Alchemy Fortunes Slot Review
Created by All41Studios, and soon available at all Microgaming casinos, Alchemy Fortunes gets us to a time when it was thought possible to transform regular metals into gold. The Middle Ages were the times when this science was studied, and so it’s what we’re seeing in the background as well, with candles lit and with thick books waiting to be studied in order to find the secret to alchemy. As a slot machine, it’s going to propose several features that should keep the player entertained, and it looks like the type to keep him busy with a steady stream of smaller wins.
7x7 reels give the player quite a few chances to get close to the 1,100x jackpot, using a HyperCluster system that requires 5+ icons grouped up, in order to get you paid. The Rolling Reels certainly help, especially in building up a Potion Meter, which will trigger five different modifiers and features along the way. Those will range from symbol transformations, to random wilds, symbol removals, as well as free spins. It’s a highly volatile slot, which has a 96.41% RTP.
Alchemy Fortunes Betting and Prizes
You’re able to spend $0.20 to $100, on each spin of Alchemy Fortunes. In exchange, the full game area becomes available to you.
What you’re working towards, is a top jackpot of 1,100x the stake. Plenty of games will pay even 10x that amount in a best case scenario, but that’s possible mostly if the risk involved in the game is also higher. They’ve kept it a game that works for more players, using features to improve the result and the experience, and so the hit frequency will be high, but unfortunately that’s the case for the volatility as well.
When it comes to the average Return of the game, it’s 96.41%, which is definitely above the average, and a good number to be looking at in a slot.
Creating a winning cluster is possible if at least 5 symbols of the same type find themselves next to each other. They can touch horizontally and vertically, but not diagonally.
Once a cluster forms, the game pays you, and then it triggers a Rolling Reels mechanic. It works in a similar manner to what you find in other slots, so it removes symbols which are involved, and allows others to take their place. This can go on for quite a bit of time, if the wins keep forming.
You will collect symbols which are part of clusters, and once you get to certain stages with the Meter, reel modifiers will trigger one after the other. Eventually, with 100 symbols collected, you can trigger 5 free spins. Before that though, there are four reel modifiers which will activate along the way, for 20 to 80 symbols collected in the meter.
Potion Swap will give you high value symbols of the same type, wherever you have high icons already.
Summon Wilds gives you various extra wilds, to hopefully contribute to new clusters forming.
Gem Crush takes away symbols of low value, and the Rolling Reels which follow are more likely to get you clusters of high value.
Alchemy of Wilds will bring back all wilds that appeared during previous Rolls, including the random ones.
If you get to the last stage, and the free spins trigger, you get those 5 rounds and the chance to retrigger them multiple times (though it’s not unlimited, limit is at 270 free spins). In this mode, the various modifiers which trigger will always give you their best, so Potion Swap offers only the best symbols, while Summon Wilds adds 5 such symbols in view.
Theme & Design
It’s not a very interesting story, not if you look at the many other slot machines which have the same alchemy angle. It doesn’t get a lot better on the reels, where you find a mix of gemstones and colorful potions. Each low icon has a corresponding high icon, when it comes to the color being used. It looks good overall, it’s a modern design, but you’re stuck looking at colorful rocks and potions for a long time, and that’s not very interesting.
Alchemy Fortunes slot will deliver a good enough experience, and it will be fun to play, but that’s all about its mechanics and features. Its magic theme, which relies on potions and gems, will not do anything to make it interesting.