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Retro is in – whether it is hand-crafted solid wood furniture, vinyl records or fashion trends. Now we can add our voice to the retro craze. Classic 3-reel slots are, without a doubt, among the best online casino games at Springbok Casino… and we will tell you why!
In the current consumer driven economy, nothing is built to last. Appliances, digital devices, shoes and apparel are all manufactured to unravel, unwind and cease operations as soon as the warranty expires. This might be driving the interest in anything old-fashioned and dated… or vintage if you prefer.
As market savvy operators of Springbok Casino – the best online casino as ranked and rated by a host of independents – we are aware of what our players want. In the interests of diversity, we obviously have a broad selection of 5-reel and 6-reel slots with all the hype and entertainment synonymous with the modernised variation of the game.
What our selection of classic 3-reel slots may lack in the way of quantity is ably offset by quality. In the context of gambling at the best online casino, quality refers to the payouts, the graphics and the unique features… all of which are inherent in our retro slots.
In reality, our 3-reel slots have the classic reel sets and favourable odds typical of the original one-arm bandits and fruit machines of yesteryear. They also have a few of the ‘oh wow’ elements that have catapulted multiline video slots into a league of their own.
Retro slots are the best online casino slots for precisely that reason. They are the perfect combination of ‘then’ and ‘now’. The fact the average win frequency is higher, simply because there are fewer symbols and limited paylines, does not hurt their cause!
How do classic 3-reel slots rock? How about we take an in-depth look at a few of the high hit rate retro slots at Springbok Casino? That way, you can get an idea of what we are really referring to when we talk about the payouts, the features and those creative design touches that are traditionally more ‘video’ than ‘retro’.
Scuba Fishing may not be a classic slot in the strictest sense of the word. The reels are undefined and the symbols float freely with the ocean currents. That said, there are only three reels – but that is basically where the resemblance begins… and ends.
In this hot little number, the Great White Shark is wild and capable of expanding on the second reel to provide three or four figure wins. The keystone marine predator also triggers a respin feature where one of nine symbols is randomly chosen to generate payline permutations… for free!
As for the potential payouts, the marlin is the top pay in the base game delivering 300 x the line bet. When the stars are aligned in your favour, you can win up to 540 x the total stake. An available bet range of R0.20 to R100 quickly puts that into perspective.
Besides the potential prizes, Scuba Fishing slot features the kind of animations that would make any game developer proud. The scuba diver turns to face the reels when the wins come in, flapping the fins wildly to stay afloat.
Our personal favourite as far as animation goes is the Great White Shark. It sweeps onto the middle reel to trigger possible payline wins and the reel respin, before swooping off into the deep again. When you add all the gaming components together, there really is plenty of retro entertainment available at the best online casino in cyberspace!
With a classic slot machine configuration and an optional hold feature to accelerate the win frequency, 777 Slot is retro in all the most important ways. Add a wild – which multiplies payline wins by up to 9 x – into the mix and there is clearly a lot of money at stake.
Wait up! We haven’t even touched on the fact that there is a progressive jackpot and three bet levels to up the ante. When you take all the features together, this RTG 3-reeler has the makings of the best online casino game of all.
What differentiates this classic slot from the rest of the genre is the options available to players. You can hold one or two of the reels for as long as you want… but you do have to pay more for the privilege. You can also choose one of three bet levels.
The bet levels – Normal, High and Super Bet – are associated with incrementally higher payouts relating to a full quotient of wilds on the single payline.
The highest available bet level must be in play to qualify for the progressive jackpot prize. When the high or normal bet level is active, you have to be satisfied with 1680 x and 1,000 x the stake, respectively!
One of the latest additions to the classic gaming stable at Springbok Casino is Wild Fire 7s slot. At first glance it appears to be a conventional 3-reel game. On closer inspection, however, you will notice a small window on the left side of the reel set… and that is a game changer all of its own.
The window is actually a fourth reel featuring an array bonus symbols. It is synched with the other reels. Rather than creating payline wins, it generates win multipliers, free games and – wait for it – a progressive jackpot prize.
What is the highest paying standard symbol in Wild Fire 7s slot? It is rather unremarkably the wild fire 7s. Hit three matching symbols across one of five paylines and you will bank 500 x the payline bet. Thereafter the blue and purple sevens pay the next best prizes of 250 x and 100 x the line bet, apiece.
Bars and cherries pay for one up to three symbols, so there is always plenty of action on the reels. Throw in the possibility of multipliers up to 5 x corresponding with standard payline wins, and the potential to boost the bankroll is high.
Then, of course, there is always the possibility of hitting a random number of free games, all of which have a 5 x win multiplier in play. Better still, there is a fair chance of landing the constantly accumulating jackpot prize.
When you weigh up all the bonus features, the exciting new retro game has to be a close contender for the best online casino slot, available right here Springbok Casino!