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Fate of Fortune slot review

Added by Elk. Information last updated: 03/08/2021

User rating:

- (0)

Tester rating:

3 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Elk

Release date:08/2021

RTP:95%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 10000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Bonus game or special game

Freespins

Paylines from both sides

Multiplier

Buy bonus game

Themes

Fairy tales & fantasy

Magic & mystery

3D

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RTP (Return to player):
95%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 10000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
76
Elk score (compared to other slots of supplier)
54
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Slot tester's review Trystan Michielsen

Slot tested

Fate of Fortune is a slot that will try and decide what your fate will be. A very interesting premise, especially considering the fact that fate can decide whether or not you get to benefit from its non-standard reels, Pays Both Ways mechanic and free spins.

The game was developed and released by Elk Studios in 2021, showing off the type of game they are able to make. As it turns out, they’re quite good at making beautiful slots now. The game is built around an oddly shaped playing area. It has the usual 5 reels, but each has a different number of rows. Reels 1 and 5 have 5 rows, reels 2 and 4 have 3, and reel 3 is only a single tile. If you consider a rough H-shape to the reels you have a good idea of what you’d be looking at.

Fortunately, this doesn’t impact the ability to get a win too much since wins are counted from both sides. Another element that increases the likelihood of a win is the fact the game only comes with 6 different symbols and the Wild and Scatter symbols. With 81 paylines you’re looking at a decent possibility of winning some coins.

All of this is presented with some stunning graphics. The 3 Ladies are drawn in a realistic but cartoony style that fits well with the aetherial vibe. Meanwhile, the background shows us what seems to be some sort of outdoor offering shrine, with various small statues and decorated pillars. It all looks great, with a style that really appeals to me.

Symbols

Fate of Fortune only uses a handful of symbols to fill the reels. This is a good thing considering the odd shape of the playing field. The symbols are divided between the 3 Ladies that count as high-paying symbols and 3 runes that pay out significantly less. There aren’t a lot of animations whenever there is a win, but if you activate the free spins mode you will be treated to some nice effects.

Players will have to prepare for the game’s High Volatility. During my time playing, I found it quite hard to get a win and the payouts are not terribly large either. This meant that even when I did get a win, I rarely made my bet back. This is compensated somewhat by the features I’ll dive into later. It’s also why the RTP is listed as 95%, which is one of the lowest I’ve seen.

It is possible to negate the risks somewhat by picking a lower bet. For this, players can choose a bet between £0.20 and £100 per spin. On the contrary, power players might opt for bigger bets to increase the size of their winnings. Something to consider is the jackpot of 10,000x your maximum bet!

The symbols in the game are, from most to least important:

  • Bonus: Get 3 Bonus symbols on the screen to activate the free spins mode.
  • Wild: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game, except for the Bonus symbol. Wilds can have a multiplier associated with them.
  • Red Lady: Max. 2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Blue Lady: Max. 1.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Green Lady: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Red Rune: Max. 0.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Blue Rune: Max. 0.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Green Rune: Max. 0.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.

Features

Fate of Fortune compensates for its smaller playing field and low payouts by including more features. This should help the player get bigger wins. If it really pans out that way is impossible to tell.

The features include:

  • Non-standard reels: The game has 5 reels with the reels having a different number of rows.
  • Pays Both Ways: Wins are calculated from left to right and vice versa.
  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game, except the Bonus symbol that acts as a Scatter.
  • Walking Wilds: Wilds that appear on reels 2 and 4 will move to the outer reels with every spin.
  • Random Symbols: Mystery Symbols can turn into the same symbol, helping to create a win.
  • Multipliers: Wilds can have a multiplier. During the free spins mode, these multipliers will be increased.
  • Free Spins: With 3 Bonus symbols on the screen the free spins mode is activated. During the free spins mode, every spin increases the multiplier. Every spin, mystery symbols will be nudged down.
  • Buy Bonus Game: With the X-iter feature, it’s possible to activate the free spins mode manually. This does require an up-front cost.

While I played the game, the slot proves to be very dependent on the features that are included in the game. The base payouts for bets are very low, even a five-of-a-kind of the highest paying symbol only pays out 2x your bet.

This means that without multiplier wilds or multiple wins, you are extremely unlikely to make back your bets. As a result, I saw my funds drain as I played with only very rarely getting a win. Even when I did get a win it was not enough to come back into the positives. The few times I got a bigger win, it was too little too late. This is something that especially casual players need to keep in mind.

In Conclusion

Fate of Fortune brings the player into a magical looking world with some amazing graphics. The attention to detail is certainly commendable. I appreciated the way it was presented, and everything looks crisp and sharp. The setting feels appropriately mystical. The designers for Elk Studio clearly put a lot of effort into this.

I was not as excited about the gameplay. The non-standard reels didn’t bother me that much and the different features are interesting enough. The problem for me was that they didn’t have enough of an impact on the game. Even with all the features, the player is left to sit and wait for anything bigger than a win that pays out less than your bet.

As a result, this game feels very much like it’s geared towards power players. People that can afford to set the bets on high and wait for a big win, even if it takes a few hours to play. This might be fun for them, but for the vast number of casual players, it’s unlikely to be very appealing.

Overall rating:

3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):95%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 10000

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£100

    Progressive jackpot:

    Reels & playlines

    Reels:5

    Rows:5

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:81

    Min. lines:81

    Win both ways:

    Other features

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    Colossal symbols

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    Wilds

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    Languages

    You can play Fate of Fortune in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 19 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese

    Currencies

    Fate of Fortune supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 08/2021
    2nd newest on Elk 36th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 95% 0.86% < average
    50th highest on Elk 2,171st highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 10000 x your bet
    3rd highest on Elk 447th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 81 305% > average
    36th highest on Elk 460th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    7th lowest on Elk 1,285th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    The highest on Elk 728th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Elk 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Elk

    Release date:08/2021

    RTP (Return to player):95%

    Max. win:bet x 10000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3

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