Playtech has launched its Batman branded online pokies based on the 1960s television series. But Australian online casinos powered by Microgaming have been running two branded online pokies based on the more recent Warner Brothers movies. These pokies are reviewed here. They can be played at online casinos like Casino Mate and Royal Vegas.
The Dark Knight is the earlier of the two online pokies and is based on the second movie of the trilogy. It is a 243 ways to win online pokie. A novel visual feature in this online pokie is Cinematic Spins. Once the spin is activated, the reels disappear for a while and clips from the movie are played on the screen. The high paying symbols are characters from The Dark Knight movie that include Batman, his alter ego Bruce Dwayne and The Joker. The bat logo is stacked wild symbol. Batman or The Joker can appear anytime in the base game and award a variety of features and bonus credits. The regular bonus feature awards 15 free spins starting at 2x multiplier. The Dark Knight is networked to the four-tier Mega Moolah progressive jackpot. The jackpot round is triggered randomly. You select the Batman pointer or The Joker pointer. The bonus wheel is spun and colour of the band next to the selected pointer indicates which jackpot level is won.
The Dark Knight Rises is based on the final movie in which Batman comes out of retirement to take on Selina Kyle and Bane. It is also a 243 ways to win video pokie, but is not linked to the Mega Moolah progressive network. But it has some new features that are randomly triggered in the base game. In the Symbol Scramble feature all the symbols on the reels are shifted to different positions to lead to new winning combinations. The Expanding Wild feature introduces a special expanding wild on reel 3. The regular bonus feature awards 10 free spins with either the Bane or Batman add-ons. In the Bane free spins, any win activates the Rolling Reels feature, which is one of the most popular ones developed by Microgaming. The Super Stacked Wilds feature comes into play after ten free spins triggers and has the game logo wild symbol appear stacked on reels 2 and 4. In the Batman free spins, you have the Extra Wild Blast feature in which you can choose a symbol as an extra wild. The feature that activates after ten free spins triggers is the Heat Seeking Wilds. It creates wild symbols that split into two thus enhancing the number of symbols in a winning combination by one.