Black Knight Slots
While playing this medieval themed slot from WMS, I did wonder what the knights and kings of old would have made of games like this. I guess a burning at the stake would not be out of the question, though that might depend on how often the bonus game triggered!
Black Knight is a colourful and professionally produced video slot, which contains many of the medieval clichés on the reels. There are some nice touches, including the usual winning tunes from WMS having a lute-like makeover. There is also a bonus game where the wilds (the Black Knight) expand to cover entire reels and then stay in place for the remainder of the feature. This can result in some big wins, particularly when you are lucky enough to get 3 or more covering the reels.
Playing the Black Knight Slot
This slot is available both at live casino and now online – where you can play it without a download in your browser window. The basic setup is a 5 reel video slot, with 3 rows of symbols and 30 winning lines. You can bet from 1c per line. Like all WMS games, an auto-play option is available.
Symbols include the Black knight himself, which is a wild symbol – substituting for any of the regular symbols to make up a win. There is also stately looking King, a fool, a queen and various regalia including a crown, map (which appears to be for planning an attack on France), ring and sceptre.
The biggest wins come from the King, with 2000 coins for 5 on any line, and 500 coins for just 4. After that in the prize list the Black Knight shield symbol, this is worth 1500 coins for 5 on a line, and 300 for 4. The queen and fool come next, followed by the regalia. There are no playing card symbols on this slot. There are no scatter symbols in this game, though the shield and wild knight will trigger the bonus game with 3 anywhere on the first 3 reels.
Visually, this slot is not of the highest quality compared to others from WMS. The symbols are solid enough, they just lack the shading and detail that later games from this slots maker enjoy. There are animations involving lighting and glowing borders for the symbols on the reels when wins are made. The only spectacular animation comes during the feature. Sounds are mostly the regular spinning and winning noises used on all WMS slots. I did like the medieval twist to the old winning sounds.
Black Knight Slot Bonus Game
You’ll only get 7 free spins to start off your bonus, though there is a twist which makes this number better than it first appears. When you trigger the bonus a giant shield appears and takes you to a new set of reels. Once the free spins game starts, any Black Knight you hit will expand to cover all 3 rows on that reel. This changes from a simple head-shot to a knight on a galloping horse – a nice effect compared to the plain symbols in the base game.
Best of all, these knights stay in place for however many spins you have remaining – and you can get a maximum of 3 of them covering all 9 positions on the middle reels. This means that the last few spins of your round can bring in some big wins. Once the game is over you’ll see a message with your total win, and then return to the regular game.
Without this big win bonus game, I might be tempted to write this off as a so-so slot. The base game is nothing special, with only the wild symbol adding occasional windfalls. The expanding and sticky wilds in the free spins game turn this into a much better slot. If you are lucky enough to get all 3 knights, this round could bring you a very nice win.