Phantom of the Opera Game Review

Based on the international smash hit musical film with music by Andrew Lloyd-Weber, Phantom of the Opera slot is a 5 reel 243 ways-to-win online pokie by Microgaming. The game uses images and music from the film and is packed with special bonus features.

Highlights

  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: Movies
  • Lines: 243
  • Bonus Game: yes
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Software: Microgaming

How to play

The Phantom of the Opera casino game is a 5 reel 243 ways-to-win pokie in which 30 ‘lines’ are automatically in play on every spin. There are only two coin sizes – 0.01 and 0.02 — and between 1-25 coins can be played per line. The max bet ranges in size between $7.50-$15.00, although the game can be played for as little as 0.30 per spin. Wins pay left to right, except for scatter wins which pay anywhere on the reels.

  • Phantom of the Opera symbol is the wild
  • Wild substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter and letter symbols
  • Wild symbols can be double stacked during base play
  • Phantom Mask symbol is the scatter
  • Hitting 3x, 4x or 5x scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers your choice of three different bonus rounds — Music of the Night Free Spins Bonus, Masquerade Bonus or All I Ask Of You Free Spins Bonus
  • 5x wild symbols = 300 x line bet (up to $150.00)
  • 5x scatter symbols = 100 x total bet (up to $1,500)
  • 5x Phantom symbols = 240 x line bet (up to $120.00)
  • 5x Christine symbols = 210 x line bet (up to $105.00)
  • 5x Raoul symbols = 180 x line bet (up to $90.00)

Chandelier Feature

Randomly activated, the chandelier will swing in and turn up to 3 reels entirely wild.

Letter Feature

When the letter symbol appears on reel 5 during base play, it awards a random cash prize of up to 20x total bet (up to $300).

Jackpots

As is a growing trend with new Microgaming pokies, Phantom of the Opera is a low volatility game where the jackpot payouts during base play are not enormous, but instead it is packed with bonus features, free spins and other rewards so there are regular wins all the time. This increases your engagement as you’re always in the game, and the winnings come thick and fast.

The biggest possible jackpot win is up to $116,000 during the Music of the Night Free Spins Bonus round when betting the maximum coin size and number. The Phantom of the Opera slot has a 96.40% RTP.

Special Features and Bonuses

Music of the Night Free Spins Bonus

Triggered by hitting 3x, 4x or 5x scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, you get 10 Phantom of the Opera free spins with multiple special features which can come into pay:

  • up to 4x multiplier
  • up to 3 wild reels
  • up to 5 extra wild symbols anywhere on the reels
  • win up to 5 additional free spins

Masquerade Bonus

Triggered by hitting 3x, 4x or 5x scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, the Masquerade Bonus has three different levels. When you enter on the first level, you are presented with a series of masks from which you can pick three — these reveal either cash prizes, additional picks or a level up prize. If you progress to level 2, you get an additional two picks and on level 3 you get one further pick.

All I Ask Of You Free Spins Bonus

Triggered by hitting 3x, 4x or 5x scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, you get 10 Phantom of the Opera free spins that feature dancing wilds. The Christine and Raoul symbols ‘dance’ across the reels during the course of the bonus round, and can then award a bonus depending on where they end up. If both symbols end up on the same space on the reels, a 3x multiplier is awarded; if they appear next to each on adjacent reels, both reels turn wild.

Graphics and Sounds

Phantom of the Opera is based on the 2004 film directed by Joel Schumacher, which was in turn based on the of the original 1986 stage musical that first played in the West End and then on Broadway. The symbols incorporate the main characters from the film, including the Phantom, Christine, Raoul, as well as other symbols such as opera glasses, a perfume bottle and a musical score. The soundtrack is lush and cinematic, featuring all of the big show-stopping numbers, including Music of the Night, All I Ask of You and Think of Me. A visually impressive game, anyone who has seen the film or the stage play will no doubt enjoy the experience.

Conclusion

Phantom of the Opera slots is a fast-paced game that incorporates all the best qualities of Microgaming pokies, as well as some innovative new features like the dancing symbols. Full of engaging bonus rounds and special features, the gaming action is fast-paced with a number of different payout opportunities beyond payline wins. Visually, the game is of the highest quality and is backed by an outstanding soundtrack.