Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde the online slot is a 5-reel/30-payline video slot game based on the classic novel of the same name written by Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published over 100 years ago in 1886. This slot is powered by BetSoft and features very high-quality 3D graphics and yields some impressive payouts as well, suitable for any online slot player. This interactive takes players on a player-based adventure through 2 bonus rounds, an additional free spins round, and some other surprises.
The characters penned by the author in the novel come to life in the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde slot game in true BetSoft fashion. The characters are rendered like those of present day 3D slot games, which really make the game all the more realistic in comparison to other slots that are drawn in classic, juvenile graphics. This game is set in the good scientist’s lab/library. Behind the reels, Dr. Jekyll walks back and forth from one side of the reels to the other, checking his potions while you spin. The soundtrack is eerie enough to really get you in the mood for the classic science fiction tale of a scientist who had the best intentions, until he made a potion that turned him into an entirely different and mentally deranged person. Mr. Hyde is that alter ego.
Game symbols include Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Logo, the Police, a Lock and Key, Dr. Jekyll’s House, a Fire Place, Newspaper, and a Book. The highest paying symbols are the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde characters and the Wild Hyde. The Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Logo will only occur on reels 1, 3, and 5 and is also a wild symbol. You will also run across the Red Potion and the Blue Potion symbols, which are necessary to trigger free spins via the Potion Meter.
One of the most unique features of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde the slot game is the Potion Meter element that is tied into the 2 Potion symbols mentioned above. The Red and Blue Potions appear on reels 2 and 4. When the Red Potion appears on the reels next to Dr. Jekyll, all Logo, Dr. Jekyll, and Mr. Hyde symbols become Wild Hyde symbols. This causes all of the symbols on the reels to go crazy and mix up, creating a completely different formation of symbols and combinations than were previously arranged, paying out more winnings and a special bonus win for the Wild Hyde symbol. When this happens, it is very much reminiscent of some of the shifting wild features that are found on other slot machines.
If the Blue Potion appears next to the Mr. Hyde symbol, a special bonus will occur for the player and award a 20X multiplier on the original bet, as well as a random multiplier that furthermore awards the player between 5X and 20X the bet. Each time a Red Potion symbol appears, the meter fills up a bit more. In order to trigger this feature, a total of 100 Red Potion symbols must appear on the reels.
Once the Potion Meter is filled by 100 Red Potion symbols, the Free Spins feature will trigger. The Blue Potion symbols appear during free spins bonus round and fill another Potion Meter. When this meter is full, free spins will end. It takes 12 Blue Potion symbols to end the free spins game.
The Frenzy Bonus will trigger when 2 Mr. Hyde symbols and the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Logo appear on reels 2, 3, and 4 in the same spin. The player will then be given the choice between left or right when Mr. Hyde comes to a turn in his path, as he travels through London avoiding police. Make the right turns, and earn a bet multiplier worth up to 30X.
The Potion Bonus feature is triggered when 2 Dr. Jekyll symbols appear on either side of the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Logo on reels 2, 3, and 4. During this bonus, players select potion elements to create an “anti-monster” serum. The amount rewarded depends on how quickly the correct ingredients for the potion are chosen. The highest bet multiplier available in this bonus is 120X.
The betting limits of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde include coin value options that range from 0.02 to 1.00, with bets per line that can be set from 1 to 5. It is recommended that all 30 paylines be played as a habit; thus, at the lowest bet level, all 30 lines can be played for 30 credits. On the other end of the spectrum, all 30 paylines can be played for 150 credits. Keep in mind though that once you start collecting potions, if you change your bet level, you will lose any Potion Meter progress previously made.
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde the book is a classic tale that has been read for generations, spanning the decades and more than one century, holding its own against modern-day fiction. Thus, it is not surprising that BetSoft’s virtual slot version of the tale has become one of its most popular titles, never failing to impress in the areas of graphics, bonuses, and features. Whether you’re a fan of classic literature or not, you will enjoy playing this slot—it’s a fantastic slot and hits the mark perfectly. We should also point out that this game is extremely mobile-friendly and can be played on a number of different mobile devices; including iPad, iPhone, and Windows devices.