Black Knight is an online game which created such a following that it spawned a sequel. The game is a pretty basic online slot, with only thirty paylines and five reels. It can be played for a very low minimum wager, as little as 0.01 coins per line. All of the thirty lines are optional, so players can play the game for as little as a penny, or even less. Playing with a budget this low of course will mean that you are unlikely to hit any of the features. Alternatively high rollers can play for as much as 150 coins per spin for all 30 lines.
Although the graphics in Black Knight do not come from medieval times, the theme of the slot does. The graphics are 2D though, and done in a very flat drawing style. The reels are cream coloured and sit in front of a sunset scene depicting a dark castle, presumably where our black knight lives. Players have the choice to set out their information at the bottom of the screen in two ways. The traditional way allows you to adjust each line and bet amount down to the cent, but can get clogged. The Quick Bet system loads a number of preset options with a slider so that players can quickly and simply place their chosen wager amount.
The sound track to Black Knight is a typical slot machine track. When the reels spin a tinny sounding tune, reminiscent of brick and mortar slots, can be heard in the background. Wins come with extra sound effects. During the free spins feature the slot plays a continuous tune. Other than this however the game is quiet.
Knights and Princesses
Black Knight is all about life in medieval times when knights and princesses lived in huge castles. All of the symbols in the game are taken from the story line, even the very bottom of the paytable ones. A ring, a map, a ball and a sceptre are the lowest paying icons in the game. The three human characters which are the jester, the princess and the King are the highest paying character in real money pokies, awarding you with up to 10 000 coins when playing with 150 coins per line.
The wild symbol in Black Knight is the black knight himself. We never see his face, only a front view of his helmet. He will replace all other symbols in the game except for the feature symbol. The Black Knight only appears on reels two three and four, and is not worth anything in his own right.
The middle ages when the knights existed and were at their peak was a time of chivalry. Three or more feature scatters will grant you with seven free spins in Black Knight. During these free spins our Knight will behave in a very chivalrous way, expanding to cover entire reels and making them totally wild. He can only be found on reels two, three and four though, but will turn up to all three of these reels wild. He will also remain locked for remainder of the free spins, creating even bigger wins.