|Game Type||Slot Machine|
|RTP Payout %||96.54%|
|Coin Sizes||0.20 - 100.00|
|Bet Stakes||0.20 - 100.00|
When something works, companies and people in general, tend to stick to it, follow a previously established scheme. It is granted, playing it safe can pay off, as it doesn’t require a lot of energy, or a special degree of dedication. If we apply that philosophy to slots, it would mean that developers can simply choose a standard outline, a theme that is proven to be popular and a standard set of features.
But, playing slots is all about taking risks, and slot players can appreciate when game developers get out of their comfort zone and produce a game that’s original and unique. Wins of Fortune is exactly that, a slot game which is different than most other games, in many ways. The theme is the Far East, with distinctive symbols, characters and graphic feature. The most innovative asset of this game are non-standard set of reels.
The game’s graphics will give a sense of familiarity to everyone who is familiar with Quickspin and its style. You will notice reels that don’t have the same number of symbols, the first two have three symbols each, the third and the fourth are comprised of four symbols, whereas the rightmost, fifth, reel has 5 symbols. Light blue is the dominant background colour here.
In the distance you will notice the ocean, with few hilly islands and a pagoda that appears to be nearer to the reels. The landscape is unequivocally Japanese. The sound effects offer a sense of calmness and tranquillity. It would be surprising if the symbols didn’t match the theme, which they totally do. Even the way in which the symbols are drawn and stylised is distinctively Japanese.
Due to the unique outline and reel-row setup of Wins of Fortune, there are no coins in the traditional sense of the word here. There’s just one value that can be adjusted and that is the stake amount. It starts at 20p and it can be increased by 20p, until it reaches £1. Then it is £2, £4, £6, £10 and after £20 it can be increased by £20 until it reaches £100 which is the maximum wager in this game.
Another thing that you will notice immediately is the number of paylines. It varies from 76 up to 259, but you can’t choose whether you want to activate only 76 or all 259, as it is the case with most other games that have a variable number of paylines. Here the situation is somewhat different. The number of winning combinations is 76 during the main game, when the grid has the initial layout of 3-3-4-4-5.
But when the bonus mode is activated and the number of symbols featured on the reels grows, the number of winning combinations is also increased. When it reaches the maximum of 5 by 5, the number of winning combinations is 259. With the auto play option, you can set the game to run for a number of spins, without having to press the play button each time.
The return to player ratio for this game is 96.54%, but if you manage to enter a progressive series of wins, you will win a prize much higher than your original wager. With an RTP above 96.50%, players can expect reasonably fair payouts.
The first set of symbols are different-colour gems. There are five gems – light blue, turquoise, green, blue and purple. These are the symbols of lower value. If you wager £1, you will win 30p for a combination of 3 light blue, turquoise or green gems and 40p for blue and purple gems. You will get a win equal or higher to your initial wager, only if the winning combination is consisted of five equal gems. With a £1 wager, you will get an equal win for five light blue, turquoise and green gems, and £1.25 if you score five blue or purple gems.
The following four symbols are a bearded warrior, a pig that is dressed in green, an officer with a red hat and a ginger-haired man. Then it is the wild symbol which can substitute all other symbols. The character symbols are of higher-value and pay more than the gems. You will get x2.5 your wager for a combination of five ginger-haired soldiers and give red-hat officers.
Wins of Fortune doesn’t have standard bonuses. But with every win, you are awarded an extra re-spin. And the best part about each re-spin is that it also involves a change of the grid. After the first spin, during the second re-spin the second and the fourth reel get an extra symbol, thus the layout becomes 3-4-4-5-5. The number of winning combinations grows from 76 to 90.
If you happen to win again, for a second time in a row, during the next spin, the first two reels will have 4 symbols and the remaining three – 5. There are 154 winning ways. Next, following another win, you will get 164 winning combinations and only the first reel will feature 4 symbols. Finally if you win for a fourth time in a row, all reels will feature 5 symbols and there’ll be 259 winning ways. If you manage to win again, you’ll reach the fifth re-spin, a.k.a. the super re-spin. During the super re-spin you can win more than 2,500 times the original stake.
If you’re looking for originality in a slot game, then you will most certainly enjoy Wins of Fortune and its eccentric set of reels. If you’re patient and disciplined enough, two values that are extremely appreciated in Japanese culture, you will manage to enter a series of wins and hopefully reach the super re-spin. It’ll definitely be worth the effort.