Graphics - 76%
Gameplay - 71%
Bonuses - 69%
Value - 61%
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Sails Of Fortune
Sails of Fortune is a Relax Gaming online slot with a pirate theme. We’ve seen our fair share of slots with pirate themes over the years. We can honestly say we dig the theme and when we see one we can’t wait to review it.
The playing field is a classic with 5 reels, 3 rows, and a total of 243 ways to win. You can play the slots for real money from $0.10 to $30 at our most secure mobile casinos online. The slot is available as a free slot and a mobile slot.
Now, Sails of Fortune brings some thematic bonus rounds to the fore. It also combines an old-world charm with a massive payout potential of 25,000x your stake.
The hit frequency of 23.8% guarantees you a winner on every 4.2 spins. Before we press on, we kindly warn you that Sails of Fortune is a volatile slot. As we strip away the deck of the slots. It comes with Mystery Map Re-spins, Treasure Hunt Free Spins, and Feature Buy. The buy option is not available in certain jurisdictions.
The RTP of Sails of Fortune is 96.17%. It’s slightly better than Elk Studios’, Tropicool of 95%. The difference however is, the jackpot of Tropicool’s is bigger than Sails of Fortune’s.
Thematically, the slot showcases all things pirate. Play occurs on a pirate ship; a nice touch, though hardly original. The symbols on the reels are low and high-value symbols. The low pays are the card suits from 10 to Ace.
The high-value symbols complement the theme well. They are harpoons, messages in bottles, fish bones, and the two pirates. The latter symbols pay in sets of two from left to right. As full sets, they can pay as much as 8x your stake, which is sweet.
Relax Gaming’s slot machines are not available at our best online casinos in the USA. If you’re from the States you can deposit with Bitcoin and you can play slots like Betsoft’s newest release, Hat Trick Hero.
For special symbols, there are Mystery Maps that can land at any point of the game. They serve as Mystery symbols and they reveal matching symbols. The nice bit is they also trigger the Mystery Map Respins Feature.
The slot will continue to give you free re-spins for as long as Mystery Maps remain on the board. With each re-spin, they automatically move by one position to the left, eventually falling off the playing field.
In order to trigger the Treasure Hunt Free Spins feature of Sails of Fortune. You need 3 or more Skeleton Key Scatters any position on the reels in the base game. You start off with 8 free spins, but for every scatter that pops you’ll collect an extra free spin.
During free spins, Mystery Maps expand as well to cover an entire reel. You can collect Coin symbols and upgrade Mystery Maps when a set of 3 Coin symbols appear. Each upgrade expands the Mystery Maps by one position. This means they’ll grow the field and increase the number of ways to win.
If you succeed with all the upgrades; you’ll have 7,776 ways to win to work with! Also, each upgrade increases your free spins count by one.
Instead of waiting for the Skeleton Key Scatters, you can use the Feature Buy option. Even though it’s a handy feature it can be risky. If you decide to risk your money. You can trigger the Treasure Hunt Free Spins at a cost of 70x. Interestingly, the feature buy option boosts the RTP of Sails of Fortune to 96.56%.
Testing Sails of Fortune was serious fun for us. We took a quick tour around the Caribbean with a bankroll of $300. Our average bet was $1 per spin. More importantly, our casino budget allowed us to test the Feature Buy option.
In the base game, the payouts received ranged from $0.60 to $5 for the big wins. We’d like to point out that winners don’t come often. In fact, you’ll have to work your knuckles to the bone hoisting sails for the big wins.
Moreover, we snatched a few Mystery Map symbols, unfortunately, no Skeleton Key Scatters. Therefore, our next stop was to check out the Feature Buy option. What could go wrong with the higher RTP, right? On our 10 free spins the Treasure Hunt Free Spins Feature gave us two upgrades and a few lucrative re-spins. The buy feature albeit risky cost us $70 and we won$127 for a tidy $57 profit!
Sails of Fortune has the sails to sail around the Caribbean effortlessly. We say this with a cautionary note of course because the volatility clocks a 7/10 on the Whizz’s slot scale. We like the graphics, the bonus rounds, the jackpot, and the feature buy option. The buy option can be risky but Relax Gaming tosses you a treat in the form of an RTP boost.