Iron Man 2 Slot
This addition to our comic slots section is a follow up game in Playtech's Iron Man series, inspired by the Iron Man story that originated in Marvel Comics. Iron Man 2 is based on the Iron Man 2 movie from Marvel Studios and features lifelike images of the movie's heroes and villains - some of Hollywood's top stars - on the reels:
- Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)
- Natalie Rushman/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson)
- Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke)
It's a pity that Pepper Potts, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, doesn't make an appearance. A unique feature that makes the Iron Man 2 slot stand out among its fellow comic-inspired slots by Playtech, such as Blade, Incredible Hulk and, of course, the original Iron Man, is its stacked symbols. These symbols show Tony Stark and Ivan Vanko in their armor in combat positions. Each symbol looks like one large icon covering two spaces on the reels, but it actually counts as two separate but identical reel symbols. The stacked symbols give the reels a highly polished, cinematic feel. This comic slot also comes with a FREE GAMES round with an EXTRA WILD and access to the MARVEL MULTI-LEVEL MYSTERY PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT. Real-cash high rollers will love this game as it offers 50 paylines and bets as high has 5 $/€/£.
|Min Bet per Line||$0.01|
|Max Bet per Line||$1000|
The animations on the symbols themselves when activated in a payline are ok. Given that Playtech went to all the effort of inventing a new stacked symbol feature, we would have expected them to produce something more interesting than flashing lights when the symbols are triggered in a payline. It's refreshing, however, that there are no playing card symbols in this game.
The reels feature:
- The Iron Man 2 WILD (the Iron Man logo)
- The Iron Man 2 SCATTER
- The EXTRA WILD (appears in the FREE GAMES round)
- 2 different symbols showing Ivan Vanko armored up in combat poses
- 2 different symbols showing Tony Stark in his armor and in battle
- Tony Stark in front of the Stark logo
- Natalie Rushman (Scarlett Johansson)
- Ivan Vanko
- Iron Man in red armor
- Iron Man in silver armor
Wagers and Jackpots
Unusually, Iron Man 2 comes with 50 paylines, possibly making it the online slot with the largest number of paylines on the net. Of the symbols that appear on its 5 reels, the one you most want to see is the WILD, which pays out 3000 coins for 5 symbols on an activated payline. The lowest paying symbol on a payline is the SCATTER, which pays just 1 coin for 2 symbols on an active line. Iron Man 2 gives real-money players a lot of freedom in making wagers. Coin values range from 0.01 to 5.00 in $/€/£. You can bet up to 10 coins per each of the 50 paylines. As such this game offers the potential for big winnings and big losses too.
Other ways to win
Outside of regular spins, there are two additional ways to win on the Iron Man 2 slot:
- FREE GAMES - triggered by 3 or more SCATTERS landing anywhere on the reels. 10 FREE GAMES are awarded with an embedded EXTRA WILD on the reels, which substitutes for any symbol other than the SCATTER itself. A MULTIPLIER applies to all the FREE GAMES and increases every two spins during the FREE GAMES feature.
- MARVEL MULTI-LEVEL PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT - this progressive jackpot game is a feature of all Marvel comic slots. The four-level JACKPOT runs in the background until you click on it to play. You'll be presented with a grid of 20 squares - click on 4 of them to reveal JACKPOT symbols. If the symbols match, you win the JACKPOT. Of course, the JACKPOT game is only available to players spinning for real cash.
Music, audio and graphics
The Iron Man 2 slot loses out to the original Iron Man slot for not having an interactive bonus feature. This certainly isn't a bad game in terms of audio and graphics, but Playtech could have pushed things a little further in the sequel. The lack of animations in the symbols themselves and fact that the special features appeal mainly to real-cash players mean that free slots fans generally won't spin on this game just for fun for very long.
The Last Word
Eight out of ten.