No matter if you’ve seen the Creature from the Black Lagoon film, one of the most famous black and white films around, I’m sure you like what Creature from the Black Lagoon Touch® has to offer. The desktop version has been around since the end of 2013. It was only at the beginning of 2020 that the game is available as a mobile slot as well.
As usual, the gameplay is the same so you don’t have to miss out on any of the original action. Just like the desktop version, also Creature from the Black Lagoon Touch® offers Wild, Spreading Wilds, Sticky Wilds, Free Spins, and Re-Spins.
Creature from the Black Lagoon goes mobile
It was one of the first 3D films. However, we’re talking about a black and white film here. So don’t expect too much greatness when it comes to the special effects. The film shows a 7.0 IMDB score, though. This means the film received positive reviews, even though the film is from 1954.
The audience in that time wore viewers with grey polarizing filters, similar to the viewers most commonly used while watching 3D films in the cinemas nowadays. Yet, the majority of the viewers at the time saw the film in 2D as the 3D version was only available at the large downtown theatres.
The film is all you expect from a black and white film from the ’50s including poor acting and special effects, but that’s exactly what brings the charm to these films.
I love to watch black and white films for these exact reasons. These films were all about the story, not just an endless series of special effects.
So imagine a strange prehistoric beast that lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle, used for a story that came to the cinemas in 1954. Incredibly innovative for the ’50s, rather amateurish these days, so you need an open mind to watch the oldies on your full-HD colour screens.
A better version
It was thanks to a contract with Universal©, signed in 2012, that NetEnt could develop the Creature from the Black Lagoon™ video slot in 2013, showing the original characters including the protagonist from the film, the prehistoric, half-fish, half-human creature.
As the big HTML5 update continued to take place in which an old Flash game was either ditched or upgraded to HTML5. Creature from the Black Lagoon™ was among the upgraded video slots and the new HTML5 version was launched in 2020 together with Creature from the Black Lagoon Touch®.
Thanks to the HTML5 update, the video slot is in a better state than ever before. Creature from the Black Lagoon Touch® is offering the exact same gameplay while nothing obvious has changed when it comes to the design.
On the symbols, you’ll find Kay, David, the Carl and Lucas in the role of high-paying symbols. The less lucrative symbols show Binoculars, Scuba Gear, a camera and a knife. All of this will allow you to enjoy one of the most famous black and white films on the reels of this highly volatile mobile slot.
Creature from the Black Lagoon Touch® features
There’s no doubt that NetEnt brought the classic 1954 film to the reels in a way only NetEnt can do, but what can you expect from the video slot features used to bring even more excitement?
No Creature from the Black Lagoon Touch® without the prehistoric, half-fish, half-human Creature making his appearance at one pint, so NetEnt saved his appearance for one of the most exciting mobile slot features. You’ll have a chance to relive the film while having a chance to win big!
Wilds and Stciky Wild
As usual, the fun starts in the main game which is bringing a Wild and Sticky Wild. They are basically the same as the Wild is responsible for the activation of a Re-spin in which the Wild becomes Sticky to remain on the reels for at least one spin.
Does another Wild appear during the Re-spin, another Re-spin is activated in which both Wilds remain on the reels where they substitute for any other symbol except Scatters and Target symbols. The Wild symbol will have the same function during the Free Spins feature.
Activated by three or more Free Spins symbols, the Free Spins feature has been created to let you relive Creature of the Black Lagoon in which the creature captured Kay to take her to his underwater lair. It’s at this point, you get the chance to rescue Kay. You’ll receive either 10, 15 or 20 Free Spins while additional free spins can be won during the feature. Collect Target symbols for 1 or 2 different Spreading Wilds or 10 additional free spins.
During Free Spins you can attempt the rescue when the Target symbol appears with a chance to shoot the watery beast. The more target symbols collected, the more the Creature’s health deteriorates and the bigger the reward. This way you can unlock Spreading Wilds and Re-spins. Reach level 1 of the Health Meter for Wild symbols to appear randomly anywhere on reels 1-4 only. Reach levels 2-4 for Wild symbols can appear randomly anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4 only while the maximum amount of target symbols will unlock the 10 additional Free Spins.