Fortune Hill Slots
The introduction sequence to this PlayTech designed slot is one of the best you’ll find online. The minute long animated clip features a leprechaun and an Ogre fighting over a bunch of lucky mushrooms, while a wizard and a Tinkerbell style fairy also show their faces. This sets the scene nicely for this highly original game, where alongside the reels you’ll find a wooden spinning wheel with sixteen different segments. This wooden wheel opens up a range of bonus games that can be found alongside the other features awarded on the reels, making for one of the most entertaining slots you’ll find.
The setting for the slot is in a meadow, with rolling hills and mountains in the background. The dwellings are built into trees and the small doors will certainly look somewhat familiar to fans of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ franchise, exactly like the houses where the Hobbits would live. The big footed central character of the slot that emerges from the dwelling looks like a cross between a hobbit and a leprechaun, although his guitar playing certainly has a more Irish feel. The game is excellent graphically, both during the base game and especially throughout the numerous features. A jaunty, uplifting little tune accompanies each and every spin, while birdsong plays throughout your time at the game
How to Play & Real Money Versions of Fortune Hill
If you strip the game bare of all the features, you’ll find a somewhat standard 5 reel game with 25 win lines. The number of win lines can be changed to any number between 1 and 25 and you’ll multiply this number by the coin amount to give you your total stake for each spin.
If you can gain a little bit of fortune, the wins might come along on a regular basis. Base wins are achieved when landing three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line, with the biggest prizes gained for landing 5 in a row. The Leprechaun, the fairy and the ogre are the top paying of all the standard symbols with wins of 1,000, 500 and 300 coins respectively for a full house of 5. Alongside these on the reels you’ll find a wooden pipe, a golden pocket watch and carved wooden playing card symbols.
The wizard is the wild symbol of the slot and will substitute for any other on the reels apart from the bonus and the free games symbol. This is also the highest paying at the slot, with a win of 5,000 coins coming your way for 5 of a kind.
The Fortune Wheel
Once the 5 reels have come to a stop the fortune wheel will stop at one of the segments. Some of these segments are blank and will have no impact on the game. However, many do actually offer one bonus or another. These include multipliers of 2x, 3x and 4x which are applied to any wins you might have achieved; a wizard’s hat which offers re-spins with freezing wilds, cash prizes and expanding wilds.
Fortune Hill Features
Magic Mushroom Bonus – This is activated by landing the colourful red mushroom on both reels 1 and 5. You’ll be taken to a screen showing 12 different multicolour mushrooms and pick each one in turn, winning cash prizes. The round comes to an end when you find the mushroom which reveals ‘collect’. Any multiplier awarded during the base game for the spin will also be applied to this feature.
Rainbow Free Games – This feature is activated when you find the rainbow symbol appearing on reels 1, 3 and 5. You’ll start off with 8 free games, but the fortune wheel now holds the symbols +2, +3, +4 and +8. Any time one of these lands the relevant number will now be added to the number of free spins. Multiples gained during the base game will once again be applied to this bonus round, making it potentially highly profitable.
Fortune Hill Slot Summary
Your first impression of this slot will certainly be a good one, the opening animation sequence really setting the scene for this fun and humorous game. However, there is much more than just an entertaining storyline here. This slot is jam packed with features that can be won at any time. The fortune wheel certainly adds an extra dimension to the base game and this alone would make for a good slot, yet if you add in the free spins round and the mushroom bonus round, you’ve got one of the most original games you’ll play. There are many ‘fortune’ based games out there, but Fortune Hill towers above the crowd.