Year Of Fortune Slots

Year-Of-FortuneYear of Fortune is a slot machine released by RTG, designed to celebrate the Chinese New Year and to show the player how much fun he can have at one of these festivals. The action seems to take place somewhere in China, but more than that, it involves the kind of beautiful objects and dragon costumes that you are able to see even at home, as long as there is an area where the Chinese congregate and like to have fun.

On the 5 reels offered by Year of Fortune, you will notice that up to 25 paylines are allowed. The prizes bear the mark of the Chinese lucky symbol, number 8, with the top jackpot being worth $88,880. The progressive jackpot doesn’t feel as lucky as the main prize, but it’s still a large amount of money that keeps on growing until it is awarded. Being lucky is not enough, so the developers give you a helping hand with their feature symbols (wild symbols and scatter) and their multipliers and free games.

Features of Year Of Fortune

Even the features of the slot look like they are lucky, and with their help you might just become a rich man. It’s generous with bonus rounds and special symbols, a good trait for any slot machine.

The God of Wealth, a Chinese man that looks like an Emperor, dressed in a gorgeous costume that is mostly colored in gold color, will be responsible for the progressive jackpot being awarded. Getting five symbols with him on the same line will get you the big prize, while its payout for four symbols consists in 8,888 coins.

Golden Ox serves as the substitute that is capable of appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4. This symbol can’t substitute for the God of Wealth or the Scatter Logo, so it will do it only for the regular symbols. With at least one wild in a combo, the payout offered by it doubles since there is a multiplier applied.

The Year of the Ox logo is the symbol the game uses for the role of the scatter feature. Its presence in any position is a good sign, as there is no need for it to show up on the same win line. A minimum of three will get you access to the feature, while four or five give out prizes (18x and 88x the bet, respectively).


Free Games Feature

The feature that gets triggered with the help of 3+ logo symbols is the one with free spins. 8 of them are awarded as part of this bonus round, with the number of paylines going up to 88 on this occasion. That means a lot more chances to get paid, but more than that, the wild symbol’s multiplier can be applied multiple times for a single combo.

If all three wilds contribute to the winning combo, they apply a total multiplier of 8x, meaning that the top jackpot is worth 71,104 coins (over $355,000) instead of the normal 8,888.


Betting options and jackpots

Betting more when there are a lot of paylines is logical, so it shouldn’t surprise you that you have to use 25 coins in this game if you want to cover all the lines. The total bet value reaches $125 at its highest level, though with coins smaller than $5 the bet drops as well.

The payouts offered are among the strong points of this slot machine. They might go only up to $88,880 during the base game (and that’s high enough), but the free spins can raise that top jackpot to over $355,000. On top of that, the slot also has its own progressive jackpot that can be triggered with the right combination of symbols.

Design and symbols

With so many Chinese inspired slots out there, there are a lot of titles to compare this game to. It pleases me to be able to say that this is one of the better choices available to you. It has pleasant graphics, detailed symbols, the right mix of colors and it’s all put together well.

Symbols: God of Wealth (progressive jackpot), Golden Ox (wild), Logo (scatter, 88x the bet), Temple (8,888x), Dragon Costume (888x), Jade Dragon (288x), Lampion (188x), Gold Coin (188x), Firecrackers (188x), Blue 8 (88x), Green 8 (88x), Gold 8 (88x).


Is It Worth Playing?

The game is definitely worth playing, with prizes that go higher than any other RTG slot, with a decent collection of features and with pleasant graphics. Overall, it should provide you with both a good experience and give you a chance at a big prize.

This Year Of Fortune slot is offered by all online casinos with RTG software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.