There is a reason why classics are evergreen. In an age where video slots rule the roost, Real Time Gaming (RTG) has delivered a classic slot game that harks back to the land-based casinos of the twentieth century. RTG’s 777 is a basic 3-reel video slot with just one payline, one row, and uncomplicated game play. It also has a high pay out rate of 97%, though there is a progressive jackpot to factor in.
This medium-volatility slot has an audio-visual appeal not usually seen or heard in classic slots. The symbols on the reels have also been kept to a minimum with the number 7 being the most valuable in terms of winning combinations. Other symbols are the standard triple gold bars, double gold bars, single gold bar, and the card and coin icon. There are no features like blinds, scatters, free spins, and bonus rounds in this simple yet engaging slot game.
The only innovative element in the game is the Hold option, which increases your chances of landing winning combinations, but more on that later. The slot theoretically offers players frequent payouts. In addition, the graphical esthetics makes 777 an engaging slot. There’s great potential for some attractive wins. Though the highest jackpot will not make you a millionaire, the maximum payout is still a good reason to play this game.
With a betting window between $0.10 and $200, players 'have only 3 reels to spin' on one active payline to land identical symbols and possibly create winning combinations. The RTP of the base game varies between 91% and 95%. With the jackpot, the RTP hypothetically goes up to 97%, a comparatively high percentage for a slot. There are few titles that reach a payout percentage as high, particularly classic and 3-reel slots.
The highest-paying symbol is the number seven, considered lucky by many and hence the theme. Land three sevens across the reels and you receive a payout hundred times your base wager. Not the highest, but you can hope for frequent combinations of sevens.
The card and coins icon offers a low payout when it lands a winning combination on two reels. Three in a row triggers the progressive jackpot, which has a top value of $20,000 the maximum bet. This figure may not excite many high rollers, but remains an attractive bounty for the majority of players whom the game targets.
The only feature in this game is the Hold option. There is a Hold button below all the three reels, which are activated after the first spin. If you press the Hold button below any reel, it stops spinning. It pins down that row’s current symbol, while the other reels keep playing.
This increases the chance of getting a row of winning symbols. You can wield the Hold feature on any 2 reels at a time. However, using the Hold button increases your wager. The value of the bet is directly proportional to the value of the locked symbol.
No online game in this era can afford to neglect mobile gaming. No wonder Real Time Gaming has fully-optimized 777 to run on mobiles. The game platform is compatible with all major smartphone operating systems such as Android and Windows Phone, and iPhone platforms like iOS, Blackberry, and Tizen, etc. Hence, players can fully enjoy this game from budget phones from Samsung, Huawei and the like to the latest iPads, and iPods.
The 777 slot has been coded in HTML5, which automatically adjusts the game’s graphics to small screen. This enables the game to play out in full HD clarity and audio integrity, the same as on PCs and laptops. Your mobile is hence a great platform on which to play 777 while you take a ride, wait for an appointment, or anywhere else you choose to play from, at the time of your choice.
We are of the opinion that a simple, classic slot like 777 offers a safe and engaging playing experience, even when players receive average payouts. Though there is no obvious theme, on-screen design and accompanying audio is pretty sophisticated for a game of this genre.
The Hold feature offers players an element of strategy, which is rare in slot games. We give full credit to Real Time Gaming for striking down a different path, in this era of feature-rich slots, which actually give little gaming options to players.