When you fire the Superman 2 slot up, you will immediately recognise the music.
It’s all based on the 1980 DC Comics blockbuster movie: Superman II. The game was designed by Playtech- those people behind the Gladiator slot , Gaelic Luck and the Batman & Batgirl slot among others.
When you get into this game and start triggering a few of the bonus rounds, you’ll quickly realise that there are a lot of them! It’s linked into the DC Super Heroes jackpot which is the progressive network that Playtech launched when they started up with games like the Batman slot and the original Superman slot.
They first launched the Age of the Gods slot and its cousins (King of Olympus, Furious Four etc), and then the DC Comic games arrived.
The Superman 2 Low Down
Let’s take a run through some of the features on this 25 fixed pay-line game shall we? (Superman 2 has the same number of lines as the Fate Sisters slot by the way). Pay-line wins are multiplied by the line bet and combinations pay left to right- which is all pretty standard.
On the symbols, Superman (a cartoon Christopher Reeve) is your high paying symbol (5 on an activated pay-line will net you 1000x your line bet), followed by the Superman logo, Lois Lane, General Zod, the other baddies (Ursa and Non if memory serves me correctly), Kent Clark’s specs and a slice of Kryptonite and your usual playing card symbols: A, K, Q, J.
Superman II Wild Feature
We all know that Superman can fly (as long as there is no Kryptonite around)- you might see him flying around the main game turning 2, 3 or 4 symbols into wilds which are the Superman logo- you know the big “S”.
And don’t worry if your Wild Symbol covers a bonus symbol- you can still trigger it with the bonus symbol underneath the “S”.
Pros and Cons
Comes with 5 Superhero Feautures in the Bonus
Look out for the moving 2×2 Wild symbols in the Phantom Zone
Slick Movie theme
Have a crack at the progressive jackpot
Daily Planet Headline Bonus
Look out for the Daily Planet logo on reels 1, 3 and 5 as that will trigger the Daily Planet Headline Bonus. Hit the STOP button to reveal your feature- we list them below.
Battle for Metropolis
In this game you’ll be slugging it out with the baddies: General Zod, Ursa & Nun). You need to pick a shield which will reveal a cash prize, a special prize or a collect symbol (the last one means the end of the bonus). If you get the green crystal (you know the one Superman finds up in the North Pole) you can save it to cancel the next COLLECT and continue the bonus.
The X-RAY Vision symbol reveals all of the symbols in one go and you get the top prize. Nice!
This means unlimited (in theory) free games! Every time you spin, you’ll see a 2×2 block on the reels which is the Phantom Zone.
These act as expanded wilds and there’s also a Superhero reel at the bottom that will award more goodies: a x2 multiplier, a x3 multiplier, a Supeman logo which cancels the stop button and a stop symbol which ends the game.
This was one of my favourite bits of the film and it makes a nice bonus on the Superman II slot as well.
You are looking for a flying Superman or General Zod on reel 3 which will trigger 10 free spins.
Initially the multiplier is on x1, but if a flying Superman appears on reel 3, the free games counter stops ticking down and you are into unlimited free games. We love it!
Then if any more Superman symbols land on reel 3 when the counter is frozen, your multiplier nudges up to a maximum of x5.
If General Zod appears on reel 3 (Boo!), the villains will reset the multiplier back to x1 and set the counter ticking down again. Villains!
You are looking doe an X-Ray Vision symbol on reel 3 for this to kick in. This gets you 15 free games, then another X-Ray symbol on the middle reel becomes a wild (the Superman symbol). It will also add a wild on the adjacent reels: 2 & 4.
Lois and Clark Bonus
This is another Pick ‘n Click game. You need to keep picking the Superman shield until you have 5 of the same colour. Level 1 is red- if you get 5 that gets you 2500 coins, Level 2 (blue) gets you 1250, Level 3 (yellow) gives you 750 and Level 4 (pink) 500.
DC Super Heroes Jackpot
As we mentioned earlier, the Superman 2 slot is linked into the DC Super Heroes jackpot. You can win one of 4 progressive jackpots: The Grand, the Major, the Minor and the Mini.
Any of the 4 jackpots can be bagged on any spin- the Grand is the one you want! It’s all awarded at random, but the higher your bet, the bigger your odds.
To win the jackpot, you’ll have to play the Jackpot Game that has 20 Jackpot icons in it. You need to pick and click and fill up the corresponding areas on the different jackpots. The Grand is red with 5 spots to fill, the Major is yellow with 4, the Minor blue with 3 and the Mini green with 2.
This game has more features that Superman has special powers- it’s stuffed full of them. Now, this can take a while to get your head around, but you definitely won’t get tired of this game in a hurry!
One thing is missing though: they still haven’t explained why Superman wears his underpants outside of his trousers.
Superman, DC Comics, Superhero
Bonus Game, Free Spins, Multipliers, Progressive Jackpot, Wilds
Batman vs Superman, Superman, Superman the Movie
How do you pick between the 5 features in the bonus?
The main bonus is triggered when you land three Daily Planet symbols on the first, third or fifth reels. Press Stop to set off one of the five features. So like a Skill Stop, but in reality the bonus is chosen at random.
How do you play for the progressive jackpots?
There are mystery progressive jackpots to play for on the Superman 2 slot. Any real play spin can trigger the jackpot game at random, you don´t require a winning spin. The higher you bet, the more chance you have of triggering the jackpot game. In the progressive jackpot mini-game, you will see twenty 20 jackpot icons on the screen. Click one to reveal one of four colours – keep going until you have filled one of the jackpot meters. Green (the Mini) fills with two icons, blue (the Minor) needs three icons, yellow (the Major) fills up with four icons and red (the Grand) will trigger with five icons.