The Batman Begins slot game can be found at Playtech casinos. The company are well-established in the online market and have a large back-catalogue of branded slots. Playtech do not publish the house edge of their games, however several established Playtech casinos have started releasing this information meaning it is possible to identify that the house edge of Batman Begins is 4.89% and should be valid at all Playtech casinos.
The Batman Begins slot is a 5-reel slot with each reel sitting at 3 symbols in height. The slot uses 20 different paylines, each one playing from left to right.
Central Symbol Space – In the very centre of the reels, second space down on the 3 reel, there is a highlighted symbol space. When one of the symbols that is highlighted on the symbol ticker sitting above the reels lands in that highlighted pace you will add a space to the relevant ticker. Once all the spaces on the ticker have been filled you will be taken to a new location. In each location the special Wild symbols all react differently.
Wild – There are lots of different Wild symbols in this slot, each one’s availability dependant on which part of the slot you have activated (I will come to this later on in the review). However, the main Wild is a Grey Bat Symbol that will substitute for all other symbols. Additionally there is the Batman symbol, which will substitute for all other symbols but only is you land it on the centre symbol spot, at which point it will also expand to fill the reels.
As I explained above, when you fill all the spaces on the ticker above the reels you will introduce a new Wild symbol to the reels. Each location at its corresponding Wild symbol are described below.
The Temple – If you are playing in the Temple location then the Flower Wild symbols will be active. When the symbol lands it will expand so that the 2 symbol spaces diagonally above and below the Wild will also turn Wild. This cannot happen if the Wild symbol lands on the top or the bottom row, as there will be no space for it to expand up or down, respectively. If you land more than 1 and they expand on top of each other the pay outs for any wins will increase.
Wayne Manor – If you are playing in the Wayne Manor location then the Petrol Wild symbols will be active. When one lands on the reels it will create a pathway that can move vertically and horizontally. The pathway will fill with Wild symbols.
The Batcave – If you are playing in the Batcave location then the Bat Mobile Wild symbols will be active. The Bat Mobile Wild will trigger a respins and move one space to the left, a process that continues until it leaves the reels.
Arkham Asylum – If you are playing in the Arkham Asylum location then the Bat Signal Wild symbols will be active. It will turn random symbols into Wilds and it can come with its own multiplier.
Monorail – If you are playing in the Monorail location then the Microwave Wild symbols will be active. When one lands, the highest paying symbols that connects to it will be chosen and randomly selected low paying symbols will transform into the high paying symbol.
Jackpot – The Jackpot will trigger at random and if it does so you will be taken to a screen filled with 20 blank symbols. There are 4 different coloured tiles for you to reveal and once you have filled one of the jackpots with the required number of matching symbols you will be awarded that Jackpot.