Description and Review: One of the original 3D movies, Creature from the Black Lagoon was released way back in 1954 (thanks Wikipedia). Despite the fact that it was, let’s face it, terrible, it is still remembered fondly today. And so (ahead of a reboot) we have the Creature from the Black Lagoon slot machine.
From the opening video animation to the sepia-tinted ’50s style graphics and the audio clips from the original movie, developers Net Entertainment have gone to great lengths to bring the feel of the movie to the game. There’s no denying that they’ve done a great job. The Creature From The Black Lagoon slots game looks just about perfect.
I particularly liked the way that the symbols (mainly characters from the film intersperced with important creature-capturing equipment) animate if they form a part of a winning combination.
However, once again NetEnt have let themselves down with the slots play. Here’s some numbers from all three of the Slots Universe reviewers:
Eva: €3000 in bets. Times got the free spin round: 0
Matt: €3300 in bets. Times got the free spin round: 0
Alison: – Do we really need to tell you that she never triggered the free spins bonus either?? No? Thought not. That’s over €10,000 gambled at stakes of between €1 to €4 without even the sniff of the free spins. Shocking!
Even more shocking is the size of the wins in the base game. What’s with the 4 or 5 coin three of a kind wins. Indeed, even the largest paying three of a kind symbol only gives you 25 coins.
Basically, you will go through money like water playing Creature from the Black Lagoon. The infrequency of the free spins round means that possibility of even coming out ahead – let alone hitting the headline maximum win – is very far from likely.
The sticky Wilds in the base game is the one redeeming feature of the game for me, though I have seen some screenshots of some decent wins from people who did get the free spins round. Thus, the only conclusion we can come to is that – despite appearances – Creature from the Black Lagoon is extremely high variance. To my mind, this slot is an opportunity missed. Not one you’ll be coming back to, despite how pretty it looks.
Game Information: 5 Reel, 20 Payline Slot Machine.
Wild Symbol: Creature from the Black Lagoon logo is wild. The Wild symbol will stay in place for an extra spin. Further wild symbols also stick for an additional spin – until no winning combination is created.
There are two wild symbols – one of which acts as an expanding wild.
Free Spins Round: Three or more scattered Free Spins symbols triggers this round. Three symbols gives 10 free spins, four gives 15 and five gives you 20 free spins.
This feature can be re-triggered. Coin Sizes: 0.01 to 0.50