Review of Iron Man 3 Slots
Since the 1980s Robert Downey Jr. has been winning over viewers thanks to his acting style and wide variety of roles, (except of course for his terrible time at Saturday Night Live). However, many people were still shocked and a little bit worried when he was originally cast as Tony Stark in the Marvel blockbuster, Iron Man. Oh how wrong they were – he was exactly the right man for the role and the box office receipts for every single one of the films clearly proves it.
We’re of course a little biased towards this movie franchise since we love it’s leading man, but we won’t let that taint our findings. The good news is that Playtech did a nice job on this title and it can be almost as entertaining as the film itself, however, it won’t appeal to everybody because it’s missing a few key things.
To clarify, this release is based on Iron Man 3 and our review will cover all of the most important details to give it an official rating of quality. Let’s go!
The screenshots below show just how sharp the colors and images are, and how perfect the design of each of the characters is. This really sets a high bar for future Marvel machines from a graphics perspective and if they have any more like this in the works, prepare to get excited.
We won’t go into great detail about the storyline for Iron Man 3 in case you haven’t seen the movie yet because nobody likes spoilers. The main thing you need to know is that Tony Stark is down in the dumps due to the criticism he receives from the public and the mental fatigue he’s suffering from all of his previous battles. It’s hard being a superhero in a world full of people that don’t understand you.
This Playtech release focuses on Tony Stark getting his mojo back with the help of his special suit, the Iron Patriot and his buddy, War Machine. The armored suits are actually the stars of this game and are featured heavily throughout, and in fact, they’re really the only things that provide any semblance of a story. There really isn’t a proper plot to be found here.
The software developers could have easily gone into detail about Iron Man’s battle with Aldrich Killian and his Extremis virus, but they chose to almost completely forget about the movie. As a result, fans looking for an in-depth storyline are going to be sadly disappointed.
The unique symbols in Iron Man 3 are mostly what you would expect except for a few glaring omissions – ummm where the heck is Pepper Potts? It’s shocking that the Playtech developers thought that it would be better to include a “9” instead of the girlfriend of the star of the movie. Actually, it’s shocking that any software company would still include a “9” in any of their new releases, but here we are.
To be fair, it can assume that Gwyneth Paltrow just didn’t want to license her likeness to a gambling game, but that’s still no excuse for using a 9. Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan should have made an appearance somewhere and we all know that he would have jumped at the opportunity.
The final insult is not seeing Robert Downey Jr.’s face anywhere in this release, so we should probably assume that he didn’t agree to be in it either. It’s always sad when the star of the show doesn’t make an appearance…or in this case nobody.
Now it’s starting to make sense why the armor is so heavily featured on the reels. Here’s what we get:
- J (Jack)
- Q (Queen)
- K (King)
- A (Ace)
- Tony Stark
- Trevor Slattery
- Iron Patriot
- Iron Man Mark 42
- War Machine
- Iron Man Logo (Scatter)
- Arc Reactor (Wild)
Tony Stark needs the Arc Reactor to elevate himself to greatness and you do too because 5 of these Wilds across the board will give you a cash prize of 10,000 coins. The next most profitable ones are Iron Man Mark 42, War Machine, and Iron Patriot which give you 500, 300, and 100 coins respectively for five at a time.
As one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe, you just knew that Iron Man 3 Slots was going to be linked to the Marvel Mystery Jackpot Network. This prize area comes at any time without warning so you have to be ready for the special Pick Em’ area if it’s triggered. It’s a board of tiles that you flip over one by one and once you match 3 of the same images the corresponding amount is yours.
This jackpot is very hard to hit but if you’re extremely lucky it’s a story that you could be telling for the rest of your life.
Just like the executive offices of Stark Industries, things work a little differently in Iron Man 3 Slots and the free spins mode is basically the bonus round. Unfortunately, there aren’t any special areas to be transported to, no unique features to trigger, and no extra cash prizes to be won.
The action on the reels is so fast-paced that many probably won’t notice that there isn’t a bonus round for a while. However, once you do see the omission you won’t be able to get it out of your mind. Therefore, players looking for a fun break from the regular mode are going to be bored and probably exit quicker as a result.
