Science fiction was born on a dark stormy night in the Swiss Alps near Lake Geneva when Mary Shelley first contemplated her Frankenstein myth amidst dark corridors of the Villa Diodata with her illustrious companions during the spring holiday season of 1816. Joined by her husband Percy Shelley, and renown literary giant of the early 19th-century, Lord Byron, Mary began thinking crafting what would become the classic gothic tale of horror, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Her spell binding tale not only excited the imagination of generations of readers, but launched thousands of interpretation, and dozens of movie versions.
For slot loving fans of the classic tale, you can now enjoy playing Barcrest’s The Curse of Frankenstein,” which borrows heavily on both Shelley’s original version and Hammer Film Production’s campy 1957 take on the Frankenstein myth.
The Curse of Frankenstein offers a chance to win on a cinematic backdrop that mirrors the campy cinematography of the 1957 cult classic movie. Creepy music coupled to haunting toned vie with a blood red castle interior serving as a backdrop to build a visceral sense of spookiness with every pull of the handle.
The game is a 5-reel, 10-line slot featuring three rows of symbols. Allowing you to bet as little as five-cents a line, or a spin for 50-cents, ranging a $50 a line wager tipping in at $500 a spin. In addition to the standard 10 through ace symbols, you will want to keep your eyes peeled for the Wild Symbol that not only serves the standard purpose as a substitute for all other symbols, but landing five “Wild” symbols on the win lines offers the games largest prize of 5,000 coins.
Curse of Frankenstein Logo—Pays 500 coins on 5/120 Coins for 4
Frankenstein’s Movie Portrait— Pays 200 coins on 5
The Doctor’s Movie Portrait— Pays 150 coins on 5
Screaming Woman’s Movie Portrait— Pays 120 coins on 5
The final symbol of interest on the board, and the gateway to exciting bonus action is the appearance of three “Hammer Production” logos anywhere on the reels will trigger the unleashing of the free spin bonus feature. Five of these on the reels all at once, and you can win one hundred times your spin amount while four will garner twenty-five times your winning spin and three Hammer logos will double your winnings.
Once you have triggered your free spin option, bubbling green ooze will bubble up to cover the reels before revealing ten free spins along the bottom the screen. Stacked logos predominate and players can gain an additional ten free spins with each occurrence earning up to 255 free spins per game. Once you have run through your free spins, the bubbling green ooze returns to take over the screen and return you to regular game play.
Playing The Curse of Frankenstein for real money is possible at any casino hosting Barcrest’s style slot machines. For those looking for an idea of what they are in for before spending any money, free demonstrations are available to stretch your gambling legs in the same manner that the monster stretches his arms. Thanks to the design efforts of Barcrest’s talented team, mobile play is fully integrated into their player experience.
Founded in the height of the Great Depression in 1934, Hammer Film Production’s claim to fame only began with their transition into their Gothic horror films that first gained traction and were popular through the mid-1970s. Picking up the options to leverage Mary Shelley’s classic hit into an impressive B-list movie in 1957 earned the studio an instant cult like following that last until today.