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The PlayTech Marvel Slots releases have quickly become a must-see when new titles are released. Iron Man 3, the latest addition, will not disappoint those familiar with this range of games. If you have not yet played the Marvel progressives – then this is a great introduction as to what to expect from the range of titles. A progressive jackpot is linked between all PlayTech Marvel slots, covering all PlayTech casinos. There are 4 jackpots, which are triggered randomly. The biggest of these regularly grows to more than $500,000.
Here is what you will find in this Iron Man 3 review: First the game setup and basics like wins and bet sizes. After that the features and bonuses are examined. In this case the ‘Hall of Armor’ and free spins games. Device compatibility is covered after that, before my final thoughts on how this game compares with the 100’s of other excellent slots which you will find online.
Iron Man 3 Slot Basics
This is a 5 reel, 25 line video slot. You can choose the number of lines you play (though I recommend you stay with the maximum), and the coin sizes you want to use. This gives a minimum spin of 25c and max of $250. All wins are denominated in coins.
Iron Man 3 has a 3D effect frame, with a suited Iron Man to the left of the reels, who reacts to wins with a thumbs-up. The background looks great, and the symbols are a mix of the suited ‘Iron Men’, the power unit, card symbols and the logo.
The standard wins come from lining up 3 or more symbols, with the biggest 10,000 coins coming from 5 wilds. The Iron Man symbols get you 500 for 5, and the other symbols really for smaller wins to keep your bankroll turning over. The spins and feature round are where you will really make the big money from this slot. Like with many of the Marvel titles, I see the smaller wins as a way of bridging the gaps while these features come in.
There is an autoplay feature on this slot, which can be configured for spins, bankroll amount or to stop at feature.
Iron Man 3 Slot Bonus / Feature Rounds
There are two unique bonus games, as well as the Marvel pooled jackpot game – which is triggered randomly.
One game happens on the reels. To trigger the ‘All Systems Go Respin’ you need to have the 3 Iron Man suits on reels 1, 3 and 5. These then become sticky, and the reels spin again with improved payouts and the Iron Man suits paying as a scatter type. This is only a single spin, though it will give a boost to your bankroll most of the time.
The main game triggers when you hit 3 of the Iron Man logos. This is the ‘Hall of Armor’ game. It does remind me of the ‘Great Hall of Spins’ from MicroGaming’s ThunderStruck 2 a little (in name at least). Here you get to choose from the 3 suits, each with a different bonus game. Here are your options:
- Mark 42: This is 10 free spins, with freezing wilds. Mark will zap a wild, which will then stay in place for 3 of the spins – you can get multiple wilds at once. You can get 3 more spins with an Iron Man symbol on the middle reel.
- War Machine: This is 8 free spins, and features random wilds, again you can get 3 more games, which can be retriggered several times.
- Iron Patriot: This game has 15 free spins, while the wilds are ‘normal’ in this variation, there is a dynamic Multiplier to give your winnings a boost. Again you can retrigger 3 more games.
The progressive jackpot game triggers at random across all the Marvel range. The chances of triggering it depend on your stake (minimum spins can win, if you increase the bets then your chances go up). This is a ‘pick’em’ round where you choose from 20 squares, you will win one of the 4 jackpots, which range from a couple of hundred dollars through to the big half-million+ progressive.
Device Compatibility of Iron Man 3
All new PlayTech games work in their responsive browser setup – as well as via their traditional downloads for both PCs and Macs. The latest games all now run on HTML5 Technology, which means they do not need Flash Support in your browser to work - allowing iPad and Mac users to access the games in addition to players with Android and Windows mobile devices.
Iron Man 3 Slot – My Summary
This is a worthy new addition to the excellent PlayTech range. I like the 3 choices in the free spins rounds, which keeps things fresh for a decent length session. The ‘all systems’ respin is a little disappointing, you hit it , get ready for a feature and then discover that it is just one single spin!
Overall this is a great slot, and having the chance to win that big PlayTech progressive jackpot adds an extra level of interest.