Fortune Girl FROM Games Global
Riding the wave of success of Asian themed slots, Fortune Girl feels like it should be amazing on paper. The experience starts off solidly – it captures that oriental feel, with red and gold everywhere while showing great treasure on the shelves and on the ground. This 5 reel, 15 payline game draws in players with the promise of mystery boxes, free spins that stack said mystery boxes, and the prospect of massive wins that can go as high as 6,000x when all the stars align. But can it share such wealth and fortune with you, or will you be left with nothing in your mystery boxes?
HOW TO PLAY
We can’t deny the slot looks great. Microgaming’s release doesn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to oriental graphics. You won’t find much to criticise here, and while it won’t blow any minds, it won’t be that impressive either. The game doesn’t have the cutting edge impressive visuals like Forbidden Throne had, but it works quite well with what it has, with perhaps the sole exception being an oddly placed anime girl that stands out from the other icons.
As far as gameplay goes, it seems obvious that the reliance on mystery boxes was the core design choice. This isn’t bad inherently, no more than setting expectations to trigger big wins through any other special feature, but the rate at which the mystery boxes appear seems to be rather low. So while the idea behind the slot was well thought out, without the mystery boxes being a bit more common, it tends to dull the game down, with a lot of dead spins that nobody finds that interesting.
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BETTING OPTIONS AND PAYOUTS
Fortune Girl doesn’t have any progressive jackpots, but it doesn’t really need it. In theory, this Microgaming release has an impressive fixed jackpot, up to a 6,000x increase. However, just getting there is difficult, as it requires mystery boxes to give you 15 Scatters, and to get a 5x multiplier on top of that. Outside of the top marks, however, the paytable tends to be a bit lacklustre, as a fair bit of the lower icons don’t even pay enough to give you your money back.
You can’t change the number of active paylines, but you can adjust your coin value and amount of coins per betline. This means that gamblers can try out this slot for $0.15 up to a maximum of $15. This, alongside the paytable, makes it a medium volatility game, but just be careful not to lose too much in your chase for riches!
SYMBOLS AND EXTRA FEATURES
The oriental symbolism works well enough in Fortune Girl. Various letters, an abacus, tea cups, and various wealth all fit in quite nicely, with the actual girl herself being a bit misplaced, with an obvious anime look that doesn’t really look like it fits that well with the remainder of the slot. Beyond the mystery boxes, the only actual bonus is the free spins, activated with three or more Scatters being present on the playing field. While the extra rounds are active, your multiplier can go up to a maximum of a 5x increase, and the mystery boxes appear super stacked on the reels.
We have mixed feelings about Fortune Girl. It has great potential to score some amazing wins, and we do like the opportunity that mystery boxes provide, as they can appear from time to time and change what seemed like a certain loss into a win, much like a Wild. But their appearances seem few and far between, and alongside a paytable that doesn’t favour the player, we can’t help but feel like this could have gone a lot better. We suggest giving it a try yourself and seeing if you like it, as you might be luckier than we were.
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