Description and Review: Hot-ish on the heels of the third installment of the Iron Man movie franchise (God, I hate that word!) comes the Iron Man 3 slot machine from Playtech.

As with other Marvel themed slots, Iron Man 3 uses movie quality graphics and looks as stunning as you might expect. However, it is slightly let down the presence of 10, J, Q, K symbols. I can never understand why slots which have such a strong theme need to resort to this. Surely, some weapons, armour or gadgets could replace these dull symbols?

In common with many of Playtech’s Marvel slots, you will find plenty of dead spins where you feel that you are getting nowhere fast. However, there are some decent size wins even in the base game: the maximum being a healthy 10,000x line bet.

In terms of features and bonuses, Iron Man 3 has plenty. Aside from the Marvel Random Progressive Jackpot which all Marvel slots have, there is a single respin mode triggered by different Iron Man suits appearing on Reels 1, 3 and 5.

The Iron Man costumes stay in place as scatters, so there is a good chance of getting a half-decent prize – even if it is only one free spin.

The slot also offers a more ‘traditional’ free spins round, triggered by three Iron Man logos. Here you choose one of three Iron Man suits: The Mark 42 (which gives 10 free spins with frozen wilds); The Iron Patriot (which gives 15 spins with a dynamic multiplier) and, our favourite, the War Machine (8 free spins with 3 random wilds per spin).

While we did get some sizeable wins and build up our bankrolls during some of the sessions playing Iron Man 3, the problem was at the end we were always down considerably. The game has a house edge of nearly 7%, which is huge. Especially when compared with the maximum wins available. Even if you are betting the max $8 per line ($200 total bet), there are slots out there where the potential profit is far, far higher than Iron Man 3.

It is this, rather than the gamesplay, that lets this slot down. There are plenty of better slots out there where a 93.02% RTP is offset by the potential of huge wins. Iron Man 3 is fun for a little while, but we aren’t going to recommend it.

Game Information: 5 Reel, 25 Payline slot machine.

Wild Symbol: The Wild symbol substitutes for all except scattered Iron Man logos.

All Systems Go Respin: One of each of the Iron Man suits appearing on Reels 1, 3 and 5 trigger this. Players receive a single free spin, where the Iron Man suit symbols stay in place as scatters.

Free Spins: Players enter the ‘Hall of Armor’ free games round if they trigger three or more Iron Man logos anywhere in the base game.

Players then pick one of the Iron Man armoured suits and are awarded free spins, wilds and multipliers according to which suit they choose.

Coin Sizes: 0.01 to 8.00

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