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- Excellent Free Spins round
- Bonus round animations could be better
All you fans of the thriller genre, rejoice! Finally, a slot game that is themed on one of the best thriller films of all times! Coming from the studios of IGT, Black Widow slot brings the action of the movie on the reels. With a set comprised of five reels and 40 paylines, you can play it both on desktop and mobile devices.
As we mentioned above, the theme of the game is the Black Widow, from the film, who marries wealthy men and murders them to inherit their money. All symbols in the game are either directly taken from the film or bear a certain “thriller” twist.
Thus, the standard playing card symbols, 10, J, Q, K and A make up the game’s lower values, while the higher value symbols include three male victims and the Black Widow herself.
The background image and the area surrounding the reel-set have also been designed following the theme. Thus, you can find cobwebs in two corners while an antique golden frame holds the reels.
Before spinning to win on Black Widow slots, you’ll need to set your total stake for the spin. Because all 40 paylines in Black Widow slots are fixed, the only variable that you’ll to set is the ‘Line Bet’.By using the + and - buttons at the bottom of the screen, you can set your coin size.
Once you are done, you can set off the reels by clicking the ‘Spin’ button in the bottom centre of the game beneath the reels.
Winning payouts in Black Widow slots are awarded for combinations of three or more symbols on the available paylines. As we already mentioned, the playing card symbols are the game’s low-value symbols, so combinations of low-value symbols will result in lower payouts.
Of all game-specific high-value symbols, the highest payouts are awarded by the Black Widow herself, paying out x50 your total bet for the spin if you manage to land five. The other game-specific high-value symbols in Black Widow can also get you nice payouts, but the Black Widow is the one you should be looking out for.
The non-standard symbols in the game also award winning payouts. One of them is the Black Widow slot logo. The Black Widow logo has the role of a wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols, except the green poison symbol, to help you create winning combinations.
The Black Widow wild symbol can also create combinations on its own and this can get you the highest and most lucrative payouts. If you manage to land five Black Widow wild symbols across an active payline, you wil get amazing x1,000 your coin size in return. So, if you have opted to play with only one quid per payline, you will get £1,000.
The green poison symbol is also one of the ways to receiving great prizes during the extra bonus round. So, if you manage to trigger this bonus feature, you can expect some great prizes.
To trigger the free spins bonus round, you need to land the green poison symbol anywhere on reels two, three and four. Initially, you’ll be awarded seven free spins. During this bonus round, landing additional bonus symbols in any positions on reels two, three and four will get you an extra free spin which can go up to a maximum of 98 free spins.
As stated above, the Black Widow Free Spins bonus feature can be retriggered if additional scatters appear on the reels in free spins mode. You can retrigger this bonus feature a maximum of 15 times. During this feature, the wild can replace all symbols, except the main characters and the scatter.
If you land one of the three male victim symbols in the central position on reel three, you will get a payout of either 2.00 or 1.20, depending on the character in question. After each male symbol is captured in this position, the value on the meter above it will increase, up to 13 times on each meter, per bonus. The values on the meters range between two and 1,000 times your total stake on the spin that triggered the feature.
Landing the Black Widow symbol in the centre position on reel three will get you the total value of the three meters for that spin. Also, the value of each meter will get increased, up to a maximum of 13 increases per meter, per bonus. It seems that 13 is a lucky number in this game.
Based on the film of the same name from 1987, Black Widow uses the story of the female criminal, a devious murderess who marries rich men, only to kill them and steal their money. The plot of the film has much to offer for an online slot game and it seems that IGT has successfully managed to make an excellent slot rendition of the film.
Definitely one of the most remarkable features of the slot is the Web Capture Feature. The action in this bonus feature happens within the middle square on the grid. Each time one of the male character symbols is caught there, the respective Multiplier Meter increases, providing players with better winning chances which increase with each new male symbol. The Black Widow herself might appear from time to time, bringing you the most lucrative prizes in the game.
But that’s not all about this inventive slot that makes it look and play great. Black Widow also has a well-paced Free Spins round. Although it starts with just seven free spins, retriggering the round up to a maximum of 15 times could get you as much as 98 free spins!