Fortunium Slot Review
The city of Fortunium is waiting for visitors, accepting everyone that’s looking to make their fortune. Microgaming’s ambitious release is a steampunk themed game, a slot machine that has an unusual set to show off and some very interesting features alongside regular ones.
While the game doesn’t have a standard layout for you to use, 5x5 reels being present, there are 40 lines for combinations to form on. Some incredible rewards will come the player’s way if the free spins are triggered and have the right extras. Features include, in addition to free spins, regular and expanding wilds, Mystery symbols and a Win Booster.
Betting and Prizes
The bets that you can place in Fortunium do need to cover all 40 active lines, but you can spend as little as $0.01 for each one. Add another 50% on top of the regular bet value, if you want to get the Win Booster active as well, along with the cool extras that it can deliver.
As with most Microgaming slots that you will see launched these days, the RTP is one that I expect to be good, above 96% usually. The rewards are going to be on the low side for most winning combinations, but you have to take into account the jackpot that you land during free spins. There, with help from up to three wild reels, you can get up to 40 winning combinations to deliver rewards at the same time.
Regarding the way that you can play Fortunium, those tall reels don’t get just more symbols, but also stacked ones. The stacked symbols are double-sized mostly, but there are also two regular symbols that have 5 symbols each, being capable of covering the entire reel.
There will be a wild feature inside, a relatively simple one for the base game, which is only used there as a substitute and which appears in a single position.
Mystery Symbols are also a major side of the slot, with their presence meaning that all positions of that type will get replaced with one type of icon. If you wagered more and activated the Win Booster, then the Mystery Symbols will be able to turn only into high-symbols or wilds, the low-symbols being removed from the list of possibilities. You’d have to spend 50% more per spin though.
The free spins are the ones that can deliver the most impressive rewards of Fortunium, as is often the case in slots. 3, 4 or 5 symbols with abilities of scatters will trigger 10 free spins and they will give you 1, 2 or 3 Mystery reels each round. Obviously, the more triggering scatters, the more Mystery Reels you get. The Mystery Reels can transform into regular symbols or into wild reels, and you’re going to be wishing for the latter.
Theme & Design
The Fortunium is supposed to be a city where many will go to make their fortunes, and the type of design that we’re seeing is a steampunk one. The graphics are a pleasure to look at, something that I get to say about most games that belong to the genre actually. Symbols that were chosen include the card suits for the low-paying positions, and images of airships, guns, treasure chests and two characters for the high ones. Scatters and wilds occupy the rest of the available spots.
It might not be a game with a standard look, but that’s a compliment for a steampunk themed slot machine like Fortunium. It offers a lot feature wise, which I appreciate.