Fantastic 7 is one of the earliest games in the Microgaming collection, having first appeared in November 1999, and as such it certainly has a retro look and straightforward gaming action.
Nevertheless, it does retain some interest as it offers a wider variety of coin sizes than many other games, and it’s a good choice for those who like 3-reel pokies that don’t present too many other distractions.
The game also offers players good value, with a significant jackpot and some other large payouts, alongside frequent smaller payouts too.
Because of when this game was produced, it is very simple in its layout, graphics and sound effects. There is a single screen that features both the reels and the paytable, and this remains constant throughout. However, there is real appeal in the game’s decidedly retro look and feel, and its classic symbols such as Lucky 7, cherries, and single, double and triple bars. When the reels spin, there are simulated mechanical sounds that recreate an old school slot machine, and there is lively electronic background music throughout.
The maximum jackpot available on Fantastic 7 is $12,500 for hitting three multi-coloured 7 symbols playing the maximum coin size ($5.00) and number (3x). There are no bonus rounds or features, and so the jackpot is always available during base play. Being a low volatility game, there are small payouts on a fairly regular basis, particularly as only 1x cherry symbol anywhere on the reels pays 6x coins (between $1.50-$30.00)
It’s probably fair to say that Fantastic 7 is somewhat devoid of special features, aside from the fact that it typifies what has made Microgaming casinos such leaders of the industry—they cater to all kinds of gaming tastes. That this game is still being played shows that there remains a market for straightforward pokies where the game is all and that don’t come packed out with special features. Fantastic 7 is probably a game best suited to purists, but it does nevertheless offer good value in its jackpot and the frequency of its smaller payouts.