Game of the Week – Football Fortunes
If you like Football, meaning Soccer for those in the United States, then you should check out Football Fortunes. Football Fortunes is a 5-Reel, 20 payline video slot game from Real Time Gaming. It brings the thrills and excitement of European Football to your desktop or smartphone and offers some killer prizes.
The game also has an awesome free games feature and two progressive jackpots. Let’s learn more about this game and what you can win.
Football Fortunes Kicks Up Some Massive Prizes
Real Time Gaming went all out with their newest video slot game. Football Fortunes brings the thrills of European Football in a fun 20-payline jackpot slot game. Starting with the game design, sound effects, and background music, the game sets the mood for professional football.
The pay symbols focus exclusively on football with lower-paying symbols featuring equipment like soccer cleats and gloves to higher-paying symbols being referees and star players. The white soccer ball serves as the wild for this game. If you complete a winning payline with the wild, the prize is doubled.
Like all RTG games, you need to score multi-line wins to turn a profit in this game. However, there are some other features available that can help you score big wins.
Game Play Modes
When playing this game, you have two options for game play, Fortune and Rhino. The game defaults to Rhino mode. In Rhino mode, the game plays as normal but all wins during the free games feature are tripled.
For Fortune, you have the chance to get 8 free games after any spin. However, wins during the free game are not tripled. I never got the 8 free games at random when playing on the Fortune mode.
Free Games Feature
The Rhino Mascot serves as the scatter for this game. Get three or more on the board to get from 8 to 100 free games. Three scatters gets you 8 free spins. Four scatters gets you from 10 to 25 free spins. Get all five scatters and get from 50 to 100 free spins.
During the free games mode, you can trigger the Penalty Kick Feature when the Bonus Ball appears on all 5 reels. The game will be played at the bet that triggered the free games and that bet is the minimum you can win during the penalty kick. During the game, you pick which corner to try and kick the ball by the goalie. For each goal you score, you get a multiplier for your prize.
The multiplier starts at 3x and goes up to 100x for 8 goals. If you miss two goals or score 8 goals, you will get a gold ball. Score a goal with the gold ball and you’ll triple your win. Score a second gold ball in a row and you’ll again triple your bet. The penalty kick can trigger multiple times during the free game feature. The best I was able to do in the penalty kick is two goals for a 5x multiplier.
I was able to trigger the free games feature twice during my testing. The first time, I won about 47x my initial bet. The second time I only won about 13x my initial bet. Note that the first time I triggered this feature, I was on Rhino mode and the second I was on Fortune.
This game features two progressive jackpots, minor and major. Jackpots are triggered at random and can be triggered after any normal game. There are no qualifiers for the jackpot and no special jackpot games to play.
The jackpots for this game are on the small side with the minor under $500 and the major around $1,000. While not massive, it is still a nice win that doesn’t require that you change how you play.
Football Fortunes Scores With Big Prizes
While I am not the biggest fan of RTG slots, Football Fortunes is a clear winner. The game is more of a medium variance slot game with multiple awesome bonus features. The free games feature triggers frequently enough to give even casual players a shot of scoring a big win.
Personally, I’d recommend that you play the Rhino mode as you’ll end up winning more with the free games feature. The 8 free games feature does not trigger frequently enough in Fortune mode to make it a viable alternative. At least that is my experience.