3D Roulette Review
If you're coming to this 3D Roulette game review with the hopes of hearing about an immersive experience that requires a headset or 3D glasses, then we're afraid to say that we're going to be the bearer of bad news…
You should temper your expectations for 3D Roulette, as we have because this game doesn't have anything like that. In fact, the name itself is a little puzzling because most roulette variations on the web feature a wheel that's just as "3D" as this one.
Even other Playtech (the creators of this game) variations have a wheel that looks as good as, or even better, than this one. Still, we were willing to take a closer look at what the game has to offer.
Hits and Misses
Gameplay & Excitement
Graphics & Sound
Despite the grandiose implications of its name, 3D Roulette doesn't offer anything particularly special: it's just another online version of European Roulette. It's true that you can tweak the game's visuals a little bit, but it could have been really special if Playtech offered different backgrounds and settings based on, say, different Vegas casinos.
With all of that said there's nothing wrong with the game's theme, per se, and it is a really nice visual representation of Euro Roulette. We particularly like the way the game places the roulette wheel at the centre of all the action. After all, that's what the game's all about!
3D Roulette Theme
Gameplay & Excitement
One aspect of 3D Roulette that we can't fault is its gameplay – this title performs really well and does feel genuinely exciting when the wheel spins. With the option to use the game's racetrack and place some call bets, it's very good at making you feel like a pro.
The game's detailed History area and options to easily re-bet or double previous bets are welcome additions too, and let players play as quickly (you can even disable animations entirely if you want to chase wins at maximum speed) or as slowly and methodically as they choose.
Graphics & Sound
Maybe we've been a little unfair to 3D Roulette thus far: the truth is that this really is a great looking game. It's full of little details like a glimmering gold turret (which, unlike in many variants, comes complete with arms!) that's accurately reflected in real time in the wheel's base.
It might be just us but, when we hear 3D, we think eye-popping visuals that appear to jump out and come right at you. That's not something you'll find here. Then again, maybe that's for the best – can you imagine a giant roulette ball appearing to burst from your screen like something out of Indiana Jones…?
3D Roulette Graphics
The heavy focus on the game's wheel in 3D Roulette means that this title looks as good on mobile devices as it does on laptop or desktop, even if the inclusion of a racetrack, with no ability to disable it, means that it feels a little cramped on smaller smartphone screens.
The game really shines on tablets, however, on which it's far less likely you'll make any clumsy mistakes placing your bets due to your finger hitting the wrong part of the table. There's no close-up animation of the winning slot, as in many other variants, but the wheel's big enough that you should have no trouble seeing it for yourself.
3D Roulette played on Mobile and Tablet
With low minimum bets, particularly compared with land-based casinos, 3D Roulette is a great title for anyone who's trying to find a solid recreation of European Roulette on the web. We've been a little critical in our 3D Roulette review, but that's only because we expect a lot from games these days and “3D” carries certain connotations.
As long as you know what to expect when going in – i.e. a game that focuses purely on the roulette wheel, rather than a lot of the trappings (e.g. stack of unusable chips, chairs and acres of blank felt) that other roulette variants use to capture of atmosphere of a bricks and mortar casino – then you won't find much better in Playtech's library.Play for real at Mansion