The Angel of Music
The Phantom of the Opera video slot is one of the latest announced projects that will be coming to online casinos featuring software by Microgaming. The machine is based on the 2004 film by Andrew Lloyd Webber, which is in itself an adaptation of the 1986 musical. That means that players can absolutely expect to see not only footage from the film, but also some of the most popular musical numbers and all of the main characters as they were portrayed on the big screen.
We can also make some assumptions about this machine based on previous Microgaming efforts. For instance, since this is a branded online slot that’s geared towards a broad audience that might include some who don’t normally gamble, we’d expect a lot of low limit betting options, as well as a play for free version for those uncertain if they want to spend any real cash yet. We also know that this game will feature compatibility with all major devices, with no download needed to start playing in the browser-based software.
All I Ask of You
The press release announced the development of the Phantom of the Opera video slot was fairly light on details when it comes to the gameplay of this machine. We don’t know how many reels or how many paylines will be used, or exactly what kinds of bonus rounds we can expect. However, some things seem obvious: for instance, we fully expect that there will be musical tie-ins for some of the bonus games, and that all of your favorite characters will be represented as icons on the reels that you can match for payouts.
All that said, there are a few clues that were dropped in the announcement that might be of interest to players. According to Microgaming, this machine will feature a mix of features that are baked into the base game, as well as a free spins round that is packed with additional features. That makes a lot of sense for a game that is based on a famous movie and is trying to appeal to fans of that film, as the developers will likely try to incorporate the songs and most memorable scenes into special features that are fun, unique, and capture the flavor of this beloved show.
A Worldwide Hit
There’s no doubt that The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most successful musical film adaptations of all time, with millions of people loving both the original stage show and the big screen version. That might put a lot of pressure on Microgaming to deliver something that lives up to the source material here, but their studios have proven on many occasions that they are up to the challenge, so we’re looking forward to what they come up with. We’ll definitely be posting a complete review once this game has been released, which we expect to happen before the end of the year.