It’s almost time for Euro 2012, which means that football fans throughout England will be donning the three lions once more with pride. The symbols of all national teams in England, the three lions are instantly recognizable around the world. Now, fans of England’s sporting sides can take to the online slots world with the 3 Lions slot machine, available exclusively at William Hill Casino.
In this new online slot, players have the opportunity to take part in a number of different sport-themed bonus rounds, listen to some rousing (if eventually repetitive) brass band music, and celebrate their love for English football – all while trying to win a jackpot or a number of other great prizes.
This machine features 20 paylines and five reels of slots action. The object of 3 Lions is to match symbols from left to right on those paylines; match more symbols, and you’ll win more cash. The symbols you’ll be matching are definitely true to the theme: during play, you’ll see English fans, trophies, the three lions crest, and a band sporting the English colors. One very cool touch is with the lower-value “card rank” symbols that you see in almost every slot machine. They’re here too, but they’ve been made to look like the names and numbers on the back of English football shirts, with red letters and numbers on a white background.
There’s no doubt whatsoever that the bonus rounds are what will keep people invested in this game, though. The first of these bonus games is the Fan Zone Bonus, which can be triggered by hitting three or more female fan symbols – the scatter symbol for 3 Lions. In this game (a simple “pick one” which is a popular feature in the Betsoft slot games), you’ll need to choose one of the fans in order to reveal a prize number. This number will be multiplied by the total amount wagered on that spin in order to come up with an instant reward.
Next up is the free spins game, which can be activated by finding three or more football symbols anywhere on the reels. This game has a pretty cool “Deal or No Deal” style gameplay element to it in which you’ll see a number of shirts on screen – each of which awards a different number of free spins. You’ll pick one, and then play the game out just like Deal or No Deal, eliminating shirts – and their number of free spins – from the board. Based on the shirts remaining, the game will offer you a number of free spins, which you may either take or leave. Eventually, you might find a deal you like; if not, you can go right down to the end and get however many free spins were on the shirt you initially picked.
Lastly, there’s the Road to the Final bonus game. You’ll reach this game with three or more trophy symbols, which will take you into a board game screen. You get to roll dice and move around the board, collecting prizes and unlocking additional bonuses along the way. You can even reach “the final” and win bigger rewards! All of these games also give players the opportunity to win a progressive jackpot that – at the time of this writing – was worth well over £200,000.
If you’re a fan of English football, you’ll want to play this game. Not only is it fun, but 3 Lions will also get you in the mood for this summer’s major competitions! The 3 Lions slot machine is available exclusively at William Hill.