The guys from Cryptologic present you with Batman. This is another slot themed around superheroes and, as Batman is unique in the world of superheroes as the only one not to have any special powers, so is this slot in the world of superhero slots. All symbols are hand-drawn and bring you that old comic book feel, present the darker side of Batman, and deftly combine the newer slot features with this old school feel to the game. This one is not overly exciting, but is generally a solid slot on the whole.
So, what are the interesting features of this slot? First, it features an awesome number of paylines, 50 in total. Besides the 50 coin bet you need to place to activate the all of these paylines, for an extra 10 coin bet you activate the Bonus Bet feature. When this bet is played, you have the opportunity to activate the Descent into Madness feature; additional wilds added into play and your scatter wins are multiplied by 50 and the bet per line! The 10 extra coins could prove to be useful.
The scatter symbol of a Bat pays scatter wins and, when you have activated the Bonus Bet, it also triggers the Descent into Madness feature. You are sent to a second screen, a computer-like game where you need to defeat inmates of a prison and later attempt to find the Joker. Being smarter than the Joker in this game can bring you an award equaling 100 times the triggering bet.
With the right combination of symbols on your reels it is also possible to trigger the Batman Re-Spins feature. In this feature, the reels 2, 3 or 4 will expand, the expanded reel is held in position, and the other reels are re-spun. During re-spins, all wins are doubled and these re-spins can be re-triggered, allowing for many more credits to fall into your pocket.
For some reason, the controls on Batman seem much more complicated than they really are. The slot features many buttons that help you control the feel and atmosphere of the game play. You have the option to control the speed of the game, the graphics, and the sound. But, beside these ‘mood’ buttons, in order to control the reels you will need just the following buttons: