Through much of the 1980s, Knight Rider, featuring David Hasselhoff, was one of the top shows on T.V. It took nearly 40 years, but a top online casino game software developer has finally created a branded video slot around the Knight Rider brand.
Thanks to the talented software developers at Netent, online slot players can now experience the joy of playing the new Knight Rider video slot. Netent introduced this new game in February of 2022. Of course, the game prominently features the wonderful K.I.T.T. Transam on the way to what will hopefully turn out to be big jackpots.
How it Works?
The Knight Rider slot from Netent is built around a traditional slot format with a twist. The game comes with 5 reels and 4 rows. What is very unusual about the game format is it offers 26 different ways for players to get played. The game’s wagering range is set at $.20 per spin on the low end up to a maximum wager of $40 per spin. The slot’s highest possible payout is set at 7000x whatever the slot player’s win amount might be.
The game’s low-paying standard symbols include playing card symbols 10 through the ACE. The game’s high-paying standard symbols include the series star, Michael Knight, a clock, a steering wheel, the F.L.A.G truck, and K.I.T.T., the A.I. Transam. If at any point players land any five of the aforementioned symbols, they will receive a 2x to 4x multiplier at random to be applied to the winning amount of the spin.
Knight Rider features a “walking multiplier” wild symbol that is represented by a car with the word WILD branded on it. The wild symbol can be used to substitute for any of the game’s other symbols, excluding the scatter symbol. The scatter symbol is represented by the Knight Rider T.V. show logo. The scatter symbol plays an important role in determining whether or not players get access to the slot’s free spins bonus.
Knight Rider Return to Player Percentage – RTP%
Every online casino game is required to pass through an auditing process. The auditing process focuses on testing the game’s random number generator to ensure that all gaming results are random and fair.
During the audit/testing process, each game’s Return to Player (RTP) percentage is identified. The RTP percentage represents the percentage of every dollar wagered on a given game that gets returned to players as wins over time. In the case of Knight Rider, the RTP percentage is listed as 96.07%, which is a little bit above industry averages for video slots. The game’s volatility rating is HIGH, which means the game pays out less frequently but pays out higher amounts when it does pay.
Knight Rider was created around 4 different special features. Each feature has been designed to give players extra value when the reels and rows align in certain configurations.
Walking Wilds: As indicated above, the wild symbol is actually a “walking multiplier” wild symbol. It can appear on any of the game’s five reels. When a walking wild appears on a reel, players are granted a multiplier that corresponds with the reel upon which the walking wild landed. For instance, players would get a 3x multiplier if the walking wild symbol landed on reel 3. On subsequent spins, after a walking wild symbol appears, the walking wild will move (walk) 1 reel to the right, creating yet another corresponding multiplier. This continues until the walking wild symbol has sequentially moved from the slot format. Note: walking wilds can also appear during free spins.
Turbo Boost: At random, any spin might get hit with the slot’s turbo boost feature. When that happens, 3 or 4 walking wild symbols will be randomly placed somewhere on the slot format, creating lots of extra multipliers and bigger wins.
Free Spins With Laser Wilds: If players simultaneously land a scatter symbol on reels 2 through 4, they will initiate the game’s free spins round. Players will then get 10 free spins. During free spins, players might land the Knight symbol. Every time they reach 3 Knight symbols landed, they will get 2 more free spins and 1 “sticky” laser wild symbol randomly place within the slot format. Players can earn up to 3 laser wilds, all of which will remain on the reels until the free spins round has been concluded. Note: the laser wilds will appear in addition to walking wilds, which will continue to function as they do in the base game.
Bonus Buy: Before players spin the Knight Rider reels, they will be given an opportunity to initiate the Bonus Buy feature. The Bonus Buy feature will help create bigger wins. The cost of initiating this feature will be 140x times the base wager.
Knight Rider is a wonderful slot if only for the nostalgia it creates in connection to the 80s T.V. show. From a game-play perspective, the game plays well and offers plenty of opportunities for big wins through special features. The only thing that seems to be missing is an interactive bonus game that allows players to shoot or make choices. With all said and done, this Netent slot is suitable for slot players at all levels.