New Slot Announcement New 3Dice Slot - 'LEGION' (It's a bit Book Of Dead-ish)

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3Dice continue their crusade to upset me by not re-releasing Kyoko's Quest, and instead have released a new game called LEGION.

It's a 10-liner with a sort of 'mini-bonus' in the main game, and a proper free spins round too. The wild doubles as a scatter, three wilds starts the free spins round with 8 spins, four gives 10 spins, five gives 12.

The mini-bonus is when a wizard's staff lands on at least three reels, at which point they nudge to fill the entire reel, and then all turn into the same random symbol, and they pay on all lines irrespective of their position on the reels, a bit like your Book Of..... games.

This can actually pay decently well, it's not that rare to land four of them, and I've seen five a couple of times already, and whilst the lower tier symbols are poor pays, the picture symbols have some solid values on them.

It means the base game does have a bit of action in it, and you're not entirely reliant on the main bonus round.

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The main free spins round is where the real pays can come though, any wizard's staff that lands nudges to fill the reel, and then remains for the rest of the free spins, every spin all of the staffs will change to the same symbol and pay like in the mini-bonus round, so the idea of course is to get three or more reels with the staff on them, ideally four or five, as early as possible, and then you'll get the pays for those reels every spin for whatever random symbol they change to. (They all change to the same one.)

It's a bit of a death or glory bonus round really, it can do a zero pay, because I've had it, and it can do very paltry pays too, you potentially need to be prepared to camp out a lot of stinkers - but it is capable of hitting well too. Bonus round frequency feels sensible too, I'd guess at around 1/160-1/180 maybe, something like that.

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RTP is solid if unspectacular at 95% on the nose, although given the volatility I'd have preferred to see it at 96%. 3Dice pitch its volatility as being in their new 'GOLD' category, which is four chillis out of three, i.e. Outside of the scale they used to use to rank their games.

I'd agree with this, it will absolutely lay waste to 500x if you catch it wrong, so matching stake to bankroll is very important unless you don't mind risking a quick and ignominious bust-out.

I've put a fair few thousand spins through it now, and I really quite like it. The fact it can hit in the base game is nice, and the bonus round does get quite exciting if you can get four or five of the reels transformed.

Graphics and sound are both appealing, like all of 3Dice's stuff it runs smoothly, and the autoplayer is highly configurable.

I think it'll make its way into my regular slots rotation there, although I hope we get something a bit down the volatility scale next, as they do seem to be leaning into this new GOLD category rather heavily.

This is my best hit on it so far, one more reel of these fellas would have been 3000x for the single spin alone! (A full screen of the top paying symbols is 3000x.)

Round finished at 592x stake.

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It is a clone of the push gaming slot Mystery Museum. Not book of the dead! I saw it the other day.

Yes I have still quit gambling 10 months ago but I still keep track of new slots :)

Ahhh right, I knew it wasn't a clone of Book Of Dead, hence saying 'it's a bit Book Of Dead-ish' :)

Having just had a look at Mystery Museum over at Unibet though, I can see it most definitely is a clone of that though!

TBH I'm completely out of the loop on new slot releases these days, I keep half an eye out over at Unibet but there's so much stuff getting shovelled out these days I can't keep up.

I don't mind 3Dice having slots that are, ahem..... 'inspired' by other games that are out there (I actually prefer Gemini to Twin Spin), but I prefer it when they make unique games.
 

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Ahhh right, I knew it wasn't a clone of Book Of Dead, hence saying 'it's a bit Book Of Dead-ish' :)

Having just had a look at Mystery Museum over at Unibet though, I can see it most definitely is a clone of that though!

TBH I'm completely out of the loop on new slot releases these days, I keep half an eye out over at Unibet but there's so much stuff getting shovelled out these days I can't keep up.

I don't mind 3Dice having slots that are, ahem..... 'inspired' by other games that are out there (I actually prefer Gemini to Twin Spin), but I prefer it when they make unique games.

Yeah 3dice used to stick to unique games but lately they have been going down the route of copying other providers slots........

