Novomatic’s Phoenix Fortune Video Slot Review

Phoenix Fortune: Demo

Phoenix Dreams is a Chinese-themed jackpot slot from Novomatic. Played using a 5 reel, all ways pays game engine, it comes with special wilds that double the payout when they form part of a winning combination. There’s also a bonus round that awards 10 free spins where all the lower value royal symbols are removed. You could also land 1 of 4 jackpot prizes. Play from 50p per spin.

Traditional design

There’s a very tradition look and sound to Phoenix Fortune. Like many slots set in Asia, red and gold dominate the colour scheme. Joining the lower value A to 9 royals are 5 higher paying animals statues. In order of value are the swan, tortoise, fish and frog. The best standard symbol is the gold dragon which awards 1, 3 or 12 times your total bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

2 wilds

Phoenix Fortune comes with 2 wild symbols. The standard wild appears on reels 2 and 4 only. It’s joined by the multiplier wild which can hit on reel 3 only. If this wild forms part of a winning combination, the payout is doubled.

Free spins with high value symbols

The golden gong is the scatter symbol. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these starting from reel 1 and you’ll win a payout equal to 5, 10 or 50 times your total bet. You’ll also trigger the Free Games feature and with it 10 free spins. All the lower value royal symbols are removed from the reels for the duration of the free spins. Re-triggers are possible here too.

4 potential jackpots

Phoenix Fortune offers the chance to land 1 of 4 jackpot prizes. The Jackpot feature can trigger when you land a wild on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin. You’ll then head to a new screen where you’ll be offered the pick of 12 coins. Pick a coin to reveal 1 of 4 Lucky Phoenix symbols.

Each one of these is tied to the Mini, Minor, Major or Grand Jackpot. Find 3 matching coins and that’s the prize you’ll win. The amount available from each jackpot is shown above the reels. The Mini and Minor jackpots are worth 5 and 20 times your bet respectively whilst the Major and Grand jackpots are progressive.

Typical Novomatic

This is a fairly typical Novomatic slot. The design is decent without dazzling and the gameplay is very straightforward. It’s not massively volatile either but the variance is in the medium to high range which keeps you on your toes. The most you can win from each spin or free spin is 1,200 x bet which is decent – the bigger wins will come from the progressive jackpots.

You won’t find anything massively original here but if you want a basic Chinese-themed slot, then you’ll find just that in Phoenix Fortune. Alternatively, Quickspin’s Phoenix Sun has a similar theme but looks better and offers 1,716 x bet payouts on every free spin.

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