Introduced by IGT in 2014, Black Widow uses an odd theme that will not be to the taste of everyone. However, it’s nicely done, has some interesting features, and the potential for serious wins is there. The theme itself is a crime one: a femme fatale murdering men with a vial of poison and other weaponry. It’s decent, but not among the best.
The Black Widow herself is the main character, and triggers payments when appearing on the pay lines. This also applies to the three male characters. All look like they’ve lifted from a 1980’s comic book, but that no bad thing! Weapons include a candlestick – shades of classic board game ‘Cluedo’ there – and also in view are the traditional playing card symbols.
|Volatility||Low to medium|
|Compatibility||Optimized for all devices|
|Scatter symbol||Bottle of Green Poison|
|Wild symbol||Black Widow logo|
|Min coin size||$0.1|
|Max coin size||$30.00|
This is a low to medium variance game with a high pay out of $36,000. Along the way you stand a decent chance of picking up some smaller wins, and the feature you are looking for is the free spins. You get 7 to start with – not a great amount – but it is possible to get a respin feature.
The wins tend to be large and occasional, rather than lots of smaller payments. This reflects the very low 91.99% RTP. It’s a game that is easy to play yet one that may not inspire regular players to a level that will keep them entertained.
How to Play Black Widow
Black Widow keeps complexity to a minimum and is fun to play. Fun is the operative word here, as the major jackpot is difficult to reach. However, if you get the free spins feature triggered early you could bag some money.
One female or male character in the middle reel during this feature triggers up to a 1000x multiplier, so it’s worth aiming for.
Another feature to look for are the stacked symbols on the reels. This means you are not looking at 3 or 4 of a kind wins, but potentially up to 40, which seriously amplifies your winning chances. We do, however, suggest you budget for a good number of plays if you expect to get returns from Black Widow.
Special Features of Black Widow
The special features are fairly simple but potentially lucrative, and include:
- Stacked symbol wins providing extra multipliers.
- Scatter symbol triggers 7 x free spins.
Overall, this is a online pokie game for those who want to try something new and are willing to stick at it for a good number of goes.