You got to experience him for the first time in Superman, but now he’s back and ready to tackle some villains who are hell-bent on destroying Earth. Yes, it’s time for Superman II to take hold of you. And we’re certain that it will, thanks to the abilities of developer Playtech. If you’ve never seen the original movie, then allow us to fill you in a little bit. Before the destruction of Krypton – the planet where Superman was born – three villains in the form of General Zod, Ursa and Non – are banished into the Phantom Zone. However, years later, this Phantom Zone shatters near Earth and releases the three of them. They find themselves granted with super powers from the yellow light given off by the sun and head to Earth to cause destruction. Therefore, Superman must battle against them to save the planet and all of its civilians, whilst also trying to outsmart arch-nemesis Lex Luthor. This game pretty much brings all of that to life, with stunning visuals and impressive gameplay on the whole. You’ll also hear the iconic piece of Superman soundtrack music playing in the background while you spin the reels. If you don’t have fun with this one, then we’re not sure that any online slot can satisfy you!
Superman 2 Slot
Clark Kent Investigates
Accessing this Playtech slot will provide you with a layout of five reels and three rows, so you won’t find anything unfamiliar with this setup. Alongside this layout, the developer has also chosen to add a total of 25 different pay lines. The lines have also been set in place, so you cannot customize them at all. Yet, you can still change around the value of the wager that you bring into play on these lines. Just make use of the game’s + and – buttons, found underneath the reels. There, you’re able to change the bet per line between the minimum of 1c and upwards to $1. This means that Superman II provides you with a maximum wager possibility of $25 per spin. It also includes two extra buttons. These are the ‘Turbo Mode’ option, to make gameplay faster and the ‘Auto Play’ button to set the reels off spinning several consecutive times over at the same bet amount.
Now, looking back at the original movie that this slot game is based off of, we were all impressed by how good the special effects and imagery were in it. This Playtech game brings its own selection of impressive graphics and visuals to the screen for you, too. In the background is the cityscape that Superman no doubt will find himself flying across to battle against his enemies. The reels, on the other hand, are where you will find the slot’s different symbols. The first of these are present in the form of the J, Q, K and A playing card symbols, providing the lower paying icons. Then comes a stick of kryptonite and some of Clark Kent’s iconic glasses. The three criminals that Superman must battle against are also present as icons on the reels of this game. Finally, the last two standard symbols of Superman II are of Lois Lane and Superman himself. The superhero is able to provide a maximum pay-out of 1,000 times your wager for five appearing on a pay line.
Superman to the Rescue
Superman is the hero that everyone needs, although in this game, he may be requiring a little bit of help to get the whole job done. That’s why Playtech has included some special features to benefit from, starting with the wild symbol. This is present in the shape of the Superman logo. Wild symbols will be sure to substitute for all other symbols on the game’s reels, thereby helping you with the creation of winning combinations. The only one that this icon won’t substitute for is the bonus symbol. If you manage to spin five of the wild symbol into view on a winning pay line, you’ll receive a bet multiplier of 5,000 times!
Speaking of the bonus symbol that the game includes, this is visible in the shape of the image of The Daily Planet logo. This one can show up on reels one, three and five. When it does this simultaneously, you’ll trigger the Daily Planet Headline Bonus round. With this, you need to hit the ‘Stop’ button to randomly activate one of five bonus features to play. The Battle for Metropolis is one of the possibilities to trigger, which requires you to fight against the villains from Krypton. Simply pick a shield in each stage of the bonus round to reveal a cash prize, a special item or a collect symbol. The latter of these terminates the feature, while finding a stick of kryptonite will be stored and used to cancel out the next ‘Collect’ reveal. Phantom Zone also works as another bonus round, giving you unlimited freespins of the reels. On each spin, the Phantom Zone will occupy a different 2x2 sized area of the reels, acting as a wild in the process. At the bottom of the reels, a different item is selected. These include multipliers and the icon that will end the freespins round.
You could also trigger the Skyline Fight bonus round. This gives you 10 freespins with an initial multiplier of times one. If Superman appears anywhere on reel three, the freespins counter stops, making the round limitless. Further Superman icons landing while the round is limitless will increase the win multiplier. Should an icon of General Zod show up on reel three, then the multiplier returns to times one and the freespins round unfreezes. There’s also the possibility of activating the X-Ray Vision round. This awards you with 15 freespins and any X-Ray icon appearing on the third reel will become a wild and add two additional wilds to reels two and four. The final bonus round addition is Lois & Clark. This requires you to continue picking shields to reveal five logos of the same color. Each of these represents a different pay-out.
The game also has something known as the Superman Wild Feature, which is triggered randomly during the base game. This sees Superman fly over the reels and turn between two and four random icons into wild symbols.
One final thing to make mention of, is that Superman II is also a part of the DC Super Heroes Jackpot series. This gives you the chance to win one of four progressive jackpots – the Mini, the Minor, the Major or the Grand. Any of these jackpots can be won on any spin that you make. And that’s a spin of any amount. Triggering the jackpot game – which happens randomly – will guarantee you a jackpot pay-out though.
Superman 2 – Conclusion
What more can we possibly say about this Playtech game? It’s full of special features that will certainly impress you, and these just add to the overall appeal of the game. It comes with high-quality graphics and invokes imagery of the movie of the same name. Superman fans will love it, for sure!