Take the well-trodden path to China in Reel Riches Fortune Age, an Asian-themed video slot to hit the online casino shelves. Created by WMS, it’s a 5 reel, 40 payline game that comes with traditional design, a wheel bonus where you could win 1 of 5 fixed jackpot prizes as well as a free spins round with multipliers of between 2x and 4x. Play on your computer, tablet or mobile device from between 40p and £100 per spin.
There’s a historical feel to the design in Reel Riches Fortune age. The red reels are flanked by gold. Joining the royal values are Ming vases, bottles of scent, hats, bowls and a cheery looking old man. The silver coin is the top paying standard symbol, awarding 12.5 times your bet if you land 5 on a line. The same amount is on offer from the wild which substitutes for everything bar the dragon scatter. There are 2 features on offer in Reel Riches Fortune Age.
Wheel Bonus feature – this is triggered whenever a green, purple, blue, yellow or red coin symbol lands. Each coin is associated with a jackpot shown above the reels. You’ll then spin that jackpot wheel. The number of coins on the triggering spin is important here too. Trigger the wheel with 1 coin and you’ll win the prize from a single section of the bonus wheel. With 4 coins you’ll receive the prizes from 4 sections. Cash prizes, wheel upgrades and jackpots are on offer here. The best wheel is the red where the jackpot is 1,250 times your total bet.
Free Spins Bonus feature – land 3, 4 or 5 of the dragon scatter on the same spin and you’ll receive a payout of 2, 5 or 50 times your total bet. You’ll also trigger the second feature. You’ll be taken to a new screen and offered a selection on pouches. In them are gemstones – land 3 gems that match and you’ll win the associated number of free spins to the side of the reels.
You could win 5, 8, 10 or 15 free spins with a 2x multiplier or 20 free spins with a 3x boost. Find the pouch with the +3 and you’ll receive 3 extra free spins. Find the +1 and the multiplier increases by 1 to 3x or 4x.
There’s nothing especially flashy about Reel Riches Fortune Age. The visuals are clear and crisp and the soundtrack is very nicely done. The features aren’t bad, when you can land them. We found both the wheel bonus and the free spins rather tricky to hit though.
It was a mixed bag on the payouts front when we hit them too. The volatility means you could be looking at some lengthy down spells in between occasional decent wins.
The Chinese-theme is a hugely popular one. Reel Riches Fortune Age didn’t really stand out for us. It’s a solid enough video slot but not something we’ll be rushing back to. If you enjoy the Asian genre, it’s worth a look though. If you like WMS, they have better alternatives like Kronos Unleashed or Lady of Egypt.