The Black Widow is the deadliest spider on the planet, in fact, it’s one of the deadliest creatures on the planet. The name alone evokes fear, wonder, and a little bit of apprehension. If you are scared of spiders then you need not worry; this slot is decidedly arachnid free.
The titular Black Widow in this game is a scheming raven-haired beauty. She is based on famous cases of women throughout history who have killed men for money and earned the nickname of Black Widow. So, it’s not your average, cheery slots game, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an enjoyable game that can be used to improve your bank balance.
IGT are the masterminds behind this slot game, and their stamp is all over it, as you might imagine. The game looks sleek and sophisticated, much like the lady in question. It uses colour well and evokes the hard-boiled film noirs of yesteryear. It’s certainly a good looking slot, albeit unusual, and it’s probably rather different to what you’re used to.
What about playing the game? Does it live up to the considerable hype its name suggests? Well, this 5-reel 40 payline slot uses its gothic-noir overtones perfectly. The Black Widow logo herself is a Wild, and she will help you get on the money board and start to rack up the big prizes.
We had a few spins to get a feel for the slot before deciding to use our cash on it. Its reasonably fun, and easy to get the hang of. But we did find that the game didn’t pay out very regularly, and that can be frustrating. However, when the wins did come, they were pretty great.
The bonuses are great if you can reach the Bonus and Free Spins round. But you will need to get 9 Poison symbols in order to trigger the mini-game where you can use your free spins to win a lot of money. There is also a Web Capture bonus that can apply multipliers to help you win some mega bucks as well.