I mean we all know that all game providers copy others in this industry that is nothing new, but it is sad that 3dice is kinda starting to follow that trend as you said. I wished 3dice would stick to its roots and go back to making unique games and not copy others etc :)

But that said, it does not affect me anymore cos I have quit gambling 10 months ago. I still keep upto date cos it is probably just a habit I cant get out off lol. I just always like to keep upto date with things...... And before you ask, does this not even tempt me? well answer is "NO" xD
 

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Put a few 100 spins through this the other week at 3Dice. Its not bad I suppose but tbh was bored with it after a few bonus rounds all which paid crap - but it wasnt the low paying bonus rounds but the bonus itself just seemed mehhh .. alas cant deposit at 3dice at the moment as certain crypto wallets i have used pushed me for SOW which I dont do. So until I find another way to dep - im a bystander ;) Good review though @ChopleyIOM cheers for sharing :thumbsup:
 

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Yeah 3dice used to stick to unique games but lately they have been going down the route of copying other providers slots........

I mean we all know that all game providers copy others in this industry that is nothing new, but it is sad that 3dice is kinda starting to follow that trend as you said. I wished 3dice would stick to its roots and go back to making unique games and not copy others etc :)

But that said, it does not affect me anymore cos I have quit gambling 10 months ago. I still keep upto date cos it is probably just a habit I cant get out off lol. I just always like to keep upto date with things...... And before you ask, does this not even tempt me? well answer is "NO" xD

Indeed, where's their next Payola? Or Medieval Moolah, or Enchanted Spins?

One thing they don't seem to do these days is lean into the 3D side of things, (there's a clue in their name, 3Dice!), I wonder if it's because everything has to be designed to be on a phone these days, whereas in years gone by it was a safe assumption that people would be playing on a reasonable sized laptop screen or PC monitor.

Like the 3D fly-by you get when loading in Medieval Moolah, or going through the 3D caverns in Enchanted Spins. Or even the nice touch of zooming in on the jukebox carousel in Payola when it picks the record to determine the free spins, all that sort of thing.

I'm also completely mystified as to why they've never remade Kyoko's Quest on the new platform, that was such a good game.

At least they don't kill games when they get old (apart from the aforementioned Kyoko's Quest which never got migrated from the old download client), so if I fancy a blast on Payola, I can still play it, and it's exactly the same game as it was ten years ago.
 

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Put a few 100 spins through this the other week at 3Dice. Its not bad I suppose but tbh was bored with it after a few bonus rounds all which paid crap - but it wasnt the low paying bonus rounds but the bonus itself just seemed mehhh .. alas cant deposit at 3dice at the moment as certain crypto wallets i have used pushed me for SOW which I dont do. So until I find another way to dep - im a bystander ;) Good review though @ChopleyIOM cheers for sharing :thumbsup:

You could use the brokering system, if you hang around in chat for a bit there'll be someone brokering before too long. I believe the policy is new players there can't broker but if you've had an account there for a while support should be able to vouch for you?

As for Legion, yes, you definitely need to be prepared to endure quite a few stinkers before seeing a decent bonus round.
 

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Slight correction on the review above, I got the top pay and top symbol wrong.

As per the paytable below, the top paying symbol is different to the one I showed above, and a 5OAK for it pays 350x, multiply that across the ten winlines and it's 3500x. (The symbol that pays more, the golden horn wild/scatter isn't in the transform pool so you can't get full reels of that.)

This means your absolute top pay in the base game is 3500x as you can get a full screen of them from the five wizard staff transform, theoretically you could get more than that in the bonus round though, as you can end up with multiple spins of full screens if you have all the reels transformed for multiple spins.

I have been playing this some more and I'll stick with my previous verdict that it's good but not amazing. worth a punt if you're a player there, but keep those stakes sensible unless you really want to go for a proper ALL OR NOTHING type punt.

Oh yes for the monthly 3Dice Patience (500 spins without a feature) and Deadspin (20 spins without a win) achievements, which it really makes sense to do because it's free money, this game can do both - so worth adding into the rotation for those.

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Yes i got my 500 spins without a feature on it :laugh: . I keep trying the game but more dead spins for me. Also the rare times i got a bonus flags came more then anything. I have seen some nice wins on it though.
 

