Batman Classic TV Series Slot from Aristocrat
The original Batman TV series first appeared in 1966 and ran for three seasons until 1968. The series was known for its somewhat camp style and famously starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader, while Burt Ward would play the role of compatriot Robin.
This TV series featured Batman’s infamous enemies such the Joker and the Riddler and all of these characters appear on the reels of this superhero inspired slot. This slot certainly cannot be missed as it is housed in a 10.5 foot tall cabinet featuring three eye catching wheels, which offer some large bonus payments.
How to Win on the Batman Classic TV Series Slot
Both Batman and Robin are wild symbols and can appear stacked three high, two high or as a single symbol. As wilds they will substitute for all symbols apart from each other, the Jackpot symbol and the scatter symbol.
Landing Batman five times in a row on a win line will pay out 500 coins, while Robin pays 300 coins. As an added bonus, a combination of Batman and Robin pays a maximum of 100 coins. The Joker, the Riddler, Catwoman, Batgirl and Alfred the butler also appear on the reels, while you’ll also find the bat phone, the Shakespeare bust which would open to the door to the bat cave and a bat boomerang.
Batman Classic TV Series Slot Features
The first feature of the slot is the progressive Jackpot which will come your way only if you are playing for the max bet. This is a scatter symbol and you’ll win the progressive payout if you can land the symbol on each of the five reels. If you are playing for less than the maximum bet, you’ll gain a fixed win of 2,000 coins for the five scatters.
There are two features which add additional wilds to the reels. The first of these is the Batmobile wilds, which see both Batman and Robin appear in the famed car and drive across the reels, leaving a trail of wild symbols in their wake. These wilds appear much like they might in the original TV series, where instead of ‘Pow!’ and ‘Thwack!’ you’ll see the word ‘Wild!’ The other wild feature is based around the bat sign that Commissioner Gordon famously shines into the night sky of Gotham, calling on Batman’s services. This will appear on the screen, positioning itself across four particular symbols and turning them all wild, making for some big additional wins. Even better is the fact that on occasions you might find that a multiplier is added to these wins, up to 3x.
The scatter symbol shows a ‘wheel of fortune’ style wheel complete with the Batman symbol in front. This symbol only makes an appearance on reels 1, 3 and 5 and pays an immediate win of 10 credits when appearing on each of these reels. However, more importantly, you’ll also enter the main feature of the game, the ‘Gotham City Feature Wheel’. You’ll be asked to look up at the lower of the two wheels and this will spin, segments showing either an immediate cash credit, or one of the characters from the show. You’ll want to avoid the credit amounts as landing a character will take you to the uppermost wheel, where each segment will show some much larger numbers.
Classic Batman Design and Standard Slot Setup
There is no doubt that the Batman Classic TV Series slot will grab your attention. The height of the cabinet alone is imposing, while the slot just shouts color. The game is entertaining throughout, showing some great video clips from the series throughout, which are sure to place a smile on your face as the 1960’s show is known for some brilliant, if not always intentional, comedy. The 55” LCD display ensures that you’ll miss nothing, while the iChair surround sound system makes for an immersive experience.
This slot has 30 win lines with a 50 credit minimum stake and a 250 credit maximum, while accepting 1c, 2c and 5x denominations.
It has to be said that this Aristocrat designed slot will grab your attention from the start. You’ll see the imposing structure of the machine from all parts of the casino and hitting spin will see the original TV series come to life in front of you. Many of the features revolve around wilds and perhaps there could have been a little more variety here, but there is no doubt that the main feature of the game is excellent, the two large wheels giving you the potential for a big prize.
About the Batman Classic TV Series
The Batman TV series revolved around the adventures of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, although throughout the majority of the series they would be seen as their alter egos Batman and Robin. Each episode of the series would usually start with Commissioner Gordon learning of a crime and deciding to contact Batman, usually through the bright red bat phone. Alfred, the butler, would invariably answer the phone and inform the duo that they were needed, at which point the crime fighting duo would excuse themselves and head to Bruce Wayne’s study where they would turn a switch concealed within a bust of William Shakespeare. The switch would make the bookcase in the study slide across to reveal two fireman’s poles, which the duo would slide down to enter the bat cave.
For the first couple of series, the show would be aired twice a week, one storyline taking place each week, with a cliffhanger at the end of the first episode, much as you would expect at a Saturday morning picture show. The third series of the show reverted to once a week and stories would usually be contained within one episode.
Throughout the storylines, Batman would encounter many familiar foes that would appear again and again -the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler and Catwoman were the four who would feature more regularly than others. The villains weren’t quite as nasty in this original series as they are in the more recent feature films, the series using non-lethal force with fight scenes where words such as ‘Kapow’ and ‘Whack’ were used cartoon style across the top of the action to give them an air of comedy.
A film of the series was made in 1966 which was shown in cinemas before the second series hit the TV screens and the budget allowed the Batboat and the Batcopter to be built, which were used throughout the 2nd and 3rd series. By the team the 3rd series came along the ratings were falling and it was decided that Batgirl should be introduced, however ratings continued to slump and ABC cancelled the show.
However there might have been a reprieve as NBC had decided to take up the show, only to find out that the Batman sets, which had cost many thousands to make, had been destroyed.