The Dark Knight Rises Pokies

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The Dark Knight sequel, the Dark Knight Rises, is one of the latest pokie games from the gaming minds of Microgaming. If you thought the original that came out last year in 2012 was great, this one will blow you away. Batman comes alive again on this fun-filled pokie and some new features will certainly make this slot a favourite with gamers everywhere.

The Dark Knight Rises Pokies – The Features

The Dark Knight Rises Pokies
The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises adds great new features like the Expanding Wilds, Split Wild and Symbol Scramble.

Expanding Wilds – If you have played the Dark Knight Pokie then you are familiar with the Expanding Wilds feature. This wild symbol allows the wilds to show up on all 5 reels which naturally enhances the player’s opportunity of spinning up winning combinations.

Split Wilds – This is a new feature that gamers are sure to love. The wild is split allowing for 6 wild symbols on the reels instead of 5 which doubles the winning combination.

Symbol Scramble – Players know they cannot spin up winning combinations each and every time. However, this feature does allow them to scramble the symbols in hopes of putting together winning combinations.

Theme

Theme
Theme

If you’ve played The Dark Knight, you will find this pokie to be familiar. Like in the first game, there are video clips, sound effects and animated reels inspired by the movie of the same name.

The visual style is also quite similar too, with gritty images of a moonlit Gotham City serving as the backdrop for the game, and it still looks great. One key difference is that characters featured prominently in The Dark Knight Rises movie – like Talia Al Ghul, Catwoman and Bane – have replaced The Joker and Harvey Dent on the reels.

The music and sounds are somewhat similar to the original game, so it is not recommended to follow up a long session playing The Dark Knight with a round of The Dark Knight Rises (unless you’re keen to compare the two directly) as it might get a bit samey.

Gameplay

Gameplay
Gameplay

Like in The Dark Knight, you will find 243 ways to win plus expanding wilds and a free spins bonus round. Although the progressive wheel of fortune has gone, but there’s still an element of the game that feels progressive.

The game contains five reels and 243 ways to win. On top of this, there are three coin options to choose from – 0.01, 0.02 and 0.05 – and you can wager between one and five coins per spin (creating a maximum bet per spin of 150 coins).

Payouts in this game range from 25 coins to 7,500, but through a combination of free spins and multipliers you can win up to 1,780,000 coins from a single spin. Indeed, if there’s any reason to play this game (aside from its fantastic design and plethora of features) it’s this impressive payout potential.

When you’re in standard play, Batman and Bane will fight their way across your screen adding extra free spins and multipliers to their respective sections at the top of the screen.

When you ultimately win some free spins you choose between Batman and Bane (depending on whether you prefer more spins or a higher multiplier), each of whom has unique features like rolling reels and extra wild blasts to add to the mix.

In standard play, you’ll enjoy regular wins but it’s very rare that these add up to much; The Dark Knight Rises is really all about the bonus round.

The Bonus

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The Free Spins Accumulator allows random prizes to be won by the player. This occurs when the Joker or Batman appear on the screen. Batman and Bane can end up in a fight on any spin that does not produce a winning combo. As they fight you collect the free spins and even multipliers as well.

If 3 or more Scatter Symbols are spun up on the reels then another free spin feature is ignited. There are plenty of coins to be won here as you choose to continue as Batman or Bane. Each character produces special features like Heat Seeking Wilds, Rolling Reels, or Super Stacked Wilds. All of these are designed to enhance your playing experience.

The Hero Gotham Deserves

The Hero Gotham Deserves
The Hero Gotham Deserves

The Dark Knight Rises video pokies is an upcoming online casino game that will be appearing at sites that feature software by Playtech. The game is widely inspired by the film, and players can expect to see lots of video clips, images, and music from the movie. You will also see the city of Gotham itself play a major role, now a city controlled by Bane and separated from the outside world.

In future, we can expect the developer to produce this game using HTML5. That’s important, as it ensures compatibility with just about any device you can think of, allowing you to play on your iPhone, Android device, or laptop computer. Like other games inspired by major movie franchises, we would guess that this will mainly be geared toward low-limit players, and we hope that a play-for-free version will also be there for those who would like to test the machine before wagering real cash.

Heroes and Villains

The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises

While we haven’t yet heard anything about the gameplay specifics in the Dark Knight Rises video pokie, which means we are not aware of how many reels or paylines the machine will have, we can make some guesses about what you’ll see on the screen when you play. Obviously, we’d expect the main characters like Bruce Wayne/Batman, Commissioner Gordon, Bane, and Catwoman to play a central role in the gameplay, either as symbols you can match for prizes or as parts of special features.

One game feature we do know about is the DC Super Heroes Progressive Jackpot. This mini-game can be triggered randomly after any spin and is included on many Playtech titles that are based on various DC Comics properties. Once inside the game, you will be able to win one of four progressive prizes, ranging from the small Mini Jackpot up through the Minor, Major, and Grand prizes, the latter of which can be worth NZD 3,99,000 or more.

A Fire Will Ignite

A Fire Will Rise
A Fire Will Ignite

While we don’t know when Playtech is planning to release this title, we’re already anticipating getting the opportunity to play The Dark Knight Rises. With a cast of memorable characters and plenty of moments that would translate well to game features on a pokies machine, we’re looking forward to seeing what the developers are able to do with this stuff.

The Conclusion

The graphics in The Dark Knight Rises pokie are amazing. The opportunities to win are alluring and the pokie is guaranteed to be a hit with Batman fans and other gamers who love a good game. This pokie is great for your mobile phone or any other screening device.

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