This is where this machine brings the gusto and rightfully so considering that it’s the only diversion from the regular mode. Three or more Iron Man Logos trigger the “Hall of Armor Free Games” where you can choose from three different modes by selecting a specific superhero suit.
The Mark 42 gives you Freezing Wilds and 10 spins and he shoots the reels to lock the Wilds in place for 3 of them. If his symbol lands on reel #3 during the action you get 3 extra added to your total.
War Machine gives you Random Wilds and 8 spins and before each one he selects three spots to be Wild for that turn. He’ll also give you 3 more if his symbol lands on reel #3 at any time during the feature.
Iron Patriot gives you a “dynamic multiplier” with 15 spins. The multiplier is anywhere between 2x and 5x your wager and it increases as you hit him across the board, going up by 1 if his symbol lands each time or down by 1 if he doesn’t show up. Like the others, if you get him to fall on reel #3 you’ll get an extra 3.
This is one of the few releases that provides you with a choice as to where to go for your freeroll and it’s hard to know which character to pick. Many will favor Iron Patriot because he looks awesome blasting that multiplier up and who doesn’t love a fat multiplier on their paylines?
In addition to all of the above, Iron Man 3 also has an “All Systems Go Re-Spin” feature in the regular mode that’s triggered when Iron Man appears anywhere on reel #1, War Machine appears anywhere on reel #3, and Iron Patriot appears anywhere on reel #5. You get 1 re-spin and the 3 heroes stay locked in the spot they originally landed in to pay as Scatters, as well as on “2 of a Kind”. It’s a nice little nugget of fun but unfortunately you can’t hit it during a freeroll.
The graphics were the best available in 2014 when it was released and they’re still pretty darn good today. Every symbol looks amazing and every animation across the board is fluid and realistic. The user control panel is totally futuristic and the buttons will remind you of the cockpit of a spaceship in a science fiction movie.
One of the coolest visuals included is the interesting electrical field contraption at the left of the reels that slowly builds an Iron Man suit – it also transports whatever suit of armor you just hit in a payline win and displays it for you to admire. Sometimes the man in the suit even nods his approval of a bigger win and gives you a “thumbs-up” before blasting off back to the stratosphere. Cool!
Audio & Soundtrack
The most annoying thing in Iron Man 3 is the robotic voice commanding you to “spin again” or “click to spin” or “spin to win” if you take a quick break from pushing the buttons. We know how to play online slots buddy and we don’t appreciate being hurried! However, the stuffy British voice is pretty cool when he’s announcing the special suit you’re hovering over in the Hall of Armor and he gets you in the mood for justice with his call of, “Armed and ready!”.
The soundtrack in the regular mode is kind of on the boring side and lulls you into a trance. This trance is then shattered to pieces whenever you trigger a payline win because the audios that arrive are loud and aggressive, and definitely uncalled for. It’s like playing two games in one and the soundtrack clashes with the audios terribly. Dig around in the settings to mute it all.
Alternatively, the music during freerolls is high-energy and will certainly have you sitting up straight in your chair for the duration of the action.
If you love Robert Downey Jr. and the Iron Man franchise you will want to give this release a try, if only for a few minutes. There’s a lot going on for true fans, as well as comic book nerds who love the various suits of armor from this corner of the Marvel Universe.
Unfortunately, the action will get old quickly for anyone looking for exciting bonus areas and cool features. It really only has its free spins mode going for it so once you’ve hit that a few times you’ll probably start to get a little board, which is definitely a shame given that Iron Man is one of Marvel Comics’ best characters.
The world will always need the Avengers but they’re going to have to take it up a notch next time: Pepper Potts should be the extra ingredient that spices up any future versions.
Oh – they might want to actually put Tony Stark in the game as well.
Random Video of Iron Man 3
As much as we love Iron Man 3, we have to admit that there were a few issues with the film. Here’s a funny video detailing just where the film’s creators went wrong, and with over 7 million views, you know that there’s a lot of fans who feel the same way. Enjoy!