Batman: The Dark Knight Trilogy
Looking back at the Nolan Trilogy, in time for Batman’s 80th
When it comes to movies, there have been some great trilogies over the years, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Godfather. But more recently Christopher Nolan’s resurgence of the Batman franchise was a revelation and one that started off the whole Dark DC revolution. Mayfaircasino.com looks at the movies and how they have been leveraged into a great casino slot machine.
Starting with Batman Begins, this reboot of the Batman franchise cast Christian Bale as Batman and took a very different tone than any of the previous movies or TV appearances. Whereas before the characters had always been a little cartoonish in nature and even over the top campy back in the original TV series. Batman Begins took the franchise in a new direction. Tracing it’s roots back to the comic book series such as Batman: Year One, it shows the origin story of Batman as he was trained by Ras al Ghul and the League of Assassins (dubbed the League of Shadows in the film) The tone and style of the film is much darker, and realistic than previous offerings and focused on the troubled hero side of Batman as he faces off against the Scarecrow as well as his former master in the film.
The Dark Knight introduced Batman’s most classic enemy in the Joker, which was brilliantly played by Heath Ledger before his untimely death. The Dark Knight shows the aftermath of Batman’s actions in the previous film as he tore apart the notable crime families in Gotham. Batman is aided by Harvey Dent, before a choice Batman is forced to make by the Joker corrupts Dent and gives birth to his alter ego Two-Face. This again followed the style of the previous film with the effects of decisions and the dark and brooding nature of Batman being emphasised.
The Dark Knight Rises introduces ‘the man who broke the bat’ as Bane rises to attempt to take over Gotham City. He inflicts a broken back on Batman and deposits him in the prison he was raised in. As Bane threatens to destroy Gotham with tech stolen from Wayne Enterprises, Batman is forced to overcome his injuries as well as team up with Catwoman to thwart Bane and take back Gotham. The trilogy concludes with Batman in a state of retirement, having made everyone think that he has sacrificed himself to save Gotham City until Alfred discovers the truth.
The trilogy lends itself well to being converted into a slot machine, with a number of notable images and icons from the movie appearing on the machine made by Microgaming. The machine itself is a five reel progressive slot, with up to 243 different pay lines available. The sounds and images are instantly recognisable from the movies, in particular, Heath Ledgers Joker stands out as being immediately him. The Jackpot bonus features have you choosing to side with either Batman or the Joker in order to win big, and there are plenty of opportunities to win. This is one of the best film to slot machine conversions out there.