Fortunium Slots

Fortunium Slots by Microgaming presents a steampunk-themed game that not only gives players a seldom-used setting but some other small betting tweaks and a Mystery Bonus Feature that add to the gamer’s experience. This is the first release by Microgaming's new sub-brand, Stormcraft Studios, and it is a fine start that could result in much potential for future releases from the developer. Shortly after its release, Fortunium Slots enjoyed almost instant popularity at the casinos featuring it.

A Steampunk City of Many Possibilities

Fortunium i a city that appears to be made of gold, and the city spires provide a great backdrop for this game. Players will find the slot’s two characters, Maximilian and Victoria, on the reels with plasma guns, an airship, treasure chests and the four playing card suits in blue, green, orange and red. The glowing, green orb is the scatter symbol and the golden W is the wild icon that can replace any other symbol needed to generate a win with the exception of the scatter. This slot also features a mystery symbol that triggers bonus feature while adding a bit of intrigue to the game.

A Widely Expanded Betting System

Fortunium Slots is a 5-reel game with 40 bettable paylines that can all be wagered with up to 25 coins each. Coin sizes vary from as small as $0.01 to as large as $0.50; this gives the title a per-spin variance of $0.40 to $125, making Fortunium an excellent choice for a variety of bettors. Big or small, wagering in this game is a total win for players who enjoy variety.

Mystery Symbols, Free Spins and Boosted Wins

  • Some spins on Fortunium will result in mystery symbols on the reels; when the reels stip, all mystery symbols are revealed to the player. These icons will all match one another, and they may reveal themselves as wild symbols, although scatters will never be present in a mystery symbol.
  • Speaking of scatters, three or more glowing icons appearing anywhere on the reels will will reward gamblers with 10 free games. The free spins also come with stacked mystery symbols in the second, third and/or fourth reels, depending on just how many scatters launched the round.
  • Fortunium Slot also has what is called the Win Booster Feature. When the Win Booster is pushed prior to spinning the reels, the stake for the spin will increase by 50 percent and any mystery symbols will be revealed as high-paying icons and wilds. While this does not guarantee or increase the odds of a win, the improved mystery symbols could make any wins far more significant than they would have been otherwise.

Little Extras Make a Big Difference

The fact that Fortunium is not just another 5-reel, 20-payline slot with a single coin per-payline betting system from Microgaming makes this title quite interesting. Add in the Mystery Symbol and Win Boost Features, and the game becomes even more exciting. Early reviews of this title are positive, and hopefully Microgaming takes notices and continues with the improved graphics and innovative game play that Stormcraft Studios can obviously produce.