It’s time to head back into battle once more! A sequel to the popular original, Black Knight II from WMS Gaming is a five-reeler with four rows and 40 Paylines or 10 more than in the first outing.
The medieval knight theme remains, but here the setting is a tournament, which the knight fights in the name of his king. Several reviewers have found that this version offers vastly improved visuals, with a slicker-looking design.
It looks out across a view seen through a stone archway – and you should remember to listen out for the cries from the battlefield!
How to play
Play from a relatively expensive 40p a pop up to £120 a go. Black Knight II plays on the G+ game engine and is based on its free spins round.
Of the 10 regular symbols, the king in his golden crown is the most rewarding, at 12.5x stake for five on the same Payline. There’s also a princess, jester, ring, mace, a crown on a cushion plus the usual lower-paying playing-card icons.
The Black Knight himself serves as your Wild, saddled up on his horse and in full armour. He’ll only ride up on the central three reels. But, unusually, here the Wild replaces all symbols, even the Scatter (which WMS calls the Feature icon). This is the shield emblem.
This is the main event in this game, where the bigger wins are to be had, and it works in a similar way to the original slot in that you need to land the Scatter/Feature symbols on the first three reels from a single whirl.
Your reward is seven wager-free whirls. And while that may not sound like that many, the Wilds can make it rather more lucrative than you may have thought. At the same time, a 1x multiplier is applicable.
If you manage to land a Wild on the middle three reels during the feature, it expands to fill t4he whole reel and stays locked for the rest of the round. (This stacked Wild arrangement was also part of the first Black Knight slot.) Bag a couple of these at an early stage and you’re in for a decent haul.
Unfortunately, as with the original, you won’t be able to retrigger any free spins while playing this perk.
With no progressive jackpot in Black Knight II, the focus is on wins in the free spins round.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP here is fine if not exactly over-generous at 95.91% and is actually a little lower than the Return to Player in the original, of 96.07%. You should find variance to be in somewhere the middle of the scale.
As mentioned, reviewers have commented on the enhanced graphics and improved sound effects when compared with the first Black Knight, although there are no exciting new features this time around. Equally, there are other games out there with a medieval theme.
However, it’s perfectly possible to have a great time playing this slot. Take Black Knight II for a whirl to see if it’s one that works for you.