Take a trip to the golden city of Fortunium, a 5 reel, 5 row, 40 payline video slot from Microgaming. This steampunk-themed game comes with high spec design and some unusual extras. Look out for special transforming symbols as well as free spins round where up to 3 reels can reveal matching symbols. Stakes range from between 10p and £125 per spin.
Microgaming has created an impressive looking game here. The reels are made up of lower value playing cards and mechanical objects, all of which spin in 2-high stacks. The most lucrative standard symbols are Maximilian and Victoria who spin in 5-high formation. There’s also a wild that replaces everything apart from the scatter.
The other symbol you’ll see spinning round the reels is the ? – this is the special mystery symbol. When these land, you will trigger the Mystery Reels feature. They then all transform into the same matching symbol and a new payout consideration is made. Up your stakes by 50% and you can activate the Win Booster feature – whenever the ? mystery symbols then appear, they will transform into high value or wild symbols.
The other extra on offer in Fortunium is the Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the same spin. You’ll then receive 10 free spins, complete with Mystery Reels. This sees the middle 3 reels potentially filled with ? mystery symbols.
The number of scatters from the triggering spin determines how many Mystery Reels are active. 3, 4 or 5 scatters delivers 1, 2 or 3 Mystery Reels. If you have the Win Booster feature on the triggering spin, it will carry over into the free spins too with the Mystery Reels filled with higher value symbols or wilds. Finally, 1 extra free spin is added to your total every time a scatter lands during the feature.
This steampunk adventure is an enjoyable one. The unusual design works rather well, especially if you’re playing on a tablet or mobile device. The gameplay offers something quite fresh too. The range of extras isn’t massive but the mystery symbols can certainly liven up the action – to the tune of 800 times your bet on each spin. The overall variance is in the medium range.
Steampunk video slots seem to have fallen slightly out of favour in recent times. Fortunium shows there are still decent games to be made from this mechanical theme. I also recommend Yggdrasil Gaming’s Cazino Zeppelin which is more volatile.