Lucky 3 is a super simple fruit machine reboot from iSoftBet. Played using a 5×5 reel set, it features only 3 symbols. Payouts are boosted by multipliers of between 1x and 5x depending on which of the game’s 5 paylines they land. Play, on all devices, from between 5p and £5 per spin.

The concept here is a classic fruit machine – it’s a little different from an old-school machine though, especially where the game engine is concerned. The game is played on a 5×5 grid but you’ll only see 3 symbols spinning around the reels.

They are melons which pay 1, 3 or 10 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 in a line. Next come the cherries which pay 2, 5 and 15 coins. Finally, there are the lemons – land 3, 4 or 5 of these on a payline and you’ll win 5, 10 or 25 coins. So far, so standard.

You’ll notice to the right of the reels a series of multipliers – these relate to the relevant payline. Create a winner in row 1 and it pays at 1x. Win in payline 2 on row 2 and the payout receives a 2x multiplier and is doubled. In payline 3 it’s trebled and in payline 4 it’s quadrupled. Best of all is payline 5 at the bottom of the grid – any winners here are boosted by a 5x multiplier.

So for example, if you land a 5 of a kind of cherries you’ll win a standard 15 coins if it’s in payline 1. In payline 2, it’s 30 coins, in payline 3, 45 coins, payline 4, 60 coins and payline 5, 75 coins. Top of the proverbial tree is landing 5 lemons on payline 5 – this will get you the special jackpot prize and a 20 multiplier which takes the payout to 500 coins.

There aren’t any free spins or other extras on offer here as all the action comes via the base game. Expect plenty of hits though, despite there being only 5 paylines. We’d put the variance in the medium range.

Lucky 3 has many of the elements of an old-school fruity. There’s the odd twist thrown into keep things fresh though. This won’t be 1 for lovers of arcade style video slots. For a blast of retro flavoured action, it does the trick pretty well. Additionally, Novomatic offers plenty of simple slots – if you want bonus features and in particular free spins, iSoftBet’s Paranormal Activity is recommended.