The Three Musketeers are very well-known literary characters. Athos, Porthos and Aramis – those are the names of our heroes. And they are the main characters in this slot. The game has a cartoonish character. The drawings remind us a little of classic French cartoons, mind you.
It’s quirky and a little different, though not particularly impressive when it comes to the graphics. The accompanying tunes are fairly generic. Only the French greetings and shouts are a little different and initially entertaining, though eventually a bit too much.
In any case, the main characters are, of course, showing up on the reels. Each character has his own wild, but a general wild is also available. Five of it pay out 300 coins. The Fleur de lis is worth the same for 5 on a payline. The three crossing swords pay out 130 coins for such a combination and the hat is worth 100 coins. The beer tankard pays out 60 coins for such a win.
We also get the card suit symbols on the reels, which usually land stacked. This goes for all symbols, except the Musketeers themselves.
You can play this game from 0.20 to 100.00.
The main attraction in the base game are the random wilds each of the Musketeers might dish out here and there.
These are the special wilds and they have the same colour as the coat of the corresponding Musketeer. Whilst a win isn’t guaranteed, it is quite likely in such a case. These wilds are not showing up too often, though.
On the right-hand side of the reels you’ll notice the three Musketeers and a meter below. Whenever one of the Musketeers lands randomly on the reels, they will begin to fill up their meter. You may get one unit or a dozen. You never know.
Once the meter is filled, the corresponding bonus is played out.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of Three Musketeers is 96.18%. That’s just a little above average and not overly impressive. The slot is quite volatile, and you may spin for some time before scoring a win. Depending on how quickly you may fill the bonus meters, you may be in luck and win yourself enough to keep going.
We were very lucky with Aramis once and managed to walk Porthos into the second room of the bar to get better multipliers. We took Athos up on his second offer. Eventually it meant we’d won over 400x our stake and stopped playing whilst we were still up by over 360x our stake.
So, depending on your session and therefore your luck, you may get some decent wins in this game. Should that be the case, take your winnings and be happy. Perhaps the theme isn’t overly exciting or graphically impressive, but it is fun and the gameplay is sound.
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