Black Mamba

Creator: Play'n GO

Black Mamba slot game desktop screenshot
Black Mamba band slot game

Title: Black Mamba

Reels: 5

Rows: 5

Paylines: Cluster Pays

RTP: 96.5%

Hit Freq: N/A

Free Spins Freq: N/A

Max Win: 5,000x

Volatility: High

Min/Max Bet: 0.20/100

Score: 7/10

Overview

Play’n Go is back with another rock-themed slot: Black Mamba. The band is a four-piece from Italy, consisting of Cecilia, Alexandra, Martina, and Fred. The slot features music from the band’s catalog, uses an amp-style grid, and includes all band members in both the base game and the main features.

A lot is happening in this slot, so let’s take a closer look.

Black Mamba slot game desktop screenshot

Black Mamba Game Features

The Black Mamba slot takes place against a 5×5 grid, uses the Cluster Pays mechanic, and comes loaded with high-paying band member symbols, Wild symbols, and Cascading Wins. It means that instead of paylines, the game triggers payouts when at least 3 symbols cluster together (horizontal and vertical connections).

Following a win, a Wild symbol appears in the middle and the winning symbols disappear. Each successive win also increases the multiplier, shown in the top left corner.

If you look below this multiplier, you’ll see the Charge Meter. This has 6 sections and grows every time you land a win featuring one of the four band member symbols. Four charges triggers the Concert Bonus while 6 charges carries the active multiplier into that feature.

During the Concert Bonus, each of the band members performs a solo. They appear on the right of the reels and strut their stuff while influencing the action with their own unique modifiers:

  • Alexandra: Two entire sets of symbols are destroyed and completely removed from the reels.
  • Cecilia: 1 or 2 Wilds are added to the reels.
  • Fred: An entire symbol set is transformed into another set.
  • Martina: The final solo destroys the bottom row, leaving only the Wild symbols. A Martina symbol is created in place of the other band member symbols. If there are no band members on the lowest reel, no Wild is created.

Most Cascading Wins slots replace destroyed symbols with new ones. In the Black Mamba game, new symbols aren’t added to the reels and the goal is to clear the reels of everything but the Wilds. When this happens, the Free Spins launch, at which point all of the aforementioned solo acts appear on every losing spin.

If the Charge Meter fills again, the feature re-triggers.

You’ll be seeing a lot of those band members and their respective solos, as the main features aren’t the only time they appear. On any non-winning spin, one of the solos can trigger at random (with the exception of Martina, who only appears during the features), adding a little more juice to the reels and helping you destroy those pesky symbols.

Black Mamba slot game desktop screenshot

Verdict: An unknown gem

In the old days, before the proliferation of the internet and apps like Spotify, many people discovered new music via video games and films. Whether it’s The Offspring and Crazy Taxi or FIFA and its countless rock and indie artists, games were always a great source of discovery. These days, thanks to Play’n Go, many players are discovering new bands via slot machines, and Black Mamba is no exception.

Although Black Mamba is a great band that deserves way more recognition, it’s fair to say that it hasn’t reached the heights of other rock-slot bands like KISS and Testament. This slot could change that.

It sets the stage for the band’s music, shows off the band members and iconography, and adds a layer of quality features to keep gamers interested. You can’t ask for much more than that.

Pros

  • Original music
  • Helping modifiers on losing spins
  • Free spins round
  • Cascading reels
  • Cluster pays

Cons

  • No jackpot
  • Free spins round can be hard to trigger

FAQ

It doesn’t have any as it uses a Cluster Pays mechanic.

The biggest payout is capped at 5,000x the player’s stake.

Definitely. You don’t even need to enjoy metal or appreciate the band to like this game, as it has some great graphics and exciting features.

Black Mamba

Score: 7/10

Creator: Play'n GO

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