The Dark Knight Rises is a 5 reel, 576 ways to win slot from Playtech that can be played on all devices from 40p to £80 a spin on all devices. Based on the 2012 blockbuster film, you decide the fate of Gotham City as you can benefit from Gotham City stacked symbols to give you multipliers up to 25x. There’s also a Fusion Reactor Bonus feature where you collect free spins and multipliers for 1 of 3 free spins features. You can also win 4 progressive jackpots randomly!

Visually, The Dark Knight Rises is the best of the Batman themed slots from Playtech – set in Gotham City, symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 playing cards, camouflage Batmobiles, Batpods, Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), Bane (Tom Hardy) and Batman himself.

Batman is the most lucrative symbol giving you 25 times your stake for 5 across a payline. The Batman, Bane, Gordon, Batmobile and Batpod symbols can appear as single symbols or stacked up to 4 high. The Dark Knight logo is the wild and appears only on the 3 middle reels (2, 3 and 4) – it replaces all symbols bar the scatter.

When it comes to features, you have The Fire Rises feature which is played when you fill the 3 middle reels with matching stacks of 4 symbols – reels 1 and 5 will then give you multipliers which are 2x, 3x, 4x or 5. The values of both multipliers are multiplied – if you get 2 5x multipliers, your win will be subject to a huge 25x multiplier.

The main attraction is the Fusion Reactor Bonus feature which is played when you get the Reactor scatter symbol simultaneously on reels 2, 3 and 4 (the 3 central ones). You then spin the Reactor to collect free spins and multipliers for Batman and Bane. If either character hits Start, you win the free spins and multiplier value of that character. There’s also a few extras in each of the free spins features:

  • The Dark Knight Rise Free Games feature is played when Batman hits Start. All Batman symbols transform into wilds on the 3 middle reels to help you win more.
  • Born in Darkness Free Games feature – this is triggered when Bane hits Start. All Bane symbols become wild on the 3 middle reels.
  • Gotham City Reckoning Free Games feature – this is played when Batman and Bane hit Start simultaneously. The good news is that both Batman and Bane symbols acts as wilds on the 3 middle reels throughout.

Look out for the scatter symbol appearing on any of the 3 free spins feature – when it appears simultaneously on the 3 middle reels, you will be rewarded with an additional 5 free spins. I’ve played the Born in Darkness Free Games feature with a multiplier of 10x before!

Finally, there are 4 progressive jackpots to be won randomly – part of the DC Super Heroes Jackpot network, you make picks to determine if you’ll win the Mini, Minor, Major or Grand jackpot. The latter is worth at least £1 million!

The Dark Knight Rises is a very good slot – it looks the part and can pay out hugely in The Fire Rises feature due to the potential 25x multiplier on offer. I like the fact you get Batman or Bane wilds in the features – the key to winning big in this medium to high variance offering is the Gotham City Reckoning Free Games feature where both Batman and Bane become wild – that and a good multiplier! I also recommend you try The Dark Knight which is also by Playtech and has some superb bonus features.