Superhero slot games are always incredibly popular and Microgaming must have been jumping with joy when they secured the rights to produce The Dark Knight Rises. This Batman movie from 2012, the third of the trilogy of Christopher Nolan movies has been an incredible hit and like the movie this slot is action-packed.
As you might expect from the recent Batman movies, this is going to be a bit gloomy. Gone are the over-camp Adam West Batman days when the character was played for laughs more than dark vigilante mode.
This has five-reels, three rows and 243 ways to win. That’s achieved by wins being awarded for matching symbols on adjacent reels rather than the usual method of set paylines. Playing the game can cost between £0.
With the game being officially licensed that really adds to the quality of the symbols. We get screenshots of Batman, Bane, Catwoman, Commissioner Gordon, Miranda Tate and John Blake. We also get the Jack to Ace playing card symbols.
The wild symbol here is the Dark Knight Rises logo and this can substitute for other symbols to get you some good wins. It can’t do that for the bomb scatter symbol. The game also features an expanding wild if you manage to get the wild symbol on the third reel. This then expands to cover the whole reel providing opportunities for more wins.
There’s lots of information about the game in the paytable. Take a good look through that and then have some free games to see just how this all works once the reels start spinning.
To get yourself some free spins you need to get three of the bomb scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. That means it’s not essential for you to be activating loads of paylines. Once triggered it is decision time because you can either have Batman free spins or Bane free spins.
With the Bane free spins you get rolling reels right from the start and stacked wilds from the tenth. With the rolling reels any symbols making a winning combination suddenly get blown to pieces by the Batmobile. This leaves a big gap so new symbols drop down to replace them leading to a re-evaluation of the reels.
The Batman free spins see you receiving an extra wild blast from the first of your free spins and then heat seeking wilds from the tenth. With the extra wild blast you choose a symbol to become wild. With the heat seeking wilds these split into two so that gives you the chance to get a six of a kind win.
Just how many free spins you receive depends on how Batman gets on in his fights against Bane. They have random battles during the base game (they really don’t like each other) and free spins and multipliers are won depending on if they land blows on each other.
If you get a spin that doesn’t result in a win it’s possible you could get the Symbol Scramble. If you do then the screen begins to shake and the symbols begin to rearrange themselves to create the best possible winning combinations.
A brilliant game with lots happening and plenty of possibilities of getting wins. The dark look of the slot fits in perfectly with the film and this is highly recommended.