Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades Review

It doesn’t get more retro than this 3-reel, 1 payline online and mobile slot from Play’n GO. Simplicity is the name of the game when the only choices you need to agonise over are whether you will choose to play with 1, 2, or 3 coins. No extra features, no fancy symbol line ups or cascading reels, just plain, old school slots fun.

The basics

Provider: Play’n GO

Type: Video slots

Reels: 3

Rows: 3

Paylines: 1

RTP: 95.94%

Bet range: 0.50 to 5.00

Bonus features: None

Volatility: Medium

Mobile version: Yes

Hit or miss: Hit

Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades from Play’n GO is one of the simplest and easiest of online slots to play. There are 3 reels, 3 rows, and only a single payline. Does this make it a boring game? Absolutely not. There are times when we need to take a step back from the hurly burly of the modern world and just take time to switch off and relax. And classic-style online and mobile slots games like Ace of Spades are the perfect way to do this.

With no complicated paylines, no fancy mini games or features, and no complicated backstory, Ace of Spades is a stripped back ode to retro slots play that takes us back to the origins of the world’s most popular online casino game.

It’s perfect for getting out of the modern entertainment-driven, work-focused, short attention span world and back to the basics of enjoying life for the small moments. Play’n GO have done a great job of recreating the sounds and play style of the first slots to combine electro-mechanical and digital workings to bring us an online slot that reminds us of visiting Sun City back in the late 80’s/early 90’s. The whirring of the reels, the ticking of the win meter, even the old school digital displays for Coins and Win are a true blast from the past.

Ace of Spades is basic with a capital base because that really is all there is –  a base game with no added features. But it works. It works because it’s a game that doesn’t need a lot of thought. It can be running on auto play in the background while you fill in your spreadsheets. It can be played while you do pretty much anything – or nothing if you’re in a Zen state of mind!

3 reels, 1 payline, and a total of 6 symbols make it one of the easiest slots to master if you’re a beginner, and one of the most nostalgic to play if you’re an experienced spinner.

Getting started is super simple: Choose your coin value, choose how many coins you want to gamble (1, 2, or 3), and set the reels in action. Just like the old slots, the more coins you gamble with, the bigger your winnings. Getting a win is as easy as lining up the symbols across the single payline. Wins are paid out according to how many coins you bet. 1 coin will get the lowest wins while 3 coins will pay out up to the maximum of 2.500x your stake.

Uncomplicated, nostalgic, and immensely good fun for a while!


There are only six symbols in the Ace of Spades online slot: Clovers, J, Q, K, Crowns, and the Ace of Spades.

Symbols from lowest paying to highest: 1x Clover; 2x Clover; 3x any J, Q, or K; 3x J; 3x Clover; 3x Q; 3x K; 3x Crown; 3x Ace of Spades.

The Ace of Spades is Wild. A single Ace of Spades on a winning line will double the winning combination. Two Ace of Spades Wilds on a winning line will pay 4x the winning combination.


While Ace of Spades is a basic online slot, Play’n GO have done a great job of making the game look attractive. The attention to the little details like the digital counter and the retro-style pay table (which is always present on screen) really hammers that nostalgia vibe home. Crisp and clean and cool.


As with the graphics, sound on Ace of Spades is very limited. In fact, the only sounds on offer are the whirring of the reels, the ticking of the Win meter, and the retro win effects.

Ace of Spades

Bonuses and extras

There are no extras or bonus features on Ace of Spades.

Pros and cons


Awesome retro vibes

Fast, simple fun


Very simple online slots game

No bonuses, features, or extras

The OCR verdict

At OCR we spend hours and days playing, analyzing, and reviewing online casino games. While we know that most players will be jealous of our jobs, they are jobs and we do get a little tired in the old brains. That’s where online and mobile slots games like Ace of Spades really come to the fore – when we just want to switch off for a little while and let the reels spin themselves in the background.

Ace of Spades is uncomplicated retro fun that is awesome for a few hours of mindless distraction. But yes, it will soon run its course and we’ll be looking forward to some of the more tech-driven and immersive slots out there.


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