Mystery, femme fatales, naive men … this is what you can experience by playing the Black Widow slot by IGT (WagerWorks). The whole atmosphere revolves around crime and murder committed by the deadly Black Widow. The gameplay is equally dynamic with some cool bonus games available.
Main Theme and Standard Features
As soon as you open the Black Widow slot, you will spot the dark sensation. You have the feeling you’re part of a mystery novel in an old house and a woman that prays on the weakness of men. IGT did a great job with the design of the background and the reels. Still, the sounds could have been slightly better.
When it comes to the gameplay, Black Widow has 5 reels and 40 paylines. You can bet anywhere between 1 and 20 coins per single line. The return to player (RTP) is decent and stands around the 96% mark. The slot works on most platforms, including mobile devices like iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
A quick look at the standard symbols shows two different sets. One of them is for the traditional 10, J, Q, K, and A. Three of them from the left to right on a payline is the minimum you need to collect a prize. Black Widow also has four human characters as symbols. The three potential victims are men and again, hitting at least three of them will bring you a reward. Finally, there’s the Black Widow herself. She brings the highest return possible from a standard symbol and even landing two on a line is enough to get you a prize.
Special Symbols and Bonus Games
The first interesting mechanic is the Web Capture Feature. If one of the male symbols lands in the middle slot on the third reel, you collect a prize. On top of that, the reward will increase every time the feature is triggered up to 13 times of the starting value.
There is also a wild symbol that can substitute everything else to form a winning combo. It’s also your path to the 1,000 coins jackpot of Black Widow. You need to land 5 wilds to get it.
The only symbol that can’t be replaced by the wild is the bonus symbol. If you hit three of those on reels 2, 3, and 4, you will get 7 free spins. The bonus game can be retriggered multiple times if you get lucky enough.
Finally, there’s the Super Stacks feature. Before each round, one of the standard symbols will be stacked on the reels. As a result, one of the symbols will stack the whole reel.
The theme and design of Black Widow are where the slot really shines. Thanks to the creativity of IGT, the gameplay also has a lot to offer with the free spins, super stacks, and the web capture. The game is certainly worth a shot if you add the decent RTP of 96%.