Daredevil from Playtech: Slot Review - stop Kingpin from taking over New York!
This game is based on the superhero film Daredevil that was released back in 2003. This movie was mauled by critics but it made a decent return at the box office and it did Ben Affleck no harm considering he is Batman now! Daredevil centres on a blind lawyer named Matt Murdock who fights for justice in the courtroom by day but dishes out his own form of justice at night when he puts on his Daredevil mask. Matt was blinded as a child by some toxic waste and gained heightened senses as a result of it. In the movie, he has to stop the crime lord Kingpin as well as the assassin Bullseye all the while trying to keep up with a mysterious assassin known as Elektra.
It’s a 5 reel slot game with 20 paylines and it includes free games, a bullseye feature, and some progressive jackpots.
The first feature to highlight is the Wild symbol, it is denoted by an image of Daredevil. It substitutes for all other symbols except the Scatter symbols and it is the highest paying symbol in the game. Manage to land 5 of these symbols across the reels then you will be awarded a fantastic payout worth 5,000X your line bet!
The Bullseye feature is a really cool addition to this slot. It involves selecting a symbol on the reels with a bullseye target and if the Bullseye symbol lands beneath the target then you will win 3X your total bet. This feature is only active in the main game.
The infamous Daredevil logo is the Scatter symbol and if you land 3 or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels then you will activate the Free Games feature. You will be awarded 10 free spins along with some random Wilds. After every free spin, Daredevil will use his radar ability to transform some symbols into Wild symbols. Up to 3 symbols will be turned into a Wild for every spin. This feature provides scope for some big payouts provided you land the appropriate symbols on the reels.
The last feature to highlight is the Marvel Multi-Level Mystery Progressive Jackpot. It consists of 4 progressive jackpots: power, extra power, super power, and ultimate power. All of these jackpots are won randomly and any spin of any amount can win entry to a jackpot game including non-winning spins. The higher the bet you place, the bigger the chances of entering this game. When in this game, you will be guaranteed a win in at least 1 of the 4 jackpots.
Theme, Graphics and Sound
To be honest, I was a bit disappointed with the graphics of the game as they look a bit dated compared to other movie-based slots. The symbols could definitely do with a fresh lick of paint, especially Daredevil as he seems to be smiling in his symbol whereas the real Daredevil looks intimidating and aggressive. The symbols consist of Daredevil, Kingpin, Elektra, Bullseye and some weapons such as Daredevil’s famous Billy Club. They run smoothly along the reels and animate brightly when you land a win.
The music is a bit techno especially when you are viewing the paytable. It does not really suit the game that well as I expected it to be a bit heavier than techno.
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Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots
The game has 5 reels, 20 paylines, a low RTP of 94.94%, a top payout of 5,000X your bet, and the chance to win from one of four progressive jackpots.
Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels:
Line Bet: 1.00, 2.00, 3.00, 4.00, 5.00, 6.00, 7.00, 8.00, 9.00, 10.00
- Daredevil Wild Symbol: 25 for 2X, 250 for 3X, 1,000 for 4X, 5,000 for 5X
- Elektra Symbol: 15 for 2X, 150 for 3X, 300 for 4X, 1,000 for 5X
- Kingpin Symbol: 10 for 2X, 75 for 3X, 200 for 4X, 750 for 5X
- Bullseye Symbol: 5 for 2X, 50 for 3X, 150 for 4X, 500 for 5X
- Sai Symbol: 2 for 2X, 25 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 250 for 5X
- Billy Club Symbol: 2 for 2X, 25 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 250 for 5X
- Daredevil Scatter Symbol: 1 for 2X, 3 for 3X, 20 for 4X, 100 for 5X
- A Symbol: 20 for 3X, 30 for 4X, 120 for 5X
- K Symbol: 20 for 3X, 30 for 4X, 120 for 5X
- Q Symbol: 10 for 3X, 25 for 4X, 100 for 5X
- J Symbol: 10 for 3X, 25 for 4X, 100 for 5X
- 10 Symbol: 5 for 3X, 20 for 4X, 75 for 5X
- 9 Symbol: 5 for 3X, 20 for 4X, 75 for 5X
Our Verdict on Daredevil
Daredevil is made by Playtech and it’s a lot more fun than the movie that is for sure! It has some interesting features and to be honest I did enjoy the Bullseye feature, it is definitely a feature that more software developers should incorporate in future games. It is also nice that you can retrigger additional free games in the Free Games feature infinitely. It’s a Medium variance slot so you won’t be waiting too long for a decent payout with this game.
Rain down justice on criminals with Daredevil!