We look at some of the Batman slots available online.
Batman is one of the most instantly recognizable characters ever created. Whether you call him The Caped Crusader, Bruce Wayne or even The Dark Knight, chances are that you’ll know exactly who Batman is and be familiar with his exploits. What you might not know, is that Batman is the lead character in a number of online slot games.
Whilst these games may not have gained the same degree of popularity as the Christopher Nolan trilogy or the various graphic novel series, they have gained plenty of fans in recent years.
Popular game designers Playtech have been responsible for a large chunk of the games, so here’s a little look at some of their best:
Batman Begins / The Dark Knight
These two Playtech offerings are firmly rooted in the ‘dark’ part of the Batman universe. There's more than a subtle nod to the Christoper Nolan trilogy. If you’re a fan of those films, you’ll recognize symbols based on the likes of Jonathan Crane, Harvey Dent, Jim Gordon and Ra’s Al Gaul, as well as locations like the Batcave, Arkham Asylum and Wayne Manor.
Batman Begins even has a similar plot to the eponymous film, as Batman tries to protect Gotham from the mysterious League of Shadows.
Both games come with plenty of bonus features such as free spins and respins, plus there are four progressive jackpots. The bonus features all relate to parts of the movies, which is a nice little touch for fans.
Batman & the Joker / Batman and the Batgirl Bonanza
Now for something completely different. Playtech are clearly big fans of the Caped Crusader, but these two games are in stark contrast to the above online slots. These are throwbacks to the camp era of the Adam West Batman television series. These online slot games are full of old school graphics, bright colours and some familiar characters.
Naturally, Cesar Romero’s Joker plays a big role in the first game, as do various practical joke props such as false teeth and fake guns. To even things out, Batman and Robin are also represented, along with the Batmobile and the famous utility belt.
In the second game, Batgirl takes centre stage, but again the symbols are big and bright. This time they also include Commissioner Gordon and the Batphone.
Much like the Dark Knight games, these online slots are packed full of bonus features. However, these bonus features are far more light hearted, as evidenced by names like the ‘Bat-tastic Multiplier Meter and ‘Batman Team-Up Free Games. Again there are also four progressive jackpots.
The question of which online Batman slot you prefer really boils down to your preferred version of the Caped Crusader. Do you like the Dark Knight trilogy version or the campy television series? Either way, we can guarantee you’re going to have a lot of fun playing Batman slot games. Now, we just need to wait for an online slot game based on Lego Batman!