What would our world be like if we never came across electricity? This question was the inspiration that caused the creation of steampunk. It is a style where steam is still our primary power resource. It lends itself to a much different looking reality than our own, which is what makes it a great theme for online slots to use! On top of an interesting theme, Fortunium offers several exciting special features. Mystery reels, stacked mystery symbols and Win Boosters will keep you entertained for hours!
Of course, you still need a talented team of artists to draw out steampunk’s full potential. We are happy to report Microgaming’s team was more than up for the task! The game looks very similar to our own world, but just different enough to make it interesting. We see massive buildings reaching high up in the sky. The bright, morning sun shines down on us, preventing us from making out all the details. Clouds of steam swirl near the reels, further adding to the immersion. The best part is that this beautiful view changes to that of the beautiful blue sky when activating free spins! You can even see the golden city we just left beneath the reels! Let’s get more in depth about the game in this new Labslots game review.
- RTP: 96,47%
- Betting Range: £0.10 – £187.50
- Max Win: £100,000.00
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Fortunium Slot Features
You play this release on a five-reel board with forty fixed paylines. This means punters cannot turn them on or off to adjust their wager. The only way to change your total bet is to use the betting menu and adjust it directly from there. To win, players have to find three or more matching icons that appear in adjacent positions. All winning combinations have to follow an active payline and must start with the leftmost reel to grant the appropriate cash prize. The developers opted for a stylish, if a bit menu heavy control panel in Fortunium. Using it, you can spin the reels, set up Auto Play, change your total bet and open the setting and paytable. You can wager between £0.10 and £187.50 on each spin.
Symbol designs are a mixture of playing card suits and unique steampunk themed icons. We have seen clubs, hearts, diamonds and spades a thousand times in other slot games, so we have no strong feelings about them. The gun, airship and chest that were drawn to fit the theme, though? We liked it a whole lot! Our favourites are without a doubt the man and the woman who wear clothes from Victorian England crossed with engineering gizmos. A metal circle with an emerald inside is the Scatter while a ship steering wheel is the Wild. A question mark on a green or yellow background is a Mystery symbol.
This begs the question: how do mystery icons work? Well, they can appear super stacked on all reels. They will all reveal the same symbol when revealed! The revealed icon can be any high or low value symbol, as well as a Wild. If you pay for the Win Booster, it will improve your mystery icons. Now, mystery symbols can only reveal Wilds or high value icons. Keep in mind the Win Booster will increase your current wager.
Find three or more Scatters to win ten free spins! During this bonus, mystery reels will appear on reels two, three and four. These reels will only have mystery symbols on them. How many mystery reels will be active depends on the number of Scatters that activate the bonus. Three, four or five Scatters will activate one, two or three mystery reels. Each Scatter you find on the reels while free spins are being played will grant an extra free spin.
In Fortunium all icons have a chance to appear super stacked! The two human symbols appear stacked across the entire reel, while all other high and low value icons appear double stacked.
Not many slots can pull off the steampunk aesthetic as well as Fortunium can! The developers really went all out to make it look as believable as they could. It goes a long way in building this game’s visual fidelity. Seeing it soar to the clear blue skies above the city for the first time was breath-taking! Of course, the graphics are just part of why we love this release so much. There is a decent top prize waiting for you in this medium variance slot. Nothing life changing, but enough to keep you satisfied in the chance you do get lucky.