The ‘Flying Ace’ in this three-reel slot is a 1920’s style pilot, complete with a leather helmet, a fur collared windcheater and goggles. This character wouldn’t be complete without a thin pencil moustache and a cheesy grin – this pilot ticks these boxes too. He is also the most important symbol in the game. He pays the highest wins and is also the wild.
The game is a very straightforward one with three reels and five win-lines. The game is interesting in the fact that the largest wins differ based on which win line you land them on. A quick tip – you’ll learn to love win line 5!
Flying Ace is a three-reel slot. The game has a total of 5 win-lines. Lines 1, 2 and 3 make up the three horizontal win lines, being the middle, top and bottom respectively. Line 4 is the diagonal from top left to bottom right, while line 5 is the opposite diagonal. Players can choose to play between 1 and 5 win-lines and will also choose the coin value.
The highest paying of the standard symbols shows a target, with a blonde lady sitting on a bomb in front of it. This will remind you of the type of imagery made famous in the ‘Memphis Belle’ movie. Land this symbol three times in a row and you’ll win 300 coins.
Next on the pay table are the bar symbols. As usual, you’ll find triple, double and single bars. The triple bars have a pay-out of 100 coins. This halves to 50 coins for hitting the double bars. The single bars pay out 20 coins. You’ll also land a small 4 coins consolation prize for hitting a combination of the three bar symbols. The final standard symbol is a big red ‘A’, the design of which shows it has earnt its wings. Three of these symbols pays 10 coins. As an added bonus, any one or two A’s will pay 1 or 2 coins respectively.
The beaming pilot is the wild symbol in the game and will substitute for any other symbol, regularly enabling more wins.
This is also the highest paying symbol. In an interesting twist, the size of the win increases as you move through the win lines. Landing three pilots on the first win line gives you the first four figure win in the game of 1,000 coins. Lining up three pilots on lines 2, 3 and 4 will win you 2,000, 3,000 and 4,000 coins respectively. A jump in prize money sees the win for landing three pilots on line 5 increase to an eye-catching 6,000 coins.
Looking at these pay outs, it becomes clear that the best strategy for the game is to play all 5 coins. This opens the door (or cockpit) for the largest wins of all. It’s a better idea to play all 5 coins with a smaller coin value, than playing 1 coin with a larger coin value.
The backdrop to this slot shows the metal blue of the fuselage of a plane. Below the reels you’ll see the ‘Flying Aces’ emblem and around this you’ll see bullet holes which have peppered the plane. By the smile on the pilot’s face, clearly the plane was OK.
The reels are found at the top left of the screen. These have the classic white-backed curved look and are brought to life by the very colourful symbols. The standout symbols are the pilot himself and the ‘Memphis Belle’ style symbol, both which add some nice character to the reels. As is the case with many 3-reel slots, you’ll find the pay table on the main screen too – this down the right-hand side of the screen. The accompanying sound is very generic, but you do hear an uplifting jingle whenever you win.
Flying Ace is one of the better 3-reel slots you’ll find online. You have a nice variety of symbols on the reels, each bringing a splash of colour. The overall design has a more modern look than you might expect from a traditional style slot. Gameplay centres around the pilot himself. As the wild, he will bring many extra wins. Land him on one of the win lines and you’ll walk away with a huge win. Let’s hope he lands on win line 5!