World Cup 3x3 is a very unusual slot machine, which 1x2 Gaming chose to release as a possible choice for football fans that want something appropriate in the year of the 2018 World Cup. They came up with a game that features 9 sets of 3 reels in one, where symbols are entirely made out of player jerseys from different countries. Not quite a classic game then, but not something you’d consider modern either.
As I mentioned before, there will be 9 sets of reels in total, each one offering you 3 reels & 1 active line. The slot uses 9 lines in total, and at most it can deliver a win of $8,070 for a single spin. We also know that the RTP will start at 95% or higher and that there are no major features available in it.
Betting and Prizes
You will find that the bets that you’re relying on in World Cup 3x3 don’t have much for you to change, except for the amount that goes to each line/set of reels. You can pick a minimum line bet of $0.10, which means that for all 9 lines you need to spend at least $0.90 for one spin. There are plenty of higher options, culminating with the $5 maximum line bet, which will turn into a total bet of $45. That’s the most that can be wagered on a single round of World Cup 3x3.
The game ends up paying a decent amount, since it is estimated that over its entire life it will have an RTP of 95%. That’s not an impressive figure though, unless you compare it with older 3 reel games. For a modern slot, it’s below average though. The actual payouts that are expected will reach top values of 500x for individual wins, with the most that you can get in a single round being $8,070. That’s the maximum estimated exposure announced in the game’s paytable section, for one spin.
World Cup 3x3 Slot Features
If you’re expecting to get features, World Cup 3x3 will be disappointing in that regard. This is not the type of slot machine to give you wild symbols, scatters or free spins, on the contrary. You don’t get even a simple feature from it. All you do is line-up three matching icons, to get a winning combination which depends on which image appears in those positions.
The wins will have different potential symbols, depending on the rows on which the lines are available.
The top row forms combinations with symbols that have jerseys numbered from 1 to 8 on them, while rewards go from 1x to 8x, or up to $40 at most.
The middle row has symbols with jerseys or footballs that have numbers from 1 to 30, where maximum wins possible will be at $150.
As for the bottom row, that’s the one that can have even combinations which pay up to 500x, or $2,500.
Theme & Design
The theme is clear, but the implementation is the one that suffers a bit. The Russian connection is there through the Matrioshka doll, along with the footballs and the jerseys with numbers on them. The Jackpot Trophy is the ultimate symbol though, the one which delivers the best prize. It’s going to be a very simple type of design, not one that you’d play because of its looks.
World Cup 3x3 is certainly not your typical classic slot machine, and it’s not quite a modern game either. It’s worth checking out for its quirkiness and different gameplay style.