Aah...after experimenting with Mega symbols in Iron Man 2, which to me wasn't successful at all and caused some confusion instead, now Iron Man 3 returns back to the basics, with normal single-sized icons and symbols. Just goes to show that simplicity in itself can be the perfect solution. No need for Mega or Super Mega symbols, like those in Spinata Grande and some other games, which may look innovative and creative, but not everyone actually loves them. I don't.
Iron Man 3 comes with slight variations to its paytable and features. The Wild symbol pays 10,000x the line bet for 5 of them, as usual, but doesn't double any wins, nor become Expanded or Stacked. Yep, a dumb Wild from a Playtech game too, I'm afraid. 'IRON MAN' is the Scatter symbol and pays 100x the total bet for 5 of them. Hmm, that is way below the usual! The Red Iron Man pays 500x the line bet for 5 of them, the Grey one 300x, whilst the Blue one 100x the line bet. Damn! These are low values indeed for the 3 Iron Mans! All the other symbols pay from 90x down to 20x the line bet, for even lower values than the usual! This is not good at all!
In the base game, getting a combination of Red+Grey+Blue Iron Man on reels 1, 3 and 5, awards an All Systems Go Respin feature. Only 1 re-spin is given, but all the 3 Iron Man symbols stick to their positions whilst all the other symbols take a respin. Only Scatters are paid for this respin feature, so 3 Red Iron Man symbols on the reels would pay as for 3 Scatters, and any other same Iron Man symbols on the reels would pay the same way too. So, all 3 Iron Man scatters can be paid in this respin, which would usually result in a nice big win!
There are also 3 types of Free Spins choices, namely, the Mark 42 game (Red Iron Man), offering 10 free spins with Freezing Wilds which sticks for 3 spins, the War Machine game (Grey Iron Man), offering 8 free spins with Random Wilds, giving up to 3 Wilds at a time, and the Iron Patriot game (Blue Iron Man), offering 15 free spins with dynamic multipliers of 2x - 5x. All 3 feature games can pay very well, but all 3 feature games can pay peanuts too! My favourite is the Mark 42 game.
Playing this Iron Man 3 game can be confusing at times, not knowing which of the 3 Free Spins choices to take, because each of them can be so good yet so bad. Nonetheless, I tend to play more with the Mark 42 game with its 3-spins Sticky Wilds feature. 5-of-a-kind wins tend to be easier to get with this feature game. Sadly though, I have yet to make a big win on Iron Man 3, but that isn't deterring me at all, because sooner or later, that big win will come my way! So in the meantime, don't fret so much, just spin and spin away, and await for that big day! Hehehe.