As the first game of 2022, NetEnt brought “the man that does not exist” to the reels, together with his artificially intelligent Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Thanks to this launch, players can now experience the popular TV series from the 80s on the reels, while NetEnt used the Knight Rider™ slot to introduce Walking Multiplier Wild symbols.
About the man that does not exist
As a branded slot, inspired by NBC’s popular Knight Rider TV series, it’s no surprise that when you open the Knight Rider™ slot, you’ll be treated to the famous intro.
“Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless in a world of criminals who operate above the law.”
It’s this intro that will cause nostalgic feelings to pop up in the majority of the players. With only players older than 18 allowed to play at an online casino, the majority will know who Michael Knight is.
For those that didn’t have the honour to see the series at one point in life, let me introduce to you “the man that does not exist”.
His real name is Michael Arthur Long. This was before he was shot in the face and left for dead. Self-made millionaire Wilton Knight is the one that rescued Michael and the Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG).
Knight gave Michael his last name and made him a primary agent for FLAG. Therefore, Michael Long fights crime as Michael Knight.
Besides his new identity, including plastic surgery, the millionaire also provides Michael with an arsenal of equipment to help with the crime-fighting work. The best piece of equipment is, of course, KITT!
The artificially intelligent Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is a car, but not just a car! KITT talks, provides Michael with all sorts of information, and fires weapons while travelling at high speed!
However, Michael is not on his own. Wilton Knight’s long-time friend and confidant, Devon Miles, gives Michael guidelines and guidance. This while engineer Bonnie Barstow takes care of KITT.
Michael and KITT in action on the reels
While this trio fought crime from 1982 until 1986, it was in 2022 that NetEnt introduced them to the reels in the Knight Rider™ slot. Including the famous intro of the 80s TV series and the nostalgic sounds!
Developed in close collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, NetEnt was able to use original footage of the TV series. This is why we see the original characters and not just a copycat slot like the Miami Vice-inspired Hotline™, for example.
“If I may say so, Michael, I’m quite pleased with my new look!”
NetEnt also chose to go for KITT’s powerful evening shades of black and red. The fast-driving car is definitely in the spotlight in the Knight Rider™ slot. No wonder NetEnt took advantage of KITT’s red scanner. When one sees the scanner, one knows it’s KITT. The same goes for the KITT voicebox from within the car, which has a symbol of its own. We also see Michael’s watch that connects him to KITT.
Another symbol shows the truck, equally important in the series. It’s the F.L.A.G. Mobile Unit. It functions as a mobile garage for KITT and mobile Headquarters for Devon Miles.
With a minimum bet of 0.20, NetEnt thought of the most careful players. Of course, there are NetEnt slots with an even lower bet, but 0.20 is certainly not too risky to play with.
A high roller is usually not so much into the branded slots, anyway. They’re not developed for the largest payouts, despite the high volatility of the Knight Rider™ slot. But 40.00 as the highest bet available will do for the majority of the players.
Knight Rider™ features
It’s great to have some of our 80s TV heroes on the reels in this high volatility video slot, but with a bad gameplay, they won’t attract too many players. We don’t have to be afraid of that anymore. In 2022, Evolution let the iGaming world know that NetEnt turned into the “guinea pig” when it comes to slots development.
The best news for me and for you! We can now only look forward to innovations, innovations and some more innovations! Some are better than others, but we do get to enjoy the best of the best from here.
Walking Multiplier Wild symbols
The first innovation is a combination of two to three existing slot innovations. The Wild, of course, the Walking Wild, and the Multiplier. NetEnt melted them together into a brand-new slot feature, introduced in the Knight Rider™ slot.
Available in both the main game and Free Spins, Walking Multiplier Wilds can appear at any time in the game. When they form part of a winning combination, you see the Wild move one reel to the right with each consecutive spin. They fall off reel 5 when the next spin start or else move a spot to the right.
Each Walking Multiplier Wild symbol shows a Multiplier. On reel it’s x1, reel 2 it’s x2, on reel 3 it shows x3 etcetera. So when a Walking Multiplier Wild jumps a reel to the right, the Multiplier goes up with +1.
If a win involves a Walking Multiplier Wild symbol, the win multiplies with the Multiplier. Two or more Walking Multiplier Wild symbols, involved in a win, will see the Multipliers multiplied with one another before multiplied with the win.
Turbo Boost Feature
Activated completely randomly, 3 or 4 Walking Multiplier Wild symbols appear on the reels at the start of the spin. It can be during any spin, main game or in Free Spins, that the Boost Feature pops up. Of course, the Walking Multiplier Wild symbols stay around until not involved in a winning combination or until it reaches reel 5 to fall off in the next spin.
Free Spins feature
The maximum win of 7000x your bet is more likely to reach in the Free Spins feature. For the Free Spins feature to open in the Knight Rider™ slot, you need 3 or more Scatter symbols and/or Scatter Multiplier Wild symbols. When they appear on the reels in the main game, you activate 10 to 20 Free Spins.
The familiar sounds of the TV series and KITT providing Michael with some info is what makes the Free Spins worth it already. But there is so much more going on!
Not only do we see enough Walking Multiplier Wild symbols on the reels, you also have a chance to win additional Free Spins. But even better, is the Laser Wild.
Laser Wilds Feature
A smart link to Knight Rider, is the night rider in chess. This horse symbol is also available in the Knight Rider™ slot. During Free Spins, you can collect three of these symbols to win additional Free Spins and a Laser Wild.
When you manage to activate a Laser Wild, each spin the Laser plants up to 3 Wilds on the reels, depending on the Free Spins level. Every time you collect three nightrider symbols, you go up a level in the Laser Wilds for the laser to plant more Wilds on the reels.|
Knight Rider™ FAQ
The RTP of Knight Rider™ is 96.07%.
The minimum bet is €/£/$ 0.20 and the maximum is €/£/$ 40.00.
The maximum win on Knight Rider™ 7000 times your bet and the best chance to win this big is during the Free Spins feature.
Yes, Knight Rider™ offers a Free Spins feature with Laser Wilds.
Yes, as long as you do not live in a restricted jurisdiction, you can play a free demo here or in the majority of the NetEnt Casinos.
Knight Rider™ offers 26 winlines.
The Knight Rider™ slot is a high volatility game.