Three Muskateers Slots
Many slots feature an opening animated sequence to introduce the game, but this PlayTech designed game certainly raises the bar. The scene introduces the three musketeers alongside D’Artagnan, but whereas in reality they were dashing, handsome swordsman, here they are presented as a group of hapless buffoons, who manage to blunder their way to success. This sequence is certainly funny and promises an excellent fun-filled game.
The slot itself features the four musketeers, alongside muskets, daggers, swords, ancient manuscripts, red velvet gloves, diamonds and jewel encrusted crowns. The musketeers have the same cartoon type appearance as seen in the opening sequence and you’ll find them both on and off the reels, the animation remaining excellent throughout. The setting for the slot is a countryside scene, where a keep stands on the hillside, flags waving from the top of the turrets. Court music plays along throughout your time at the slot, which is joined by exclamations from Porthos, Aramis, Athos and D’Artagnan. The game is a feature rich one, where a free spins bonus round is joined by a D’Artagnan based bonus game as well as each of the other musketeers having their own mini bonuses.
How to Play & Real Money Versions of Three Muskateers
Playing the Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers is a five reel slot, but with all of the action going on, PlayTech have added an extra symbol to each reel, making each four high. Due to the oversized reels, you’ll have a maximum of 50 win lines in play (you can choose to play any number between 1 and 50). Having chosen your coin value you’ll be ready to hit spin.
Aside from the musketeers, you’ll win when hitting three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line, with the musket, the dagger and the sword being the top paying of these, worth 250 coins when landing 5 in a row. Alongside these standard symbols you’ll also find a stacked wild which appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only – this wild substituting for any other on the reels apart from the scatters (of which there are many!).
Each of the three original Musketeers (not D’Artagnan) is a scatter symbol and appears on only three reels. The same musketeer making an appearance on all 3 reels pay 7 times your total stake, while landing just two doubles your money.
Porthos – This symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 5. Should Porthos appear with the sword symbol to his immediate right, you’ll be awarded with an instant re-spin where Porthos will use the sword to turn an entire reel wild.
Athos – This symbol appears on reels 1, 2 and 5. When Athos appears with the musket symbol to his immediate right you’ll gain a re-spin where wilds are randomly distributed across reels 2, 3 and 4.
Aramis – This symbol appears on reels 3, 4 and 5. When Aramis appears with the daggers to his immediate right you’ll be offered two bags of gold and choose one to reveal a nice cash prize.
The Three Musketeers Features
The Queens Diamond Bonus – This feature is activated when D’Artegnan appears on both reels 2 and 4. This is a bonus game with 5 levels, each one where you’ll pick one of three choices, which include bridges, catapults and barrels of gunpowder. You’ll begin the round with two lives (denoted by a heart symbol) and lose one when making an incorrect pick. The round ends when you’ve lost all of your lives, at which point you’ll collect all of the accumulated prizes.
The Free Musketeers Free Games – On reels 1 and 5 you’ll find the ‘Free Games’ symbol which is stacked. Should at least one appear on both reels 1 and 5 you’ll activate the free games feature. The number of spins you’ll receive is 3x the number of ‘free games’ symbols you actually landed, with a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 24 (if the free games symbol is completely stacked on reels 1 and 5). The free games symbol appears on all reels during the feature and each one will gain an additional 3 spins. During the free games round, all of the features can be triggered, including another free games round.
The Three Musketeers Summary
The opening sequence of this slot is excellent, but it does set a high standard – so the question was, ‘Could the rest of the game live up to it?’ The answer is a resounding yes. The same humour found at the start continues throughout the game and graphically the game is excellent. However, it’s the features that really make a game and this slot is filled with both fun and original bonuses. This is certainly a slot that will appeal to the vast majority of players and have you coming back for more!