Black Widow

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.

Black Widow game
Black Widow pokie game

DeveloperIGT
ThemeDetective, Crime
Released2014
RTP91.99%
VolatilityLow to medium
CompatibilityOptimized for all devices
Jackpot$36,000
Progressive JackpotNo
Bonus roundsYes
Scatter symbolBottle of Green Poison
Wild symbolBlack Widow logo
multiplier bonusYes
Minimum bet$0.40
Maximum bet$1200.00
Min coin size$0.1
Max coin size$30.00
Highest payout$36,000
Reels5
Rows3
Paylines40
AutoplayN/A
Adjust paylinesYes

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.

Black Widow Pokie
Black Widow online pokie game

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.