Frankenstein is a video slot machine with five reels and 20 non-fixed, selectable paylines. It is inspired by the iconic monster movie from Universal Studios. The slot machine was created by Net Entertainment, a premier provider of gambling software. The game has the vintage appeal and macabre presence that makes the game so much fun for horror buffs.
A hallmark of Net Entertainment Games is their Linked Wild ™ technology. It allows a wild symbol to change other symbols around it into more Wilds. This transformation happens before any icon substitution happens. Linked Wild ™ can increase the chances of maximizing just one spin. This means that players stand a chance to win more. In the Frankenstein game, the Linked Wild ™ is represented by Lightning and Fire symbols.
The creators of the game kept true to the likeness of the characters in the movie. The leading icon is Boris Karloff’s classic Monster face. There are the maniacal Dr. Frankenstein, the hunchback assistant Fritz, and the demented brain that went into the Monster. There are also the usual 9, 10, J, K, Q, K, and A. The graphics are spooky and bursts of thunder can be heard with each Lightning symbol.
The Lightning Wild Symbol
Since Dr. Frankenstein used lightning to bring life to the Monster, the game uses a lightning icon for one of the wilds. It shows up on reels 2, 3, and 4. Before any Wild substitutions happen, the Lightning symbol zaps adjacent icons and turns them into extra Wild symbols. All of these changes make more payline combinations and a better chance at multiple wins.
The Fire Wild Symbol
When the angry villagers came to accuse the Monster of drowning a child, they lit up the night sky with burning torches. This video slot game gives free spins that guarantee a Fire Wild symbol appearing in each spin. Like the Lightning Wild symbol, Fire also shows on line 2, 3, and 4. The Fire Wild symbol can also turn nearby icons into Wild symbols.
The Windmill Scatter Symbol
To escape the angry mob, the confused Monster takes refuge inside a windmill. When players see three Windmill icons, it gives 10 free spins in the Burning Mill Bonus Game. The Windmill is a scatter symbol and is meaningful wherever it appears. If two or three of them show up during the bonus round, players can get 5 or 10 more bonus spins. However, this game does not award pays for scatters.
The Burning Mill Bonus Game
At the climax of the movie, the angry villagers set fire to the windmill with Dr. Frankenstein and his Monster inside. In homage to the iconic scene, this video slot has a Burning Mill Bonus Game. The free spins during this round pay equal coin rewards in folds. The multiplier shows up on the fifth reel and goes from 1x to 5x the amount. When it reaches the cap, all wins on the paylines get payouts at 5x the value of the standard wager. The wager value multiplier does not apply to wins that were received with the extra free spins.