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Just did me a zero pay bonus round (I've seen a handful of them now), at least you get a different round end screen, rather one of those awful 'CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE WON 0 COINS' type affairs that some providers do.

In this case it's a tombstone with R.I.P. on it in the treasure chest, rather than the pile of gold you usually get.

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Finally seen this out to a decent hit, won't complain but considering the position I was in would have possibly hoped for better.

First off it was a four scatters trigger which gives 10 spins instead of 8. Then I got all five reels locked on the third spin, which meant seven spins with all ten winlines guaranteed as the same symbol. Alas I failed to hit either of the two top paying symbols, but did manage spins with the picture symbols as well as some with the card symbols.

Round finished at 728x stake, would have been nice to top 1000x but I'll take it :)

Four scatters trigger.

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All reels locked by the third spin.

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This was the best of the seven.

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350x for that spin alone.

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Round ends at 728x stake.

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Maybe @3Dice can give us some input, if this is theirs exclusive game?
 

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3Dice games are only available at their own casino so it's definitely an exclusive.

The game seems to be a clone of Mystery Museum tho. Most likely there's a difference in paytable and volatility, that is quite hard to compare for me because: 1. I haven't played this game and 2. I have never played Mystery Museum :oops:
 

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Finally seen this out to a decent hit, won't complain but considering the position I was in would have possibly hoped for better.

First off it was a four scatters trigger which gives 10 spins instead of 8. Then I got all five reels locked on the third spin, which meant seven spins with all ten winlines guaranteed as the same symbol. Alas I failed to hit either of the two top paying symbols, but did manage spins with the picture symbols as well as some with the card symbols.



Round ends at 728x stake.


Clearly this is a slot with big pay potential but getting there - well very hard work and it can destroy a balance with giving nowt in no time at all. And in the end it is just damn boring. Graphics are great - as is the theme tune - but rest of it dont cut it. Put a few 100 spins again through it - nothing happened a very low bonus round like 7 x or something. It wont be one i will play much if at all in the future.

Will / would be good to see 3dice get back to designing innovative slots as they have in the past. Instead of going down the clone route . Still a great casino but someone in the creative department needs to get back to basics me thinks and come up with something new. My fear is they attempt a bonanza clone .... 🥶
 

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Clearly this is a slot with big pay potential but getting there - well very hard work and it can destroy a balance with giving nowt in no time at all. And in the end it is just damn boring. Graphics are great - as is the theme tune - but rest of it dont cut it. Put a few 100 spins again through it - nothing happened a very low bonus round like 7 x or something. It wont be one i will play much if at all in the future.

Will / would be good to see 3dice get back to designing innovative slots as they have in the past. Instead of going down the clone route . Still a great casino but someone in the creative department needs to get back to basics me thinks and come up with something new. My fear is they attempt a bonanza clone .... 🥶

TBH I am slightly surprised that 3Dice are leaning into this new GOLD volatility category as much as they are, when you're trying to maintain a loyal player base (which I assume is relatively small by online casino standards, although I'm guessing there) - then ripping the arse out of them with very HV slots doesn't seem like the smartest idea in the world to me.

Out of their last six releases, three have been GOLD, one has been 3 chillis, and two have been 2 chillis, the last time they put out a 1 chilli game was Conny & Blyde.

In fairness to 3Dice, whenever you open up a GOLD game for the first time you have to click through a message that warns you about what you're getting yourself into, so I can't fault them in that regard. Plus even something like Legion, which I'd say is their highest volatility game yet, pales in comparison to a lot of the stuff you can find out in the rest of the online casino landscape.

Plus they have steered completely clear of evils such as feature buys and feature gambles. enhanced stakes and all that shit.

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Moreover, I can't see them doing a Bonanza clone, HV games are one thing, but a slot with a 1/460 feature frequency that can easily do 2500-3000 spins without a bonus would very much alienate their players IMO. Also, even their most HV games all have regular features, if I had to have a guess I'd say that none of 3Dice's slots are over 1/200 when it comes to feature frequency. (Arctic Adventure feels harshest in that regard, but even that is, IIRC, about 1/185 or something.)

