Batman Begins Slot Review
Batman Begins is the latest addition to the DC selection of slots. Developed by Playtech, this particular game focuses on the first of the Christopher Nolan movies. By doing this, Playtech have created a more grittier slot when compared to the Adam West series of slots. Most certainly, Batman Begins is less cartoon in style and in fact it uses the movie’s storyline to guide you through the game.
Playing Batman Begins Slots
The aim of Batman Begins slots is to save Gotham from The League Of Shadows. In order to do this you spin the reels across 5 different locations. Each of the locations comes with it’s own unique feature. The game starts at “The Temple” where the blooming flower wild is the key feature.
If you collect four Bruce Wayne or four Dr. Jonathan Crane symbols then you move on to the next location. The other locations include Wayne Manor, The Batcave, Arkham Asylum and The Monorail. The features are spreading petrol wilds, batmobile wilds, bat signal wilds and microwave wilds.
Playing The Game
Batman Begins is a 20 payline slot with 3 rows and 5 reels. The symbols are characters from the film including Batman, Bruce Wayne, Commissioner Gordon and Scarecrow. Interestingly, Liam Neeson’s character of Ra’s al Ghu does not feature nor does Michael Caine’s portrayal of Uncle Alfred. The other symbols that complete the reels are the usual J, Q, K and A.
Wagering on the slot starts from just 1p a line. The minimum bet therefore is 20p but this can be increased to a maximum of £200. However, the maximum bet may vary depending where you choose to play. An autoplay option is available and the slot is mobile and tablet friendly.
Batman is the highest paying symbol with x1000 for 5 on a win line. This symbol also is as an expanding wild when it hits a hot spot on the reels.
Other than the changing locations, Batman Begins only other feature is the DC slots progressive jackpots. The progressive can be triggered at any time during the game and with any coin size. Players that trigger this bonus are guaranteed to win 1 of the 4 jackpots on offer. Match 4 jackpot icons of the same colour to decide whether the win is the Grand, Major, Minor or Mini prize pot.
Surprisingly, this slot doesn’t have any free spin bonus features. We don’t remember ever seeing a game of recent times that doesn’t offer free spins! Ultimately, this means that the Batman Begins slot is mainly about wilds – and that doesn’t make us wild for the game.
We love the look and grittiness of the Batman Begins slot and feel it captures the essence of the movie. The storyline of the slot is a nice idea too. However, after that things fall a little bit flat. There’s no free spins bonus feature and the wilds at each stage are quite rare to find. The graphics are excellent but where are the clips from the movie to help enhance the slot and immerse us into the world of Gotham?
The Return to Player (RTP) is 95.11%.