As a child, I got to go on a school trip to Toronto to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera play. Now, I'm no fan of musicals, but I have to tell you that the experience was wonderful. The play was a mixture of orchestral sound, great effects, and a dramatic story that's been a classic. Microgaming knows people around the world love the play and movies that have been released on the franchise, and they've created The Phantom of the Opera slot to capitalize on that fact. The game brings a ton of icons, great music, and a slew of features that makes this slot an instant classic.
The Phantom of the Opera is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot that is set in front of an opera stage, complete with the heavy curtains that we've all seen before. Game symbols include phantom masks, perfume bottle, binoculars, rose, music sheet, and more. There are also stacked symbols that are dedicated to the main characters Christine, Raoul, and the Phantom himself. These symbols are all presented in crisp high definition and look great on your desktop computer.
The features in The Phantom of the Opera slot are fantastic, bringing in free spins, a pick'em bonus, random wilds, shifting wilds, stacked symbols, stacked wilds, and wild reels. The game also has a posted Return to Player (RTP) percentage of 96%, which is considered to be pretty good for an online slot.
The game is a real knockout, impressing both visually and with the wealth of features present. This is without a doubt one of my favorite new games of 2017, as it shows just what Microgaming can do when they are given a large licensing opportunity. This is the standard of what we should expect from the company moving forward, and I couldn't be more excited.