The design in The Mask of Zorro is nicely done – a Spanish-style Californian castle forms the backdrop to the reels. There you’ll find gold playing card values alongside characters from the movie. They include Captain Harris (Matt Letscher), Don Rafael (Stuart Wilson) and Elena Montero (Catherine Zeta Jones).
The best of the standard symbols is Anthony Hopkins as Diego de la Vega who awards 12.5 times stake if you land 5 on a line. Zorro (Antonio Banderas) is the wild – he substitutes for all other symbols and offers awards of up to 25 times your stake per payline. The Mask of Zorro comes with 2 extras.
First up is The Mark of Zorro feature which can hit on any spin. With a swish of his sword, our masked here will turn 4, 7 or even 10 symbols into wilds. A new payout is then made with the wilds in place.
Then you have the Secret Cave Bonus feature which is triggered by landing the candle holder scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. You’ll start with 5 free spins at 1x. Pick 2 of the 6 candles to add extra free spins or multipliers which will be in play throughout the feature.
You can get 5 free spins or a 1x multiplier for each pick giving you up to 15 free spins or a 3x multiplier. You can re-trigger the feature indefinitely and add more free spins if you land 3 scatters. In that case, it’s best you get the multipliers in the picks and then extra free spins during the feature. Furthermore, The Mark of Zorro feature also applies meaning you could get up to 10 wilds on every free spin.
The visuals are nicely crafted and there’s a Spanish flavour to the soundtrack that works rather well. There’s nothing especially original about either of the features. It seems strange to see a slot game based on The Mask of Zorro appearing 20 years after it first hit cinema screens.
The original movie was perfect satisfactory Sunday afternoon viewing but you’d hardly call it a classic. However, this slot game adaptation is medium to high variance and offers you maximum payouts of 3,000 times stake on every free spin (with a 3x multiplier). If you like movie themed slot games, Playtech has plenty with Top Gun and Gladiator Road to Rome recommended.