Jekyll & Hyde By MicroGaming
Jekyll & Hyde was originally a Victorian era horror story written by famous author Robert Louis Stevenson. The story tells the tale of a doctor named Doctor Jekyll who creates an elixir or potion which when drunk turns him into Mr Hyde. This story is all about the two faces of good and evil. When Doctor Jekyll is himself he is an upstanding Victorian gentleman. Mr Hyde however is a ruffian, and evil through and through
Jekyll & Hyde the slot by Microgaming has five reels and 1024 ways to win. This means that as long as you line up identical symbols from left to right you create a win line. Due to the large amount of wins lines however the wins are a bit diluted. The smallest bet allowed is 0.25 while the maximum bet per spin is 25 coins. This does mean that Jekyll & Hyde has a wide wager range which makes the slot playable by payers of many budgets. It is not however a penny slot, so those of very low budgets may have to give it a skip.
Horror Story Feel
The original story of Jekyll & Hyde was a Victorian horror, and MicroGaming have carried that through with the feel of their slot. The black reels sit against a rather detailed background that could be the doctor’s laboratory. Ceiling boards covered in blood can be seen above the reels, with lots of curly detail to each side. Jekyll & Hyde is a graphically detailed and busy slot. Although it can be played on mobile devices it will do better on a larger screen such as a tablet. The buttons below the reels are very detailed as well, with lots of decoration to make them fit i with the Victorian horror theme.
Good Versus Evil
The symbols in Jekyll & Hyde display the theme to the story, which the never ending battle of good versus evil. The lower level symbols are from a deck of cards, but have been done in suitably evil looking pointy script and do not look out of place. The higher paying theme based symbols include the infamous potion, a vial of poison and the obligatory sultry looking lady. All of these symbols have the same amount of detail as the background behind the reels. That is to say that they would not look not look out of place in a modern silver screen movie.
Special symbols in Jekyll & Hyde are the good doctor which plays the games wild symbol and the games logo which is the scatter. The Doctor Jekyll wild can replace all other symbols in the game except for the scatter.
Mr Hyde Free Spins
Doctor Jekyll may be the game wild symbol, but he can turn into Mr Hyde during the free spins round. This round is triggered by finding three or more scatters anywhere on the reels. During these free spins the wild Dr Jekyll will transform into Mr Hyde and will be worth substantially more than it was in the base game. Here you can win the games standing jackpot of 7500 coins for five of them in a row.