Inspired by The Phantom of the Opera, Universal Monsters The Phantom’s Curse Touch® is telling the intriguing story the young opera singer Christine Daaé who discovers she has a mysterious admirer who has the intention to help her become a lead performer.
The enigmatic masked presence, the Phantom, lives underneath the Paris Opera House. When the Phantom takes Christine prisoner and demands her devotion and affection, her suitor Vicomte Raoul de Chagny sets out to rescue her.
The Phantom of the Opera
Thanks to its immense popularity, many will know Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 musical. But the history of The Phantom of the Opera goes way further back to 1909. It was the year Le Gaulois published a serialization, written by the French writer Gaston Leroux.
It was in 1910 that the story appeared as a novel, telling the complete story inspired by historical events at the Paris Opera during the 19th century.
In 1922, the founder of Universal Pictures, Carl Laemmle, planned a holiday to Paris where he met Gaston Leroux. During one night, Laemmle shared his admiration for the Paris Opera House with Leroux after which he gave Laemmle a copy of his novel The Phantom of the Opera. The story goes that Laemmle read the book in just one night which resulted in him buying the film rights.
Two years after the meeting with Leroux, late 1924, the production of The Phantom of the Opera by Universal Studios started. The first cut of the film already previewed in Los Angeles in January 1925. However, poor reviews forced Universal Pictures to re-shoot most of the picture.
The new version of the Phantom of the Opera was shown in San Francisco in April 1925. But again it was the audience that disliked the movie, booing it off of the screen.
The final version of the film contained material from both the original 1924 shooting, as well as the second version. A preview was available in September 1925 at the Astor Theatre in New York City. However, the film premiered in October 1925 in Hollywood.
The history of the Phantom of the Opera goes way back to 1909, the first film premiered in 1925 while the popular musical came into the picture in 1986. In January 2018 NetEnt was responsible for another chapter. This thanks to the launch of the Universal Monsters The Phantom’s Curse™ slot. Of course, Universal Monsters The Phantom’s Curse Touch® brought a mobile version as well.
Films, musicals, songs, video slots, the Phantom of the Opera seems timeless and that’s exactly what to expect from Universal Monsters The Phantom’s Curse Touch®, a timeless mobile slot game with brilliant graphics and animation, bringing you the famous story from the Paris Opera House while many extras have been added.
Universal Monsters The Phantom’s Curse Touch® isn’t the first Universal Picture released as a NetEnt Touch® game as it was in the past years NetEnt released Dracula Touch®, Frankenstein Touch®, Creatures of the Black Lagoon Touch®, and The Invisible Man Touch®.
NetEnt planned the launch in July 2017 as Universal Monsters Phantom of the Opera Touch®. This couldn’t go through, though. So eventually NetEnt postponed the game until January the next year. The mobile slot eventually got the name Universal Monsters The Phantom’s Curse Touch®.
Confusing, maybe yes, but what’s in a name anyway? The design, high-quality animations and mobile slot features remained the same and that’s where it eventually is all about.
Universal Monsters The Phantom’s Curse Touch®
NetEnt developed this Universal video slot in cooperation with NetEnt. For that reason, it’s no surprise the mobile game got the looks of Dracula Touch® and The Invisible Man Touch®.
The game obviously brings you all the best of the classic 1925 Universal Picture including all characters. With the Phantom and Christine in the spotlights, you’ll see a lot of them two with the Phantom pictured as intimidating as NetEnt’s Dracula in Dracula Touch®.
With the Paris Opera House in the background, you’re drawn into the love story from the first spin.
NetEnt definitely thought about the details and some incredible animations are available throughout the game. Besides the characters, you can also expect to find a chandelier, a mirror, a ring, a knife, and roses on the reels.
Universal Monsters The Phantom’s Curse Touch® features
Become part of this classic tale while enjoying a great combination of slot features. Along with the love journey of the Phantom and Christine, you’ll uncover different slot features and rewards including Wild Substitutions, Scatter symbols, 3 Bonus Symbols that also act as Wilds, Free Spins, a Pick and Click Bonus feature, and Sticky Wild Re-spins while a Both Way Win function makes sure winnings will be available from right to left and left to right.
Almost all NetEnt Touch® slots have been enriched with a Wild feature and the Universal Monsters The Phantom’s Curse Touch® is no exception. Wild symbols substitute for all symbols except Scatter and Bonus symbols.
Pick and Click feature
When the Phantom appears on the utter left reel and Christine on the utter right reel you’ll be treated with another intro and a Pick and Click feature. Roses are red, violets are blue, and big winnings might come directly to you… at least when you manage to pick the right roses during the two levels, hiding some real treasures.
Masked Phantom Re-spins
If the Phantom’s famous mask appears on the last reel instead of Christine, a Masked Phantom Re-Spin occurs. The involved bonus symbols transform into Wild symbols during the Re-Spins.
Three Scatter symbols visible on reels 1,3 and 5 opens the exciting Free Spins feature. It’s also enriched with an impressive intro. During the intro, the Phantom will show his true colours.
Meanwhile, you can look forward to some true action on the reels which also involves the chandelier from the opera.
During Free Spins, a chandelier hangs by ropes above the reels. Landing a Masked Phantom symbol on a reel cuts that section of the rope. When all five ropes next to the reels are cut, the chandelier falls and the Free Spins feature will end.