This 5-reel 20-payline pokie is inspired by the same-name horror film released in 1931. Doctor Frankenstein, a young scientist, decided to create human life by using electrical devices but instead of taking a normal brain for the creature, his assistant took the brain of a thug. The pokie contains the images of the actors starred in the film and its overall design is dark, gloomy and chilling. Bonus features in the pokie include two types of Linked Wilds and free spins with a multiplier of up to x5.
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In terms of visual appearance, the pokie fails to look impressive because NetEnt’s artists tried to mimic the original film that was black and white. So the symbols, background images and other graphic elements of the pokie look bleak and faded. Low-win symbols are 9–A playing cards stylized to the environment of the film. High-win symbols are represented by a jar marked “Abnormal Brain” ($2500), Fritz, the doctor’s hunchbacked assistant ($3500), Dr. Frankenstein ($6000) and the monster, brilliantly starred by Boris Karloff ($7500).
NetEnt integrates three bet options into the pokie. You can deactivate bet lines and choose to play less than the default 20. Coins come in six denominations starting at $0.01 and up to $0.50. The number of coins per line is also adjustable between 1 and 10. That given, you can place a stake anywhere between $0.30 and $100 per spin. You need to land at least three identical symbols on a winning payline to receive a payout.
Lightning Linked Wilds
Doctor Frankenstein designed some electric machines to strike life into the creature. Lightning Wilds used in the pokie are able to jazz up your coin balance and give you the chance for excellent wins. A wild symbol is depicted by two metal discs that generate lightning bolts and crashes of thunder. It appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and substitutes for regular pictures. When stopped on the reels, the Lightning Wild spreads to two or more nearby positions and turns other symbols on these positions into wild.
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Villagers want to capture the creature who has killed Elizabeth, Frankenstein’s bride, and search for him in the surroundings. But the creature discovers the doctor, knocks him unconscious and brings him to an old mill. In the reviewed pokie, the old mill symbol acts as a scatter. Hit three of them to trigger 10 free spins. Two or three scatters landed during the feature give you 5 or 10 extra free spins, accordingly.
With each free spin, you are guaranteed to see Fire Linked Wilds on the second, third and fourth reels. These special wilds have the same properties as Lightning Wilds, meaning they spread across the reels and turn adjacent pictures into wild. Besides, a multiplier symbol appears on the rightmost reel and increases a win amount by the related value. When the multiplier reaches x5, it is removed from the reel.
The Frankenstein pokie is based on the eponymous classic film and features linked wilds, scatters, and free spins with multipliers of x2 to x5. The maximum win in the pokie runs into $7500 for five Monster symbols.