The Invisible Man joins the ranks of NetEnt's licensed slots that borrow characters and themes from the world of Universal Pictures, which also include Dracula and Creature From The Black Lagoon, and it's definitely one of the most enticing.
The game may be based loosely on the original movie, but it comes complete with beautiful 3D graphics that bear very little resemblance to the grainy 1933 source material. The gameplay of The Invisible Man may feel very familiar, for the most part at least, but it's rare to find a slot that looks this good.
Loosely based on the 1930s Universal movie, The Invisible Man is a 5-reel, 20 payline slot with a difference – wins trigger from right to left as well as left to right, offering players a host of new ways to win.
The game has an impressive jackpot of $100,000, much higher than many other slots in NetEnt's Universal Monsters series. However, what really sets the game apart from its competitors is its Walking Wilds, which can often result in ten or more spins for the price of one.
As soon as its cinematic intro kicks in, you know you're in for a good time when playing The Invisible Man. The game may seem like just another 5-reel slot, but there's actually much more to it than that.
For example, one of the unique qualities of The Invisible Man is that wins are triggered from both right to left and left to right, effectively doubling the value of the game's 20 paylines. You don't see this in many games, and it will certainly come as a welcome addition should you often find yourself frustrated by seeing four matching symbols in reels 2-5 without the first in reel 1 to land the win.
Rather than relying on scatters to trigger a bonus round, the game uses colliding Walking Wilds (more on these below) to launch it. This is a godsend to players who get sick of seeing 2 scatters pop up and find themselves getting more and more frustrated while they wait for a third scatter to appear.
The Invisible Man is a relatively new slot, which should be obvious from the advanced graphics and sounds, but it's one that's widely available in most NetEnt powered online casinos. As a result, you should have no trouble finding somewhere to give it a go for yourself if you like what you see here.
We'll get to the game's dedicated bonus round shortly, but firstly let's take a look at the way The Invisible Man gives players a helping hand. And believe us when we tell you that it does so in a variety of ways.
The game's Walking Wilds, which also appear in NetEnt's Jack and the Beanstalk (albeit in a slightly different way) are key to unlocking the bonus round but are also hugely valuable in their own right. Police Wilds appear on reel one and move one place to the right with every re-spin that they trigger while Griffin Wilds appear on the right hand side of the reels and move to the left with every re-spin.
When a Griffin Wild and Police Wild collide, this launches a round of 10 free spins with a chance to trigger 4 extra free spins should another Griffin and Police Wild collide while the round is active. Obviously the bonus round is helpful in racking up some wins, but these Walking Wilds are fantastic even during standard play because they can potentially trigger up to 10 (or even more) re-spins with a little bit of luck.
We can't recall a slot where players get so much value for money from a single spin! The bonus round itself offers players a nice chance to score some of their winnings back, but we have to say that we've encountered just as many good wins during standard play as in the bonus round.
Some of NetEnt's Universal Monsters slots leave a bit to be desired when it comes to jackpots. Fortunately, The Invisible Man isn't one of these games. With a jackpot of 200,000 coins and a maximum coin size of 0.50, the maximum jackpot here tops out at $100,000.
Yes, there are progressive titles with larger jackpots than this, but for a non-progressive game that offers plenty of value for money and doesn't feel like it has a particularly high variance, this is an impressive figure.
The Invisible Man has plenty going for it, and this large jackpot only serves to reinforce the game's reputation as one that's both enjoyable and potentially very rewarding for players.
With various unique bonus features to help players make the most of their time playing The Invisible Man, a healthy jackpot and a very rare left to right/right to left payout mechanic, we have nothing but good things to say about this game.
The only complaints we have are that it can be difficult to predict when the bonus round is going to trigger and that you might find yourself going through a bit of a win drought from time to time, but the same is true of plenty of slots out there.
Two Walking Wilds, as well as the slightly more rare Police Wilds and a pick 'em bonus game with multiplier increases, help to make sure that the majority of players will come away with a bankroll that's on par with (if not even higher) than what they started with.
We'll come right out and say it: we love The Invisible Man!