In a nutshell
In the midst of popular companions like Rocky, The Mummy, Gladiator and King Kong, The Dark Knight slot claims its well-deserved placeÂ in a long line of successful and highly entertaining film-based slots.
Packed with features and gimmicks, it’s the fun and games that make this slot appealing rather than the somewhat elusive jackpot.
A closer look
There are 243 ways to win on the 5-reel Dark Knight video slot and with coin denominations of 0.01 and 0.02 on offer for bets ranging from 0.30 to 6 you can chart your own course through the dark city following in the heroes footsteps.
Fans of the Lord of the Rings slot will enjoy this multi-faceted adventure particularly. Microgaming’s developers have clearly been inspired by the now discontinued game. Obviously asking themselves ‘why waste a good game engine,’ the guys have made sure LOTR fans will recognise the random features, free spins and the way the wilds liven up the scene.
The cinematic scenes that play out when three character symbols line up for winning combination are top notch and the spin visual is enough to make even the most seasoned slot player gape open-mouthed as the reels turn. Add to that the Caped Crusader himself appearing on your screen to add wilds, holds and random cash prizes, and you’ll be inclined to put up with somewhat lower payouts on the minor symbols and the rewarding but non-repeatable free spin feature.
Free spin feature
True to form, the Joker wreaks havoc on the reels of The Dark Knight slot machine and brings the smooth game proceedings to a sudden hold. Hit three of his scatter symbols and 15 free spins at a multiplier of x2 will be your reward. Catch the Joker again during your free spins and more will be added to your tally. Thanks to his omniscience free spin feature can last quite long and be extremely lucrative.
The bonus round is triggered randomly and after you have spent a while in the inspired and stunning cinematic surroundings of the main game it can come as a bit of a let-down. The graphics are still amazing but the wheel of fortune style game will not convince everybody.
For your chance to win one of the 4 Dark Knight slot progressive jackpots you’ll have to pick sides in the epic battle. Choose Batman or The Joker and spin the wheel. You will win the jackpot corresponding to the colour of the segment at which the wheel stops. Unfortunately, it just slows down steadily turning uniformly all the way through, nothing like the mechanic versions that inspired this bonus game.
Depending on the jackpot secured you will probably not mind too much, but it’s still an opportunity lost on the developers’ part.
Nowadays, many slots are based on successful and exciting movies but this one draws more than inspiration from its celluloid counterpart, it’s a development in its own right. The Dark Knight slot takes you and your game to the next level with never- before-seen cinematic elements.