Iron Man 2 Slot Machine (Playtech Marvel Slots)

Playtech have just launched a new online slot machine called Iron Man 2, a follow up to the original Iron Man slot machine that they released in 2010 as part of their popular Marvel Slots series. This second version differs fairly substantially from the original Iron Man although obviously the overall theme is the same.

I played a demo of the Iron Man 2 slot on the Playtech stand at the ICEi show in London in January (2011) and it’s now been released to play for real at BetFred casino. The immediately obvious difference is that Iron Man 2 stacks most of the symbols on the reels in 2’s. The original Iron Man slot had stacked symbols but only for two of the graphic symbols – Ironman 2 stacks several more.

Both slot machines have wild symbols on every reel and each has a free spins bonus triggered by getting 3 Iron Man logos (scatters) anywhere in view across the 5 reels. The free spins bonus in the Iron Man 2 slot machine differs in that you get an increasing multiplier which increments by 1 every 2 spins (10 spins are awarded) and additionally you get an extra wild symbol plonked in the centre of reel 3.

It’s early days – I have only played it briefly but my first impressions are that it’s Ok without being outstanding. Not sure it’s as addictive as the original Iron man slot machine to be honest but I’ll revisit it and let you know. Both slots are relatively low variance so getting monster hits is tough but at least you get a decent game from your bankroll.

At present, the Iron Man 2 slot machine is only available in the download version of the BetFred casino although I would expect it to appear in the Instant Play version soon – possibly by the time you read this!

Like the other Marvel slots from Playtech, Iron Man 2 comes with 4 randomly awarded progressive jackpots. You can win these on any bet size although the more you bet per spin, the more likely you are of hitting them. The biggest jackpot on the Ironman 2 slot machine is over £1million! Worth a shot but let’s face it, unlikely!

Other slots in the Playtech Marvel Slots series include the excellent Fantastic 4 Slot, The Hulk, the disappointing Blade and Elektra games and obviously the (very good) Ironman original. The Fantastic 4 slot machine would be my first choice, followed closely by the Hulk slot game. Ironman 2 will probably fit in around no. 3 or 4 in that list I would guess.