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    SLOT INFORMATION
    • Software

      Red Tiger Gaming
    • Type

      Video Slots
    • Reels:

      5
    • Paylines:

      0

    The Fortune Charm slot, available at Red Tiger Gaming casinos, has a very polished look and feel to it that puts it up there with some of the better titles in the Asian-themed sub-genre of video slots. You'll see lions, koi fish and other goodies on the reels, and the visual appeal of this title cannot be denied. On the gameplay side, things heat up pretty quickly with a format designed for big action and a couple of features that drive that style of gameplay home in a serious way, making this one a good choice for players who prefer fast action.

    Game Layout

    The layout for this game has five reels and three rows with the all-ways format. That gives you 243 ways to win on every single spin from left to right only, which lends itself to a higher hit-rate than games with a traditional payline structure. It also lowers the volatility quite a bit, which is important to a lot of players. The minimum bet size is just $0.20 per turn, fitting this squarely within the budget of virtually all players, and the maximum bet can be as high as $500, though most casinos will limit it to $100 as a part of their overall policy towards max bet sizes.

    Wild Symbols and Charm Boxes

    There are two ways to get wild symbols in this game. The first is by getting the firebird symbol on the reels normally, and when you do that, it will pay for all of the other symbols except for the charm box. The charm box, on the other hand, gives players a chance to pick up a 5x wild multiplier. Any winning combination that includes at least one of these wild multipliers will see its base value increased by a factor of five, and you don't need us to tell you that this can jack up your prize value significantly.

    Free Spins Bonus Feature

    The free spins bonus round in this game is a little different than most. You aren't given a static number of free spins, and it's actually kind of random. You'll trigger this feature by getting at least three of the charm box symbols on the reels, and while no extra goodies are given during this bonus round, it's still free chances to win, which players are always going to welcome with open arms.

    The Fortune Charm Boxes

    The name of this game comes from the charm boxes themselves, which appear on all reels. As you can see from the above, they're responsible for both the 5x wild multipliers and for the free spins mode. However, they also give their own feature because they always turn into matching random symbols. This makes it easier to get winning combinations because it means more symbols on the game board will be the same. This increases your hit-rate, decreases your volatility and makes it a bit easier to get multi-line payouts on the same spin as well.

    Payouts and Prizes

    All wins in this game are multiplied by the size of your total bet. The green lion pays out 10x for five of a kind, and five of the golden koi fish can get you a payout worth 7.5x. The prize for the golden pendant is 6x, and the golden heart with symbols on it gives you a reasonable mid-level payout of 5x.

    For the bottom end of the pay table, the symbols are Asian-themed card rank icons. The purple A and red K give you payouts of 3.6x and 2.5x for five of a kind of either. You can also pick up 2x for five of the green Q and 1.8x for five of the blue J. Finally, the win of 1.5x for five of the orange 10 symbol is high enough for it to still be a good payout to get.

    Overview

    The Fortune Charm online slot is a game by Red Tiger Gaming that uses an Asian motif in a way that looks great. The features in this game are all tied into this theme through the charm boxes, which makes a lot of sense and gives the game a cohesive feel. We like what they've done with this title in the sense of tying it all together, but aside from that, it doesn't stand out all that much compared to other games on a similar level.

    By Jesse Eddleman

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