Playing for the progressive jackpots with Marvel slots
Update: As of 31st March 2017, all Marvel slots have been removed due to the Disney Marvel licensing. Marvel slots have been replaced by Age of the Gods slots and DC Comics slots.
Playtech are one of the world’s leading online slots casino developers and their Marvel based progressive jackpot slots are the jewel in their crown. But as with all progressive jackpot slots, their theoretical payout percentages are lower than for standard slots.
The chances of landing a progressive jackpot are very slim but there are still ways you can play these slots without burning through your budget in next to no time.
Amateur slot players might tell you to avoid progressives like the Marvel slots, however professional slot players actually focus mainly on progressives. In the long run because the RTP (Return To Player) is less than 100% and the RNG (Random Number Generator) is random, you should always end up losing. So to be a professional or indeed a winner of any kind, you need to swing the odds in your favour.
One way to swing the odds therefore is to learn when the jackpots are likely to pay out and only make your spins at this time. Do not aim for the biggest jackpot (as the bigger the jackpot, the more variance in when it actually pays out), aim for the lower jackpots, watch and learn when they are likely to pay out (at this current time it seems the average pay-outs for the Marvel jackpots are around €400, €4,000 and roughly €30,000 and €600,000. Over time the average pay-out points for these jackpots can vary slightly). The lower two jackpots are the only ones you can realistically target. Once the jackpot has exceeded the average pay-out point, that is when you would start playing. Both these jackpots should drop within a short period of time meaning it won’t cost you too many spins to get your name into the hat when the jackpot drops.
The info screen tells us that the higher you stake, the more chance you have of landing a jackpot. If you play at a website which lists the jackpot winners in a pop-up when they drop, you can often see the same player landing a couple of jackpots in the same sitting. These are likely to be pro’s. But don’t let that put you off, we have actually had most of our Marvel jackpots from low stakes (€0.25 and €0.50). Landing a jackpot is a very rare occurrence and we would not advise playing massive stakes even if you know a jackpot is likely to drop soon.
Note: Please see the advanced slot tactics pages for a smarter way the pro’s chase progressive jackpots.
Not every Marvel slot is created equally
The first thing you need to know before even thinking about the magical jackpot is which slots to play and which to avoid. We have placed a list of all the Marvel slot RTP’s at the end of this article. Avoid playing via a mobile device as a start (we have never landed a single progressive jackpot from a mobile device) and avoid all the 50 line variants as their payout percentages are terrible (again these are typically the versions of the Marvel slots you will find on your mobile device). We never play any of the Marvel slots with a lower RTP than Fantastic Four.
Marvel Mystery Jackpot Information (as provided by Playtech)
The trigger that starts the Jackpot game is random and can occur after any spin in any of the linked games. It is not caused by any symbol combination in the linked games and even a spin that does not win anything in the main game can trigger the Jackpot game. Likewise, any bet with any size in the linked games can trigger the Jackpot game. Nonetheless, the chances of triggering the Jackpot game increase or decrease proportionally to the bet size. Entering the Jackpot game guarantees a win of one of the four jackpots. Playing the Jackpot game reveals the jackpot that has been awarded to you, but does not determine it.
There are four different levels of jackpots that you can win: Power Jackpot, Extra Power Jackpot, Super Power Jackpot and Ultimate Power Jackpot. Different types of jackpots hold different prize amounts. The jackpot game-screen contains 20 squares which in the beginning of the gameplay are turned upside down. Clicking on a square will turn it around and reveal one of four jackpot symbols on the other side. Once you have found three matching symbols, you win the jackpot that corresponds to these symbols. Jackpot winnings are added to the main game winnings (if any) and are displayed in the Win field together with any other winnings.
The Marvel Mystery Jackpot game has a timeout timer. This means that if you do not pick a square in a set amount of time, you will automatically receive your prize.
The Jackpot for this game works like this:
|Seed (how much money the Marvel slots Jackpots start out with):||Power: €50
Extra Power: €500
Super Power: €5,000
Ultimate Power: €100,000
|Contribution rate (what percentage of each bet goes into Marvel slots Jackpot):||0.99%|
|Win condition (the result you have to get to win the Marvel slots Jackpot):||Entering the jackpot game guarantees a win. Match 3 jackpot symbols of the corresponding Jackpot or wait for the timer to run out.|
|Win requirements (what you need to do to be eligible for the Marvel slots Jackpot):||Play a Marvel slots game.|
- The seed and Jackpot values are in Euros in the progressive network and their value in your local currency is dependent on the currency exchange rate.
- The mechanics of Marvel Mystery Jackpot prohibit simultaneous jackpot winnings.
- Imperfections in the Internet connectivity may cause you to experience delays in Jackpot messages or updates, but they do not affect actual Jackpot wins.
The theoretical pay-out percentages (RTP) of all the Marvel jackpot slots (from high to low)
Iron Man 2 = 95.98%
Marvel Roulette = 95.73%
Spider-Man: Attack of the Green Goblin = 95.18%
Blade = 95.05%
X-Men = 95.03%
Ghost Rider = 95.03%
The Avengers = 95.02%
Daredevil = 94.94%
Elektra = 94.94%
Iron Man = 94.89%
Fantastic Four = 94.88%
The Incredible Hulk = 94.82%
Captain America – The First Avenger = 94.31%
Iron Man 3 = 93.02%
Iron Man 2 (50 Lines) = 92.31%
X-Men (50 Lines) = 92.01%
Fantastic Four (50 Lines) = 91.99%
Blade (50 Lines) = 91.98%
Thor The Mighty Avenger = 91.92%
Wolverine = 91.86%
The Incredible Hulk (50 Lines) = 91.00%
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