One of the most Iconic horror movie creatures in history is resurrected from its watery grave in Creature from the Black Lagoon online slot by NetEnt. Experience the pinnacle of vintage horror from the 1950s with this slot’s visual style that pays meticulous homage to the original movie. A richly illustrated swampy scene forms the background of the slot’s 5x3 grid which is populated with highly detailed, finely animated symbol illustrations. The soundtrack is a classic cinematic score that rises to a fever pitch when the game’s bonus features are activated. These features include wilds, respins and free spins to help you win the maximum prize.
When a wild symbol lands on the reels, it instantly becomes a sticky wild and awards you a free spin. IF more wilds land with the respin, the process repeats to potentially give you significant winning combinations.
Landing 3 or more free spins symbols on the reels triggers the game’s free spins mode. A cinematic cut scene fills the screen, showing the eponymous creature rising from the depths of the lagoon to snatch Kay and drag her down to its watery lair. The game awards you 10, 15 or 20 free spins for 3, 4 or 5 symbols respectively. While free spins are active, you have the chance to rescue the damsel in distress with a special target symbol that appears on reel 5 when the creature pops up on the right hand of the screen, accompanied by a special damage meter. Clicking on the symbol fires a harpoon into the creature, reducing its total health and awarding you a special bonus for each hit you land. You can get up to an additional 10 free spins and convert regular wild symbols into spreading wilds.
Movie-based slots are nothing new and Creature from the Black Lagoon slot machine does well to stand out from the crowd with superb ambiance and graphics that make you feel like you’ve been transported into the movie itself. NetEnt has built-in a level of interactivity with the free spins, shoot-the-bad guy, mini-game that makes playing the slot a more enriching and entertaining experience, adding a palpable sense of tension and adventure to an otherwise standard feature. The spreading wilds you can trigger during the free spins are your best shot at securing the game’s biggest prize of 750x your stake. The slot’s high volatility and decent RTP mean that you won’t have to waste too many spins getting to the good stuff. This title may hold special appeal for film buffs, but if you’re up for an entertaining, fast-paced throw-back to the golden age of horror, you should definitely give it a spin.