Mighty Black Knight
- Play the Big Bet for extra features and the elimination of the lowest paying symbols
- Super-stacked tall reels help to create massive winning combinations on up to 100 winlines
- Playable both online and on UK fixed odds betting terminals with a £500 jackpot
Mighty Black Knight provides players with a medieval theme and a huge reel set right in the centre of its layout. However, there’s more to this reel setup than meets the eye, as we’ll explain to you through this review. Mighty Black Knight also has the ‘Big Bet’ method of gaming, which occurs in several other Barcrest titles and is popular in UK betting shops on the fixed odds betting terminals. Using the ‘BB’ button will allow you to access the Mighty Black Knight Big Bets and all of its inbuilt features. You’ll find that wagers in this slot game can be placed between the minimum of 10p per spin and go up to a massive £250.
The standard layout of the Mighty Black Knight slot provides five separate reels and a total of ten rows, although there are only five rows active to start off with. Across this reel layout, you will see that there is a total of 100 win lines, although not all of these are active all the time. If you have played Reels of Gold, you’ll recognise the basic concept straight away. Depending upon your wager, the amount of active lines will change, and it also depends upon if you’re playing in Mighty Reel Mode. Naturally, because of this, pay-outs will also vary depending upon the mode you’re playing in and the wager you’re placing.
Visually speaking, Mighty Black Knight features some quite nice graphics, although the soundtrack of the game does not match with the theme whatsoever. The symbols of the game do pertain very nicely to the overall theme. These include images of a king and a queen, as well as a royal ring, crown and orb. The lower-paying additions are those of the playing card suits.
Might Black Knight Bonus Games
As mentioned before, there are also some intriguing special features that the Mighty Black Knight slot game contains to compliment the base gameplay. These ensure that the slot is thoroughly entertaining.
- Mighty Reels: Within the game, there are two variations of the wild icon, which are of the Black Knight. These first substitute for all other symbols upon the reels, helping you to form winning combinations. However, the wild also triggers the game’s Mighty Reels feature. This sees the portcullis rise, the knight appears, and the game utilises double the number of win lines. This is when the ten rows will fully come into play too.
- Free Spins: You’ll find that the symbol of the knight chess playing piece represents the game’s bonus symbol. Any part of three or more of these coming into view in scattered locations will trigger the game’s Free Spins round. You’ll be given eight Free Spins for the appearance of three symbols, while 12 are granted for four. When five scatter symbols show up, you’ll receive 20 Free Spins. Additional Free Spins may be triggered during the Free Spins bonus round. The bonus symbol is able to show up on any of the game’s reels and Free Spins play over the same number of win lines as the base game.
Mighty Black Knight Big Bet Games
The Big Bet games are popular in the High Street bookies on the £500 jackpot version of this slot. Although the fixed odds betting terminal stakes allow you to bet up to £50, the ideal stake (other than £2) is £30. This video here shows the basic concept. The online slot can be enjoyed on up to £50, and as the jackpot is considerably more than the £500 FOBT version, £50 is ok to play if it suits your budget.
If you opt to play in Big Bet mode, then you’ll find some additional features come into play throughout. There are various betting options for this mode, each providing five linked spins and their own selection of perks.
- £20 Big Bet Game: If, during the five linked spins, any part of the wild symbol comes into view, it will expand and activate the Mighty Reels.
- £30 Big Bet Game: As well as the same perks as the £20 Big Bet game, the lower value symbols will be removed from the reels in the £30 offering.
- £50 Big Bet Game: This third and final option takes the perks of the £30 Big Bet game and includes the benefit of having wild symbols remain on the reels until the end of the game or until a win forms.
Mighty Black Knight is a very enjoyable slot, both online and in the bookies. This follows in a line of other Mighty Reel slots, including Spartacus, Hercules and the brilliant Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold. Each is unique in their own special way whilst still making use of the popular Mighty Reels.