Tue, Feb 26, 7:24am by William Brown
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:29pm
Classic 3 Reel Action with Big Win Multipliers
For fans of traditional 3-reel pokies, Super Times Pay is well worth a look. This game can be found online, where it has been designed to look (and sound!) like one of the old-style mechanical poker machines. Symbols are very traditional, with a mix of 7’s and bars on the reels.
You can play up to 5 win-lines on Super Times Pay. Adding extra lines makes a big difference to the top prize. In addition to the traditional pokie symbols, special multiplier symbols appear on each reel. These work to bring you a lot of big win potential. Unusually for a 3-reel pokie, this game also has a free spins bonus round.
Features Galore in IGT’s Super Times Pay:
If you are familiar with 3-reel pokies, you’ll know that most add an incentive to play the maximum number of coins. This is usually a bigger prize when playing the 3rd coin and hitting the best combination.
Super Times Pay incentivises you to play all 5 lines instead. It does this by having bigger prizes for the top combination when it hits line 5, compared with the prizes on the other lines. This does mean that playing fewer than 5 coins will increase the edge in favour of the casino.
If you get the 2x wild, 5x wild then the 2x wild again on line 1 – you get a welcome 5,000 coins. This goes up by line. Line 2 gets you 6000, line 3 is 7000 and line 4 is 8000. If you line them up on line 10, and extra 1000 coins come your way. The prize is a cool 10,000 coins.
While the ‘Times Pay’ part of the name for this pokie involves multipliers, the ‘Super’ part involves free spins.
On some spins you will see red ribbons attached to symbols saying ‘Super’. You need one of these on each reel to trigger the free spins bonus. This involves 10 free spins, with a sparkling outline to the reels and upbeat big-band style tune.
It is not all about the effects – your wins will be doubled for this part of the game. Note that the top prize (2x – 5x – 2x on any line) is 5,000 coins during the free spins. You can keep the free spins going with retriggers if you see 3 of the ribbons on any spin.
This game is not all about the big hits for the main multipliers, there are plenty of ways to win coins with both traditional symbols and the wilds.
Those wilds say 2x on the 1st and 3rd reel, with numbers between 2x and 5x in the middle reel. Aside from the 5x prizes covered above, you get 2000 coins for 2x – 4x – 2x, 1500 coins with the 3x in the middle and 1000 coins if you line up 3 of the 2x symbols on a line. Those multipliers pay for 2 and 1 of a kind – and substitute / multiply the regular symbol wins too.
Red 7’s provide the biggest regular wins. This is 50 coins for 3 of a kind. Next come the purple bar / 7 combinations. Green double bars and purple single bars come next. There are also plenty of wins for combinations of symbols – with any bars and any symbol combo involving 7’s having a prize.
This game has been made to look like one of the original mechanical pokies. Even the reels have a mock-curved effect and gaps between them. The logo is bold, in red and gold, and the only thing the control panel really lacks is a mechanical lever to pull!
Symbols are blocky and plain, though they get the job done perfectly well. When you hit the free spins, the electronic warbles get a big-band background theme time added to them.
This 3-reel pokie has stood the test of time when so many others have been forgotten. The reason is certainly not the looks / design (though that is clean and functional). The reason is the enjoyable and very traditional game-play. With multiplier wilds, big win potential and even a free spins bonus game to offer – this pokie is a lot more interesting than many traditional games!