How to Play
Learning how to play Fantastic 7s couldn’t possibly be any easier and this is an ideal game to start with if you are new to the world of NZ online pokies. The game is also ideal for those players who prefer something more minimalistic and straightforward.
Fantastic 7s offers the following features:
- Reels: 3
- Paylines: 1
- Min Coin Value: $0.25
- Max Coin Value: $5.00
- Min Bet: $0.25
- Max Bet: $15.00
- Wild Symbol: No
- Scatter Symbol: No
- Bonus Round: No
- Jackpot: Fixed
As you can no doubt tell, Fantastic 7s is a bit different from many of Microgaming’s other video slots that feature 5 reels and 243 or more ways to win. That’s because this is what’s known as a classic slot which usually only features 3 reels and a single payline.
This is however also what makes Fantastic 7s so appealing, its total simplicity and ease of play. There are no special bonus rounds to get confused with or multiple paylines and betting options to make it all intimidating, or even too many colourful lights and other distractions to be concerned with.
Fantastic 7s is all about classic, simple gameplay and is one of the most popular games with Kiwi pokies purists. The game offers flexible coins sizes and wagering options making it ideal for any bankroll size.
Graphics and Sounds
As with most classic 3 reel slots, the graphics and sounds offered by Fantastic 7s is very simple and may not suit all preferences. This a classic slot and the lack of high end graphics, flashing lights, cutaway movies and animations is all part of the design.
This game is designed to be reminiscent of the vintage one-armed bandits found in Las Vegas in the fifties and sixties. The graphics are simple and consist of 7s, bar, double bar, triple bar and a few other typically classic symbols (cherries and so on).
The sound is similarly very simple and classic and consists mostly of bells when winning combinations are put together along the single payline. Other sounds include an imitation of real geared reels as they spin, adding more to the feel of a classic Las Vegas slot.
There is no real jackpot like one gets in other Microgaming video slots or progressive jackpot pokies The game does feature a rather interesting 3 paytable setup which works according to the number of coins players wager per spin.
The first column shows the payout based on a single con wager, the second shows a payout based on a two-coin wager and the third column shows a payout based on a three-coin wager. This effectively means that your wager is either doubled or tripled based on the symbols that line up along the single payline.
The single payline winning combinations include:
- Any single cherries
- Any 2 cherries
- Any 3 cherries
- Any 3 bars
- 3 single bars
- S double bars
- Any 3 7s
- 3 red 73 glittery 7s
Three glittery 7s lining up along the single payline will win you the top jackpot in the game which will amount to:
- 500 coins for a single coin wager
- 1000 coins for a two-coin wager
- 2500 coins for a three-coin wager
Other than the cool three separate paytable concept based on the classic slot machines of the golden age of Las Vegas, the game does not really offer any other special features. While some will see this as a negative, purists will appreciate the lack of sometimes distracting bonus rounds and overly-complicated special features. This is a game for true classic pokie purists.