WMS’s Black Knight 2 is a funny little slot in some ways. The original Black Knight game is much more popular with the committed gambling crowd in the land casinos even now. The sequel however, outshines its older brother online and also in the mobile play format. Which of the two games you feel is better will largely be determined by your playstyle given that the theme is largely the same. Although adding a caveat, the sequel, being newer, is much better produced graphically and the sound effects and animations are much more entertaining too.
Although I preferred the original at first, over time as I’ve played more online the newer game has grown on me. It shares it’s larger 5x4 grid with the popular Bierhaus slot and the game mechanics are not so far apart either. One thing that sets this slot apart from many others is that the wild substitutes for the scatter symbol and not just the pay icons, it’s unusual and does increase your chances of hitting the free spins feature. This is a good thing considering it’s where the bulk of the pay-out opportunities rest on this slot.
What’s shared between both the original Black Knight game and the sequel is that the base game is a little bland. The original bears the brunt of this as with the dated graphics and audio it’s hard to stay entertained. The sequel suffers less from this problem with its more modern design but it is still less entertaining than other more bespoke WMS games like Jackpot Block Party.
Where Black Knight 2 falls to its sibling is in the rewards, it’s got pretty much the same high RTP of around 96% but a much higher hit ratio and thus lower variance. Yes, the game can still crack out a good free spins feature from time to time with the stacked wilds the most likely route to a really big win session. However, most of the time the game will keep you content with small to medium sized wins over a long play session. It is easier on the bank roll than a higher volatility slot but with less risk comes of course, less reward.
I’m a high variance game fan myself, if I’m going to gamble with real money then I want something I can potentially hit a huge win on. On occasion yes, I’m going to want a slot to be entertaining, but if that’s the case I will be playing a big branded game such as Guns N Roses or Family Guy. Gambling games? Well, again there are lots that offer more potential even amongst the classics like Buffalo or Raging Rhino. Yes, it’s still a good game, but it’s largely good in several areas without being great at any. In such a competitive slots market, that might affect it’s longevity.
Black Knight 2 Slot Rating
4 / 5
based on 25 player ratings
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