Punisher – War Zone Slots

Punisher-War-ZoneThis slot was designed by Playtech, by drawing inspiration from a 2008 movie, with the exact same name, Punisher: War Zone. The movie and the slot are based on a Marvel character called Frank Castle, also known as The Punisher. Waging his own war on corruption and crime, Frank Castle is no superhero, more like a vigilante character that would be considered an antihero. This guy uses torture, murder, kidnaps people and extorts them, everything he wants in order to further his goals and exact revenge on those that killed his family. It’s not your usual Marvel plot, so I would suggest you give this slot your full attention.

This game has 5 reels and on them a rather average number of paylines, only 20 being available. As features, they offer a wild symbol, the scatter and the Collective Bonus which gets you the free spins and the multipliers. As top prizes, up to $50,000 can be won in one spin.

Features of Punisher – War Zone

The game features the Collective Bonus, with its free spins and multipliers, plus a scatter symbol and a wild. All in all, a normal spread for a slot from Playtech.

The Punisher gets the main role, as it should be, acting as the wild symbol in this game. It’s a stacked wild, the next best thing after the expanding wild. It’s going to act as a substitute for various symbols in the game, as long as they don’t trigger any special features. The wild also gets to form combinations of its own, which is great since every single wild that appears has the potential to be on multiple paylines with identical wilds. In theory, you could get multiple top jackpots this way, each one giving you 10,000x.

The scatter symbol is the one you get prizes from, and that’s it. They’re good prizes though, up to 250 times the triggering wager, so I’m not going to complain. The prizes are offered to anyone that has multiple Game Logos in random positions on the screen. The fact that they don’t have to form regular combinations is a huge plus in its favor, but they don’t appear as often as I would like them to.

Collective Bonus

The one bonus feature that is available here is called Collective Bonus and you trigger it by collecting Skull Logos. Representing The Punisher, the Skull Logo has to be collected four times on the same reel, for you to get this feature. Once you do trigger it, you receive a prize to start with, the equivalent of four times the total bet, plus a round with 5 spins for free and x2 multipliers for all their prizes.

Betting options and jackpots

The number of coins that may be used in one spin of this game varies from 1 to 200, depending on the number of bet lines that are active and on how many coins each one should get (up to 10 per line). As for the coin’s value, it goes from $0.01 to $0.50, meaning that those 200 coins are valued at up to $100.

A 10,000x return on your line investment is a good deal, in this case meaning as much as 100,000 coins ($50,000). The Marvel progressive jackpot is won with the help of a bonus game that triggers at random, four different prizes being offered by it.


Design and symbols

The design is themed around the 2008 movie with the same name, though the characters have been created in cartoon style, rather than using real photos of those that played in it. Besides the three characters that look homicidal and holding various types of weapons, you also get a couple of firearms, various logos and the usual half a dozen playing cards. It’s a dark design, a fitting choice for a slot like this one.

Symbols: Punisher (wild, 10,000x), Punisher Logo (scatter, 250x the bet), Punisher Skull (bonus), Billy Russoti (1,000x), Loony Bin Jim (500x), Submachine Gun (300x), Handguns (300x), Ace (250x), King (150x), Queen (150x), Jack (100x), 10 (100x) and 9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

It’s a bit darker than your usual Marvel slot machine, but that’s part of its charm. It’s violent and gritty, it has progressive jackpots, some good features and its own prizes. All in all, it’s a game I would recommend you give a chance.

The Punisher: War Zone, The 2008 Movie

The name of the slot hints at the movie it was based on, and it’s the 2008 film produced in Germany and United States. The hero, or the antihero to be more precise, is Frank Castle, also known as The Punisher. Another movie was released in 2004, but instead of continuing the action from that one, War Zone simply retold the same story. The Punisher had two previous movies made based on it, but this is the first one to be created by Marvel Studios. The action in this film places Castle in a way against Jigsaw, a disfigured mob boss.

Though it had Marvel’s name behind it, the 2008 movie didn’t do that well, with a $35 million budget bringing in only a bit over $10 million at the box office, and that was worldwide.

This Punisher – War Zone slot is offered by all online casinos with Playtech software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.