Captain America is one of the oldest and most recognizable comic book characters in the world. He made his first appearance in 1941 in the era of the second world war, and his patriotism-heavy appeal has been adored by youngsters ever since. Captain America is owned by Marvel and is one of the many top brands that appear on the Marvel slot machine games that were developed by Wagerlogic.
The slot machine has 5 reels and 25 pay lines. There are also wild symbols and scatter symbols that lead to the bonus rounds.
Graphics and Sound
The graphics follow a similar trend that is adopted by most superhero slot machine games. There is a comic strip picture in the background, with a second world war theme, and a Captain America logo stamped at the top of the game. The images used include soldiers, the Captain America shield, the USA flag, the Statue of Liberty, a belt and of course Captain America himself.
The sounds are pretty basic, coming into their own when the user wins a line or enters one of the bonus rounds.
The winnings paid out when the player gets 3, 4 or 5 symbols across one line are fairly meagre, but there are still some big rewards available if the right symbols are lined up, which include Captain America, the USA flag and a few others. There is also a tiered progressive jackpot known as the Hero Jackpot, the Super Hero Jackpot and the Marvel Hero Jackpot. At the time of play the Hero Jackpot was only around $60, which is not significant by any stretch of the imagination, but the Super Hero Jackpot was ten times as big as this and the Marvel Hero Jackpot was ten times as big as that, resulting in a progressive jackpot that could net the player a hefty $6k+ for every spin that they make.
The bonus game is also very rewarding and is activated when the user gets three of the bonus symbols (Captain America’s shield in this instance). In this game, which plays out like a game for a tablet computer, the user controls Captain America himself and has to throw his shield against planes and tanks in a war-torn environment. For every plane that they succeed in hitting, they get a cash reward, with a bigger bonus paid out if the player destroys five planes. This is a very fun game in its own right and has been well thought-out and expertly executed.
This game saves all of its style and its graphics for the bonus game, which really does add a new dimension to this slot and bring it to life in an exciting way. The rest of the graphics and sounds are fairly simple, but this helps to ensure that the game runs smoothly even for those who don’t have powerful computers or internet connections.
The jackpots are a big appeal here, with three on offer to cover all stakes, and the extra rewards that can be picked up in the bonus game and during the symbol wins themselves are also fairly substantial. The Captain America slot stays true to the comic book, as opposed to any of the films or video games released in this franchise, and fans of the series will recognize the characters and the theme.
We give this slot 4.5 out of 5. The only slight improvements that could be made would be to offer something a little extra and unique, and maybe some more bonus games or even a randomly applied bonus. These are minor changes though and even without them this game is well worth playing, even for those who don’t appreciate the Captain America brand but do want to gamble on a exciting and rewarding slot machine.