The Black Hawk game can be found at casinos offering Wazdan software. Wazdan is one of the better established software developers in the online gaming market having been in operation since 2010. Unlike many of the smaller casino software providers Wazdan offer a selection of casino table games featuring some of the major table games, with a strong focus on slots games. Wazdan do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their games. As such we can say that the House Edge for Black Hawk is 3.77%.
Black Hawk is a 4 reel game that is 3 symbols high. The game uses standard paylines, with 54 in total playing from left to right.
Wild – The Wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols but cannot form independent paylines.
Hawk – The “Hawk” symbol is the game’s most valuable, with 3 as part of a winning payline earning you 5 times the bet.
Castle – The “Castle” symbol is the next most valuable symbol, with 3 as part of a winning payline earning you 2 times the bet.
Chest – The “Chest” is the next most valuable symbol, with 3 as part of a winning payline earning you 1.2 times the bet.
All other symbols will fail to win you back the value of your bet is you form paylines, including 3 symbols.
Gamble – Once you have landed a winning payline you can choose to gamble your winnings in an attempt to double them. When this happens you will have to choose between red or black suits of cards, trying to guess which colour will appear at random. Guess correctly and you double your bet. Get it wrong and you lose the lot.
Black Hawk is a game that you might expect to be better than it actually is. The aesthetics of the game might be lacking but the theme is interesting, the title is intriguing and as such you expect some features that will reflect that. Unfortunately, this is not the case and you are in fact left more than just a little bit disappointed. You get wilds, but they cannot form independent paylines, meaning that 3 of them in a payline actually pays less than 2! If you don’t count the gamble option, which I don’t, then that really is all you have here. The house edge is offering average value for money, which is no where near good enough for us to begin recommending this game.