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Empire Fortune slot review

Added by Yggdrasil. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Tester rating:

3.5 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Yggdrasil

Release date:10/2016

RTP:94.3%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 1095130

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Number of jackpots

Bonus game or special game

Freespins

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Themes

Riches & luxury

3D

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RTP (Return to player):
94.3%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 1095130

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
48
Yggdrasil score (compared to other slots of supplier)
34
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Slot tester's review Kati Saari

Slot tested

Yggdrasil Gaming is trying to conquer the progressive jackpot market and Empire Fortune is their grand attempt at it.

For a long time, the big progressive slots have come from two developers, NetEnt and Microgaming. Yggdrasil wanted a piece of this action and started to build their own jackpot series. The result was the 2015 slot, Joker Millions, which got mostly mediocre reviews. The second attempt was much better. The 2017 slot, Empire Fortune, was a major hit and it is now among the biggest jackpots on the Internet.

Empire Fortune is a part of Yggdrasil’s Global Jackpot series. They all share the same jackpot and are networked together. So no matter which one you play and no matter where you do it, you are playing for the same jackpot.

NetEnt’s Mega Fortune has been a big influence for Empire Fortune. Starting from the name, there are a lot of shared features that you might recognize while you play.

For now, Empire Fortune is not available on the UK market. Some parts of the game are not compatible with the gambling restrictions and the entire game has been pulled for the time being.

Graphics and sound

Empire Fortune is built on wealth and prosperity. Everything in it is valuable even down to the spin button, which is a massive ruby. As soon as you open the game up, you know there are large wins afoot.

Even the music and the sound share the theme of opulence. The soft strings and the solemn harp play a quiet melody that never bothers anyone or raises any emotion. Even the lack of victory fanfare fits the elegance perfectly. No brash celebration, just a dignified transfer of money.

I do like the theme of Empire Fortune. It is so over-the-top in its grandeur. All aspects of the game just scream wealth, but in a polite and stifled manner.

Symbols and wins

All the symbols in Empire Fortune are jewels, which is not surprising when you look at the theme in general. The more valuable ones are gold brooches with large gems, and the lesser ones are valuable stones in a silver basket.

There are two special symbols, the filigree egg bonus symbol and the court jester that gives free spins. Both of these are scatters, so you don’t need to get them on a single payline.

One surprising aspect about the pay structure is that the game rewards you better for just getting longer wins. Three copies of the best symbol give you noticeably less than four of the worst. This is a polarising choice, especially when there are no wilds in the game.

The game is also built top-heavy and focused on the jackpots. Empire Fortune is a high volatility slot with a measly 94.3% RTP. This means that it’s basically all or nothing. Sure, the free spins can save your butt, but get ready for a dwindling bankroll.

Features

  • Free Spins: Spin for free with multipliers

The court jester hands out free spins in Empire Fortune. Get at least three of them anywhere on the reels and you get free spins. Three will give you 10 spins with 2x multiplier, four will give out 20 spins with 4x multiplier and five awards you with 30 free spins and a 10x multiplier.

For me, the free spins were the best part of the game. The odds of winning any of the jackpots is fairly low, but getting a good multiplier and a bunch of free spins isn’t.

  • Hold Feature: Lock in the best symbols

Any time you get two bonus or free spin symbols on the reels, those reels are locked in place. You won’t get a free re-spin, but you have another chance to hit the third missing symbol. If you so choose, you can remove the hold by changing the wager and spinning.

  • Jackpot Wheel: Spin the wheel for random prizes or any of the jackpot

If you get at least three bonus symbols on the reels, you get to spin the Jackpot Wheel. Inside the filigree egg, there is a three-tiered clockwork mechanism, not unlike a multi-tiered cake. With three bonus symbols, you get to spin the lowest wheel, with four you spin the middle wheel and with five you get to spin the top wheel.

Each wheel has a number of different wins on them. There are cash prizes, free spins, re-spin for the wheel and fireworks, that hit multiple symbols on all the wheels. The two lower wheels also have an arrow that lets you spin the one wheel above it.

There are three symbols for the jackpots. The gold bar is for The Golden Jackpot, the diamond is for The Diamond Jackpot and the jester on the top is for The Empire Jackpot.

  • Three jackpots: Three progressive jackpots to win

Empire Fortune features three progressive jackpots. Two of them are local to that specific casino and the largest is a networked jackpot. The Empire Jackpot is part of the Global Jackpot network, that is shared among multiple Yggdrasil games.

My experiences

Empire Fortune is an interesting game. I was following the release of it very carefully and was hoping that it would succeed. We need more big jackpots, and seeing how well Empire Fortune did warm my heart.

If I had never heard of Mega Fortune and was playing Empire Fortune in isolation, I would probably give it a better score. The game itself is good, but NetEnt's influence shows. It is a good thing to learn from the masters, but to basically copy another game, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

There are many things I like about this game. The visuals are good, the free spins with multipliers are always nice and so on. The only problem is, that for me, the game feels like the sum of its parts and nothing more.

I think it is wonderful that Empire Fortune exists and I know there are players who love this. Unfortunately, I am not one of them. To me, this is an okay game with a big jackpot.

Overall rating:

3.5

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):94.3%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 1095130

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£100

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    Reels:5

    Rows:3

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    Max. lines:20

    Min. lines:20

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    Languages

    You can play Empire Fortune in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 18 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Chinese

    Currencies

    Empire Fortune supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 10/2016
    94th newest on Yggdrasil 1,924th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 94.3% 1.56% < average
    112th highest on Yggdrasil 2,356th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 1095130 x your bet
    The highest on Yggdrasil 30th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 20 0% < average
    64th highest on Yggdrasil 1,198th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    53rd lowest on Yggdrasil 1,284th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    39th highest on Yggdrasil 728th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Yggdrasil 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Game supplier:Yggdrasil

    Release date:10/2016

    RTP (Return to player):94.3%

    Max. win:bet x 1095130

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.5

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