Those crazy Danes at Yggdrasil have done it again, and they sure know how to build solid, high-quality games. The conveniently named Dr Fortuno runs a carnival, where you’ll find plenty of magic and mystery. With two-way wins, free spins and a well-rounded jackpot feature this slot promises to be quite the mystical experience.
Presented over a 5 x 3 setup with a standard 20 paylines, these rudimentary stats start to look a bit sexier when the two-way option is introduced, which significantly increases the chances of a higher payout. Play the game from 0.12 to 120 EUR or Bitcoin equivalent, smoothly across all of your devices, a given for anything out the Yggdrasil stable - and highly commendable too.
Looks aren’t everything, but they help
In typical Yggdrasil style, this slot looks fantastic, and yes that is important. An eerie soundtrack takes you deep inside the mystical world of Dr Fortuno’s travelling carnival, bringing with it some fine additions in the form of graphics across the reels.
Taking us nicely to the symbols you’ll find, which include four coloured potion bottles, each slightly different, there is also Dr Fortuno’s gang of freaks, including the Water Witch, a Fiery Head and the Night Twins - each of these appear three-high. The Night Twins are the most valuable for you, as with 3, 4 or 5 across a payline you’ll get a win of 4, 6 or 20 times your stake.
The wild comes in the form of the man himself, Dr Fortuno, replacing all other symbols to form wins and also appearing three-high. His appearance as part of a winning combo nudges the wheel to trigger the Wheel of Fortuno feature. Beginning with one spin, this feature increases the amount of spins you receive according to how many Fortuno Wilds formed the initial win, making five spins the max here.
The features to tempt you in
Hit the Jackpot Chance filed and the jackpot field will be unlocked, land this and you’ll win a jackpot. The amount you’ll win will always be visible to the left of the reels throughout the rest of the game, and it’s progressive, so watch it grow.
The free spins feature is the one to watch for here, triggered by getting three or more top hat bonus symbols across the reels in any position. You’ll start out with 10 free spins, then 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols will give you 1, 2 or 3 extra features:
Low paying symbols disappear from the reels if you win that extra feature, so potions won’t appear on the reels as you play. This brings with it a 2x multiplier - a nice touch, but not all. Getting Fortuno Wilds across the reels at this point will make triggering the Wheel of Fortuno a hell of a lot easier. Any of Dr Fortuno’s posse can transform into a wild for an increased chance of winning, they work as before but without the ability to nudge.
We really like Dr Fortuno, those free spins bring the potential for huge wins, and the high-value symbols that turn into wilds coupled with those multipliers sell it to us. Fill the reels with wilds and take home 400x your stake, add that sweet multiplier and you’re looking at 800x your stake, ooh yes, please. Once again, Yggdrasil doesn’t disappoint.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring