Me seasoned foxy-lovin’ fans will surely remember the Knight Rider series from the 1980s. What started as a humble sci-fi show grew into one of America’s beloved entertainment franchises. Starring David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a vigilante who fights crime with a technologically advanced car named KITT, Knight Rider expanded to various media over the years. It was just a matter of time before it was adopted into an online slot.
It took over 20 years, but NetEnt finally found a formula that will incorporate the Hoff and KITT into a fantastic slot. The studio's eponymous game is a great homage to the classic show. It has the same great vibes, and I won't lie – it took me back decades in the past. Knight Rider has 26 paylines, and high volatility paired with an RTP of 96.07% and wins up to 7,000x the bet.
As me foxin' slot spinners can see, it's not a slot that has the highest payout potential. However, you'll be flabbergasted by how close to the show it comes, and it's also great to see a young Hoff fighting crime.
The slot has the same vibes of the 1980s show, which isn’t surprising considering it’s a branded game. It comes with a standard 5x4 reelset with vintage card royals and KITT’s parts on the reels. The Hoff is there too with his amazin’ hair and top payouts of 4x for five on a line. In visual terms, the reels are set against the break of dawn, and you can see a glimpse of KITT to the left.
Me slot spinnin' fans should have no trouble placing their bets and playin' the slot game. All the controls are beneath the reels for easy access. When ready, hit the Spin button and enjoy the show's tunes in the background. The main game action is straightforward, with multiplier wilds in the mix ranging from x1 to x5, depending on the reel they land on. Nice.
Whenever a multiplier wild is part of a win, it will move a position to the right. This will also raise the multiplier by +1. It’ll keep on risin’ as long as the wilds are part of a win. KITT can spring into action randomly at any point during the game, granting you the Turbo Boost feature. Whenever that occurs, 3-4 wilds are added to random positions on the reel set, possibly resulting in good payouts.
The multiplier wilds are not where this slot stops. There's more to where that came from once you land at least three scatters that show the game logo. You get ten free games to begin with in a bonus round where you collect special Knight symbols. For each three you acquire, the bonus stage goes up. You get two extra spins and an extra laser wild that fits perfectly into the theme on new levels.
This special type of wild works like the walking symbol from the base game, boosting your wins with each win. The bonus round has four levels in total, adding up to 3 guaranteed laser wilds per spin. This means plenty of great action in this part of the game. With a bit of luck and KITT's help, that maximum payout of 7,000x, the bet isn't so distant.
While there’s no other bonus or jackpot to win in Knight Rider, the special features me players will get are more than enough.
I'm sure that me foxy-lovin' fans born in the 1980s will love Knight Rider. It's been so long since we've seen a fair adaptation of the show, and surprisingly, it comes via a slot. While it doesn't reinvent the wheel, it fiddles perfectly to the show's tune. Plus, a young Hoff graces the reels, and that must count for something.
The slot has a few great features worth a mention and there is also a high potential in payouts. Even if you’re not a fan of the show, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.