Aristocrat follows up on its extremely successful Batman Classic TV Series multi-bonus wheel slot by returning to the campy 1966 Batman super-hero series with Batman Rogues Gallery. The new game focuses on the famous villains of the series, which were portrayed by some of the biggest stars of the day—Cesar Romero’s Joker, Frank Gorshin’s Riddler, Burgess Meredith’s Penguin, Otto Preminger’s Mr. Freeze, Victor Buono’s King Tut and Julie Newmar’s Catwoman.
The new game, a four-by-five “Reel Power” scatter-pay game, resides on Aristocrat’s award-winning Vervehd cabinet or on the Behemoth, the company’s new giant format. In this case, the Reel Power format—the much-copied setup with no paylines and wins for adjacent symbols—is on a four-by-five reel grid, for a total of 1,024 possible ways to win on each spin. There is a two-level, single-site progressive jackpot, along with several bonus features.
One of those special features is called “Reel Growth.” A bonus wheel either awards credits or, when the wheel lands on a special slice, from one to all five of the reels grow—expanding vertically by two rows, for a six-by-five grid. The extra rows include from one to five extra high-paying Batman symbols.
There also is a free-spin feature, in which two, three, four or five
scattered bonus symbols trigger five, eight, 15 or 20 free games, respectively. The free games can be retriggered when the scattered bonus symbols land on a free spin.
Batman Rogues Gallery is configured for choice of denomination from a penny to $20, with a 50-75-credit minimum bet.
Manufacturer: Aristocrat Technologies
Platform: Vervehd, Behemoth
Format: Five-reel, ways-to-win video slot
Max Bet: 500
Top Award: Progressive; $1,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 70%
Theoretical Hold: 4%-14%