Fortunium is a video slot from Microgaming with a steampunk theme. With a huge range of features, including the bet booster feature, it makes sure that it is highly engaging throughout and keeps players completely interested when playing.
Pros and Cons
- The bet booster allows players to bump up their bet by up to 50%
- The mystery symbols increase excitement and make big wins
- The mystery symbols are included in the free spins mode
- The mystery symbols don’t always create wins which is a let down
- The free spins are very hard to trigger
Gameplay, Playability and Volatility
Fortunium is a very advanced slot in terms of its features. While it may be set in the past, Microgaming have definitely made sure that the game itself is very up to date. This is shown by the innovative features that are included, as well as the excellent visuals. The bet booster feature can be triggered at any time and increases the maximum wager from €125 to €187.60. It then removes all low paying symbols from the mystery symbols feature to increase the potential for big wins.
The mystery symbols appear at random during the game. They will appear on the reels and reveal one of three things. A low paying symbol, a high paying symbol or a wild symbol. If the bet booster is in effect then only the high paying and wild symbol will be revealed. This can help to turn losing line into winning ones.
The free spins feature is triggered when you land 3 or more scatter symbols on the reels. 10 free spins are always awarded, but more scatters does award extra bonuses. 3 scatters turns one of the middle reels into mystery symbols, 4 scatters turns two of the middle reels into mystery symbols and 5 scatters turns all 3 middle reels into mystery symbols. They will be locked in place for the duration of the free spins. The free spins can also be retriggered to earn extra spins as well.
Because Fortunium has a medium volatility it offers semi regular payouts. It is also relatively generous for a medium volatility game which helps to keep its level of engagement high.
RTP, Wagers and payouts
Fortunium has an RTP of 96.47% which is very slightly above the market average.
The maximum wager of €187.60 means that high bankroll players will be delighted with how they can settle into a long term game with Fortunium. The minimum wager of €0.10 also means that players on a low bankroll can also engage in the long term as well. The maximum payout of 200,000 coins is quite high for a medium volatility game, offering a payout of €100,000.
Fortunium is a game well ahead of its time. It offers excellent features combined with great graphics. It is appealing to both high and low bankroll players and manages to combine the benefits of both a low and high volatility game. It’s definitely one of the best video slots on the market right now. 4.5/5