We Check Out the Dr Fortuno Slot, Yggdrasil’s New First Cross-Vertical Shared Jackpot!
Mr Green Casino has added the latest Yggdrasil online slot Dr Fortuno which is being pitched as an industry’s first cross-vertical shared jackpot, which in simple terms means you can win this jackpot by either playing the online slot or the blackjack table game version!
Dr Fortuno is a sinister circus theme travelling freak show with the ringmaster at the helm who also controls the “Wheel of Fortuno” where a variety of coin wins, multipliers, extra spins and the Jackpot can be won.
The slot uses a regular 5×3 reel layout and has 20 fixed paylines, there are a number of heavily stacked high paying symbols circus freak symbols along with a special Nudging Wild symbol which will completely cover the reel when a win is formed and also grant a spin on the Wheel of Fortuno, land multiple wilds and you will get multiple spins on the wheel giving you extra chances of unlocking the Jackpot.
Along with the quite frequent Wheel of Fortuno feature, there is also a free spins bonus round which offers a variety of different features including no low paying symbols, multipliers, extra spins, more wilds, and high paying symbols turned into wilds.
For a regular 3 scatter bonus trigger you will only be awarded 1 of the extra features, but land extra scatters and you are then awarded extra modifiers which can really enhance the bonus if the better options are rewarded.
Dr Fortuno – Gameplay and Bonus Features
|Dr Fortuno Slot – Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||No|
|Special Features||Free Spins
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.20% with the Jackpot|
The Free Spins bonus round is awarded for landing 3 or more scatters and awards 1-3 extra features depending on the number of scatters.
There are a variety of bonus modifiers that can be awarded that include the following.
- x2 Multiplier
- 5 or 10 Extra Free Spins
- Paylines Pay Both Ways
- No Low Paying symbols
- Added Wilds
- High Paying Symbol turned into Wilds
The Jackpot Wheel is triggered when a special Fortuno Wild symbol nudges into view to cover the entire reel when a winning combination lands on the reels, additional Fortuno Wilds increase the initial number of spins on the Jackpot Wheel.
When the Jackpot Wheel spins you have a chance of winning extra coins (up to 100), extra spins (up to +2) and Multipliers (up to 5x), and of course the Jackpot, you must land once on the Jackpot section to activate it (shown above) then once more to actually win it.
Dr Fortuno Slot
Dr Fortuno is a gorgeous looking slot release from Yggdrasil, who in all honesty probably lead the way in terms of producing visually stunning slots, from the animated reels and small touches like integrating the UI into the theme of the slot seamlessly.
A good looking slot is just one small factor and we did have issues with the gameplay, the jackpot feature triggers very frequently and actually becomes a slight annoyance while playing, yes you have a very small chance of winning the jackpot but the alternatives are small coin wins, extra spins of the wheel and multipliers and we found ourself “quick spinning” just to get the wheel spin and subsequent coin win out of the way.
The main free spins round in its regular form (3 scatters) also felt a little weak especially if you are awarded one of the less exciting modifiers such as 5 extra spins, if you do manage to get a 4 or even 5 scatter to trigger the bonus round is transformed totally but these are going to be much rarer to land.
Overall it just felt like a little too much has been crammed into one slot and hence the RTP is spread all over the place, I would have prefered no bonus wheel and better free spins modifiers personally to award something that actually puts you on the edge on your seat whilst playing.
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