The Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde slots game is produced by BetSoft. BetSoft are one of the smaller slot development companies on the market at the moment and have recently started offering their own casino platform. The company was founded in 2006, entering the slots market 4 years later. Betsoft do publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. As such we know that the house edge for Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is 3.83%.
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde has 5 reels and each reel is 3 symbols high. The game uses 30 standard paylines, playing from left to right.
Wild – The Wild symbol is the “Wild Hyde” and will substitute for all symbols other than “Jekyll”, “Hyde” or “Logo” symbols.
Dr Jekyll – The “Dr Jekyll” symbol is needed in combination with “Red Potion” symbols to trigger the “Wild Hydes” feature, which we will describe in more detail later in the review. The “Logo” symbol can substitute the “Dr Jekyll” symbol to trigger this.
Mr Hyde – The “Mr Hyde” symbol is needed in combination with “Blue Potion” symbols to trigger a multiplier bonus feature. The “Logo” symbol can substitute the “Mr Hyde” symbol to trigger this.
Potions – “Red” and “Blue” potion symbols are needed in combination with “Dr Jekyll”, “Mr Hyde” and “Logo” symbols to trigger 2 of the game’s key features. You also collect “Red Potions” to trigger the game’s Free Spins feature, needing 10 to fill the meter, whilst 5 “Blue Potions” will end it.
Logo Symbol – The game’s Logo symbol will only occur on reels 1, 3 and 5 and whilst it does not earn any winning combinations on its own it will act as a Wild symbol but only for the “Dr Jekyll” and “Mr Hyde” symbols.
Dr Jekyll Bonus – You trigger the “Dr Jekyll” Bonus by landing a “Dr Jekyll” symbol on reel 3 and a “Red Potion” symbol on either reel 2 or 4, directly adjacent. When this happens all “Dr Jekyll”, “Mr Hyde” and “Logo” symbols become Wild, whilst all the symbols move around the reels into new positions, giving you another chance to win.
Mr Hyde Bonus – You trigger the “Mr Hyde” Bonus by landing a “Mr Hyde” symbol on reel 3 and a “Blue Potion” symbol on either reel 2 or 4, directly adjacent. When this happens you will be awarded a random bet multiplier, anywhere between x5 and x20 your initial bet.
Free Spins – You are awarded Free Spins once you have collected 10 “Red Potion” symbols. Every time a “Red Potion” symbol appears on the reels is added to the “Red Potion” meter and once you have 10 the Free Spins will begin. There is not a set number of Free Spins, instead they end once you have filled the “Blue Potion” meter, which needs 5 “Blue Potions” to become full.
Frenzy Bonus – You trigger the Frenzy Bonus when you reveal 2 “Mr Hyde” symbols plus a “Logo” symbol on a single spin. During the Bonus you take “Mr Hyde” through the London streets, turning him either left or right when given the option. You can earn up to x66 your bet during the Bonus, but you must try and avoid police officers who will take half of any bonus earned.
Potions Bonus – You trigger the “Potions Bonus” feature when you land 2 “Dr Jekyll” symbols and 1 “Logo” symbol on the same spin. When this happens you have the chance to choose potions in an attempt to find the strongest “Anti-Monster Serum”. You can earn up to x160 your bet.
Double Up – After any win you can risk what you have earned by pressing the Double Up button. You bet half or all of your winnings and will win or lose based on the toss of a coin. You can attempt to double up as often as you like, until you lose.