Reviews Microgaming’s The Dark Knight Slots Machine
The Dark Knight slot game was created by Microgaming, one of the biggest developers of casino games. The concept of Batman was originally seen in comic books created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, published by DC Comics. Batman slot machines are not all that knew, considering WMS has released 4 different versions of the game. The concept of this particular batman slot machine is. Microgaming has created a slot with one of the most iconic villains in comic history, the Joker played by Heath Ledger. The game comes equipped with cinematic views of the original movie, full animation and huge jackpots.
At First Glance…
The game screen captivates you with images of characters from the movie. The black and neon-blue theme is directly associated with the brooding, urban atmosphere of the movie. There are five reels at play with three symbols in each reel. The background of the game screen shows the aerial view of Gotham City, the fictional urban environment created in the comics.
The screen displays the amount of credits available, the betting amount and the top of the screen shows Mega, Major, Minor, Mini all color coded to white, aqua blue, deep blue and purple. The top of the screen shows the Dark Knight poster symbol and the sides of the screen declares that there are 243 ways to win, which means that wins are triggered when the same symbols arrive on consecutive slots from left to right, regardless of their position in the reel.
The symbols used in the game include instantly recognizable characters from the movie. Apart from the usual 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace, there are characters like Batman, Joker, Rachael, Maroni, Gordon, and many more.
The soundtrack of the game is powerful, not unlike the movie. Every win is accompanied with the symbols becoming animated, with snippets of the character from the movie. The background of the game screen is also animated when the game is in play, showing action scenes which fans would recognize.
The animations are smooth and impressive and they are bound to immerse any fan of the franchise into the world of Gotham City, and the attention to detail is excellent. The soundtrack during each win plays a few notes from the original soundtrack of the movie.
Features of the Game
There are stacked wilds and free spins in the game, which are very typical of slot games. But this one has many other interesting features, like a Cinematic Spins bonus, which makes all the reels disappear so that you have an unobstructed view to the clips from the movie played onscreen.
The Free Spin Scatter symbol shows Joker’s face with the batman symbol merged creatively. If you get three or more of these symbols in the screen, it would trigger 15 free spins during which, each of your winnings is doubled. More Free Spins can be triggered from within the Free Spin feature, which could have you receiving up to five times your winning amount.
The most interesting feature happens at random during the main game play. A Bonus Wheel is shown on screen asking you to choose between the Batman or the Joker. Once you do, the wheel starts to spin, with slots of white, aqua, deep blue and purple. The winnings are based on which color the needle points to when the wheel stops, and each color has different payouts with white being the highest and purple being the lowest.
The graphics, soundtrack and bonus features of this online slot game are nothing less than epic. Even people who are not fans of the franchise would have to appreciate the amount of work which must have gone into using the video clips and voices from the movie to create such an engaging game. The payouts, although quite frequent, are not very high. This game is therefore, better suited for entertainment than for winning large amounts of money. Yet, it is absolutely worth experiencing, especially if you have watched the movie.
The Dark Knight Movie & Legacy
The Dark Knight Movie was released in 2008 by Warner Brothers, and it was produced, directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan. It is based on the popular superhero Batman, and is the second part of the Dark Knight Trilogy. This movie went on to become one of the highest grossing films of all time and was widely regarded as the best superhero movie ever created. The intense plot supported by an excellent cast, well-choreographed action sequences and powerful soundtrack won the hearts of people of all ages worldwide. It also managed to receive awards under Best Sound Editing and Best Supporting Actor.
The movie was also watched by many people as a tribute to the late actor Heath Ledger, who passed away a few months before the movie’s release. He had given one of the most memorable performances as a villainous character called The Joker, which is widely regarded as one of the most terrifying antagonists ever seen in movies.