Batman and The Riddler Riches Online Slot by Playtech Review
Batman and The Riddler Riches is a slot machine developed by Playtech, based on DC comics. It has five reels, 3 rows, 243 ways of forming combinations and 9 symbols, two of which are bonus ones.
The slot provides several types of gameplay advantages, including those activated randomly and others that are played when three Scatter symbols land on the screen. Besides random substitution of symbols, free spins, multipliers and a bonus feature with the selection of objects, you have a chance to win the jackpot. The maximum jackpot has several steps based on the amount of the win. This system is characteristic of the whole range of Playtech slot machines which are themed to DC comics.
Theoretical payout percentage is 96.09%.
How to play Batman and The Riddler Riches
If you start the Batman and The Riddler Riches game on our website without charge, you are given 1,000 credits for betting and getting to know the slot's features. This sum is displayed in the bottom bar in the left-hand corner of the screen. There is a control panel above the bar on which you will find the adjustable options and functional buttons of the slot.
To set the maximum duration of the game session, learn more about the options and buttons on the control panel from left to right:
- Info — the button that opens the pay table
- Ways — the window which shows the number of game directions
- Total Bet — the changeable option that sets the total bet (the cost of a spin) in the range of 0.25 to 60 credits
- Win — the window that displays your total win after spinning
- Autoplay — the button that starts the auto spins session If you click the button, the pop-up menu with different numbers of spins in a session opens Choose any figure between 5 and 25 spins
- Turbo Mode/ Turbo On — the selector of the reel spins mode. Active Turbo Mode accelerates the spin animation
- Spin — activates one spin
The slot is convenient as only one currency is in play, credits, which are equivalent to real money if you activate a game session in online casinos. The account, stake and payouts for winning combinations are all expressed in credits.
The aim of the game is to collect as many winning credits as possible by forming symbol combinations on the game screen and benefiting from the offered features.
Payouts of the Batman and The Riddler Riches slot
You can find out the cost of any winning combinations in the Info window which opens by clicking the corresponding button on the control panel. On the first two pages of the manual, you can find the symbols that are in play and the multipliers which boost your winnings.
The factor multiplies your bet per line. Though the number of multipliers is not indicated in the game and 243 ways are offered, the slot uses 25 virtual lines for convenient calculation. With the minimum Total Bet, the line bet is 0.01 credits and with the maximum, 2.4 credits. So, the multipliers apply to values ranging between 0.01 and 2.4.
By looking closer at the symbols, you can notice that they are divided into three categories according to their functions and values:
- Basic symbols are the low-value icons:
- The statuette, Batman's belt and the Riddler's hat and gloves award the x3, x7 and x20 multipliers for 3, 4 and 5 icons
- The policeman awards the multipliers of 7, 10 and 50
- The high-value symbols are the icons which pay you large winnings. In addition, the characters' portraits can land in two boxes vertically on the game screen:
- Robin awards the multipliers of 10, 50 and 200
- Batman awards the multipliers of 15, 100 and 300
- The Riddler awards the multipliers of 20, 150 and 500
- Special symbols are the icons that trigger special features or play according to special rules. They are:
- Wild — Batman icon. It substitutes for any missing symbol in a combination that turns a loss into a winning combination. The Wild does not replace Scatter
- The icon with the word Bonus is the Scatter symbol. By appearing in any three boxes on the game screen, this symbol activates one of the three bonus features
As you can see from the description, neither valuable nor basic symbols forming simple combinations award large winnings. So, if you bet the minimum, the cost of spinning will be 0.25 and the combinations will pay you 0.3–0.2 credits. Only combinations of 5 basic symbols and 4–5 valuable icons award the lucrative win. You can earn the main advantages during the slot's bonus games and when random winning opportunities are triggered during the main spins.
Features of the main game
During regular paid spins the Mystery Spin feature can be triggered at random. It looks like this:
- All reels turn white and their symbols disappear
- Safes appear in random positions on the game screen
- Spins take place in free boxes, random symbols land
- The safes open when the spin ends and you can see what they have inside. Every safe has a certain symbol
Such a benefit increases your chances of forming one or several winning combinations, including the maximum length series (5 icons in a row).
Another advantage is the so-called waves. When a combination appears on the screen after the win is awarded, the symbols that formed the combination disappear and are replaced by the icons which were earlier on the upper line. Other random symbols take up new free positions. So, you can complete several combinations per spin.
Bonuses of the slot
When three symbols with the word Bonus land on the reels of the Batman and The Riddler Riches slot, an additional window opens. In this window you will see a wheel divided into three sections. Every section offers it own bonus. Click Spin to start the reel spinning and learn which will be yours:
- The Riddler Box Bonus — opens the built-in mini game in which you should choose boxes. Find three matching prizes to get the credits
- Sticky Wild Free Games — activates 10 free spins with a bonus feature: as the spin starts on the screen you can see the Sticky Wild which boosts your chances of forming a combination. The bonus icon stays on the screen for up to three waves and then disappears
- Multiplier Free Games — 10 free spins with bonus multipliers which are eligible for a combinations of 2–5 waves. So, the second combination formed in a row, will double your win, the third will triple your win and so on until the fifth combination. After that the multiplier zeroes and a new spin is activated
Unfortunately the demo version of Batman and The Riddler Riches cannot demonstrate all the opportunities of the real game. So only the full version of the slot allows you to win the jackpot.
The jackpot itself consists of 4 ascending steps:
You can get any of the sums as a result of a random spin. Even if no winning combination was formed during the spin, you can get the jackpot which will be put in the Win section. The bet level determines the chances of winning the biggest prize. The more credits you bet per spin, the higher your chances of winning the jackpot. There is also a chance of hitting all four jackpot levels during one session.
Batman and The Riddler Riches is a five-reel, low variance slot by Playtech. Your winnings are frequent but small. The main benefits lie in the free spins rounds and the bonus feature of the slot. Any jackpot level which is awarded during a random spin (even if it did not pay you the win) pays you the largest win.