Help save Gotham City from the League of Shadows in Batman Begins. Created by Playtech, it’s a 5 reel, 20 payline progressive jackpot video slot that’s played in 5 different locales, each of which offers special wild extras. Stakes range from between 20p and £200 per spin.
The sound and visuals are as high spec as you’d hope from a big budget movie adaptation. The reels feature lower value A to 9 playing cards values alongside Bruce Wayne (Bale), Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman), Scarecrow, Dr Jonathan Crane (Cillian Murphy) and Ra’s Al Ghul (Ken Watanabe). Most rewarding is Batman who’ll get you 50 times your total bet for 5 in combination. The action takes place in 5 different settings from the film. Depending on the locale, the wild extras on offer differ.
The Temple – this is where the action begins when you first fire up Batman Begins. The wild here is the flower. When it hits, it spreads diagonally to form an X shape pattern. A new payout consideration is made with up to 5 wilds in place.
Wayne Manor – the wild here is the petrol can. It engulfs everything in its path here to turn multiple symbols wild.
The Batcave – in the Batcave locale, it’s the Batmobile symbol that’s wild. Respins are awarded whenever this wild hits. The wild then moves 1 space to the left with each respin until it eventually drops off the reels.
Arkham Asylum – keep a special eye out for the Bat-Signal wild in this location. When it hits, it applies a random multiplier which could send payouts soaring by up to 50x.
The Monorail – it’s the Microwave symbol that’s wild here. The highest paying symbol next to the microwave wild is selected. The wild shoots out energy rays to transform other symbols into the same one. A new payout calculation is then made.
So how do you move locations? There are 2 symbols attached to a meter in each locale. When 1 of those symbols lands in a Hot Spot on the middle of reel 3, 1 spot on the meter is filled. Once the meter is full, you’ll move to the new locale.
That’s not the only magic on offer from the Hot Spot. Land a Batman symbol in it and the symbol turns wild and expand to fill the whole reel. You’ll also have a chance to land a progressive jackpot prize here. The round is activated at random. Then pick icons from the grid and you could win 1 of 4 jackpot prizes.
Batman Begins offers something quite different from many branded video slots. There aren’t any free spins for starters as all the best action comes from the wild extras. There’s a decent variety on offer courtesy of the different locations which keeps things fresh.
We didn’t find it as exciting as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but there’s still plenty to like in Batman Begins, especially if you fancy something a little unusual. If you enjoy the super hero theme, then Batman Begins is worth adding to the rotation.