Big Fortune Slot Machine from Aristocrat
Big Fortune is an Asian themed live casino slot which features a large Golden Buddha as the central character.
This jovial character sits happily in the middle of a bunch of golden coins in the main graphic of the slot. He is joined on the reels by a series of other golden symbols including dragons and warriors.
The highlight of this attractively designed and solid game the free spins bonus feature where you’ll find a multiplier that becomes larger and larger as the feature progresses.
How to Win on Big Fortune Pokies
The Big Fortune slot uses the ‘Reel Power’ format where instead of using standard win lines, players will buy reels instead. All 5 reels (the default) gives you 243 winning combinations across the reels from left to right.
Golden Dragons are the highest paying symbol on Big Fortune, which will payout 1,250 coins if it makes an appearance on all five reels. This symbol shows the close up of the head of the dragon, while the next symbol on the pay table shows the same head attached to the body of a tortoise, this paying 500 coins. The same payout is awarded to head of a warrior. Both a golden Ingot and a snake slithering across a golden scene are worth 200 coins for the maximum 5.
The standard symbols are completed by the playing card numbers and letters from 9 to Ace, these pay out between 150 and 50 coins for a full house of 5 symbols.
So where does the Golden Buddha come in? Well, this is the wild symbol and will substitute for any other on the reels apart from the scatter symbol. Being a Reel Power slot, the wild can enable a large amount of additional wins. The Golden Buddha symbol will only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4.
Big Fortune Multiplied Free Spins Feature
There is no doubt that the feature round is the highlight of this Aristocrat designed live slot game. The scatter symbol shows three large golden arches set against a bright blue background. Landing 3, 4 or 5 of these scatters anywhere on the reels gives you an immediate win of 75, 250 and 500 coins respectively. However, this can become much, much better due to entry into the free spins round.
You’ll receive a total of 7 free games and the first spin is essentially the same as the base game – as no multiplier is applied. However, the second spin sees a 2x multiplier applied, and the third sees a 3x multiplier in play. This continues all the way up to the seventh and final spin, where a 7x multiplier is applied. This makes for a feature that grows in excitement – landing a big win on the final two or three spins will see a huge payout come your way.
The feature can become even more impressive as landing three or more scatters during the free spins will see it re-triggered and the multiplier will continue to increase, up to a maximum of 10x.
Big Fortune Design and Setup
This distinctive slot is hard to miss, even with the large numbers of Asian slots on most casino floors. The large Buddha sat beneath the reels on the cabinet particularly stands out. The golden symbols on the reels are eye catching too, especially when the wild Buddha starts laughing, although you wouldn’t class this slot as the best visual experience you’ll ever have, the game looks a little outdated in comparison to a number of other live casino slots. This might be due to the very generic looking playing card symbols, which take up much of the reels. The accompanying sound could have been a little more based upon the Asian theme too, this only really coming into play when you activate the free spins feature.
Playing the maximum amount of reels in the ‘Reel Power’ format will cost you 50 credits, each of these credits costing a minimum of just 1c. The ‘Reel Power’ system does make it easier for the player in some ways, as you’ll not need to memorize all of the win lines to know if you’ve won!
Big Fortune is one of those live casino slots that only really come alive when you enter the free spins feature. This might make you wonder if the game is worth playing, but the feature round is so good here that you certainly should. The increasing multiplier makes for a feature where the tension and excitement grows and grows and if you can manage to re-trigger, a mega win could be winding its way towards you.