Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Who’s the first suspect a murder detective has in mind when a body turns up in somebody’s home?
The husband, right?
We’re not homicide experts here at Kerching but we watch enough television dramas to know that if the husband’s at the crime scene, he’s probably the one who did the deed.
Okay, maybe that’s why we’re not in law enforcement.
But we are in the gaming industry and this one’s got a twist in the tail that not even Inspector Morse could see coming (is he still going, by the way?) …
Black Widow is a slots game based entirely around the murderous ways of a wicked wife – who ‘offs’ her three husbands one at a time.
The grimmest part? Well you kind of look forward to these killings because they symbolise prizes for you – the gamer … or accomplice, depending on how you look at it.
So, if you’re cool with being as cold as ice and getting excited about slaughtering your temporary make-believe husbands, then keep on reading to find out what else you’ll get from this gruesome online slots game …
Killer Symbols to Look Out For
Like we said, you want to see the husband’s die in this game – because that means you’ve won.
Basically, any time one of the three husbands feature within a winning line, he’s executed. And you get to watch an animation of his death. Lovely!
But you also get an instant prize. Which is lovely.
Beyond the victims in the game, you’re looking out for Wild symbols and Super Stacked symbols too.
Let’s start with the Wilds …
As you might already know, a Wild symbol steps in to complete your winning sequences on the board. So in this game, if you’ve got two husbands lined up on a winning line, but you need three to complete the sequence, then a Wild symbol in his place would still work out for you.
As for the Super Stacked symbols, we’ve seen these before in the Golden Goddess slot game.
Each of the husbands is stacked. And that means you are likely to see a bunch of them on the screen at the same time … ultimately, that means you’re more likely to connect winning sequences when they’re in play.
A Plot Twist in the Bonus Round
You get a pass into the bonus round by landing nine poison vials on the central three reels. This will trigger the screen to show you the crime scene of one of the widow’s murders … the outline of a victim’s body is chalked out in the hallway.
Now, this bonus round takes a bit of getting used to … but then again, so does killing your husbands, so this is quite a fitting feature.
Straightaway, you’ll notice a change in the onscreen display.
Instead of a basic set of slot reels, you’ll see the same board only now there is a picture frame surrounding the very centre icon and there are three boxes at the top of your screen.
Each one of these boxes represents a different husband and his bonus prize pot.
Upon entry to the bonus round, each one of those prize pots will contain double the total bet which you placed on the spin that got you the nine poison vials, and into the bonus round.
Now every time a husband features in the picture frame spot, you’ll receive an instant prize plus his prize pot will increase.
For full details on how this bonus round works (including a heads up on how the widow character can earn you more credits herself) check out our full breakdown of how Black Widow works here.
Purely on the theme alone, this is one of the bravest slot games we’ve seen come from IGT. And it’s been doing incredibly well as a land-based game prior to this online launch.
We’re thrilled to bring it to you in all its gory glory … but we must warn you that it’s not for the feint-hearted. And in all honesty, this one’s not for the slots newcomer, as the bonus round is far from easy to grasp.
Long-term members of Kerching will love the variety on offer, you’ll appreciate the added touches in the game’s design and you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a max payout of £250,000.
If you’re looking for simple slots gaming … stick to a slots title like She’s a Rich Girl. No blood and guts are spilled with that one, and it’s much easier to follow.
All in all, we’d love to say that the remarkable Black Widow is for everyone. But the reality is that only a certain type of brave soul would dare to immerse themselves into a slot based entirely on the murder of those you are meant to love.
We guess the widow is with those men for their money (which kind of makes her a little like Rich Girl … but don’t quote us on that!).
Anyway, it’s your call. And we’re openly welcoming you to try this one out, now you’ve been warned.