Gifts of Fortune Overview
Big Time Gaming released a new Megaways slot game called Gifts of Fortune. They have dropped the Megaways part from the title. Which they are doing more often these days.
This new game uses a full on Asian theme. With everything you will expect from an Asian theme. But very nicely done, I have to say.
I also have to say that the game feels a bit like a clone of their Golden Catch Megaways slot. With the way bonuses work. But does have some differences.
The game has 6 reels that are between 2 and 7 symbols high during each spin. And comes with a top row of 4 symbols above reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. This setup can give a maximum of 117.649 Megaways per spin.
The game also comes with reactions. Meaning that winning combinations are removed and all remaining symbols fall down. New symbols than fall on top and/or are added to the top row, creating the option for another win.
Besides standard card symbols and different animal symbols you will also find golden ingots, which are the scatter symbols and res envelopes on the top row, which are the wild symbols and can trigger a special bonus.
Gifts of Fortune comes with a maximum payout of 13.960 times your bet.
Gifts of Fortune Features
When winning symbols are removed from the reels they will leave behind Fortune Prizes. Golden coins showing a cash value.
When there are one or more red envelopes (wild symbols) on the top row, these prizes will be collected and paid.
If a wild symbol is not present, the prizes aren’t collected. When wilds are used in a winning combination, they move one spot to the left after each winning reaction. Until they drop of the top reel.
On top of the reels you will find a pot with a x1 multiplier. This pot can randomly show a multiplier of up to x10. This multiplier only applies to Fortune Prizes wins.
Free Spins Feature
Gifts of Fortune comes with normal scatter symbols and a special megascatter symbol.
Three scatter symbols will award 10 free spins. Each extra scatter will add 2 more free spins.
If all scatters are normal scatters you will win the normal free spins. If at least one of the scatters is the megascatter, you will win the Enhanced Free Spins.
- Normal Free Spins – The treasure pot will begin on x1. This will increase by x1 for each Fortune Prize that happens. 3 scatters during free spins will add 4 more free spins and each extra scatter above that will add 2 more free spins.
- Enhanced Free Spins – This plays out the same way as the Normal Free Spins, but at least 1 wild symbol, or envelope, will be guaranteed to land during every free spin.
This new Big Time Gaming slot also uses Win Exchange. Which they have on several on their games, like for instance Apollo Pays and Castle of Terror.
When you get a win of at least 80 times your bet during the base game, you have the option to exchange this for 10 free spin. If you get a win of between 25 to 80 times your bet you can gamble your winnings for free spins. You also get a second wheel which will determine if you win normal or enhanced free spins.
Some casinos will offer the option to buy normal free spins for 70 times your bet, or enhanced free spins for 200 times your bet.
Somehow this game feels mainly focused on the Asian market and especially on the Chinese New Year. Because those red envelopes are used during that period.
So some might say it’s the same as a Christmas themed slot. But for me this theme can be played all year round, while Christmas feels a lot more specific.
And the theme has been done very well.
The game uses some clever features and a fun free spins feature. But does feel a lot like Golden Catch Megaways in my opinion. And to be honest, that game feels more interesting to me. And also comes with a bigger maximum payout.
Gifts of Fortune is a great new game. But I don’t think it will reach the heights that some Big Time Gaming titles have.
You can play this new game at Wheelz>>, Wildz>> and Casimba>>.
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