The Invisible Man
The immensely popular novel by H.G. Wells has been immortalized on a set of slot reels from NetEnt. The Invisible Man tells the story of Griffin, the scientist who arrives in Iping village after developing a formula that can make people invisible. However, he ends up in trouble after a self-test as he fails to reverse the process. The chasing policeman, as well as the couple from the Lion’s Head Inn where Griffin stays, are part of the gameplay too that comes with Walking Wilds with Respins, a Free Spins round and two extra bonus features that can lead to wins of up to 1,000 times your bet on a single spin.
The Invisible Man is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded both ways for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right and from right to left. Available on desktop or mobile, you can bet from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with an RTP of 96.30%.
Loading the game will take you to the Iping village where the author placed the plot of his science fiction novel. In the base game, Griffin’s laboratory can be seen in the background while various characters from the novel dominate on the reels. During the free spins, the scenery changes to the outside, seeing the policeman chasing Griffin. Parts of the original soundtrack have been mixed with typical reel noises to create an authentic slotting experience.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 3x to 5x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by characters from the novel – Mrs Hall, Mr Hall, Dr Cranley, Arthur Kemp and Flora Cranley. Hit five on a line to win 7.5x to 25x your stake. Worth noting is the fact that a five of a kind will be paid both ways too, e.g. a five-of-a-kind As will yield two times 5x stake, once from left to right and once from right to left, equaling 10x your stake.
Griffin and the policeman are the two walking wild symbols, appearing in the base game on reels one and five respectively while in the free spins they can land on any reel. Both wilds perform the usual substitution duties. There are no scatters on this slot.
The Invisible Man Slot Features
NetEnt took on the challenge to bring the plot of the science-fiction onto a set of slot reels and created a series of features that follow the storyline of Wells novel. The most prolific of all features are the Walking Wilds, which are active in the base game and free spins. In the base game, Griffin will land on reel five only during while the policeman appears exclusively on reel one.
Both will trigger the Respin feature when they appear in a game round, moving by one reel along the same row they landed on after each respin. Griffin will move from right to left and the policeman from left to right. Multiple walking wilds can be on the reels in the same respin sequence. The respins are free and will end one spin after the last wild has dropped off the screen. Wins are accumulated and paid before the start of the next game round.
If they appeared on the same row, they will clash when they meet and trigger 10 Free Spins., which cannot be retriggered as such but +4 free spins are awarded should they clash again during the feature, no limits. Both walking wilds can land on any reel now, triggering as well respins and moving in their direction one reel at a time.
Two meters – one for Griffin Wilds and one for Policeman Wilds – will appear on top of the game window, each with 8 digits. Every time any of the two wilds lands on a free spin, it will be added to the respective meter after it leaves the game window. The first fully charged meter will then award an extra bonus feature that will be played once the free spins have concluded. Failing to fill a meter, will see the round ending after the last free spin.
- Griffin’s Rage: Is a pick-and-click bonus game with three rounds, each with five items. You will be following Griffin to three locations – Lion’s Head Inn, The Mansion and Iping Train Station. Each has a number of icons to pick with hidden prizes – bet multiplier between 1x and 10x bet, +1 bonus game multiplier, collect. You will always play all three rounds and advance to the next round the soon you unveiled collect. All prizes are accumulated and multiplied if you uncovered one during the bonus game before being added to the winnings from the free spins.
- Police Spins: Awards 3 extra free spins. Five standard Policeman Wilds are placed in random positions for each Police Spin. The standard wilds are not Walking Wilds and will disappear before the next round starts. Police Spins cannot be retriggered while the maximum win for the entire extra feature peaks at 1,350x your stake.
The Invisible Man is something of a hidden gem in NetEnt’s evergrowing portfolio of branded slots. The storyline from the novel has been well integrated into the gameplay, pitting the main protagonists against each other in an intense reel brawl with ample features and win potential. Especially making it through to the Police Spins leads on most occasions to a mega win.