The Batman slots game can be found at Cryptologic casinos. Cryptologic also lease their slots games out to casinos using other software platforms. Cryptologic do not as standard publish the house edge of their slots games, however several casinos now offering their games – including InterCasino – do supply this information. Given the different information supplied by different casinos it is reasonable to assume that Cryptologic games are configurable and as such the figures in this review should be treated as a guideline only when playing at casinos that do not explicitly state the settings they use.
The Joker terrorises Gotham City and the police aren’t up to the task. Out of the night the Batman decends…..
This game is a 5 reel game with 50 paylines and you can only bet one coin on each payline.
The ‘Batman’ symbol is wild and is stacked on reels 2, 3 and 4 only.
There are two bonus features when playing Batman. The first is activated when you receive the Commissioner Gordon symbol and the Batlight in any positions with one on reel 1 and the other on reel 5. When this happens reel 2, 3 or 4 will become a locked wild reel and all other reels are re-spun 3 times. During these re-spins, all wins are doubled.
The second bonus feature is only active if you are the ‘Bonus Bet’ which will cost you an extra 10 coins to play. While this is active, if you receive 3 or more of the ‘Batarang’ bonus symbol in a row on an active payline starting from the left you will be taken to a new screen showing the inmates in Arkham prison rioting. Use the batarang to stop them. Once the inmates are defeated you will be given a chance to destroy the locking mechanism on the Joker’s cell with the batarang. If you fail he escapes and you get another chance to capture him with the batarang. All of this is done by clicking a button and awards random sized prizes.
It’s difficult to see Batman as anything but a little bit of a con. The Bonus Bet bonus feature tries to convince the user that they have some control over the outcome and are playing an action type game, but the truth is that nothing the player does will affect the outcome of the bonus round, leaving a distinct sense of disappointment surrounding the entire experience. Add to this the potential a slots game based on the Batman comics had and you’re left let down.