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The Dark Knight Rises Slot Review

Release Date: March 2014 (on mobile)
Min/Max Bet:
243 Paylines
Slot Type:
Video Slot

How To Play The Dark Knight Rises Mobile Slot

This Android slot is only available for download on your Android phones or tablets. But if you’re lucky enough to have an Android… go, go, go.

When we found The Dark Knight Rises mobile slot hiding in download only Microgaming mobile casino, we got pretty excited. Yes, it takes a while, and if you are trying to play The Dark Knight Rises slot on your Android phone, make sure you turn off the sleep screen as that can kill the download.

Right now for the fun stuff. Is it worth the time and effort to download?

Of course it is: it’s a blockbuster Microgaming slot on mobile

We can’t tell you all the feature available for the Dark Knight Rises slot machine, read our features section below.

What we can say is that this medium volatility slot perfectly brings decent wins within the base game to make it worthwhile. However, you’ll need wilds to achieve these, a decent budget and some time.

Thank-fully, wilds this game has a plenty: rolling wilds, expanded wilds, super stacked wilds, extra wild blasts… although much like in Immortal Romance (that other famous Android slot), you’ll have to unlock some of these as you play and progress through the game.

Disappointing free spins

Free spins are usually the crowning glory in any video slot online or on mobile, but not in the Dark Knight slot game. This is because you’ll have to accumulate the amount of free spins and multipliers you get via random battles during the game.

So, really, you are not accumulating anything, the game is deciding for you. You start with 10 and have to hit 25 free spins before the system gives you any kind of multiplier. Take a guess how often that happened?

We know it’s possible, but 90% of the time you’ll hate when the three scatters show up. There isn’t usually enough time to get enough multipliers to get past the 25 free spin mark and make a difference to your budget.

You have to keep playing to win big

However, the more times you enter the free spins, the more chances you have of getting those big wild features within the free spin games. You have to choose either Bane or Batman, but both give you similar returns… that is until you’ve unlocked the super stacked wilds in Bane or heat seeking missiles for Batman.

The heat seeking Wilds during the Batman feature is fun, but it’s those stacked wilds with Bane that have brought us the bigger wins in the past. That said, we’ve heard other players doing well out of the Batman feature, so we expect both can give decent returns and its luck on the day.

We know of some people getting as much as 300x their bet on the fully unlocked free spin features- though we didn’t come anywhere near close to that amount ourselves. Generally, we were happy when we walked out with 50% on top of our starting budget.

One good looking mobile slot

Plus, because it’s a download Android slot, it looks beautiful. The fight scenes between Bane & Batman look as realistic as expected. The movie clips don’t jerk around or slow down the game play.

It is dark and gloomy. So if you’re more into bright and breezy slots for mobile, the excellent Thunderstruck II is another 243 ways to win slot and more vibrant.

Our reason behind our ratings

So why haven’t we given this action packed blockbuster mobile slot 5 stars? Well, for one it takes a while to download. Two, you have to be persistent to get the most out of it. It builds anticipation and bonus features until you no longer need big multipliers on the free spins rounds to get big wins.

Which means that the casual gambler may quickly get frustrated by a slow base game as you get use to all the features around. But if you are a fan of the movies, and feature heavy slot games with bonus rounds, then this Dark Knight mobile slot is one of the next Android slots for your phone and tablet.

The Dark Knight Rises Slot Stats

Mobile Slot ReleasedMarch 2014 (on mobile)
Slot TypeVideo Slot
Software ProviderMicrogaming
Jackpot Amount1,780,000 coins
Slot Reels / Paylines5 Reels / 243 Paylines
House Edge / RTP4% / 96%
Slot VolatilityMedium
Coins Range0.01 to 0.05
Min/Max Bet0.30 / 7.50
Free SpinsAt least 10 / At least 1x or more
Bonus RoundsWilds, More Wilds, Free Spins, More Wilds
Slot ThemesBranded

The Dark Knight Rises Bonus Features

Wilds & Expanded Wilds: Your plain old Batman logo symbol is the wild symbol. It doesn't come with a multiplier, but it appears on reel 3, it expands to cover the whole reel and has, in the past, afforded some decent wins.

Symbol Scramble: On any spin you haven't won, you can randomly trigger this bonus feature. It scrambles all the symbols on the reels, creating a win. We found this feature to be mostly for show, bringing little wins, but nothing more.

Fight Mode Accumulator: Just because it wouldn't be a good Batman slot without a decent fight scene, Bane and The Dark Knight randomly show up on your screen and start brawling.

With each hit the free spin accumulator on the top of the screen build up with extra free spins. You won't get any more decent multipliers until you get past the 25 free spins mark - which is not difficult to get. However, more often than not, you'll hit anything between 20-25 free spins and then you'll get three bomb scatters and... Damn it! We wanted multipliers! No!!

Scatters & Free Spins: Once you get those three bomb scatters across your screen, whatever you've accumulated is what you are going to get in the free spin round.

You'll pick between Bane & Batman. Generally, both are quite similar in what will be paid out in the end, and we have many a time only won 10x to sometimes a more generous 40x our bet. The more you play though, the bigger and better wilds you'll get.

Bane: what Microgaming calls 'rolling reels' we call 'tumbling reels': ie. what you'll find in Gonzo's Quest or Pixies of the Forest. So whenever you win, the winning symbols will be shot down, with more symbols appearing from above and potentially giving you more wins.

Once you've entered this free spin round a few times you'll also get stacked wilds appearing on reels 2 and 4. Very nice indeed, especially if you can get a multiplier.

Batman: Here you'll get to pick an extra high symbol (so Cat Woman, Batman, Bane, Miranda, Gordon or Blake)  to be an extra wild during the round.

Effective, but it's not until you unlock the heat seeking wild where extra wilds can appear on reels 2, 3 and 4, which is where things start to get really interesting. You can also get split wilds, which count for two symbols, and can lead to 6 symbol wins. This pays out twice what a 5 symbol win would usually.

The Dark Knight Rises Review Conclusion

The Dark Knight Rises mobile slot has divided many gamblers online. Some play and find that it doesn't give them enough wins quickly enough, others get a big win within the first 30 spins.

Generally, we think that if you are going to play this mobile slot machine, make sure it's for the long haul. It did win us over, but it requires careful budgeting and a love of different features to truly appreciate this Android slot game.

Expert Rating: 4 / 5
A great slot with exciting wins and mechanics, sure to become a favourite over time
Review by Märit

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