The Dark Knight

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One of Microgaming’s strengths is bringing blockbuster movies to life as compelling online slots, and its Dark Knight slot is one very fine example. Built upon the characters and dark-brooding atmosphere of one of the most successful Batman movies, The Dark Knight slot not only promises players a superheroic online slot experience but also a tantalising chance to win a multi-million-dollar progressive jackpot.


  • Software Providers:
  • Reels: 5
  • # Paylines : 25
  • Slot type: progressive
  • Jackpot type: Progressive jackpot
  • Bonus Feature: yes
  • Wild - reel or symbol: Dark Knight logo
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Available on mobile:

Pros and cons

  • Millionaire-making Mega progressive jackpot prize
  • Microgaming’s 243 Ways to Win format
  • Cinematic Spins brings this slot’s theme to life
  • Limited set of bonus features
Big wins from spins is the very essence of online slot gaming, and this Batman-themed beauty has one of the biggest jackpots to capture.

How to play

Microgaming software – The Dark Knight slot’s epic adventure starts with a five-reel basegame, but graced with Microgaming’s innovative 243 ways to win. Explained in more detail elsewhere on this site, the 243 Ways to Win replaces traditional paylines, and creates a huge increased potential for a spin to build multiple wins. Playing this class of slot is just as easy as more traditional video slots, and you simply have to select a stake you want to place then hit the spin button to see what fate awaits you.

Placing bets – Like all the best online slots, betting options are flexible to accommodate different players’ budgets and you can get in the action for as little as $0.30 or ‘go large’ with a maximum stake of $6.00 per spin. The other good news here is that, common to Microgaming’s ‘Mega’ games, The Dark Knight’s progressive jackpot prize is randomly triggered and all players can win it – your stake size doesn’t affect your eligibility to get into that bonus game.


Within the basegame of The Dark Knight slot there are a number of special features to watch for:

  • Wild Symbol: The Dark Knight’s bat symbol is the standard Wild on these reels, with the traditional power to substitute for all but the Joker’s Graffiti Scatter Symbol. Adding to its bat power to create big wins, these Wilds appear in stacks.
  • Scatter Symbol: This is the source of fifteen free spins should three or more instances spin into view in any position.
  • Free Spins Bonus: This bonus begins with fifteen free spins and all wins doubled, but appearances of the Joker or Batman can enhance that free ride with extra spins and increased multipliers up to a maximum of 5x the standard payout.
  • Random Feature Awards: The Dark Knight himself or his nemesis, the Joker, can suddenly appear on any spin and bring with them a random reward. In the basegame these can be instant cash prizes, extra wilds or even fully wild reels, whilst in free spins, they bring the promise of extra free spins or racking up the multiplier awarded to bonus wins.
  • Graphics and sound

Microgaming has gleefully plundered the fantastic source material of The Dark Knight movie to present this online slot with an authentic, cinematic feel. Film clips are liberally used to enhance the reels with Cinematic Spins and the dramatic soundtrack brings a thumping, Hans Zimmer feels into play to bring an exciting tension to play. This is not a relaxing, fluffy online slot and does great justice to its Batman theme – it’s a brooding, menacing challenge we think the Dark Knight would happily take on when he’s not out crime-fighting the villains of Gotham City.


Big wins – The standard jackpot for The Dark Knight’s base game is a pretty pleasing 2000x your line bet should five Wilds land on an active payline. However, the Dark Knight has a dark secret that has players really whipped up – the Mega progressive jackpot.

Progressive jackpot – The Dark Knight slot is hooked into Microgaming’s Mega Moolah progressive jackpot network, and your chance to spin the jackpot wheel can happen at any time. This is a totally random bonus feature, so no winning combination is needed on the reels to trigger it and any player can win (although it’s worth noting that playing larger stakes on spins increases the probability of the jackpot wheel appearing).

If and when the Mega Moolah jackpot burns its way onto the screen, a single spin will confirm which of the four tiers of progressive prize you’ll win. The Dark Knight adds a little twist to proceedings as you must pick which ‘side’ you are on – Batman and the Joker each have their own pointer lying on the wheel, so you must choose one to be the position that decides your fate!

You won’t mind winning any of the Moolah progressive prizes, but the Mega tier is the ‘big one’ every player dreams of. It’s a millionaire-maker and at the time of review was sitting above $6.5 million. You could have your own Wayne Manor with that kind of win!


For any player that loved The Dark Knight movie, this slot has got to be a no-brainer. If Batman isn’t your thing though, this online slot still should be on your radar for two good reasons. First, it’s a damn good video slot with great production values that make for really engaging sessions. Secondly, you simply can’t ignore the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot this online slot can trigger. Big wins from spins is the very essence of online slot gaming, and this Batman-themed beauty has one of the biggest jackpots to capture. Truly a game for reel heroes.