If you enjoy spy movies, especially the James Bond variety, then you'll definitely want to check out License to Spin slots. This 3-reel, 3-payline game is named after the film License to Kill, where Bond chases drug lord Franz Sanchez following the murder of his CIA friend Felix Leiter.
Despite the name, License to Spin is more of an overall take on Bond films, complete with martinis, eye patch-wearing villains, and luxury cars. Does this combine to create a fun slots experience? Find out as we look at this Arrows Edge game's symbols, betting, bonus features, and offer our final opinion.
Symbols include: the British spy (wild), woman w/ martini, villain w/ eye patch, solider villain, Aston Martin, boat, silenced pistol, martini, and four different card suits.
The villain with the eye patch is reminiscent of Emilio Largo, who appeared in the Bond movies Never Say Never Again and Thunderball. The soldier and woman aren't very descriptive and could represent any number of Bond characters.
The best aspect of License to Spin is the great job Arrows Edge has done at creating the theme. You'll hear swanky spy music, view London in the background, and see the British spy off to the side pulling out his pistol or martini glass. Thanks to the 3x3 grid, you also get a closer view of the symbols than you'd see with a 5-reel slot.
The paylines are fixed at 3, but you can change your total bet from $0.30 to $240.00 per spin. We aren't thrilled with the $0.30 minimum to play 3 paylines, but the cost is worth it for spy-movie fans.
Other options include the ability to use autoplay (5-50 spins), change the game speed (normal to fast), and mute the volume and/or sound effects.
Besides the atmosphere, another thing to love about License to Spin is its features. The key to all of the bonuses is the British Spy, who gives you free re-spins when he lands on reel 3.
He also becomes a "walking wild," moving to reel 2 to give you a free re-spin, then moving to reel 1 to deliver one more re-spin. After the second re-spin, he shoots at the reels. A successful hit earns you another 3 re-spins; an unsuccessful shot takes you to the Shaken Not Stirred bonus.
Regarding the latter, the spy parachutes from the top of the screen onto a rooftop, where the woman is holding two martinis. You select one to reveal a prize, and, if you're not satisfied, you can select one more time to try for a better payout.
If you land 3 more re-spins, the spy wild symbol moves to the right each time and changes positions on reels 2 and 3.
Available on smartphones and tablets, License to Spin slots is a must-play game for anybody who likes the Bond franchise — or just spy movies in general. It all starts with the music, graphics, and characters, which, although generic, do a good job of representing the overall feeling of a Bond film.
The features in this game are also very good, ranging from the British spy walking wild to the Shaken Not Stirred bonus. This slot may not be a licensed Bond replica, but it has all of the movie-magic elements to remind you of 007.