In the game, there are only three symbols represented with watermelon, cherries, and lemon icons in their respective order of importance. Now, each symbol can form lines of 3, 4 or 5 of a kind only horizontally on a grid of 5 rows x 5 columns.
The basic paytable appears to the left of the grid and its prices do not look really inspiring at first sight, but if we observe a little, we will see that to the right side of the grid there are multipliers x1, x2, x3, x4, and x5 in front of each row, so depending on which row you form your line of 3+ of a kind, your base payout will be multiplied precisely by that value.
Even better, if you form a line of 5 of a kind with the lemon symbol on the fifth row, then your prize will not be multiplied by x5 but by x20, that is, you will have won the jackpot of the game which in total is 500 coins.
This type of simple slots usually gets my attention because I like playing with the betting levels that in this type of games is usually more affordable, and in this specific case, the minimum bet starts at 5 credits x 1 cent = $0.05.
I have to say that in my debut with this slot I had to experience numerous runs of non-winning spins, but applying my strategy of raising and lowering betting levels, I was able to sustain my balance for quite a long time, since always, at some point, there was a line of 4 or 5 of a kind on rows 4 or 5 that gave a new breath to my balance; in any case, my balance remained at all times below my starting point.
At least it was that way until finally, I was able to form a line of 5 lemons on row 5 that allowed me to finish my session successfully because at that time my bet had already been raised gradually from $0.01 to $0.10, and of course, that big win of 500 coins is a good reason to end your session.
My net profit was only about $20 since although the total prize was $50, the other $30 helped to recover accumulated losses at that time.
Overall, I think “Lucky 3” is a nice slot that can be very useful to meet wagering requirements even if you do not win the jackpot at some point; however, today I had the impression that this slot has no problem giving you at least one jackpot if your session is long enough.
I think this is a video slot that deserves a chance; however, my recommendation is to proceed with caution.