Theme and Gameplay
Black widows are commonly referred to as women who deliberately kill their husbands (often more than one). This nickname comes from a species of spider whose females kill the males after mating. One of the most notorious of these atrocities was Mary Ann Cotton. She poisoned over twenty people, including her spouses and children.
It is hard to say what prompted the developers of the company High 5 Games to bring up this topic, but under this brand came free slot machine Black Widow. The main characters are a beautiful woman and her former (apparently now deceased) husbands.
At the beginning of the game it is recommended to set the gameplay parameters. Bet per line is selected by “-” and “+” buttons in the Bet line section ranging from 1 to 50 game units. The number of active paylines is fixed – 40 pieces.
At maximum settings cost per spin is 2000 units of game currency. The current total bet is displayed under Total bet. The Balance line shows the number of game units on the account at the moment.
Special Symbols and Paylines
• The Scatter symbol is a picture of a bottle of poison. Scatter symbols on all cells of the second, third and fourth reels triggers the freespins prize round.
• The wild symbol is the Black Widow slot name. It is versatile and can replace almost all kinds of other images when forming a prize combination. A combination of 2, 3, 4 and 5 wild symbols brings the user winnings of 10, 50, 250 and 1000 game currency units.
For convenience and ease of calculation when describing the payouts for prize combinations, a line bet of 1 game unit will be used. The total bet will be 40 game currency units.
The Freespin Bonus round is triggered by a scatter on all tiles of the second, third and fourth reel of the playing field. The prize round is an automatic 7 freespin trigger.
A hit on one of the male symbols on the centre cell of the third reel triggers a one off win according to the number above the playing field during the bonus round.
In addition, each occurrence increases the winnings of the corresponding symbol. A single image can increase the prize by up to 13 times and the payout exceeds the regular combination award by a factor of 2 to 1000.
The Black Widow on the third reel brings a one off win and increases the rewards for all three male symbols. Increasing the size of the prize is also possible up to 13 times.
All other winning combinations are formed in the standard way, but give rewards according to a separate payout table. The values of the paytable are almost exactly the same as the standard one, except for one condition: “The wild symbol cannot substitute for 4 types of images (with the slot characters).
Super stacks feature
This feature is designed to have symbols appear on the field of play in vertical groups which can fill the entire reel. If the first, second and third reels are completely filled with the same symbols, the user will receive a substantial win. If you fill the entire playing field with the same symbols, the reward will be even greater.
Black Widow is a slot machine with a standard level of graphic implementation and a simple interface. The slot has rare but large winnings, an interesting Super stacks feature and a prize round with freespins and increasing rewards.