Captain America: The First Avenger Slot
Captain America: The First Avenger is a 5-reel, max 20-pay line online slot from Playtech. He may have been the first avenger, but he's a relatively new addition to Playtech's range of slots that are based on Marvel super heroes. He joins the likes of Iron Man, Hulk, The Fantastic Four and Spider-Man in Playtech's super hero-themed slots. The good old Captain has been around since 1941, a creation of legendary Marvel cartoonists Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Captain America began life as ordinary smuck Steve Rogers who was rejected by the US army by virtue of him being a complete and utter wimp. However, Steve bulked up by using a special serum invented by a suspect science boffin called Dr Josef Reinstein (a US scientist named Abraham Erskine in disguise).
Captain was portrayed in comic and TV form for many years, but gained new notoriety when he joined the Marvel series of movies in 2011. He was portrayed on screen by Chris Evans (not the DJ and TV presenter), in Captain America: The First Avenger and subsequently two sequels. Evans also appeared in two Avengers movies, but announced in 2015 he was considering giving up acting. This came as a relief to his fellow cast members who complained they got splinters whenever they shook Evans by the hand.
This Playtech slot is based on the film of the same name. Cap'n US is joined on the reels by red-faced enemy Johann Schmidt (also known as the Red Skull) and his best bud 'Bucky Barnes'. Also present and correct are playing card symbols nine to ace. You can choose from one to twenty lines to play, and your bet per line is from 0.01 to 5.00. Hit the adamantium 'spin' shield when you're ready to say 'aye, aye, Captain'.
Payout & bonus rounds
Payouts commence at 5x your line bet for three nine or tens. The jackpot is for five Captain America or Red Skull symbols, at 5,000x your line bet.
Both the Captain America and Red Skull symbols are wild, although they only work as wilds when substituting for the red (Red Skull) or blue (Captain America) symbols. Any win containing a wild is automatically doubled.
The 'Captain America Adamantium Shield Symbol' is a scatter symbol – land at least two anywhere on the reels and you win a prize.
If you land Captain America on reel one, the 'Free Games' symbol on reel three, and the Red Skull on reel five, then you win a number of 'Super Energy Free Games' with winnable power features. You start with four free games then you choose up to nine shields for possible free games 'power ups':
- Win four additional free games (up to a maximum of twelve)
- Increase the win multiplier by 1x (up to a maximum of 3x)
- Free games re-trigger (if it lands on reel three during your freebies you gain four more free games)
- Captain America becomes an expanding wild
- Red Skull becomes an expanding wild
- Hero and Villain Super Spins – additional wilds are added to the reels for one spin
As soon as you find a 'collect' shield you stop adding power ups and the free games begin.
The game also features the Marvel Progressive jackpot. You can read about this jackpot in our review of Iron Man.
Captain America is often decried as quite a dull member of the Avengers set of super heroes, but this ain't no dull Marvel super hero slot. The game is worth playing for the free games feature alone, especially when you start collecting those power ups. The chances of winning a super hero-sized jackpot is an added bonus. In short, another fab addition to Playtech's range of Marvel-themed slots.