Game Review: The Three Stooges I
Game Type: Online Slots
Software Type: Real Time Gaming
For comedy act lovers out there, does “The Three Stooges” ring a bell? Well, if you love comedy and you love to gamble online then The Three Stooges video slot is definitely the game for you. Designed to recapitulate the early vaudeville and comedy act days, The Three Stooges will give you more reason to enjoy the company of the well-received trio: Moe, Curly, and Larry. The Three Stooges is a progressive video slot that features a wild symbol, scatter, symbol, multiplier, and free spins. It is a five-reel 25-payline online slot with a maximum coin jackpot is 4,500. Its coin bet range starts at $.05 while its betting range begins at $1.25. Unfortunately, this Real Time Gaming video slot does not offer bonus games.
Unlike its successor ‘The Three Stooges II,’ this video slot features vintage elements. Aside from the symbols for Moe, Curly, and Larry, there are item characters that players will encounter on their reels as they play. The different symbols present include: vintage photos, film rolls, pies, a hat, a vintage phone, a gavel, and some cash. All of these things are old-day contraptions of the original Three Stooges series. Aside from these, there are also human characters: a dashing woman and a manly judge while the substitute or wild symbol is the game’s logo, the scatters are image symbols of the main characters: Moe, Curly, and Larry.
The Display and Gaming Appearance
The background image of the game is a movie house in subtle shades of blue, black, and red. The configuration of design elements follows the conventional one found in other Real Time Gaming offerings. On top of the window are three display elements: Balance, Bet, and Win. Balance shows the remaining balance on the player’s virtual account. Bet shows the amount wagered by the player for a certain round while Win simply displays the amount of winning a player has received from a certain round. The Jackpot display is found below Bet and Win. The pay lines are shown on both sides of the window while the game controls are situated below the reels. The controls are AutoPlay and Spin. A Help button is also shown at the foot of the gaming window.
The Gameplay Features
The Three Stooges is a five-reel, 25-payline video slot and it has a progressive jackpot. Although these things are a given to the game, players do not have concrete details on the betting amounts involved. For one thing, everything is already predetermined and decided for players. They can only play on a maximum number of lines and the $0.05 per line is compulsory. Nevertheless, this amount is quite good enough especially that the game has high rollers. The catch however is that the jackpot is not given randomly. Players must strive hard in order for five wild symbols to appear on a pay line for them to win the main jackpot.
Additional Features and Betting Options
The wild symbol of the video slot is “The Three Stooges” logo, which has the capacity to replace other symbols except for the scatters with an aim to form a winning combination. The wild symbol also has the key role in winning the progressive jackpot of the game, and this is only done when five wild symbols are present along a pay line. Apart from these, the wild symbol also has the power to triple the winning prize depending on the winning combination reached. On the other hand, the scatter symbols: Moe, Curly, and Larry, have special features. For the Moe symbol there is the “Moe Money” feature. For the other two there is “Curly Cash” and “Larry’s Loot.” All three features unlock multipliers and free spins.