In its newest release, Betsoft takes on the famous horror story of Frankenstein. Aptly renamed to Dr. Frankenslot, help the scientist control his creation and play to shock and electrocute the monster. The game is filled with bonus features, mini games and chances to multiply your cash, plus there's great graphics and characters on hand too. With so much packed into one slot, it makes for an electrifying gaming experience.
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|Release Date||March 2016|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Platform||Android App, iPhone App, Browser|
|Return to Player (RTP)||96.8%|
|Slot Reels/ Paylines||5 reels/ 20 Paylines|
|Min/ Max Bets||20p – £100|
|Free Spins||Up to 16|
|Features||Free spins scatter symbols, bonus round, double up feature.|
|Pros||Innovative gameplay, fun mini game and many chances at free spins.|
|Cons||Irrelavent ‘level up' feature, relatively unfrequent wins.|
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Frankenslot's Monster is a 5 reel, 20 payline game. You can adjust your wager size below the reels, and also choose how many times you want to bet on the 20 paylines. Bets start at 1p, so with all 20 paylines played this means the lowest wager possible is 20p. You can bet up to five times on each payline, meaning the maximum bet is £100 (£1 x 20 x 5). This slot, therefore, should keep both penny-gamers and high rollers happy.
The game offers an autoplay feature, so you can sit back and enjoy the show. You can allow the autoplay function to play between 5 and 100 spins on your behalf, and again you can choose how many bets to place per payline. However, unlike some other slots, Frankenslot's Monster doesn't offer players an option to set a limit for when to stop auto-playing. In some slots, you can set certain amounts before the autoplaying has begun, and if your credit falls/exceeds these limits the autoplay will cease to spin.
We've always thought this was a great idea as it means you don't need to worry about betting too much whilst not focussing on the slot. We're disappointed, therefore, that Frankenslot's Monster doesn't offer this feature as it means, even after setting autoplay up, you still need to keep an eye on the game.
The game features classic symbols such as 10 through to Ace, and other symbols such as the monster and the scientist who created him (presumably Dr Frankenslot). These character symbols offer some of the highest multipliers, with lining up five monsters offering you a sweet 500x multiplier.
Frankenslot's Monster offers three main features which are the multiplier wilds and the scatter symbols and the bonus round. Wilds are symbolised by the pretty clear ‘wild' symbol, where the word itself is written on the symbol in some sort of lightening rod font.
These symbols replace any other on the board (apart from the scatter and bonus symbols) to make up a winning payline. A streak of wilds on their own, however, offers multipliers up to 1000x (for five wilds on a winning payline), which is the biggest win of the game altogether.
The scatter symbols are, again, symbolised by an obvious ‘scatter' tile which is easy to spot due to the nice turquoise font. 3 scatter symbols appearing on the board at anytime will trigger 8 free spins.
During these free spins the game promises to add up to three wild symbols to your reels for every spin, maximizing your chance at getting some pretty big wins in. Plus, if three further scatter symbols manage to crop up during your free spins, the round will be re-triggered and you'll receive a further 8 more spins.
The slot's final feature is the bonus round, which is triggered by, unsurprisingly, the ‘bonus' labelled tile. Get three scattered bonus symbols on any reels and you'll start up the mini game. To be honest, game is a little generous. Adjust the settings on Dr Frankenslot's electric panel and pull the lever to see how powerful your electroshock will be. The more powerful, the bigger multiplier – which goes as far as 25x. Do note, however, the electric panel really has nothing to do with the multiplier you're awarded, it's all completely random.
Frankenslot's Monster is a well designed slot, filled with nice graphics and extra features. The characters are expressive and a big win is celebrated with all the fuss you'd want. You'll be muting the music pretty soon, mind, as it's repetitive nature becomes very old, very quick. The good news is that Frankenslot's Monster is responsive, quick to load and looks great on the smaller screen as well as on desktop – meaning it's perfect for mobile players.
It seems Betsoft are taking a popular theme and running with it, after the success of their other Victorian horror slot, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.However, whilst we can see similarities in the visuals of these two slots, the games run completely differently, which is nice to see as we're becoming more and more used to seeing old slots repackaged.
That being said, Frankenslot's Monster is missing the variety great bonus features that made Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde such a hit. We think one extra mini game or bonus would really turn this game into something special.
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As we've mentioned already, Frankenslot's Monster is a slot game packed with great bonus features. However, alongside those scatters, wilds and bonus rounds, Betsoft have one more trick up their sleeve too.
Under the reels you'll see a ‘double up' button. This gives players the chance to gamble every single win in the attempt to double their money. The gamble game is a simple heads and tails round, and you're also given the option of doubling your whole win or 50% of it. If you're gamble goes well, then you can also flip the coin again and again until you go broke or decide to collect the money.
This is a fun idea and adds another exciting element to the slot. However, it's easy to forget the function is there as it's not shouted about at all in the game. We'd like a bit more fanfare surrounding this option because as well as being fun and potentially lucrative, it also breaks up the monotonous action of hitting spin again and again.
Frankenslot's Monster is a fun and amusing slot. That being said, it does seem to lack something. We can't quite put our finger on it, but there's something that keeps it from being a slot we can be really excited about. Maybe it's because we preferred Betsoft's other horror-themed slot, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, or maybe it's because there isn't really anything new being brought to the table.
However, there's enough bonus features packed in to please everyone and the graphics make the game stand out from the crowd. It also runs well on both mobile and desktop, and boasts a very decent RTP, which seem like more than enough reasons to try it out.