As the Reels Turn 3 from Rival Gaming

The 3rd (and at the time of writing final) slot in the ‘As the Reels Turn’ series continues the story of the characters behind the Casino El Paradiso. This game is subtitled as ‘Blinded by Love’. If you are not familiar with these iSlots from Rival Gaming, then these may well open your eyes to a form of slot gaming you did not even realize existed. As the Reels Turn is a cross between a real money online slot game, and a TV style soap opera in which the story develops as you go along.

As you play, you will progress through different scenes (clips) which each have their own bonus games. There are also the usual way of winning by lining up symbols too. While part 3 is enjoyable enough as a stand-alone game, I do recommend you play the first 2 titles in the series first to get the maximum enjoyment from the story. You can read my reviews of As the Reels Turn 1 and As the Reels Turn 2 right here.

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  • How to Win on As the Reels Turn 3

    If you are familiar with the first parts of this series, then the first thing you will notice is that there are more character symbols on the reels. The wine, lobster and letter have given way to 3 more characters. Matt G returns to the reels, and you’ll see Tommy W back and a new character in Mrs. Livingston. Danny, the Don, Vanessa and Jamie are still there – as is the ever present Ivan the Piranha.

    The best paying symbols are not the characters at all – these are the El Paradiso logo and the pile of casino chips. These symbols share a top prize of 1000 coins for 5 on a win-line, with 150 for 3 and 30 coins for 3. Characters are divided into 2 groups for either 200 or 65 coins for 5 depending on who you hit.

    There is no ‘bonus’ scatter in part 3. Instead, each time you hit the ‘advance to next scene’ symbol 3 or more times anywhere on the reels, you’ll also trigger a bonus game before the scene starts. This game involves choosing a costume for Danny, who is going on a date. You’ll win coins depending on how appreciated his costume is.

    Ivan the fish still triggers 10 free games – and there is an extra symbol that appears while you are enjoying that bonus round in the form of Pampers the cat. This cat is the first wild symbol to appear in any of the ‘As the Reels Turn’ slots so far. When you hit one on the reels, you hear a loud meow and the cat will jump off the reels, leaving behind and entire wild row of symbols. If you get 2 of them (which will involve 2 wild reels) then you’ll enjoy a 4x multiplier on those wins, with a 3x multiplier for just one. This replaces the 3x multiplier for all the spins from the previous game – though it makes up for this with the extra wins the wilds will often generate. Note that if no wins are possible, then Pampers will not jump off of the reels.

    As with the previous games you will enjoy more pick-em type bonus games which are tied in to the scenes as you move through the game. You can check your progress at any time using the ‘game map’ button on the top right.

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    How As the Reels Turn 3 Works

    Rival Gaming have stuck with the 15 win-lines setup over 5 reels and 3 rows for this slot machine game. This is an older format, though the smaller number of lines did not take away any enjoyment for me. You can select fewer lines if you wish, and adjust the size of your coin and number of coins per line. Max lines can be enjoyed from just 15c and up.

    Having more characters on the reels gives a slightly more crowded look than in the previous games. Each of the characters has a small animation when it is involved in a win – for example Danny blows a bubble gum bubble and gets a face full of gum when it bursts. The main visual effects come when you hit the ‘next scene’ sequences. These are like basic TV cartoons, though as before the voices and character development is much better than you might expect from a slot.

    Overall Experience

    I think you’ll enjoy this slot a lot more if you play parts 1 and 2 first. Part 3 could be played on its own, and would be entertaining enough. When you know the characters and story already, the scenes are much more fun! Keep in mind that this slot is not only about the story line. There are many ways you can win, with some big prizes on offer during the free spins bonus game.