does remind you of certain scenes, but the slot lacks any real video clips from the movie, unlike other Playtech Marvel slots like Flash or Batman. The game does hit the right notes in terms of extra features and interesting algorithms. The graphics is just average and a lot could be done to give it the full X-Men vibe. Another major shortcoming of the brand is its absence from the HTML5 platform. The game still runs on Java which restricts it from mobile gaming. With a house edge of just under 5%, you can try your luck with this Playtech creation.