NetEnt has a long list of branded games, inspired by movies mostly. Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of those slots that is inspired by the classic 1954 movie, where Kay, David, Carl and Lucas go on a search party to look for the ugly, slimy creature in the Black Lagoon.
NetEnt has designed this game in partnership with Universal Studios, so if you’ve watched the movie, expect a lot of similarities to it in the slot. I noticed that the slot gives you 750 coins for the best winning combo, however, the maximum potential can go up to 150,000 coins in the bonus game, where plenty of bonus features will contribute to your rewards.
By joining any NetEnt-powered online casino, you get the chance to try out Creature from the Black Lagoon slot. You are then able to either play it for real money or try it out for fun, via the demo version. I would suggest to first try it for fun, just to understand how the game works, and then make your deposits.
As you will see in this review, I have paid attention to every single detail you need to know in terms of gameplay, so if you are comfortable with, you can skip the play for fun part and go straight to investing in this big win video game.
Kay is the highest-paying symbol in the slot. Kay is the only female character, which gives you 750 coins for a 5-of-a-kind combo. David is the next high-value symbol, giving you 600 coins for a 5-of-a-kind combo, followed by Carl which gives you 500 coins. Lucas is the last high-value symbol, giving you 400 coins. For the lowest-paying symbols, you get binoculars, a scuba diving cylinder, a camera and a knife, giving you 100 to 125 coins.
Now, the game also features a Wild, a Sticky Wild, a Spreading Wild, a Free Spin! symbol and a Target symbol. The Wilds appear at random and can land anywhere on the reels during the base game, and when they do, they can substitute for all symbols except for the Scattered Free Spin! Symbol and the Target symbol. Wilds can act as Sticky Wilds on the reels for 1 Re-Spin and they have the ability to substitute for the highest winning combo possible on a bet line.
Should you land 3 Free Spin! symbols, you activate 10 Free Spins. For 4 Scattered Free Spin! symbols, you get 15 Free Spins. However, if you manage to land 5 of them, you trigger 20 Free Spins.
You can win 10 additional Free Spins for the Target symbols you collect or 1 to 2 different Spreading Wilds appearing on the reels.
The slot offers an RTP of 96.46%, 20 paylines, 3 rows, and 5 reels. For the 20 fixed paylines, your stake can go anywhere from 0.20 to 100, considering you can change the bet level and the coin value.
For bet level 1 and a coin value of 0.01, the minimum bet is 0.20 and the maximum bet for level 10 and the coin value of 0.50 is 100 credits.
I would say that Creature from the Black Lagoon is a decent slot. It offers the average RTP, it gives solid payouts, and it has great gameplay which is neither simple nor complicated.
Therefore, if you still haven't tried it and you're a fan of movie-themed, branded slots, do try it. Maybe it does not offer as engaging gameplay as Blueprint’s The Goonies movie-themed slot, but it is still a game worth a try.