“I have seen the future and it’s Stark – Tony Stark. Iron Man 2 is a game changer – don’t miss it!”
Normally, we don’t get quite so flowery and effusive in our headings but the Iron Man 2 video slots from Playtech is a wow factor winner on many levels. In the comic books and movies, Iron Man creator Tony Stark is an ingenious engineer. This game is up to the challenge.
Stylistically, the game features animated images and cartoons of the Iron Man, as well as movie captures and characters from the film. Mickey Rourke, Robert Downey Jr, and Gwyneth Paltrow all enjoy starring roles in the game.
The game is the latest addition to the Marvel roster and features the Marvel Multi-Level Mystery Progressive Jackpot (try saying that after a few drinks). The MMLMPJ has four jackpots: Power, Extra Power, Super Power, and Ultimate Power.
You win the chance to play for anyone of these jackpots randomly. Get lucky and a grid appears with 20 squares. You need to match three jackpots to win. This jackpot round features on several Marvel slots.
What makes the Iron Man 2 online slots interesting is its use of giant – stacked – symbols that can stretch across multiple paylines. The winning combinations can really mount up if you get matching stacked symbols on consecutive reels.
Throw in the wild symbol – which (I think) is Tony Stark’s corporate emblem and you can really clean up, if you hit the right combo. The sound effects and music are on the money and the game is both smooth and exciting to play. It’s a blast!
Hit the game’s scatter symbol – the Iron Man 2 logo – on three or more reels and it’s time to pull on your armoured pants and get ready to explode. Basically, you get 10 free spins with an increasing multiplier and a fixed wild symbol in the centre of the grid. With every two spins, the multiplier ratchets up a level and more money is up for grabs.
Throw in the stacked symbols and you really do have the opportunity to pocket some big money. I managed to turn a $10 stake into more than $150. It’s probably one of the main reasons why I am so keen on this game.
You don’t have to be a professor to figure out that I am all over Iron Man 2 like a rash. It feels fresh, it’s fun to play, and it seems to be a great payer. At the end of the day, we all want to win when we are playing the slots. I did.
Stacked symbols, great animation and music, and a kick ass bonus round all combine to give the Iron Man 2 online slots a heart of solid gold. Win.
There’s no denying it. It’s a good game. However, I would argue that games like Thunderstruck 2 and a few from the Cryptologic stable give Mr Downey a run for his money.
Clearly, our reviewer won playing this game because he was spotted later buying drinks at the bar…