Black Hawk is a July 2016 magic video slot developed by Wazdan. Themes: bird of prey, treasure, magic, and medieval. Black Hawk is the earliest installment in a two-game series whose sequel is Black Hawk Deluxe (August 2018).
Relatable slot games from Wazdan include: Great Book of Magic Deluxe (June 2018), Larry the Leprechaun (June 2019), Magic of the Ring Deluxe (June 2018), Spectrum (March 2018), Magic of the Ring (December 2013), Great Book of Magic (June 2016), Book of Magic (April 2013), Magic Hot 4 (July 2013), Magic Stars, Magic Fruits Deluxe (September 2017), Magic Target (December 2016), Magic Target Deluxe (June 2017), Magic Fruits 4 Deluxe (December 2017), Magic Hot 4 Deluxe (December 2017), and Bell Wizard (February 2016).
Black Hawk’s rival slot games include Eagle’s Wings (March 2011) from Microgaming, Dark Spin from Booming Games, and Birds of Magic (May 2019) from Playreels. Black Hawk is named after the featured dark bird of prey. Nine symbols (hawk, castle, treasure chest, skeleton, passageway, A, K, Q, and J) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Black Hawk Game Characteristics
Black Hawk has a red-partitioned 4X3 grid whose silver-framed reels are joined together with crisscrossing red-and-black paths of the 54 fixed paylines. It has ten symbols, nine total bets, side game, no free games, no bonus game, and regularly pays from $0.20 to $5,000.00.
Black Hawk has one special symbol and nine ordinary symbols. The substitute is a glistening “wild” crystal ball, whose three combinations do not offer regular payouts. Ordinary symbols: a dark hawk with white patches in flight and on an orange background; a gray-and-orange medieval castle; a silver-and-brown treasure chest; an armored skeleton on the ground; a passageway between two fire torches and a white light at the end; and silver-lined gothic playing card values—red A, green K, purple Q, and blue J.
After loading, slot players are prompted to “press to play”. On mobile devices, players click the icon with stacked coins at bottom right then pull the slider accordingly. On desktops, players use the -/+ icons on either side of the “coin value” icon at bottom left.
The total bets: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.20, $0.50, $1.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00—and, in some versions, $100.00 (maximum bet).
These are the Black Hawk payouts for five winning combinations. Hawk pays X5000.00. Castle pays $2000.00. Treasure chest pays $1200.00. Skeleton pays $800.00. Passageway pays $600.0. A, or K pays $400.00. Q, or J pays $200.00. The payout-doubling or payout-nullifying gamble game has a rapidly flickering red/black playing card; players predict the color that will show up. Black Hawk’s non-progressive jackpot is X600, which (600X100) is $60,000.00.
The Black Hawk software may not be entirely good because of its conflicting features, including total bets. Also, the “symbol payout values” section does not self-adjust on both desktops and mobile gadgets. Luckily, mobile gadgets display self-adjusting payouts on top of the grid. Unlike other Wazdan video slots, Black Hawk has a standard volatility level only. Even then, it has slow/moderate/fast modes, 5-1000 customizable autospins, supports diverse platforms and operating systems, and is available in 13 languages.
The sounds are frightening. The animated 3D graphics include gushing coins, dolly zoom, glitter effect, and, in the background, a hawk idly flapping its wings and flashing banks of clouds.
Luck in Black Hawk
A game of chance, Black Hawk’s RTP rate is 96.23% and the house edge is 3.77%.