Black Mamba isn't just a nickname for the late Kobe Bryant, it's also the name of an Italian hard rock band. While I've never heard of them, apparently they're large enough to warrant their own slot machine from developer Play'n Go, who unleashed the Black Mamba slot recently. Let's all grab our guitars and see if we can soar to stardom with this reactor style game.
Black Mamba is a 5x5 payline reactor style game, meaning that it doesn't play out like a normal slot. Instead, players are tasked with getting three or more like symbols to appear in a horizontal or vertical line next to each other. If you do this, the game pays out, and the winning symbols are removed, with all icons above cascading down to give you a second, third, fourth, or even higher number of wins strung together.
The band's members Alexandra, Cecilia, Fred, and Martina all appear as icons, and they have the ability to randomly appear on non-winning spins to transform, destroy, and generate wilds for better chances to win. There are also concert symbols that start out with each band member dishing out their solo feature. This can generate wins of up to 5000x your wagered amount. If you manage to clear out the grid completely, you can generate free spins that have a win multiplier attached.
The features and the design of this game give Black Mamba a posted return to player (RTP) percentage of 96.5%, which is about average for a Play'n Go game. It should be noted that the game does have the ability to have its RTP numbers adjusted, so make sure you verify this before you play, as the number can dip to as low as a horrible 84.5%.
I will say that this game is visually appealing, and it looks sharp on both desktop and mobile devices. The animations are well-done, and I thought this branded game was one of the better interpretations that I've seen. If you're a fan of Black Mamba (there has to be a few out there, right?), then definitely give this game a go.