Fortunes Of Sparta is a blood-soaked, five reel slot with just three rows and twenty fixed paylines. The game has a gory blood-red aspect to its visual design that is heightened by the climactic backdrop music that features a haunting goddess-like female voice. Two columns prop flank the Greek-style reels.
The legendary Spartan army that has somewhat obtained near-mythical status due to the Hollywood film '300' is the theme of this compelling online slot powered by Blueprint Gaming. Whereas Athen was the regions naval power; the Spartans were tough and fierce warriors who occupied parts of what is now Greece with their fearsome army.
How to play Fortunes of Sparta
Before players pick up the sword and begin fighting their land-based enemies, players should adjust your game's settings.
By clicking on "Total Bet" players can set their coin size range.
Hitting "Spin" will begin to spin the reels after the chosen bet.
Pressing "Autoplay" is used to automatically spin the reels without interruption for a select number of times.
Fortunes Of Sparta has nine high-value icons – they’re all Spartan military related including a ship, helmet, shield, breastplate, a female, an urn, crossed swords, a shield and two Spartan warriors.
The wild icon in Fortunes Of Sparta is a large temple, the bonus symbol is the fiery ‘Omega’ sign; plus there’s a Spartan Streak icon on the second (middle) reel – that activates two additional extra features.
The bonus icon will bestow players with free spins if they land three or more of them anywhere along the reels. Players can win up to one hundred spins because once the reels start turning, any bonus symbols that appear on the reels will re-spin and the Bonus symbol will be locked in position. During the Spartan Spins round, the Spartan Streak is set on the middle reel.
Bonus Features of Fortunes of Sparta
The Spartan Streak symbol only appears on the middle reel, but if players can land it there, it will expand to cover the entire reel and remain in place for one free respin if a win is formed. Any extra icons appearing will add to that win and then grant players one additional free spin and continues until no more matching symbols fall and make combinations.
Landing three or more of the Omega scatter symbols anywhere in view on the reels triggers the following free spins that are up for grabs:
Three scatters – eight spins
Four scatters – ten spins
Five scatters – twelve spins
Six scatters – fifteen spins
Seven scatters – twenty spins
Eight/Nine scatters – fifty spins
Ten plus scatters – one hundred spins!
The huge plus point here is that the Spartan Streak feature remains active throughout the free spins, meaning that during all the free spins any winning combinations will lock in place and payout some huge wins for players.
Fortunes Of Sparta is an all-action slot that looks and sounds terrific; graphically dazzling, Fortunes Of Sparta has astounding sound effects and makes players believe like a Spartan warrior as soon as starts. The base game doesn't pay out much, yet the big wins are obtained from the bonus feature that is a little tricky to trigger, yet not impossible. Definitely worth playing for punters.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring