Fumi’s Fortune Slots

Fumi's-FortuneFumi’s Fortune is one of Cryptologic’s slot machines, with a theme that gives you a Japanese game show, though it’s not based on a real one. It uses this fictional game show, in typical Japanese fashion, to entertain the player. However, since game shows shown in Japan tend to be in a league of their own, you probably have to be a fan already in order to truly appreciate them. There is a lot more laughing and silly things going on in them, than in the ones created in the western world.

There are 5 reels in the game, all of them used when it comes to supporting the 25 paylines available. There are wild symbols, scatters, free games, all features I love to see in games such as these. On top of that, you will find the $20,000 jackpot, which can also be a good reason to play a title like this one.

Features of Fumi’s Fortune

The game makes sure you get a few things to entertain you, so it’s not limited too much in this regard. Scatters and wild symbols are offered, plus access to free spins.

Fumi’s Fortune Logo gets the scatter role in the game, a symbol that is able to award prizes whenever it is in at least two positions on the screen. If that happens, the reward is worth just 2x the wager initially, but with each additional scatter, the prize goes up. You get 5x for three scatters, then 10x for four and 50x the wager for five scatters.

As for the wild, this is another popular feature that pretty much all games incorporate these days. Its ability of substitution allows it to replace other symbols in new combinations. If the wild appears in a position where another symbol would be needed, it takes that role (as long as you don’t need a scatter) and the combo forms, so you can get paid. It’s a feature that gives you more winning combinations in the long run.


Fumi’s Famous Free Games

You can win free spins in this slot, but not in the way you might be used to. Instead of relying on the scatter, or even the wild, to activate this feature, it will be randomly offered. As the free spins are used, you notice the two main characters dancing on the sides, clapping and having fun while you’re hopefully making money.

Extra wild symbols are available for the duration, with 1 to 3 different ones becoming wilds even though they were regular symbols before. You can get as wild symbols either Bubbles, Aki or Fumi.

This is a feature that can be retriggered, with an additional 8 free games.


Betting options and jackpots

Fumi’s Fortune might feel like a game that is all about the fun, but it can sure turn expensive on you if you’re not careful. With coin denominations going up to $20, Fumi’s Fortune has wagers of up to $500. Though they are necessary if you’re looking to get the biggest prize possible, you can just as easily reduce the wager per line if you want to. The smallest coin value is $0.01, and you don’t even have to use all 25 coins, if you don’t mind selecting fewer paylines.

In exchange for that $500 wager, you can expect to win up to $20,000 in Fumi’s Fortune. It’s the equivalent of 1,000 coins at their highest value.

Design and symbols

With a theme that gets its inspiration from a Japanese gameshow that is fictional, Fumi’s Fortune has a few happy looking characters on its reels, plus a design that is a bit over the top. In other words, it’s a design that looks the part, since Japanese game shows tend to be quite different from the ones that other countries have. There are lights, neon is used in playing cards and the characters seem to have heads that are too big for their bodies.

Symbols: Trophies (wild, 1,000x), Logo (scatter, 50x the bet), Fumi (1,000x), Female Contestant (750x), Bubbles (750x), F Abstract Design (500x), Ace (250x), King (150x), Queen (150x), Jack (150x), Ten (100x) and Nine (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

It’s not the kind of game that everyone is able to enjoy, simply because not everyone likes the Japanese game show style. However, there are plenty of people out there with a fondness of all things Japanese, and if you’re one of them this is not a bad game to play.

The Fumi’s Fortune slot machine is offered through the Cryptologic platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.