The background of this game suits the title well. There is an interior of a castle, all blood red in colour. The controls of the game are the old style switches and dials, with a spins button that gives a pulsating green glow.
The reels have a mixture of pictures from the old horror films, and even the playing card symbols look as if they have been stitched together in Frankenstein style. When a winning combination is hit, there is a loud crackle of electricity between and below the reels. The music and sounds of this game are superb, with lots of screams and thuds and groans.
When the player hits a winning combination, there will also appear certain short clips from the films inside some of the symbols. The developer, Barcrest, has managed the horror soundtrack in a realistic and creditable way.
Top Prizes Are Very Generous
There are 10 win lines in the Curse of Frankenstein, and an entertaining free spins bonus. The top prize offered on the reels is a generous 5000 coins. There is only one bonus game available in the Curse of Franken stein, and that is the Free Spins round. There is another unique feature which takes place, and that is the green liquid that floods the screen at the beginning and end of the free spins round.
The Curse of Frankenstein has five reel and three rows of symbols as well as the 10 win lines. It is possible for player to choose the number of lines. The Wild symbol will substitute for all of the regular symbols, but also awards the biggest single prize. If the player lands five of the symbols on a win line, he will be rewarded with a huge 5000 coins.
The next symbol is the Curse of Frankenstein logo, and this pays only 500 coins for five symbols, and 120 coins for four appearing on the reels. Photos from the film are next in the prize value. If the player finds five images of Frankenstein himself on the reel, the prize is 200 coins. The doctor is worth 150 coins and the frightened woman symbol 120 coins. The three different playing card symbols have slightly lesser values attached.
The only other symbol that appears on the reels is the hammer icon. Three of these anywhere on any reel will activate the free spins bonus. There is also a scatter prize associated with this logo. If five appear on the reels at once, the prize will be 100 times the total spin amount. Four will award the player 25 times that amount, and two will net 3 times that amount.
Free Spins Round the Only Bonus Game
There is just the one free spins game in Curse of Frankenstein. The opening of this bonus round is striking, as there is a surge of bubbling green liquid that froths up to cover the reels. When the green liquid clears the player will see ten free spins at the bottom of the reels, and a place to add up the winnings. The spins are quicker than normal play and wins are added up as play continues. The player can add ten more spins each time, to a maximum of 255 spins per game. When the online casino NZD bonus round is completed a box will show the total winnings, the green bubbles will return and the player will be back in the regular game.