As for Legion being boring, in my scenario I'm never 'just playing a slot', I always have it running off in a corner of my screen, so I'll be playing a videogame, or a fruit machine emulator, or typing shite in WhatsApp to my friends or browsing the web/forums at the same etc - so I can put up with a game where you really have to camp out a decent bonus round, as is the case with Legion.

So this is what my screen might look like when playing, for example, so if Legion is playing like a bag of spanners off in the top left hand corner, I can tolerate it doing so :D

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From their latest releases I really like Sakura, it gives the bonus fairly often but I've yet to see more than a 3 scatter bonus and 2 scatter retrigger... Most of the time the bonus ends up around 20 to 30 times stake. Base game is pretty harsh usually with 6oak being very hard to get.
 

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From their latest releases I really like Sakura, it gives the bonus fairly often but I've yet to see more than a 3 scatter bonus and 2 scatter retrigger... Most of the time the bonus ends up around 20 to 30 times stake. Base game is pretty harsh usually with 6oak being very hard to get.

I'm not entirely sold on Sakura, it seems very hard to hit a big win on it, although it's surprisingly good at grinding a WR, despite the average RTP and three chillis volatility.

It's just a bit too easy to completely miss even with the fully evolved reels for my taste, and there seems to be a distinct lack of the dragon symbols on reel 4 on evolution levels three and four.

Solid enough game overall, but not a 3Dice great IMO.

This was where I was with it back in August:

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I'm not entirely sold on Sakura, it seems very hard to hit a big win on it, although it's surprisingly good at grinding a WR, despite the average RTP and three chillis volatility.

It's just a bit too easy to completely miss even with the fully evolved reels for my taste, and there seems to be a distinct lack of the dragon symbols on reel 4 on evolution levels three and four.

Solid enough game overall, but not a 3Dice great IMO.

This was where I was with it back in August:

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Yeah, seems exactly like Pink Elephants when you have evolved close to the top it starts missing even 3oak. A bit annoying and something they shouldn't have "copied".
 

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Sakura would of made a little more sense to get 2 free spins from dragons, it just burns out to quick & flowers rarely show in feature so you just get frustrated from it. It just needs that little upgrade.
 

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Just play mystery museum at a decent site.

Better RTP, better big win potential and the same way to destroy a balance. Simples.
 

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Just play mystery museum at a decent site.

Better RTP, better big win potential and the same way to destroy a balance. Simples.

EDIT - I realise you weren't suggesting that 3Dice aren't a 'decent site', but even if Mystery Museum only exists at a single RTP (which it seems to) which is just over 96%, I wouldn't prefer to go and play it for the reasons below. Also it's a total lottery if I get an autoplayer or not, even at the international version of Unibet, and despite the fact I don't live in the UK.

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'Decent' site as in those that are dropping their RTPs any chance they get, where bonuses are non-existent (let alone EV+ ones like 3Dice give their members several times per month), do they have a sitewide progressive you can win at any time, do they have several monthly achievements that award cash on a 1xWR, do they have live chat employed directly by the casino online 24 hours per day (actual named individuals working a proper shift rota)|, never any hassle with cashouts which are always quick? Do you get an NDB every month? Birthday and holiday bonus perks? Loads of free tournaments with real cash prizes running throughout the month?

Yes please do tell me all about these 'decent sites' that I'm missing ;)
 
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TBH I am slightly surprised that 3Dice are leaning into this new GOLD volatility category as much as they are, when you're trying to maintain a loyal player base (which I assume is relatively small by online casino standards, although I'm guessing there) - then ripping the arse out of them with very HV slots doesn't seem like the smartest idea in the world to me.

Out of their last six releases, three have been GOLD, one has been 3 chillis, and two have been 2 chillis, the last time they put out a 1 chilli game was Conny & Blyde.

In fairness to 3Dice, whenever you open up a GOLD game for the first time you have to click through a message that warns you about what you're getting yourself into, so I can't fault them in that regard. Plus even something like Legion, which I'd say is their highest volatility game yet, pales in comparison to a lot of the stuff you can find out in the rest of the online casino landscape.

Plus they have steered completely clear of evils such as feature buys and feature gambles. enhanced stakes and all that shit.



