Playtech are already well known for their range of slots and scratch cards themed around the world of Marvel super heroes. Now the likes of Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk and Captain America have invaded the roulette table.
This is a standard European roulette game with one difference – sitting next to the zero pocket on the roulette wheel is a blue, 'Marvel Bonus' pocket. This special slot will be explained in due course.
The betting table in this game is a simple grid on which you can place your chips. Betting is straightforwards – it's a case of selecting your chip value from 0.01 to 25 and clicking on the grid where you wish to bet.
As well as inside and outside bets, you can place 'positional' bets such as 'Tier' and 'Orphelins' by clicking on the 'racetrack' symbol in the top left hand corner of the table.
You can also set final bets, plus complete and half complete bets using the 'more bets' dialogue. There is also a 'stats' button which will tell you the frequency of numbers appearing during play, plus you can save up to four 'favourite' bets by using the 'star' button.
Once you are happy with your bet, hit the 'Spin' button. The roulette wheel is at the top of the screen, and is beautifully animated.
If you bet on the 'Marvel Bonus' pocket and that is where the ball ends up, then you receive three free spins on a three-reel slot. The slot features all your favourite marvel super heroes. If you land three identical symbols, then you win a prize. The maximum prize is for three of Spiderman, who wins you x100 the amount you wagered.
This game is also part of the Marvel Progressive Bonus collection of games. There are four progressive bonuses in total, all rising in value. They are triggered randomly, and if you are the lucky punter, then you get to choose symbols from a grid. Once you have selected four identical symbols, you win the associated progressive jackpot.
This is a nicely-rendered version of roulette, and the Marvel aspect is more than a gimmick. Serious roulette players may find the super hero background a little off-putting, and the presence of the 'Marvel Bonus' pocket makes this an American-style game, but with European/French bets available. Worthy of play, and there's also the chance of winning one of the four Marvel progressive jackpots.
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