It's a Winner.. big progressive jackpot, sharp graphics and playability at all levels of skill
|Game Type:||Video slot|
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|Progressive jackpot slots with 4 bonus modes||Triggering the free spins requires a couple of spins|
|Low to medium variance|
|Up to 30 free spins with 10x multipliers can be won|
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Yggdrasil once again upped the stakes with it newest release Empire Fortune, it’s a progressive jackpot slots with 10 paylines and 5 reels. It’s evident that the software provider believes in leaving a trail for others to value and I can’t agree more. Upon closer inspection the theme of the game fits it like a glove since it hits the ground running with a decadent free spins feature along with impressive multiplier wins of 10x. Just for good measure the slots comes with a Jackpot Wheel mode where you can win as much as 500x your stake.
The game features 3 progressive jackpots and 4 bonus modes where huge mystery cash prizes can be won. Even if you don’t trigger any of the bonus features chances are pretty good that you’ll still walk away with some greenbacks.
The game plays as clean as whistle on Androids, iPhones, iPads, tablets and desktops. As you work your way around the reels you’ll see all manner of gems and jewels set against the backdrop of a room filled with gold. Since it’s a progressive slot don’t expect any wins from the very first spin, work on 5 to 6 spins. The average return to the player (RTP) percentage is 95.5%.
What I like about Empire Fortune is that the coin range makes provision for low rollers too, bets can be made from 10 pence up to £100 per spin. Because this is a progressive and if you want to win the top cash prize you must wager the maximum wager per spin (£100). If you’re busy and can’t spin the reels manually an Auto Play feature spins the reels for you.
Free Spins Feature
The free spins mode is triggered by 3 or more free spins logos and awarded based on the amount of free spins logos. For example, 3 of them awards you 10 free spins along with a multiplier of 2x, 4 gives you 20 free spins with a 4x multiplier and 5 awards you 30 free spins with an impressive multiplier of 10x.
Another interesting streak about the free spins logo-when 2 of them pitch during the main game you can pay 3x your wager so that they can be held for an additional spin. This is known as the ‘Hold’ feature, you make a small investment in order to double your wins. When 2 bonus icons pitch you can win up to 30x your stake.
Three or more bonus symbols trigger the Jackpot Wheel mode-another screen opens up with a golden cake and on top of it is a ruby. The game mechanics here are pretty simple…all you need to do is to spin the wheel which reveals a cash prize:
- You can win anything from 4 up to 250x your wager.
- A re-spin pops offering you a cash prize between 2 to 50 times your stake.
- Up to 30 free spins with multiplier wins of 10x.
- A mystery cash price can pay anything from 25x up to 500x your wager.
Another interesting feature where 3, 6, or 12 rockets are blasted onto the jackpot wheel. What makes this feature unique is that the rockets can hit any of the 3 progressive jackpots.
It’s not often I say this about a progressive slots but this is a darn good game and I tip my hat to Yggdrasil. Normally progressives can be huge money gobblers but Empire Fortune does give the player a sporting chance to walk away with a couple of pennies, if not the jackpot.
The free spins mode with multiplier wins of 10x and the Jackpot Wheel feature keeps the bankroll ticking over nicely. If the 10x multiplier rocks up during the free spins you can win a cash prize of 1,300x your bet. It’s a low to medium variance jackpot meaning that you’ll win quite a lot but wins will be small. Triggering the free spins is not easy but well worth the effort if you’re a patient player.