This game offers a masterful piece of computer animation on L&W’s Cosmic cabinet to illustrate the theme of the 1931 Universal classic film Frankenstein. It is the first of L&W’s Universal Monster series (Dracula comes next).
The five-reel game is available in 30-line penny and 2-cent versions, 15-line versions in the 5-cent and 10-cent denominations, and a five-line version for $1 and $2 denominations.
The game screen depicts a nighttime graveyard scene with Dr. Frankenstein’s castle at the back. The reel array is at the front, and overhead is a grid of credit awards topped by static jackpot prizes and three progressives, resetting at $500 (Major), $2,000 (Super), and a Grand jackpot from one of two L&W wide-area links, resetting at $200,000 or $400,000.
There are several different images of Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein monster, in different colors, in cash-on-reels and jackpot symbols. Every time “It’s Alive!” appears on the first reel, all of the Monster symbols are awarded, including cash-on-reels awards and jackpots. More than one of the jackpots can be awarded in this feature.
When the feature is triggered, the animation comes to life as lightning bolts from the credit awards and jackpots in the top grid zap each monster’s “terminals.” The monster grimaces as each award is zapped, in a hilarious sequence.
When “Power Up” appears on the first reel, some of the prizes on the board above are boosted by anywhere from 2X to 10X. The board will remain powered up until at least one prize is awarded, after which it resets with random multipliers.
When scatter symbols land on the first, third and fifth reels, it triggers eight free spins on a five-by-five reel array. Scatters on the two outer reels trigger three additional free games.
Manufacturer: Light & Wonder
Format: Five-reel, 30-line, 15-line or five-line video slot
Max Bet: 25, 300, 600
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10, 1.00, 2.00
Top Award: Progressive; $200,000 or $400,000 reset
Hit Frequency: 21.79%
Theoretical Hold: 11%-13.5%