Based on the classic DC Comics strip, Superman is a superhero-themed video slot from NextGen Gaming. Available to play on all devices, this 5 reel, 25 payline game comes with a multi-level pick me feature where prizes of up to 100 times your total stake are on offer as well as a free spins round with stacked wilds and multipliers of up to 5x. Play from between 25p and £125 per spin.
Like NextGen Gaming’s other superhero themed games, Superman looks great – rather than any of the film adaptations, the visuals take their cue from the original source material and are drawn comic book style.
Set against the backdrop of the Metropolis skyline, symbols include Clark Kent’s glasses, a chain, a tea chest, x-ray eyes, a fist and a railway carriage. The higher value symbols include skyscrapers, the Daily Planet logo, Lois Land and baldie baddie Lex Luthor. Very fine it all looks too. Superman himself is the wild. Whenever he forms part of a winning combination in the base game, that payout is doubled.
Your first decision on firing up Superman is whether to activate Bonus Bet mode – this will set you back an extra 10 coins per spin but it does give access to the potentially impressive Save The World feature.
To trigger it, you’ll need to land 3 or more of the Superman logo anywhere on the reels on the same spin. You’ll also win 250, 750 or 5,000 coins. The feature itself is a 3-part pick me round.
First blast a meteor which will reveal a cash prize. Next blast 1 of Lex Luthor’s missiles which will give you another bonus. Finally, you’ll be given the pick of 3 safes with cash prizes hidden in 1 of them. Land the kryptonite though and the round finishes and you won’t win the third prize. Awards of up to 100 times your stake are on offer here if the picks fall nicely.
There’s also a Free Games feature which is triggered when the Superman wild lands on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin. You’ll then be given 10 free spins. Look out for the stacked Superman wild that can appear on any reel on any free spin. Any paylines that include the Superman wild will see the payout boosted by a random multiplier that can reach up to 5x!
On the variance scale, Superman sits somewhere in the medium range with the features rounds offering the best winning potential. Well-designed as usual, this is another excellent collaboration from NextGen Gaming and DC Comics. If you like your superhero themed slots to come with quality features and just a hint of retro style, then Superman should be right up your street. I also recommend you try Batman which is higher variance.