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1 of the surprise movie hits of the early 1990s was The Mask. Released to mark the film’s 25th anniversary, this 5 reel, 20 payline video slot version has been created by NextGen Gaming and comes with a quartet of wild extras and a free spins round where wild multipliers can boost payouts by up to 5x. Play on all devices from 10p to £100 per spin.
The reels feature the main characters from the film including Cameron Diaz (Tina) and Jim Carrey (Stanley). They’re joined by Milo the dog, The Mask’s famous wide brimmed hat, sacks of cash and the usual assortment of playing cards. The top paying symbol offers awards of up to 1,500 coins per payline. Carrey’s alter ego, The Mask, is the wild.
Spicing up the base game are 4 wild modifier extras that can hit on any spin:
- Alarm Block feature – a giant alarm clock appears on the reels. It’s then smashed by an even bigger hammer. What’s left turns into a giant 2×2 wild.
- In A Spin feature – The Mask appears on the reels then turns into a whirlwind. He leaves a trail that turns all Milo, Tina, Moneybags, hat and A to 10 symbols wild on up to 3 reels.
- By The Horn feature – selected symbols on up to 4 reels can turn wild after a blast of the horn. This can hit at the end of any base game spin.
- Mask Unmask feature – Milo puts a mask over a 3×3 section of the reels. This is then uncovered by the Mask. If any Stanley symbols are uncovered, they turn wild and a new payout consideration is made.
The other main feature offering is the Free Games Bonus feature which is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the scatter. That will get you 10, 15 or 25 free spins. The wild develops even more magical properties during the feature – whenever it forms part of a winning combination, the payout is boosted by a 2x, 3x, 4x or even 5x multiplier. Hope to see the masked version of Milo the dog too. Land 1 or 2 of these and up to 5 extra free spins will be added to your tally. There’s no limit to how many additional free spins you can win.
There’s nothing too flashy about the features on offer here which we’ve seen many times before. The wild extras certainly perk up the base game and the multipliers can pep up the feature.
The design here is as solid as you’d expect from a high-profile movie adaptation without quite being from the top drawer. It’s all perfectly serviceable though. You’ll see plenty of clips from the film too.
The original version of The Mask made Jim Carrey a Hollywood star. This video slot version is a good one and 1 of the better movie tie-ins we’ve come across. Despite being a medium variance offering, you can win up to 3,000 times your bet on every free spin which has a 5x multiplier – smoookin! If you like 90s movie inspired video slots, Playtech’s Ace Ventura Pet Detective and Microgaming’s Terminator 2 are well worth playing.