The third installment of the Naughty or Nice franchise – plus The Nice List and The Naughty List – keeps us in summer themes as apparently Santa and his sexy helpers still didn’t come back from the 2014 Spring Break!
You’ll see Naughty Girl and Nice Girl having a bubble bath on the beach, and Santa enjoying his cocktail. This 2018 release is still very fun to play today while we wait for Santa to come back from his holiday!
Where to Play Naughty or Nice III
Naughty or Nice III is played on a standard 5×3 board, and it uses 30 fixed paylines. The minimum bet per payline is $0.01 so the minimum bet per spin is $0.30, while the maximum allowed bet per spin is $30.
Realtime Gaming doesn’t release theoretical payout percentages as the games are configurable by the casino you’re playing at, and we can assume most casinos went with the 95% RTP setting. 1.5% of the theoretical payout contributes to the progressive jackpots that can be won anytime.
The paytable consists of eleven paying symbols, plus a Scatter and two Wilds, for a total of fourteen symbols. With six low-win card symbols you can get your stake back when you land four-of-a-kind, but if you land five-of-a-kind you’ll win 4x your bet.
With the five high-win symbols it gets much better as three-of-a-kind will already give you your stake back, but the maximum wins aren’t spectacular. Santa, the best symbol in the game, pays 500 coins. That’s just under 17x your total bet.
Naughty Girl Wild appears on reels 1 and 2, while Nice Girl Wild appears on reels 4 and 5.
You need three Scatters in order to trigger the free spins game. You’ll get 7 free spins regardless of the number of Scatters, and then you’ll choose either the Naughty Girl or the Nice Girl to increase your wins during the free spins feature.
The Naughty Girl will either count as a Scatter to help you re-trigger the feature, or it will fully cover reel 1 and make it Wild. The Nice Girl will either cover reel 5 fully, or will cover reels 4 and 5 fully. Obviously, the Naughty Girl is a much better bonus so pick that one.
If you land three Scatters again during the feature, you’ll get not 7 but 5 extra free spins.
There’s also a Lucky Feature Trigger that can award a random feature at the end of any spin. You’ll either win the free spins game with 7 free spins, or will trigger the Lucky Games feature that will again award free spins, between 5 and 10 of them.
Naughty or Nice III is a good game that continues the franchise in a spectacular way. You can win those free spins with reel 1 fully Wild, win the progressive jackpots or simply benefit from the paytable wins.
This game is more of a medium variance experience, as big wins are largely absent from the game, unless you really get lucky with multiple five-of-a-kind winning paylines. Fortunately, the Wilds, especially during the free spins feature, can greatly help with achieving this goal.