Justice League Slot
Justice League is a 5-reel, fixed 30-pay line online slot from NextGen Gaming. Following the demise of Playtech's range of superhero slots (Playtech lost the licence as Marvel were bought by Disney) NextGen Gaming have stepped into the gap as the slotting superhero masters. This is their fourth slot produced in collaboration with DC Comics – the others being Batman, The Flash and The Green Lantern. This time they've gone full super by developing a slot based on the Justice League. The League – as you'll know if you're into your comics – are a kind of 'supergroup' of super heroes. The seven superchaps (or rather six superchaps and one superlady) are Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, The Green Lantern, Cyborg and Aquaman.
The Justice League is not a NextGen concept – they've been around in the DC Comics universe since 1960. It's not always been the same seven, though – Martian Manhunter was an original member (now long forgotten) and Cyborg only signed up in the 1980s. There's a film to be released featuring the Justice League (minus The Green Lantern) in 2017. In it the super hero band will do battle against Steppenwolf. We hope that this isn't the 60s/70s group who had a hit with 'Born to be Wild' else it might be a very short movie.
This slot has thirty lines and that number is fixed. You can choose your coin size from 0.01 to 2.00, and it costs thirty coins per spin. When you're ready to be a hero, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
Superman is top of the Justice League in this game. Land five of him and you win three hundred coins. Not so heroic is Cyborg who marks the smallest possible prize – three of him wins six coins.
The team in silhouette acts as the wild symbol. The wild substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scattered bonus symbol. Wilds only appear on the central three reels. Upon each spin a symbol on any of the three central reels may randomly turn into a wild.
When the same superhero occupies all positions on reel one, and at least one of these symbols appears in a line win the 'Super Hero Power-Up Feature' becomes active. Reel five will duplicate reel one, and all superhero and wild symbols are locked while the remaining reels are re-spun. Re-spins continue until no further superhero or wild symbols appear.
If you land three scattered bonus symbols, then you trigger the 'Attack on Metropolis' feature. You are awarded ten free games in which more random wilds appear. You may also be awarded more free games randomly. During your free spins you can collect wilds to charge up the charger meter and earn yourself more super hero spins. Super hero spins are played after you've completed your free games. Reels one and five become super powered – landing at the same time and revealing the identical super hero symbol in all positions. Also, all wins containing a wild are randomly multiplied by up to 10x. More wilds earn you even more super hero spins.
NextGen's position as the new super hero of super hero-themed slots is becoming increasingly well-deserved. All three of their previous DC Comics-inspired drew criticisms for being too 'samey' but this game is in a different (justice) league altogether. Thrills become a-plenty once you hit the free spins and then earn super hero spins. This game seems destined to reach the heights of the online slots league – and if there's any justice in the slots world, it will!