Who are you going to call for help? If Batman, Superman or even Green Lantern are busy then don’t despair because Captain Payback is ready to assist you. That’s the case in this cartoonish looking game from High 5 Games with several features that can have that account balance of yours rising faster than Superman on his way to save Lois Lane for the 20th time that day.
This is a five-reel game that will put a smile on your face and that’s before the big wins come along. There are a total of 50 pay-lines but you don’t have to be playing all of them on every spin of the reels. Using the easy to use control buttons that you’ll find underneath the reels, you can set either one, ten, twenty, thirty of fifty pay-lines. To the right of that is the button you need to use to set your stake. The minimum cost of playing with all the 50 pay-lines activated is 0.50 and the maximum 200, just play at a comfortable level.
The slots in the game are a good laugh but very cartoonish. In the base game, there’s the Captain Payback (CP) logo, our square-jawed hero, a girl staring lovingly at a photo of our hero, a police officer showing off his badge and a photographer looking for a scoop. There’s also the ten to Ace playing card symbols in a variety of colours. If you can get five of the Captain Payback logos on an activated pay-line, that wins you 5000x your line bet. Other big wins include 1000x for five of our hero and 500x for the love-struck girl. There are other symbols in the bonus game, more about those later, but remember, every superhero has a supervillain or two.
The wild symbol is a great laugh in this slot and of course very helpful. It has the word ‘Wild’ written in front of a phone. It only appears on the second and third reels but you will love it when it does make an appearance. That’s because it will expand to cover the whole reel and that greatly increases your chance of getting a winning combination. Not just that but we see the Captain in civilian gear rush into a phone box and come out as Captain Payback. When the wild gets you a win, we get to see Captain Payback above the reels as he flies off on another mission. The wild can’t sub for the lightning flash which is the scatter symbol in this slot.
Three of the scatter symbols on the third, fourth and fifth reels gets you five free spins in the Capture Bonus round. There’s a new set of reels used. Now we get to see the supervillains and what a bunch they are! There’s an evil looking character with a large nose who’s probably some mad scientist, a thug, two women who probably charm you then rob you and a robot. If you can get five of the scientist or thug symbols on an activated pay-line that gets you 500x your line bet.
The big task in the Capture Bonus is, not surprisingly, to capture the criminals. You need to see three of each symbol on the reels either on an activated pay-line or even one that hasn’t been activated. Once all four are captured then that gets you into the Jackpot Bonus. This has ten tiers and the first nine have five pick options. You must choose a criminal to see what you win If you get an arrow that takes you through to the next tier, a collect ends the Jackpot Bonus. You can win between 5x and 1000x the bet that you played when triggering the free spins.
There’s a fair amount going on in this game so it’s even more important than ever to look at the paytable. That helps you research this game and it’s packed with information. Just click on the question mark button that’s underneath the reels. It tells you all about the winning combinations, the free spins, and the Jackpot Bonus. Also have some free games to see Captain Payback in all his glory.
If this is a game that you love playing, there are other games out there that have similar gameplay. Try your luck on the Novomatic slot ‘Dr Enlarge-O’, that’s a game which also has some crazy characters and also offers its players some free spins and expanding wilds that can help get you big wins. Then there’s the Amaya slot, ‘Fortunes of the Amazons’ which doesn’t have any superheroes but it does have 50 pay-lines, a free spins round but rather than expanding wilds has sticky wilds.
This game will cheer you up, particularly if you like cartoons. It has its tongue firmly in the cheek and I loved that wild transformation, how do they find the room in those phone boxes? The free spins and Jackpot Bonus rounds can get you some good wins so this is definitely worth having a play, even if Captain Payback might never make it into the Avengers or the Justice League of America.