Graphics - 66%
Gameplay - 69%
Bonuses - 70%
Value - 52%
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Netptune’s Fortune Megaways pokie from iSoftBet is a Megaways slot with the maximum 46,656 ways to win. Theme wise the pokie online takes you on an underwater adventure to the realm of king Neptune. Built into the pokie’s mechanic is the standard Cascading Wins.
Suffice to say it’s so reminiscent of the Megaways slots system. Followed by Free Spins, Neptune’s Bonus and Treasure Chest Multipliers. As you can see there is plenty going on. Moreover, the online pokie offers a top cash prize of 9,710x your stake. The coin betting range is AUD$0.20 to AUD$20 which makes it suitable to all bankrolls. The Megaways pokie is now available at our best online casinos in Australia.
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iSoftBet releases the proverbial Kraken with Neptune’s Fortune Megaways. It’s previous release Queen of Wonderland Megaways was a stunner in the proverbial sense. This time around the mechanic and visual fidelity is not as sharp. Nonetheless, it’s still an accomplished pokie in its own right.
Neptune’s Fortune Megaways pokie has an RTP of 96.03%. It’s just above that of the industry standard. What makes the Megaways pokie more interesting is its hit rate of 24.95%. Technically speaking players will receive a winning spin after every 4 spins.
Despite all the niceties it’s an extremely volatile pokie that clocks a 9/10 on the Casinowhizz slots scale. Another thing that kinda concerns us is that the standard Megaways system produces a max of 117,649 ways to win. This pokie throws up a max 46,656, so essentially it’s a step down.
The ocean floor serves as the backdrop for the reels. Most probably the domain of the man himself, King Neptune. The symbols that appear on the reels are the usual 10 to Ace card suits. The high-value symbols are turtles, an octopus, starfish, shells and Neptune.
The top symbol is Neptune. When 5 of a kind Neptune symbols pitch the payout is 40x. Sadly, the rest of the high-value symbols offer payouts of 1.5 to 5x for 5. The rest of the symbols are the Trident scatter and the pearl Wild. The Wild completes winning combos when it replaces symbols adjacent to it.
Just so you know Neptune’s Fortune Megaways slots has 4 fixed jackpots. There’s a Mini, Minor, Major and a Grand Jackpot. Their respective payouts range from 20x, 50x, 200x, to 1,000x. Every time you strike a winning combo of at least three matching symbols. They disappear from the grid with new symbols replacing them from the top. When winning combos no longer occur the Cascades stop.
At the top of the grid you’ll see five treasure chests. Since there are 6 reels, each reel has a treasure chest above it. You’ll open a treasure chest when a wild symbol lands. Treasure chests 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 disclose multiplier values of up to 5x. More importantly, the sum of the multiplier values add up for the big wins.
Now, the big treasure chest is the Neptune’s Bonus chest. It’s the one that covers reels 3 and 4. When players trigger it, they must click on pearls which reveal the jackpot symbol. To snag a payout there must be at least 3 pearls on the grid.
It’s in this bonus round where you can win one of the four fixed jackpots. Their payouts start with 20x (Mini), 50x (Minor), 200x (Major), and 1,000x (Grand). Based on our playing experience it takes more or less 300 spins to initiate the Neptune’s Bonus.
The top end of Neptune’s Fortune Megaways pokie is the pokie’s free spins feature. To get into the feature you need a minimum of 4 Trident scatters. Depending on the number of scatters that pitch it rewards the free spins. For example, 4 scatters award 10 free spins. Five award 12 and 6 scatters give you a cool 15 free spins.
It’s an enjoyable free spins feature as there are no low-value symbols. Only the top ones remain on the grid during the free spins. As such it significantly enhances your chances of landing a big payout. Furthermore, players can trigger the Neptune’s Bonus Chest in the Free Spins. And, you’ll re-trigger the free spins round in the event another 4 scatters pop.
Since it’s a high variance Megaways pokie. It takes a while to trigger the free spins feature. So, you’ll have to add plenty of slots glue to your seat.
Due to the extreme high variance tag that the Megaways pokie carries. Our initial test spins was with a small bankroll of AUD$500. It’s a small bankroll to gauge the full potential of the slot. Yes, do we agree it’s not a fair assessment because the special features only trigger on average after 300 spins. As a result, we need a bankroll of at least AUD$1,500. Our aim was to establish the payouts after 100 spins.
We played Neptune’s Fortune Megaways slot at an average bet of AUD$5 per spin. We always used the Auto Play feature and selected 25 spins. Note, to us 25 spins resembles a session at AUD$125 per session. Therefore, with a bankroll of AUD$500 we had four sessions at our disposal.
The biggest payout we received was 25x after 65 spins. This was during a Cascade when we hit a decent enough winning combo. By this time we stopped playing since nearly half of our bankroll was already down the tube.
As we said previously, we need a significantly larger budget to unlock Neptune’s Fortune Megaways pokie’s full potential. The payouts we received is about right and in line with what’s on offer with regard to most Megaways slots.
We’re not going to harp on how nice the game looks or how nice its audio track sounds. What matters is that it must offer decent enough payouts for the time and money you invest in it. Without further ado, iSoftBet’s Neptune’s Fortune Megaways pokie has potential.
The jackpot of 9,710x is appealing enough but you’ll have to grind your rear end off to win it. Of the bonus rounds the Neptune’s Chest bonus is the easiest to trigger. The free spins feature has enough in it to grind it out. In fact, the free spins has a lot going for it. You can re-trigger it for extra free spins.
Moreover, you snag the Neptune’s Bonus Chest which is essentially a pick me game with a top multiplier of 5x. Not the best Megaways pokie we played. With a relatively big jackpot it does merit a few spins but it’s best you don’t grind it out. For the simple reason, it will chop up your bankroll.
Rather play Yggdrasil’s Ancient Eclipse. It has a bigger jackpot of AUD$400,000. Yggdrasil packs in 3x bonus games, free spins re-triggers along with sticky wilds.