Microgaming The Dark Knight Slot Review and Free Play

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The Dark Knight Video Slot review

The Dark Knight is a 5 reel 243 ways to win progressive jackpot video slot powered by Microgaming. The Dark Knight was released to replace the decommissioned The Lord of The Rings slot. The slot game is based on the 2008 movie which became the 3rd highest grossing US movie of all time. It took over $1 billion worldwide and The Dark Knight Rises film is due for release in July. There’s also a The Dark Knight Rises slot game which is better in my opinion.

Back to the game, there’s a Free Spins feature, random cash prizes from Batman and the Joker as well 4 progressive jackpots. There’s also Cinematic Spins. You can play for as little as 30p a spin to £6 a spin and it comes with a top prize of 4 million coins. Will you aid Batman in saving Gotham City from the Joker?

During the base game, look out for Batman and the Joker awarding random cash prizes. They can appear at random on the reels to reward you with cash prizes, wild reels and extra wilds. The Dark Knight features Cinematic Spins which means that clips from the film are shown when hitting a winning combination. This helps with the overall experience of the game as it brings The Dark Knight to life.

There’s a Free Spins feature which you can activate by getting 3 or more Joker scatter symbols anywhere across the reels. You are rewarded with 15 free spins with a 2x multiplier. However, Batman and the Joker can appear randomly to award with extra free spins and/or increase the multiplier (up to 5x). This can really boost your winnings in this bonus round. Luckily, I got a 5x multiplier a few times which has given me nice returns!

Finally, there’s the progressive jackpot element – there are 4 progressive jackpots which are activated at random. The minimum jackpot for the Mega Progressive Jackpot is £1 million. That said, the higher your stake, the more likely you will trigger a jackpot. If you’re lucky enough to get in, you need to choose your side (Batman or the Joker) and spin the jackpot well to reveal your fate.

The Dark Knight is a low to medium variance slot and has surely lived up to the anticipation and is a decent slot game in my opinion. The random rewards element is good and the Free Spins feature has already proven quite fruitful. The Cinematic Spins adds to the excitement in my opinion and the possibility of a big jackpot is something that keeps me interested.

The only negative is that you cannot play the game for free as Microgaming doesn’t make progressive jackpot slots available for free play. If you like progressive jackpot slots, you can’t go wrong with NetEnt’s Mega Fortune which is responsible for the world’s largest ever online jackpot (at €17.8 million!).

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