Many of the Marvel range of slots by PlayTech are tied in with the franchises movie releases. This one is based on a comic book character – the Daredevil – which has not yet been made into a movie. You’ll still find the progressive jackpots which are included in the entire Marvel range, which make it possible to win 6-figures in a randomly triggered game. There are also some innovative features, including a special ‘bullseye’ system and a free spins round where Daredevil’s radar sense creates some extra wild symbols on every spin.
Graphically, this slot has a comic book feel to it. The dominant colour is a dark grey, with drawn characters and weapons the main symbols. Playing cards do take up a lot of the space on the reels, with ace down to 9 in play. I’m not personally familiar with the names of the characters on the reels, though this did not stop me enjoying the game. There is a full (masked) face picture of the Daredevil himself, along with a bald guy in a pink suit puffing a cigar, a woman with long brown hair and a guy with a beard who has a gun sight target on his head. Sounds are mostly bleeps and computer beeps, though things liven up with the audio during the bonus game – where you’ll also get the animation of the special sense covering the reels.
How to Play & Real Money Versions of Daredevil
Pay lines are fixed at 20 for this game, though you can adjust both the line bet and the size of your coins. This gives a wide range of bet sizes – from just 20c a spin and up. You can use auto-play, which allows you to manually select your preferred number of spins and then press ‘auto-start’ to get this moving. This game is available in a free demo mode, as seen above as well as for real money.
The Daredevil himself is the symbol you’d like to see on the reels. Not only is this wild (substituting for all of the regular symbols, though not the scatter), it has the single biggest prize too. 5 of these on a win line get you 5000 coins, with 1000 coins for 4, 250 for 3 and 25 for just 2. This prize is a lot bigger than the next largest, which is 1000 coins for 5 of the female character. The cigar guy is worth 750 for 5 and the bullseye guy 500. All of the characters pay from 2+ from the left on a win line, while the playing card symbols (which make up the smaller wins) require at least 3.
Logos (which are 2 overlapping D’s) are the scatter symbol. These pay out a multiple of your entire bet, rather than in coins. You’ll get a generous 100x your bet for 5 logos anywhere in view, 20x for 4, 3x for 3 and 1x for just 3. In addition, 3 or more of the logo / scatter symbols triggers the free spins bonus game with 10 free spins.
There is an on-reel feature in the form of a bullseye target. By default this is over the middle symbol on reel 3, though you can move it to any position you wish by clicking on it. When this lines up with the guy with the target on his head, you will an instant 3x your total bet. This is an entertaining idea as far as it goes, though there is no benefit to moving it other than you r personal preference.
Bonus Game on Daredevil
When you trigger the free spins round the default is 10 free slot games. This is helped by the radar sense of the Daredevil, which scans the reels after every spin. This will turn between 1 and 3 extra symbols into wilds – potentially creating a lot of wins. These are in addition to any regular wilds which appear on the reels. Scatters are paid before the extra wilds are created, which gets around the usual clash between wilds and scatters on the reels. Even better, getting 3+ of the scattered logos will retrigger the bonus – this can continue indefinitely.
The other bonus game is the standard PlayTech Marvel jackpots game, which is triggered at random. Here you pick from a grid of logos, until you hit 3 of the same jackpot types. There are 4 jackpots, and the biggest of them is often over half a million dollars.
Overall I enjoyed this game, the setup is smooth and professional as you might expect from PlayTech and the features entertaining. This is not the most feature-rich game, especially when compared to some of the more recent Marvel titles. Whether you enjoy the Marvel games, or just fancy a different kind of slot – Daredevil is a game worth taking for a spin.