The Dark Knight is a movie-themed slot from Playtech. It’s based on The Dark Knight Rises Batman movie starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, You’ll be transported into Gotham city as you hit spin and attempt to bring home the massive jackpots available in this game. The Dark Knight is one of many comic and movie-themed slots produced by Playtech. Other similar games that you might want to try after this one include Blade, Captain America, Daredevil, Fantastic Four and Ghost Rider.
This game is played across a 6×4 set of reels with 50 active pay lines. You can start betting from just £0.20 per spin up to a maximum bet of £15. The lower than average betting range makes this an ideal slot for beginner slots players or those just looking to have some fun. The Dark Knight slot has as much action as the film and includes exciting game features such as re-spins, stacked wilds, various free spins games, and multiple progressive jackpots. Whether you’re a Batman fan or not, this is not a slot game you want to miss out on.
Graphics and Theme
The backdrop to the reels is the infamous Gotham City. You have a view of the city skyline at dusk. The buildings below are on fire. The flames and embers create an orange hue that fills the lower half of your screen. In the distance, you can see a thunderstorm approaching with blue lightning filling the sky. Combined, the fire and the storm create an ominous atmosphere that will have you on the edge of your seat. The reels themselves have a blue background and are encased in a thick metal border.
The soundtrack is just as dramatic as the graphics and adds to the overall suspense. It would not be out of place in the movie itself thanks to the excellent production. It uses instruments like the violin and various percussion instruments to create an intense soundtrack that plays while you hit spin. The reels spin silently but come to a stop with a metal thudding noise. When you land a winning combination, a simple arcade noise will sound from your speakers. It’s a brilliant soundtrack that will help you concentrate for hours while you chase down the big prizes.
The Dark Knight symbols
The low paying symbols include the playing card symbols Queen, King, and Ace. Ace is worth a maximum of £85 for six of a kind. The middle tier of symbols includes some important characters from the film such as Bruce Wayne, Harvey Dent, Gordon and Rachel. Bruce Wayne is the most valuable out of the middle tier symbols and is worth a maximum of £250 for six a kind. The two high paying symbols are the Joker and Batman. Batman is worth a maximum of £1500 for six of a kind. In addition to the standard character symbols, there is also a wild symbol, a green bonus symbol and a blue bonus symbol. The wild can substitute for all symbols except for the bonus symbols.
The Dark Knight re-spins
The game includes Batman re-spins and Joker re-spins. If you see the Batman symbol stacked on reel one, you will trigger the Batman re-spins. When this happens, all Batman and wild bat symbols lock into place, and a coin is tossed. If the batman side lands you get a re-spin, but if the joker side lands the round ends. The game can provide you with up to eight re-spins if the coin toss lands in your favour each time.
To trigger the Joker re-spins, you need to land a stacked Joker on reel six. Similarly to the Batman re-spins, all Joker and wild symbols will lock into place before the coin toss happens again to decide if you get a re-spin. This time the batman side will end the game, and the Joker side will grant you with a re-spin.
There are three free spins game available in this game, and each one has its own unique characteristics.
The Dark Knight Free Spins – is triggered by landing the blue bonus symbol on reels two and three and awards you with seven free spins. Batman symbols act as wilds and lock to their position each time they land on the reels.
Agent of Chaos Free Spins – is triggered by landing the green bonus symbols on reels four and five and awards you with seven free spins. During this round, extra-large Joker symbols can land randomly on your screen.
Gotham City Free Spins – is triggered by landing the blue bonus symbols on reels two and three while simultaneously landing the green bonus symbol on reels four and five. You will be awarded seven free spins, and the bonus features from the other free spins rounds will be active. Additionally, when a large Joker symbol overlaps a Batman symbol, it becomes a large wild symbol which can create some nice wins.
There are four progressive jackpots on offer. Your chance to win the jackpots can be randomly triggered on any spin. You will be taken to a new screen where you have to reveal hidden symbols.
- The Grand Jackpot is won by revealing five red symbols
- The Major Jackpot is won by revealing four yellow symbols
- The Minor Jackpot is won by revealing three blue symbols
- The Mini Jackpot is won by revealing two green symbols
Before you hit spin, you will need to decide on your betting value which starts at £0.20 per spin and reaches a maximum of £15 per spin. The game is played across a 6×4 set of reels with 50 pay lines. You will unlock prizes when you land three or more matching symbols on an active pay line, and you can unlock the maximum jackpot of £15,000 during one of the free spins bonus rounds.
The Dark Knight on Mobile
Playtech has made sure The Dark Knight is compatible with all iOS and Android mobile devices.