Batman completes NextGen’s trio of DC Comic superhero slots released this summer. Like Green Lantern and The Flash, Batman’s overall design incorporates a Bonus Bet Feature which boosts overall RTP from 92,20% to 95,71% when activated. This online video slot also features a Decent into Madness Mini-Game with the chance to win up to 100x/Total Bet and a Re-spins Feature with Stacked Wilds & Doubled Wins. Play online from desktop or mobile device for the chance to win up to £200,000 each spin.
To the Bat Cave!
Batman is a 4-row, 5-reel, 50-fixed payline, online slot set in an abandoned warehouse during Base mode or set against a view of Gotham City from Batman’s perspective as he looks down from a rooftop. The music has that doom and gloom edge that every Batman show adopts lending an authentic ‘Batman’ feel to the slot. The graphics quality is limited by its 2D, graphic novel art style. That said, it is by no means ineffective. Actually, it’s perfect for fans of cartoon animated Batman shows or graphic novels.
Batman lists all values for Line Bet, Total Bet, Win and Balance in cash below the reels. To select a Cash Bet ranging from 50p-£120 at Royal Panda, adjust the Bet/Line (0.01-2.00). The Paytable values are listed in coins and they remain fixed despite changes in bet selection.
Batman features a total of 13 symbols. The 3 special symbols include: Scattered Logo, Bonus Logo and Batman Wild. The Scattered Logo is a high-paying symbol that can form its own winning combinations. The Bonus Logo can form its own winning combinations and is involved in triggering the ‘Descent Into Madness’ Feature. The Wild symbol can replace any except for other special symbols and awards a 2x Win Multiplier when part of a winning combination. It can only appear on reels 2-4 during gameplay. There are 10 regular symbols. Listed in order of highest to lowest value, they include the Joker, Commissioner Gordon, Batmobile, Motorcycle, Bat Signal, Toy Gun, Batarang, Trick Flower, Grappling Gun and Joker Card.
Batman’s gameplay is left to right for both regular and Scatter symbols. To form a winning combination, get 2+ Commissioner Gordons, Jokers, Bonus Scatters and Scattered Logos, or get 3+ Batmobile – Joker Card symbols. Multiple wins on different paylines are allowable for even bigger wins.
All pays, including Scattered wins, are multiplied by the Bet. So, to profit along a single payline, get 2+ Bonus Logos/Scattered Logos, 4+ Jokers or 5+ of any slot symbol. Tied for the highest paying symbol of the slot are the Scatter symbols both of which pay (5000, 750, 200, 100). However, it is the Joker (2000, 100, 50, 4) which gives this online slot the potential to award up to £200,000 at Royal Panda!
As with the other DC superhero slots, Autoplay ranges from 5-100 consecutive spins. Click ‘fast forward’ to speed up Autoplay, the large ‘stop’ button to stop the reels faster and the small ‘stop’ button to end it.
Batman Bonus Features
Bonus Bet Feature: Activate this Feature to play at a higher RTP of 95,71%. Bonus Bet mode adds an additional 10 coins to the Bet, but it is arguably worth the extra cost as the Descent Into Madness Feature is only available while the Bonus Bet Feature is active. There is also the benefit of having an extra Batman symbol randomly placed on 1 of reels 2-4 during gameplay.
Batman Re-spins: This Feature is triggered by the simultaneous appearance of Commissioner Gordon on reel 1 and the Bat Signal on reel 5 (or visa versa). Before the start of Re-spins, either reel 2, 3 or 4 will be covered in Stacked Wilds and remain that way for the duration of the 3 Re-spin round. All wins are granted a 2x Multiplier. Re-spins can be retriggered.
Decent Into Madness Feature: The appearance of 3+ Bonus Logo symbols (starting from reel 1) triggers this Feature. This is an interactive Mini-Game in which players can throw batarangs at inmates and the Joker to prevent him from escaping. Each hit that connects with the Joker awards a prize. Win up to 100x the Bet for stopping the Joker with 3 hits – that’s a £10.000 prize!
Gamble Feature: This Feature is completely optional and becomes available after a win. Players have the chance to double or quadruple winnings by guessing the correct colour or suit of a face down card respectively. Guess correctly up to 5 times in a row to increase winnings or guess incorrectly to lose winnings.
Summary table Batman
|Software developer||NextGen Gaming|
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||June 2016|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||92,20% up to 95,71% with Bonus Bet|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average|
|Features (?)||Bonus Bet, Batman Re-spins, Decent Into Madness and Gamble Feature|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 50|
|Min. / Max. bet||50p up to £120|
|Coin value||0.01 up to 2.00|
Batman vs Joker
Batman is much like the other DC comic superhero slots release this summer with its Bonus Bet Feature, multiple RTPs and graphic novel art style. While testing the demo at Royal Panda (with Super Bet activated), Batman produced about 3.4 wins every 10 spins or so. Most of those wins were not profitable (only 17%), but when we did see a profit it was fairly large paying around 6x-10x the Total Bet. Batman Re-spins activated once out of 100 spins awarding a decent win of 12x the Bet, and the Bonus Mini-Game activated once as well awarding 18.5x the Bet. Fans of DC superhero slots may also enjoy NextGen’s other 2 summer releases: The Flash and Green Lantern.
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