Say bonjour to the dashing trio of Porthos, Athos and Aramis in Musketeer, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot based on Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel. The French noblemen can help you make off with stack of treasure courtesy of a free spins feature that comes with sticky, expanding wild reels. Play from between 20p and £100 per spin.
Set against a regal purple backdrop, the reels include playing cards from A to 10 alongside a pistol and a crossbow. The highest value symbols are the Three Musketeers, who each sport facial hair that would make even the most ardent hipster blush and offer payouts of up to 1,000 times your line bet.
The castle symbol is the wild – it can appear on any reel and replaces everything apart from the scatter. During the base game, it can expand to fill the entire reel(s) in which it appears. This is known as the Extended Wild feature.
The mysterious masked lady is the scatter – land 3 or more of these anywhere on the reels and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature. 3 scatters will get you 10 free spins. 4 offer 15 free spins with 20 awarded if you’re lucky enough to land 5 anywhere in view.
Every time a wild lands during the feature, it won’t just expand – it will remain frozen in place for the remainder of the free spins. Once the free spins have played, look out for the multiplier which can boost your wins by anything between 2x and 10x.
The jackpot prizes on offer in Musketeer may not be the largest you’ll come across but there’s still plenty to enjoy here – the design is good with the action playing out to a stirring soundtrack and the clip, clop of the Musketeers’ horses.
Yes, the features are limited and not the easiest to trigger. When you do get in though they can deliver rather nicely thanks to the sticky expanding wilds. Throw the random multiplier into the mix and it’s possible to ride off with a sackful of coins in a short space of time. Relatively simple it may be but Musketeer is still a playable slot. If you like the theme, The Three Musketeers by Quickspin is a good choice.