Quick, to the Invisible Jet!
Wonder Woman first appeared in DC Comics in the 1940’s, perhaps to tie in with the rising appreciation for women filling in in other areas of American social life, as part of the war effort. At any rate, with her variety of weapons and gadgets, her awesome superpowers, and her nemeses taken straight out of Greek mythology, she struck a chord with girls who didn’t identify with the traditional female roles in comic books (grateful victim, mostly), and boys who were not averse to the appearance of an Amazon goddess in patriotic costume.
Perhaps a little disappointingly, the basic symbols that appear on the 5 reels of this 4 line slot are the 9,10, J, Q, K and Ace symbols, although rendered in an airbrushed metal finish that captures the artwork of the genre, and accompanied by some WW icons. Higher paying symbols include the Invisible Jet (which must be a little awkward to park, surely?) the Greek temple, and the figures of Artemis and Ares. Diana herself is the Wild symbol, animated deflecting enemy bullets from her indestructible bracelets, and the iconic Wonder Woman symbol functions as the Scatter, triggered when three or more of these appear. While the Wild symbol has no value of its own, it does function as a 2x multiplier on all wins, and can appear on all but the first reel.
Three or more Wild symbols activate Free Spins, during which Wonder Woman Wild appearances will hold the reels for five more spins. Two Scatters will reward you with an instant payout, while three or more of these will activate the next feature.
Like other Cryptologic titles, Wonder Woman features a Bonus Bet feature, effectively maximising the number of coins in play, and adding a further 10 lines, effectively making 60 paylines. With this activated, all Scatter payouts are multiplied by 50: it also allows the Ares Showdown feature to be triggered. In this arcade style feature, Ares attacks Wonder Woman twice before unleashing his zombie horde: if she defeats him, you can win up to 100 times the original triggering bet.
Bets range from 0, 01 to 20 coins per line, giving a maximum bet of 1000 coins per spin: combined with the Bonus Bet feature and its potential multiplier, this game can give a great return on your investment!
A Thing Of Wonder
With upcoming film appearances in Batman vs. Superman, and her own feature, Wonder Woman is once more hot property: this slot pays homage more to the character’s image of yore, with her red, white and blue costume, and the flags waving in the background. The audio features of the game do leave a little to be desired, unfortunately, but the animation is good and the game play is smooth. The high payout and separate Bonus screen add a dimension to the playing experience: this is a great accompaniment to other superhero themed Cryptologic titles, and should provide plenty of entertainment for fans of the character and slots alike.