The Dark Knight Quick Facts

Developer

Microgaming

  • Reels5
  • Pay-lines243
  • Max. Payout89'000
  • Free SpinsYes

The Dark Knight

Dark-Knight-Slot-logoThe Dark Knight is the original big money progressive jackpot, themed after a movie. This title is one of Microgaming biggest (if not the biggest) ever release.

The Dark Knight is themed after the hugely popular Batman movie starring Christian Bale (as Batman) and the late Heath Ledger (as The Joker). The Dark Knight is a multi-tiered progressive jackpot slot, and offers a mammoth amount of paylines, with plenty of randomly triggered special features.

How to play The Dark Knight online

A total of 241 paylines sit on the 5 reels that The Dark Knight has to offer. Because it has so many paylines, players cannot logically wager on each of them individually. Instead, coin values can be worth £0.01 or £0.02. Gamers can wager up to 10 coins per spin. The minimum wager in this super-progressive jackpot title is £0.30 per spin, whilst even at its most expensive; it will never cost you more than £6 to play.

As is common with many Microgaming slot machines, the high playing cards are present in this title. More thematic icons include Commissioner Gordon, the Mayor, Harvey Dent, Lau, Maroni, Bruce Wayne, The Joker, Rachel and of course, Batman himself. Pay-outs vary greatly, but one thing this slot does have in its favour, is that it pays out pretty decently for high playing card icons, unlike many other titles.

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The scatter icon

The graffiti image of Batman’s logo and The Joker’s face is the scatter icon in The Dark Knight. If the player lands 3 or more of these anywhere on the reels, they will trigger a free spins bonus round.

In the free spins round, The Joker could appear at any time to hammer the free spins or multipliers counter, and provide you with a treat. Additional free spins are more common than larger multipliers. Typically, the player will begin with 15 free spins in the bonus round. Other randomly triggered features are also available.

Randomly triggered features

Several randomly triggered features are present in The Dark Knight. At any time, The Joker might decide to throw a bomb down onto the win counter to award coins.

Similarly, Batman could shoot a gun at symbols to turn them wild, drop down from above to turn entire reels wild, or offer you coins. Batman can also hold an entirely wild reel for a re-spin. The Joker is also known to appear from the side (above the win counter) from time to time with a multiplier for you.

All of these features are triggered randomly, so you needn’t do anything in particular to land them! All of these features can also occur during free spins.

The wild symbol

The Batman logo is the wild symbol in this title. It appears as a stacked wild in this slot. The wild appears during free spins too.  It is not impossible for a player to land entirely wild reels with this icon, and for a number of them to be wild at that!

The Dark Knight jackpot

There are four progressive jackpots in this slot. The progressive jackpot is triggered randomly. When it occurs, the player will be taken to a screen, where they can spin a wheel.

They will either win the mini, major, major or mega progressive jackpot. These jackpots usually sit around the £10, £100, £10,000 and £1,000,000 marks, respectively.

Other notes on The Dark Knight

Now, the second Batman title released by Microgaming (The Dark Knight Rises) has been a relatively popular success story. However, let us not forget that it is not a progressive jackpot slot, and it does not offer as many special features as this one. The Dark Knight slot is far bigger than its sequel.

What makes this one better, and possibly the best value for money slot ever, are several things. It has a whopping amount of paylines, is cheap to play, has plenty of randomly triggered special features, has four randomly triggered progressive jackpots, and offers free spins frequently, as well as a superb, rock-solid theme with animations and clips from the movie. What more could you possible ask for in an online progressive jackpot slot?

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