The creature that this slot machine is themed may have been from 1954 but it is certainly a modern day beast. The Creature from the Black Lagoon slot is themed on the movie that is a classic from 1954 and was probably the movie that started a craze for horror movies that still continues today. This slot machine is a beast of its own though, not because it has a bonus round that features free spins, as many modern slots do but where other slots will award a certain amount of free spins for getting 3 or more scatter symbols, this slot machine is different, it will award 10 free spins for 3 scatter symbols, which in this case is the free spin symbol, 15 free spins for 4 of them and 20 free spins for 5 of them, a feature that is perhaps unique to slot machines.
Although this slot machine has an awesome and unique free spin bonus round, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have other amazing features to help you win as well. The wild symbol is the game’s logo and it can replace any of the other symbols except for the free spins symbol, creating wins on a regular basis. There is also something beastly about these wild symbols as well though. Whenever a wild symbol appears on the reels and isn’t immediately used, it becomes a sticky wild, remaining in its place until it is used.
An additional feature that comes into play during the free spin round features the creature itself. Whilst the free spin round is in play, a target symbol appears and each time that it does, the creature’s health deteriorates, as measured on the health meter at the side of the reels. Once the creature’s health has deteriorated significantly, a spreading wild feature comes into play which causes the next wild to appear, to spread to the reel adjacent to it and a re-spin takes place. This feature continues as the creature’s health continues to get worse, only ending when the free spin round comes to an end.