88 Fortunes Slot Machine Review
Slot machine information
|Type||Progressive jackpot slot|
|Bonus rounds||Yes, 10|
|Free spins/multiplier||10, x3-5|
88 Fortunes is your kind of slot machine if you are a fan of progressive jackpots. This 5-reel 243- payline slot machine may have been built with an Asian audience in mind, but has 4 jackpots in its game to give you that extra thrill.
The overall theme is Oriental. As you would expect from a slot built for the Asian fanbase, its graphics and color scheme is made up of deep reds and gold hues on the reels, display, as well as plenty of Chinese symbols. The wind and chime-oriented music playing in the background will put your mind at ease as you play, but the cymbal sound symbolizing a win may come across as irritating. It will give you a feel of the old Chinese gaming traditions, but still utilizes the modern ways to get you that win. The game has plenty of inbuilt bonus rounds and of course the four progressive jackpots.
Placing your bet
This slot machine’s name comes from the bet method, and the fact that 8 is considered a number of luck in the Chinese culture. Thus, your maximum bet is 8.80 credits or 880 penny-denomination coins. You can opt to play at a lower bet level, but veteran player suggest that you play at higher levels to increase your shot at scooping the jackpot.
The slot machine has 3 rows and 243 paylines, which means that if you land matching symbols from left to right on adjacent reels, you will get a payout. Again, the more credits you bet, the more the gold symbols you land on your reels, increasing your chances of landing a huge jackpot win.
To stand a chance of winning the jackpots, look out on those reels for the Fu Bat jackpot symbols. This is a wild tapestry symbol that appears only on the three middle reels (2, 3, and 4), does not constitute a win on its own, but can replace any of the other symbols. You can use extra credits to turn more symbols into gold; and the gold symbols enable you to unlock more progressives.
If you land three or more of the big engraved golden coins, you enter the Fu Bat bonus round where you get to choose among 12 gold coins for a Fu Bat baby. If you match three of these babies, you win the corresponding jackpot. Each of the four babies available represents any of the four progressive jackpots; Mini, Minor, Major, and Grand. At the base level, there are 10, 25, 800, and 10,000 credits respectively.
The golden gong cast in a wooden frame is the scatter symbol and will give you a win on its own: land three or more on the reels and the 10-free-spin round is triggered; and if you land three more scatters on your reels, you will retrigger the free spins. As you play the free spins round, all the low-paying card symbols Ace, King, Jack, Queen, 10, and 9 are replaced with the higher value Chinese symbols. This replacement increases your chances of landing 4-5 large-win symbol combinations.
88 Fortunes slot machine is available to play on tablets and smartphones, though the graphics are not as excellent as you would expect from a modern game.
The 88 fortunes slot machine has proven to be a popular choice among online slit machine fans, but the base values should be a little higher, and 3D graphics would go a long way in improving player experience. Moreover, high limit slot players may not be impressed by the low maximum bet.