The Invisible Man Basic Information:
Coming up with a theme for a pokie can be a tricky thing. There are a lot of topic which lend themselves quite well to a pokie theme. Ideas such as jewels and gold as a theme have been popular for a long while now. What happens when these have been done to death and you need something new? You branch out, and exercise some greater artistic license. With The Invisible Man NetEnt have perfectly captured what make them so great as a designer, uniting an interesting theme with their trademark quality. Is it the right fir for you? Keep reading to find out!
This game operates under the use of the NetEnt gambling software system. The talented programmers and designers from NetEnt are well known for going the extra mile in their creations, and The Invisible Man is no exception. This game was released in mid-December of 2014.
The NetEnt system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from NetEnt.
The Invisible Man comes with a total of 20 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet sits at 20
- The maximum coins bet sits at 200
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 0.20
- The return to player offered by this game sits at just over 96.4%, at or slightly higher than average.
By clicking on the spanner icon towards the lower left of the game screen the player can access the options menu. Details are listed below.
- Game Settings
There are four separate options listed when this section is opened. Quickspin allows the player to speed up the spinning of the reels. This means more time playing and less time waiting around. The second is the Intro Screen option. This enables or disables the intro screen playing the next time the game is opened. Similarly, this game includes an option to skip the animated into movie. The final option in this section is the spacebar to spin option. When active this simply allows the player to spin the reels with the spacebar, in addition to the regular methods.
Additional options can be accessed by clicking on the autoplay button. The basic options here allow the play to select from 10, 25, 50 ,75, 100, 250, 500, 750 or 1000 autospins.
The player can also click on the advanced settings button to further customise when their autoplay will end. There are six different stopping scenarios to choose from here:
- On any win
- If Free Spins are won
- When a bonus game or free spins are won
- When a single win exceeds an entered amount
- If cash increases by an entered amount
- If cash decreases by an entered amount
Other Helpful Additions
The Invisible Man also comes with question-mark and i help icons. Both of these detail much the same thing, basic game and winning information, but the i button does this within the game and the question-mark opens a secondary text page. The page accessed by the i button also lists all payout information, paylines and bonus info.
Over the years there have been a few concepts that work well in science-fiction. Some of these concepts were invented, or at least popularised, by the writer H.G. Wells. Many of his works have been adapted into other media over the years, such as The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau. This pokie, as you might have guessed, is based on his incredibly popular The Invisible Man story. This was first published in 1897 and has been a mainstay in science fiction ever since.
The general story of The Invisible Man follows a man named Griffin. This scientist has discovered the secret to personal invisibility. Unfortunately he only discovered the way to turn it on, as he is stuck searching for a way to again become visible. To this end he uses his invisibility to search for help, though unsuccessfully. Griffin becomes wanted due his reliance on stealing to stay alive, which eventually comes to a head as he hunted by an entire town.
Part of the problem here is that the only part of Griffin that is invisible is the man himself. This means whenever he wants to take advantage of his power he needs to run around naked. While undeniably fun, this does lead to problems with exposure.
Eventually the crimes of Griffin come back to bite him. The conclusion isn't pretty, but at least in death his body again becomes visible. Cleaning up an invisible corpse would probably not be a fun undertaking.
Other Features and Bonuses
The Police Wild is the first of this games two wild symbols. This can only appear on reel one and moves one place to the right at the start of each spin.
The Griffin Wild in this game appears on reel 5 only. This moves one place to the left at the start of each new spin.
When both of these wilds meet they merge together, and this activates 10 free spins.
The free spins bonus game in The Invisible Mans is gained when both of these wilds meet in the middle of the reels. When this happens the player will be gifted with a total of 10 free spins. Additional merges can occur during the free spins. When this happens the player will be gifted an additional 4 free spins.
During these free spins 2 meters appear about the reels. One of these relates to the Griffin wild, and the other the Police wild. As each of these symbols move off the reels 1 of the 8 spaces on the meter fill. If one of these meters is filled before the free spins period ends the player is given either the Police Spins feature or the Griffin's Rage bonus game.
The Police Spins bonus game consists of 3 spins with 5 randomly places wilds appearing on the reels. These change position for each spins during this feature.
The Griffins' Rage bonus game takes place in 3 locations. In these locations the player can click on 1 of 5 items to reveal their prize. This prize comes in the form of either a coin amount or a boost to their multiplier. This game ends when the player uncovers the police hat end of stage symbol.
How to Play:
Basic play for The Invisible Mans is as simple as a player selecting a coin value and level and clicking spin. Alternatively the player can maximise their possible bet by simply clicking on the Max Bet button to the right of the spin icon.
Clicking the autoplay button allows the player to go through a selection of different amounts of autospins From here the user can also click on the advanced settings button in order to manually select different stopping scenarios. These include on any win, when free spins are won, if a single win exceeds an entered amount, or if cash increased or decreases by an entered amount.
Overall Design and Usability:
Another great and detailed design by NetEnt. This game uses stylised characters and graphics appropriate to the time period, and goes for a more grounded colour scheme. Everything here is designed well and looks fantastic, from the symbols to the animation and background. What especially stands out are the characters of Griffin and the Police, though the other characters are great as well. There are some occasions where you have to appreciate the caliber of artists that NetEnt bring on board, and this is definitely one of those times.
When it comes to usability, this is another place where NetEnt has done very well. This is a game which runs very well, especially considering just how good looking it is. What it could use, however, is some graphics options. While it ran perfectly on my testing machines they are above average in power. For those with recent or modern machines this should not be an issue, just keep it in mind.
Where to find it:
NetEnt games stand with Microgaming as some of the most popular available. If you already have a favourite gambling website then check out if they offer NetEnt games, if they do then you might be able to find The Invisible Man there. If it is not available, or if you want a more direct list then check out the links below.
Another fantastic creation by NetEnt. Great looking, great to play and with a few great bonus games, this is absolutely a game which I can recommend. If you're looking for something new, or just a great looking game then check this one out.
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