The Dark Knight Rises is a new online slot from Microgaming. This is the second slot in The Dark Knight series, featuring images and scenes from the movie, and it is quite a bit different than the first one.
The Dark Knight Rises features the same 243 ways to win, but there are no progressive jackpots, and no other real similarities. There are wild symbols on every reel, with an added expanding wild symbol on the third reel. There are two different free spins bonus features to start with, and two that will be unlocked after triggering the feature 10 times. Once unlocked, there are two types of Batman Free Spins and two types of Bane Free Spins.
Coin sizes range from 1 cent to 25 cents, and the number of coins per spin ranges from 1 to 5. This gives you a minimum bet per spin of 30 cents and a maximum of $37.50 per spin, and when you put it at the max bet, the paytable shows a top payout of $445,000.
The number of free spins, and the multiplier for those free spins, is determined by fights between Batman and Bane that take place at random times on your screen at the end of a spin. Both Batman and Bane have a counter that starts at 10 free spins with a 1x multiplier. Each time one of them lands a nice hit, a number of free spins and/or multipliers are added to the counter. The feature is triggered by three or more scatters landing on the reels during a spin, and you then choose which feature you want to play.
The counter remains at the same number if you leave the game and come back, and it also stays the same if you change your bet. The bet per spin during free spins is determined by an average of the bets made up until the feature was triggered. If you always bet $1 per spin, free spins will be played at $1 per spin. If you changed your bet at any time, it takes the number of spins at each bet level to determine the average. Everything gets reset when the feature is triggered, except for the counter that unlocks the other two free spins features after 10 triggers.
The Batman Free Spins features are Extra Wild Blast, and Heat Seeking Wilds gets unlocked after 10 feature triggers. The Extra Wild Blast lets you choose one of 6 symbols to make wild during your free spins. The Heat Seeking Wilds feature adds extra wild symbols to reels 2, 3, and 4 which can split in two for 6 of a kind wins. A 6 of a kind win pays double the amount of a 5 of a kind win on the same symbol.
The Bane Free Spins features are Rolling Reels, and Super Stacked Wilds is unlocked after 10 feature triggers. During The Rolling Reels free spins, symbols that land in a winning combination are removed after the payout, and other symbols fall in from the top to possibly create consecutive wins on the same spin. The Super Stacked Wilds feature adds stacked wild symbols to reels 2 and 4 during the free spins.
There is also a random feature that can occur on any spin called the Symbol Scramble. The screen will shake the symbols loose from the reels and they will fall back in place ensuring the highest possible win for the symbols that were there. If there are 3 or 4 of the same symbol, it will put them in the first 3 or 4 reels to create a win.
I have enjoyed The Dark Knight Rises since it was released, and it’s been nicer to me than the first one has. That could be due to the fact that the base game will have a higher payout percentage, or RTP (Return To Player), since there are no progressive jackpots this time. You can play this new slot at any of these trusted Microgaming Casinos.