Enjoy a Ring Battle in this DC Comics Inspired Pokie
The Green Lantern is one of the oldest superheroes in the DC Comics family. Originally created in 1940, this character fights evil with the help of special power-rings. There have been plenty reinventions of this character over the years – and now you can enjoy a high-energy poker machine starring the superhero.
Note that this is a different online pokie to the PlayTech game of the same name.
Wild stacks, battle scenes over the reels and a generous free spins round are just three reasons to play.
Here is a summary of the highlights for the NextGen Green Lantern pokies:
You have a choice before you spin as to whether to add the ‘Super Bet’. This costs 10 extra coins at your chosen stake level. If you play without it, you’ll spin for 50 coins, with it you pay 60.
Those extra coins give you access to the ring battle game. This is triggered when you get three or more of the special power-ring symbols anywhere in view.
This bonus plays out over the reels. It shows an epic battle between the Green Lantern and one of his evil enemies. You will see the Green Lantern on the left, and the enemy on the right. Between them is a stream of plasma. As the battle runs you will see one or the other getting the upper hand, with the streams moving around. On top of the streams is a multiplier, which applies to your total bet. You’ll be awarded the multiplier which shows when the epic battle ends.
A different ring symbol (with a purple surround) triggers the free spins bonus game. These rings also pay a scatter prize of up to 50x your total bet for the maximum five.
Hitting three or more will award a generous 25 free spins. All wins are doubled during this feature. You will also get stacks of wild symbols on reels 2 and 4. When you hit the special lantern symbol on reel 3, the wild stacks are extended by one each time. This will increase the likelihood of fully wild reels – giving you plenty of big win potential. Retriggering the free spins gives you the opportunity to extend these wilds even further.
With 50 win-lines crossing the 5×4 reel setup, there is plenty of opportunity to line up symbols. Green Lantern symbols are wild – substituting for everything except the ring (bonus) symbols to connect extra wins.
Two aliens, representing the Green Lantern’s enemies, are the highest paying regular symbols. One with an elongated red face has the biggest prize. This is worth a full 10,000 coins for five of a kind, and awards prizes for just two from the left. Another alien, this time with a domed blue head, follows this at 2,000 coins for the maximum.
Unique symbols are completed by a triangle showing a fist and a picture of the hero using a flying device. There are a lot of simple, bold, playing card symbols in play this time.
While overall the design is not as polished as some recent NextGen Gaming pokies, it is colourful and lively. You’ll see glimpses of an alien world behind the reels – while the reels themselves are backed in plain white. Artwork for the symbols looks like it was taken straight from an old comic book. This is on the plain side, thought the aliens have a lot of character.
The highlight is the battle bonus. Here, you see the plasma rings come to life right over the reels as the superheroes battle. The free spins bonus plays in the same way as the base game, though you’ll notice the difference as the wild stacks increase.
I can see the appeal of this pokie going way beyond fans of the old comics. This is a lively slot with plenty going on – without ever appearing to complex. I do recommend the Super Bet option. The ring battle feature not only looks good, it can give you big wins too. With 25 free spins, each with 2x wins combined with extra wilds on reels 2 and 4 – the main bonus is an ideal time to line up those high-paying alien symbols.