Join the Caped Crusader as he goes into battle with the and Joker and his minions in Batman, a 5 reel, 50 payline slot that has been produced by Cryptologic and revamped by NextGen Gaming. Featuring comic-book style design, this exciting game comes with a pick me feature that offers payouts of up to 100 times your stake as well as re-spins with 3 frozen stacked wilds. Playable on all devices, stakes start from 50p per spin.

Visually, NextGen Gaming has created a fine looking slot – it harks back to the original comic-books rather than any movie adaptations. Set against a Gotham City backdrop, symbols include joker cards, bat tools, joke flowers, Baterangs, fake guns, spotlights, the bat bike and batmobile, Commissioner Gordon and the Joker – all very impressive it looks too.

Batman is the game’s wild – he only appears on the middle 3 reels but can land as fully stacked. If the wild forms part of a winning combo, that payout is doubled.

Your first decision when playing Batman is whether to pay the extra (10p on minimum stakes) and play using Bonus Bet mode – we recommend that you do (if you can afford it) as it opens up some potentially very tidy extras.

First and foremost is the Descent Into Madness feature – to trigger this, you’ll need to land 3 or more Bonus Logo symbols. You’ll then be taken to a prison setting where the Joker’s gang of hoods are trying to escape. Using your trusty Baterang, you’ll strike the villains and in the process win cash prizes. Finally, you’ll get to tangle with The Joker himself. If you knock him down 3 times and prevent him from escaping, you’ll win an extra prize which can reach up to 100 times your total stake.

The second feature is a Re-Spin feature offering that’s activated when the Commissioner Gordon symbol hits on reel 1 and the Bat Signal on reel 5 (or the other way around) – you’ll now be given 3 re-spins. During these extra spins, a trio of stacked wilds will remain frozen on the middle 3 reels. Any winning combinations you hit here will be doubled courtesy of a 2x multiplier.

Feature fans may be disappointed at the lack of traditional free spins on offer here – the re-spins with stacked wilds are a fine alternative though. You may have to wait a while to trigger them but they can be worth it. The other feature comes along more regularly and offers some steady payouts. Throw in the 2x wild multiplier and there’s plenty on offer here.

Playtech has cornered the market in the superhero genre. NextGen Gaming’s challenger is a good one and if you’re a fan of the Caped Crusader in any of his many guises, then you’ll find plenty to enjoy in this latest Batman adaptation. I also suggest you take a look at the other superhero slots released by NextGen Gaming with Green Lantern and The Flash highly recommended.