An Overview of “Black Mamba” by “Play’n GO”

Play’n GO has released four slots based on popular metal bands; the others are House of Doom, Sabaton, and Demon. Rock musician Marielle Tengström was nice enough to remind us in the comments section of the Demon review that much of our criticism at the time was based on a lack of familiarity with the classic rock scene. We owe a great debt to her advice and have vowed to improve our investigation techniques in the future.

If Demon was a niche slot, Black Mamba is even more so. Certainly not in terms of gameplay, as you will see is rather standard for a Play’n GO grid spot, but in terms of theme. Who, then, is Black Mamba? Unfortunately, consulting Wikipedia didn’t help us learn very lot. Not what we were searching for, but nice to know that there is an anti-terrorist group in Uganda with the same name. According to their Spotify bio, Italian hard rock band Black Mamba consists of Martina Cori on vocals, Cecilia Nappo on bass, Alexandra Maiolo on guitar, and Fred Maragoni on drums. Given the group’s modest size and lack of public recognition, they seem like an odd fit for a sponsored advertisement. It’s a win-win since we get to hear some new music and get some exposure for underappreciated acts.

In terms of production, you can anticipate ear-splitting music, a plethora of moving elements, and flashing lights all fighting for your focus. The reels themselves are set up on a stage in what looks like a rock club. In contrast to the Greek gods who appear in Rise of Olympus to signify the active feature, a member of the band appears instead. Low-value symbols include things like musical instruments, headphones, microphones, guitar picks, and drumsticks with cymbals. Five of the band members, including Alexandra, Cecilia, or Fred, in a cluster pays out 5 times the initial wager. Your bet will be multiplied by three if you get all three of those signs.

The band’s emblem serves as a conventional wild symbol, and lead singer Martina Cori stands in for a 2x wild to increase your winnings by a factor of two. If you are lucky enough to land 5 of her, you will receive 50 times your initial wager. Black Mamba is a very unpredictable slot game that may be played from 0.20 to €/$100 per spin across all devices.

Play’n GO’s Black Mamba has some slick extras.

Black Mamba is a grid slot game from Play’n GO, and it works similarly to games like Rise of Olympus and Troll Hunters 2. It makes use of the same 5-reel, 5-row grid on which winning combinations are achieved when 3 or more symbols link in clusters either horizontally or vertically. It’s possible to get multiple wins from a single spin because the winning symbols are deleted when a victory is made. Like the Dragon’s Fire Megaways slot by Red Tiger Gaming, a win multiplier increases by one each time a winning cascade occurs.

As you may be aware with if you played any of the other grid slots described above, Black Mamba also comes with randomly triggered features that may activate on a non-winning spin – here referred to as Solo features. A special ability is executed as follows, depending on which band member is now active (represented by the person standing next to the reels):

The grid is cleared of two groups of symbols, Alexandra.

If your name is Cecilia, Is going to sprinkle a couple wilds onto the board.

Fred – Will convert a sequence of symbols into a different sequence of symbols.

When activated, Martina will wipe out the whole bottom row, leaving just wilds in their stead and substituting herself for any other band members in view. No wild is awarded if the bottom row has no band member symbols. This option is locked until the free spins round or the Concert feature is triggered.

No Play’n GO grid slot is complete without a Charge Meter. The meter has 6 parts and is filled by 1 for each symbol as the band members rack up victories. Now, the Concert feature activates when 4 sections are full, and if all 6 are full, the meter is recharged, and the win multiplier is carried over into the feature as an added bonus. After selecting “Concert,” each member of the band will take turns playing the associated performance. Again, a win multiplier will apply if you triggered it while the charge meter was at its maximum.

The centerpiece of Black Mamba is the Free Spins feature, activated by removing all symbols from the playing area. Here, on every unsuccessful turn, each member of the band will have a solo performance. And she’ll do that every time she spins, which is even better. There is also an uncapped win multiplier that resets between rounds to the value from the spin that triggered the feature. Additionally, the free spins round can be re-triggered by charging the meter in the same manner as mentioned before, with a charge of 4-5 symbols yielding 2 spins and a charge of 6 symbols yielding 4 spins. Finally, the Concert feature is also active during free spins, and if you clear the grid, you’ll win 50 times your total bet in quick cash.

Conclusion: Black Mamba (Play’n GO)

When presented in such detail, the game can seem daunting to newbies. Meanwhile, the seasoned players were probably shaking their heads and wondering what the big deal was. Nothing here will really surprise you if you’ve played any other grid slot from Play’n GO. It’s basically Rise of Olympus with an Italian rock band theme, with the victory multiplier being the main change.

Is it worthwhile to play, then? In a word, yeah. Black Mamba is a good option if you like grid-based slots, while some players may be turned off by the theme (though others will embrace it). Play’n GO has a monopoly on the grid slot market, and despite the fact that most of the games in this genre are mechanically identical, we can’t seem to get enough of them.

The Black Mamba slot machine is mathematically just as fair as its relatives, but it’s also extremely risky. While the odds of winning the top prize of 5,000x your bet are less than 1 in 100,000,000 (or “So there is a chance,” as Lloyd Christmas would say), the lower maximum win allows for more frequent payouts in the 500x to 1,000x range, which in turn makes for more balanced gameplay. Black Mamba is, as the band members would say, molto bene, or a terrific addition to the Play’n GO grid slot series.


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