Fortunes of the Amazons Slot from Amaya
Compared to many online slots in the Amaya range, Fortunes of the Amazons has a very modern and up to date feel to it.
The theme is the female warriors of legend, and the setting is what looks like a battlefield.
There are 3 separate features included in the game play of this 5 reel video slot. Two involve free spins (both with extra wild symbols) and the other is a second screen bonus game involving a wheel.
How to Win on Fortunes of the Amazons
There are 50 win-lines covering the 5 by 3 grid of this slot – and I have assumed you are playing for the maximum 5 credits per line when describing the wins below. The logo symbol for this slot is very striking, looking like the sun rising behind a planet. This is the top paying symbol, and is worth 2500 coins for 5 on a line, 500 for 4 and 250 for just 3. Wild symbols (a flaming symbol which says ‘wild’) show on the pay table that the prize is between 5 and 2500 coins. This indicates that wilds create wins with all the other symbols (except the bonus ones) and pay according to the prize for each symbol. I did notice that wilds are regular in this game, creating plenty of wins.
You will find 3 female amazon warriors next on the pay scale. These have orange, purple and green backgrounds and animations involving their weapons when they create winning sequences. The orange amazon pays 1250 for the max 5, with 1000 coins and 875 for the purple and green ones. Three jewels come next, with a quiver full of arrows and golden body armor worn by the ladies makes up the smallest paying symbol.
Fortunes of the Amazons Bonus Features
While there are two bonus symbols on the reels, the most common of the bonuses is triggered at random after any spin. This is called the Amazons’ Fire feature. You’ll see a fiery screen announcing this, and then the reels will spin again with 4 wilds randomly placed on them. This is a one-off spin, and more wilds could join the extra ones if they fall as part of your respin. This gives you the chance to collect over several win-lines if you get the wilds in good positions.
Wilds also have a significant part to play in the free spins bonus game. This kicks in when you get the free spins logo (an Amazon on a horse) in all 3 of the middle reels. You will only get 5 free spins, though each time one more wild appears and becomes sticky on the reels. This means that your final spin starts with 5 sticky wilds – another good opportunity for some profits.
The final bonus game involves a ‘Lunar Wheel’, which is a wheel of fortune type wheel with a smaller wheel inside and ornate decorations around the outside. There are prizes in credits around the outside portion of the wheel, which depending on your spin amount. The inside part has a multiplier for your win. They will both spin, and you get the coin amount x the multiplier as a prize.
Design and Setup of Fortunes of the Amazons
Unlike many older Amaya slots, this game features transparent reels. When you spin you get a clear view of the green hills behind the reels. There is a fire burning to the left hand side, and some spears with a flag to the left. While you play a dramatic classical tune plays, which fits nicely with the theme. When the symbols land there are mostly thuds and clicks.
A lot of attention to detail can be found on the symbols, with the obvious ‘cliché’ of the Amazon warriors being attractive young women firmly in place. Animations for wins are subtle, though effectively produced. There are no particular design features for the free spins rounds (your focus will be on the wilds). You will get a fiery introduction screen each time you trigger one.
This is a 50 line slot, which has a line of 5 buttons to choose how many credits to play per line. You can choose coin sizes between 2c and 25c, which gives a huge variation in the price of a spin. Auto-spin is available.
An enjoyable slot which manages to balance a smart look and feel with some engaging action. I like the wild respin, which can change any losing spin into a big winner at random – though the full respins feature is likely to be the more profitable of the two. The wheel of fortune can be good if you get a higher multiplier to go with your coin win amount.