After successfully dealing with the Joker and the Catwoman in the previous two progressive slots, Batman must face another nemesis in a 5 reel 243 ways to win showdown. This time it is the mysterious Riddler with his enigmatic questions, but as always Batman has his loyal companion by his side, Robin and in this particular fight chief of police will come to help as well. Batman and The Riddler Riches slot belongs to a series of slots based on Batman TV Series first aired in 1966. Similar to the show, there is a comical feel to the slot, mostly thanks to the original replicas from the series and the upbeat music. The symbols are a mixture of the pictures of characters from the series and comic-book styled writings. As it is expected from Playtech the quality of the graphics is equally superb on desktop, mobile or tablet.
What makes this story different from the rest of the Batman series is the special function of the reels called Collapsing Reels. As the name suggests the reels have the ability to collapse, that is, only the parts of them that create a paying combination. The images that form winning combination will disappear and the new ones will fill their place. And this goes on as long as there are winning combos. This is the so called winning wave which could go on indefinitely.
As for the Riddler, well he will not pose a threat to the players. On the contrary, his mysterious appearance out of the blue in the main game will add a number of mystery boxes to the reels which reveal the same symbol to boost the winning potential. Should the Riddler be seen on the reels, he will pay the most of all characters in the game – 500 credits for five identical images. Batman logo will appear as Wild ready to stand in the place of any symbol except the Scatter, but, unfortunately it won’t pay any money.
Scatter icon has Bonus written in comic book style and when it appears on the first three reels it will bring about a Batman vs. The Riddler Bonus Wheel divided in three segments. Each segment represents one bonus game. When the players spin the bonus wheel they can benefit from Sticky Wild Free Games which means that they get 10 Free Spins and sticky wilds added to the reels. These wilds remain sticky until the 3rd wave. Next possible prize is Multiplier Free Games which also grants 10 Free Spins but this time with multipliers. After the second win during the Collapsing reels a 2x multiplier will be activated. The multiplier will increase with the subsequent waves (winning combinations). For 4 or more consecutive wins a 5x multiplier is applied. The third option that can be won off the Bonus Wheel is The Riddler Box Bonus where you get to open Riddler’s mystery boxes to reveal instant cash wins and multipliers.
While the players are getting busy with these interesting and lucrative features, at any time in the game a Jackpot screen might surprise them and launch a 20-tile grid which hides four progressive jackpots. The maximum possible bet is $60 which is an important fact for the high rollers as higher bets give bigger chances of winning the top prize jackpot.
All in all, this is a well-rounded, thrilling slot with profitable features and the possibility of winning a life-changing prize.