|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Progressive jackpot playable on mobile phones||Small jackpot|
|Free Spins with a host of treats (multipliers, wilds and extra free spins)||Takes a while to trigger the free spins|
|The Jackpot section has a RTP of above 96%|
|Suitable to high staked players|
Where to play?
Dr Fortuno is a 5 reel, 20 payline 3D medium variance progressive slots from Swedish software house, Yggdrasil. Talk about the macabre, it’s a circus-themed slot that does the U.S television show American Horror Story justice. The game’s mechanic and bonus rounds is structured in the same manner as the highly acclaimed Baron Samedi.
It focuses on Dr Fortuno’s carnival and his merry band of freaks, and in Yggdrasil’s own words…it guarantees players an unimaginable experience! Built into its mechanic is Free Spins, Wheel of Fortune and a Jackpot Chance bonus features. Players can spin the reels at our best mobile casinos from £0.10 to £100 per spin. The top cash prize that can be won on a single spin is 800x your stake.
“Dr Fortuno introduces players to a cross-vertical jackpot countdown functionality giving them the chance to win huge sums across a host of games. Every win on the Nudging Wilds triggers the ‘Wheel of Fortuno’.”
With slot machine releases like this, it looks like Yggdrasil is on a fast track to having the monopoly on the graphics. The RTP of the slots with the Jackpot is 96.2% and without the Jackpot it’s 93.2%, due to a progressive 3% of each bet made going toward the jackpot pool.
Set against the backdrop of the reels is a mobile theater laced with all manner of oddities while the symbols on them are Dr Fortuno (Wild), different coloured potion bottles, Dr Fortuno’s Freaks: Water Witch, Night Twins, Fire Head and the bonus symbol (scatter). The premium symbol is the Night Twins, 5 of them across the reels at the maximum wager, pays 20x your stake.
Wild and Wheel of Fortuno
Dr Fortuno serves as the wild which forms a winning combination when it replaces adjacent symbols, except the scatter. It’s a nudging wild too since it covers and entire reel whilst triggering the Wheel of Fortuno bonus round.
A new screen opens up which displays the Wheel of Fortuno. On it you’ll see multipliers of up to 5x, extra spins, cash prizes in coins and the Jackpot Chance feature which gives you a shot at winning the progressive jackpot.
The following cash prizes are given by the spinning wheel:
- You can win the Jackpot or are offered a chance at winning it.
- Multiplier that multiplies wins by 5x.
- Two extra spins on the wheel.
- The total spin offers a multiplier of up to 5x.
- When the segment of the wheel stops on the Jackpot Chance you’ll spin the wheel to win the jackpot.
The free spins feature is played when 3 or more bonus scatters appear which triggers 10 free spins. Bear in mind it is difficult to trigger especially at the higher bet levels.
Apart from the free spins what else can you expect? Only the high value symbols remain, a multiplier of 2x is applied to each free spin win, more Fortuno Wilds pop up, an extra 5 to 10 free spins, it pays both ways and one of the premium symbols become wild.
Yggdrasil advertises Dr Fortuno as a medium variance slots yet the volatility slayed us. Make no mistake, the big wins are there for the taking especially if we take the scale of the bonus rounds into account: Nudge Wild, Wheel of Fortuno and of course the Free Spins.
Furthermore, in the bonus wheel there’s big multipliers and a progressive jackpot for the taking. The free spins is a hit and a miss because it takes ages to trigger and the payouts offered by are nothing to get excited about. It looks great don’t get us wrong, just don’t stick around or it will smash your bankroll to pieces – it is a progressive after all.
Dr Fortuno Slot FAQ
How can I get into the Wheel of Fortuno feature?
When Dr Fortuno pops up on the reels in the main game he expands to cover the entire reel set. Whatever winning combinations you formed is carried over to the jackpot wheel.
You will receive 1 spin on the wheel which gives you a chance to win 2x extra spins, multiplier wins up to 5x, coin wins and the Jackpot. Wins offered by the wheel is around 5x to 10x your stake. The wheel tends to stop a lot on the 20 coins, 2x multiplier and 2x extra spins.
Is the Free Spins difficult to activate?
For starters, Dr Fortuno is a progressive jackpot slots and we’re going to be perfectly honest with you; we failed to trigger the bonus round, even after 250 spins. Yeah it’s that insane! Thankfully it’s way easier to trigger the Wheel of Fortuno which gives you the opportunity to win the jackpot.