Fortunes of Sparta Slots Machine
Ancient Sparta has been the subject of many slots before – though I have yet to come across any that come close to the intensity of this game. The 3D graphics, usually in the form of a warrior jumping in front of the reels, are excellent. The sounds (mostly shouted at you, encouraging a good fight) are excellent too.
Fortunes of Sparta has some features worth seeing. You can trigger ‘Spartan Spins’ at any point, where the reels respin adding additional wins to your total. The main event is the free spins game, where you can trigger up to 100 of these. There are plenty of big wins available from the main game too. I would rate this as a higher variance game. You’ll go for a while without seeing many wins hit, then suddenly find a big windfall coming your way.
Playing Fortunes of Sparta
It is not just the feature that enables you to win big in this game. The biggest win from regular pay is a generous 100,000 coins (at 20 lines this would be 5,000 times your total spin amount). This is for 5 wilds across a win-line. Other wins are smaller, though as you will see the Spartan Streak system ensures you’ll be hitting a lot more 4 or 5 of a kind pay outs than for most other slots when this feature does kick in.
During normal play, hitting the special ‘Spartan Streak’ bonus symbol on the middle reel as part of a win triggers a sequence of respins. What happens is that the win (and wild middle reel) stay in place, with the remaining symbols respining. If you add more of the winning symbols to extend your win either turning 3 into 4 of a kind, or adding a win on another win-line – then the spins continue. These can go on for 5 or more times, covering a good portion of the reels with the same symbol. Once you have a spin with no additional wins, the feature ends and your wins are totaled. This is very similar to the ‘Spinning Streak’ feature from games including Reel Rich Devil from WMS.
Things get really interesting when you hit 3 or more of the bonus symbols. This starts the Spartan Free Spins game. First up you will see a row of shields above the reels, with 8, 10, 12 and so on up to 100 free spins. The bonus symbols stick in place and a Spartan Spins sequence starts, adding more bonus symbols and increasing the number of spins you get each time until you spin with no new shields.
The interesting thing about these spins is that all of them can trigger a Spartan Spins streak. The middle reel is always wild and any win kicks off the respins. If you are lucky enough to combine this with the maximum 100 free spins, then you could well be in for a huge jackpot payout.
How Fortunes of Sparta Works
Underneath the aggression and shouting about Sparta – this is a standard enough 5 reel video slot setup. There are 20 win lines crossing from the left to the right, and 3 rows of symbols on each reel. You will not have the opportunity to change the number of win-lines, so it is just a matter of choosing your total bet from a range of 25c to $15 per spin and hitting the green spin button.
Visually, this online slot game is stunning. The level of detail in the symbols and use of sound effects is top quality. Sounds are not limited to the shouting; there is ancient music and noises of sword fighting too. The main attraction is the warrior that jumps in front of the reels when you hit the Spartan streak. This is an amazing 3D animation, and comes complete with flames for the free spins. If you win big you’ll get even more effects ‘glory’ is shouted for a start.
Overall Experience with Fortunes of Sparta
This is easily the best Sparta / 300 type slot I have played, and I will definitely be returning at some point very soon. The intensity and darkness of the regular game play is balanced with the opportunity to hit that 5000x total bet win at any time.
The highlight is undoubtedly the free spins, where you can get a lot of the respin streaks in a row – up to 100 if you are lucky. By making each spin have the potential to trigger multiple lines, this can add up to a significant prize.
I recommend Fortunes of Sparta – check it out for yourself soon!