The Jekyll and Hyde online slot looks good without being overly impressive. There is a pleasant understated feel to it that fits with the theme of 19th-century literature. The reels are set in front of grey cellar wall which looks like it is supposed to be Dr Jekyll’s basement laboratory. Green fumes rise up the wall, creating an impression of horrific scientific experiments.
The game has a smooth and slick feel to it, with the understated colours of the backdrop and fine details of the character portraits on the reels giving a sense of refinement. It certainly looks a lot classier than Betsoft’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde slot game, and a lot slicker than Microgaming’s Jekyll and Hyde. The reels move smoothly and there is nothing awkward or stilted about the game’s action.
The sound effects are impressive too. You hear various laboratory noises as you play, which helps to create a really immersive atmosphere. The music is minimal and limited to some sweeping and dramatic refrains. It is not at all intrusive, which is a real plus point in our view.
When it comes to the symbols on the reels, the lower value ones are numbers and letters, with 10, J, Q, K and A all used. The detail in these is nothing special. The higher value symbols look more interesting. These consist of a top hat, a book, and two glamorous looking women. There is also a distinguished-looking chap that we took to be Gabriel Utterson, the narrator of Stevenson’s novel.
Watch for Dr Jekyll’s Wild Transformation
Of course, you also see Dr Jekyll on the reels, and he can transform into Mr Hyde. He is the game’s wild symbol and can only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. If wins are possible he will transform into Mr Hyde, occupying more spaces on the reels and substituting for other symbols to create winning combinations for you. The green potion is the scatter symbol that triggers the feature, and we’ll take a look at that in the next section of this review.
It is worth noting that you have an option to double your stake by pressing the feature bet button at the bottom of the screen. This turns the green scatter symbol into a red one. It can count for you and help to trigger the feature even if it is just outside the reel area when you play in this mode.