Moreover, I can't see them doing a Bonanza clone, HV games are one thing, but a slot with a 1/460 feature frequency that can easily do 2500-3000 spins without a bonus would very much alienate their players IMO. Also, even their most HV games all have regular features, if I had to have a guess I'd say that none of 3Dice's slots are over 1/200 when it comes to feature frequency. (Arctic Adventure feels harshest in that regard, but even that is, IIRC, about 1/185 or something.)

As for Legion being boring, in my scenario I'm never 'just playing a slot', I always have it running off in a corner of my screen, so I'll be playing a videogame, or a fruit machine emulator, or typing shite in WhatsApp to my friends or browsing the web/forums at the same etc - so I can put up with a game where you really have to camp out a decent bonus round, as is the case with Legion.

So this is what my screen might look like when playing, for example, so if Legion is playing like a bag of spanners off in the top left hand corner, I can tolerate it doing so :D
Well even the most extreme 3D variant slot seems tame compared to some of the abominations we see today from other providers - and I never got the feeling any games from 3dice were "scripted" as such which feels like it with PP. I dont think they would ever go down the feature buy route - just not a 3dice thing - but they maybe upping the stakes in variance -

one of my fave 3dice slots is the older Payola - can go for a long time without killing balance and it is capable of giving out some decent hits - had some good cash outs on that. Wish they would look at some of the great games they produced in the past for ideas on future releases.

Busy screen you have Chopley ;-) ... that would give me a headache in my dotage ;-)
 

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Well even the most extreme 3D variant slot seems tame compared to some of the abominations we see today from other providers - and I never got the feeling any games from 3dice were "scripted" as such which feels like it with PP. I dont think they would ever go down the feature buy route - just not a 3dice thing - but they maybe upping the stakes in variance -

one of my fave 3dice slots is the older Payola - can go for a long time without killing balance and it is capable of giving out some decent hits - had some good cash outs on that. Wish they would look at some of the great games they produced in the past for ideas on future releases.

Busy screen you have Chopley ;-) ... that would give me a headache in my dotage ;-)

Yes one of the things I like most about the free spins rounds at 3Dice is they are completely random and uncontrolled, if you deliberately kill your network connection halfway through a free spins round, when you reconnect it'll replay the round to where you were, and then resume the rest of the free spins, i.e. the server didn't 'know' what the result of the round was already. (I demonstrated this in a video on my old channel, and compared it to a game from another provider where doing the same thing just resulted in the game loading back in with the balance updated to the end of the round, without it ever having actually been seen by the player.)

I'm a big fan of Payola, although the original fat client version was better IMO and the sound-to-light show was better too, it lost a bit of something in translation to the web based version.

My screen does look quite busy but it's a 32 inch 4K screen so it's a lot of real estate, and I'm sat reasonably close to it, so in reality it's actually quite comfortable to use. If I'm not playing a game I split it into four 1920x1080 quarters, but when playing a game I have the game window at 2560x1440, which is why you can see World of Warcraft over two of the other windows, and I've resized the 3Dice window down a bit so it's still in full view.

And yes, I too wish they'd get back to more of their innovative 3D style games, but as I theorise above, maybe that's because they're designing with mobile in mind now, and tiny screens.
 

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I'm done with this game, on the last extended session it's managed to shred 1125x with scarcely any reply, the number of duffers the free spins round can serve up, time after time after time after time is horrendous.

For clarity most of that was on a 100% match bonus, and the useful thing there is I know exactly how much I managed to wager.

It was a £100 deposit on a £100 match, so I had a balance of £200 on a 20xD+B WR, which means £4000 to wager.

From a balance of £200, playing exclusively on Legion at 20p spins, I managed to wager..... £576.40p.

For an encore it's just consumed my 21st of of the month VIP bonus, which is a £25 NDB,

Far too volatile for me, and I really hope 3Dice get back to something a bit more sensible for their next release. Personally I'm not entirely convinced a small casino like this with a 'captive audience' as it were, should be knocking stuff out that's capable of annihilating their customers' bankrolls so brutally and delivering such an unedifying slots experience.

They've literally got Kyoko's Quest just sat there on the shelf, why not give that a re-release on the new web platform?

Anyway Legion, we're done, it's not me, it's you.

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