Creature - Black Lagoon
Creature - Black Lagoon
For an iconic slice of 1950s horror re-imagined in video slot format, look no further than NetEnt’s Creature From The Black Lagoon. Based on the iconic movie starring Richard Carlson and Julia Adams, this five-reel, 20-payline title provides a fitting homage to the visual style of the time, with intentionally retro images giving the game the look and feel of a classic cinema poster. Despite its attempts to revisit the past, however, the game includes a host of modern features, with sticky wild re-spins and a free games mode where players will have to battle with the creature itself to unlock further bonuses both available.
Essentially a full-colour version of the 1954 movie of the same name, Creature From The Black Lagoon features all the original characters from the film, with Kay, David, Carl and Lucas all appearing as high value symbols. Outdoor equipment such as binoculars, oxygen tanks, cameras and hunting knives also feature further down the payscale, while the game’s logo acts as a substitute wild that activates a bonus re-spin whenever it appears on the reels. Even more strikingly, however, the game also boasts the same background music as the original film, with a range of famous quotes from each character playing whenever a payline is activated and an animated sequence starting when the free spins feature begins.
During Creature From The Black Lagoon’s base game, players can benefit from sticky wild re-spins whenever the game’s logo appears anywhere on the reels. When this happens, the wild will remain frozen in position and a re-spin will take place, with subsequent re-spins occurring if a second wild appears. This, however, is just the appetiser for the slot’s main bonus feature, which is a free spins game that is activated whenever three or more free spins scatter logos appear on the reels. This will start a short animated sequence where the creature will emerge from the water and drag Kay overboard, with players then receiving 10 free spins on a new set of reels. A special crosshairs symbol is added to the fifth reel, and whenever this icon appears, a harpoon will be fired at the creature depleting its life bar by one unit. For every three units of health that are drained, a more powerful wild symbol will be unlocked, with the feature ending when all spins have been used up.
In terms of gameplay, Creature From The Black Lagoon couldn’t be any more straightforward. Clearly marked buttons help players control both their bet level from 1-10 and their coin value from £0.01-£0.50, with these two variables combining to make the slot playable from £0.20-£100.00 per spin. An autoplay button can be used to launch up to 100 spins at your currently selected value, while all payout information and bonus rules can be located via the information button.
A classic slice of retro horror nostalgia, Creature From The Black Lagoon really does a great job of recreating the foreboding atmosphere that featured in the film it’s based on. Both the visuals and the sound effects are authentically retro, but the modern twist provided by a hugely immersive free spins feature and sticky re-spins during the base game means this is one slot that hasn’t aged badly.
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Sticky Wilds, Free Re-Spins, Free Spin Feature