Black Knight 2 is WMS follow-up to the original Black Knight. The original only had 30 paylines and Black Knight 2 has 40. The locking wilds and the fact that the wild symbol can work with bonus symbols makes this a very unique game. Rarely do wilds get to team up with scatters or other bonus symbols to benefit the slot player.
WMS has really outdone themselves with this video slot. There are awesome sound effects, animations and seamless play that keeps you in the game. It is alive with locked wilds and expanding wilds during the bonus game. The game’s theme is based on gallant knights of long ago. King Arthur would be proud of this game. Symbols of this game include the Black Knight which also acts as the wild symbol, a Jester, King, Princess, jewelry, the crown and his shield. Don’t be surprised if you forget you are sitting at your dining room table and think that you are at a jousting match in some medieval kingdom.
The Black Knight is the wild symbol and he substitutes all symbols on the reels, including the Feature symbol, to form winning combinations. The Black Knight will only appear on reel 2, 3, or 4. The Free Spins Bonus Round occurs when three or more of the feature symbols are scattered across the reels. There can also be two shields with a wild to call upon the coveted free spin bonus. During this time the Black Knight remains wild and will lock and expand during the duration of the free spins following its appearance.
Black Knight 2 is very similar to Black Knight the original. WMS loves to keep adding components to their games or changing the payline layout, but building upon the original design. This particular game has a unique way to set up your bet and it is so much faster than older versions where you had to spend time clicking the +/- button to set your bet amount. In addition to this new betting feature are awesome locking wilds during the free spin bonus round. The opportunity to capitalize on this and really win big is quite amazing.
Black Knight 2 is unique in that instead of choosing either a +/- to increase up your bets, the betting is set in increments of 0.40. There is a slider that allows you to choose increments in even amounts such as 40, 80, 120, all the way up to $120 per spin. This proves to be much quick and guarantees greater control before pushing spin. It is a 40 payline game with 5 reels and 4 rows.
Once your betting amount is set then you are ready for action. Choose to either manually spin each time or choose the autoplay option for uninterrupted gaming. There are not a whole lot of special features or bonus games with this particular slot. It is pretty straight forward. The Black Knight is the wild symbol and he substitutes all symbols on the reels, including the Feature symbol, to form winning combinations. The Black Knight only appears on reels two, three, or four.
The bonus round is where you will find your free spins. If you are familiar with the original Black Knight then you will know that it comes with a free spins bonus round and is triggered when three or more featured symbols land on the reels. During this round the Black Knight will be a sticking wild and whenever you land on them they will expand to cover the entire reel and will remain locked until the free spin round is over. This is why this game is hugely popular despite the lack of bonuses and features.
On average there are not a huge amount of free spins but there are free spins and what is unique about this game is that the free spin bonus can be triggered when the bonus symbol when three or more of the Black Knight’s shield appears or when two appear with the Black Knight which is the wild symbol. Rarely do you see wild symbols work in tandem with the bonus symbols. The number of free spins awarded are seven, but retriggering is possible during the free spin round.
The jackpot potential is not super huge with this game but there is a very good chance of winning more than 20x your stake. The King is the highest paying symbol with 500 for five of a kind. When you get sticking wilds and are able to cover the entire board with King symbols and Wilds, you are looking at a sizeable payout.