Winning the Triple Shot jackpots is as easy as lining up 5 symbols in a row, although there is a minor twist. In the series are distinct games such as Zed Lion, Fabulous Fox and China Dragon, while for the purpose of this review, King Ramses will take centre stage. These games share similar game play, and all have the Triple Shot jackpots system in place.
King Ramses is a pokie featuring an Egyptian theme, free spins which can be easy extended and stacked symbols – as well as a shot at those big jackpots. Here are the key features:
Unusually, the triple shot jackpots can be won immediately in the base game. The first part of winning one of the three jackpots is to line up a five in a row win. These have to be pure wins, with no wild symbol involved. The second part of winning needs a black frame to be around the symbol on the fifth reel. There will be 1 or 2 symbols (out of the three) on reel 5 with a black frame around it, meaning you chances are high. Here is more info about the jackpots:
Major Jackpot – This is won with 5 of a kind of the major Egyptian themed symbols.
Maxi Jackpot – This is won with 5 of a kind of Aces, Kings and Queens.
Minor Jackpot – This is won with 5 of a kind of 9s, 10s or Jacks.
As well as the three jackpot pays, you’ll also find major, maxi and minor bonus pays. These offer smaller amounts and are paid when you land that five in a row including a wild symbol.
Look out for the King Ramses scatter symbol which activates the bonus. Land 3, 4 or 5 anywhere on the reels and you’ll win instant prizes of 5x, 20x or 100x your total stake. In addition, you’ll also win 10, 15 or 25 free spins. Throughout the free spins, the archer wild symbol is stacked on reels 2, 3 and 4, giving you incredible opportunities of landing a huge win.
More good news is that the free spins can be retriggered easily too. Land 3 or more scatters and you’ll win an extra 10, 15 or 25 free spins, while just 2 scatters add 5 spins to your total too.
This Ainsworth designed pokie features the popular 5×3 reel set up and a total of 30 win-lines that pay from left to right. The symbols are a nice mix of Egyptian icons, including a scarab beetle, shields, chariots and armour for horses. An archer acts as the wild symbol, substituting for all other symbols apart from King Ramses.
King Ramses is a colourful and vibrant looking pokie with an epic historical feel. The wild archer is one of the standout symbols, coming to life with animation any time you land a wild win. Check out King Ramses on the back of his chariot too. During the base game, all of the action plays out against a dark red background, while on entering the free spins feature the game takes on a purple colour.
The same impressive design can be found at the other games in the triple shot series, with each different theme perfectly represented.
The triple shot series is certainly an interesting one, giving you a very different take on winning a progressive jackpot. There are no bonus wheels or pick me features to win a jackpot – you’ll simply spin the reels and know you’ve won immediately. The beauty of the format is that it can be played on a number of different skins, each with their own distinct symbols, design and bonus features (King Ramses is certainly a good starting point). The one thing they have in common, however, is the triple shot jackpots – a jackpot win is only ever a spin away!