If you liked the immersive qualities of NextGen’s underwater adventure, the Enchanted Mermaid slot, or warmed to the charms of RTG’s Mermaid Queen, then you’ll probably dive in and enjoy online slot developer NetEnt’s addition to the portfolio of slots marked, ‘Aquatic’, Fishy Fortune.
Don’t expect a polished Net Ent game in the mold of Demolition Squad, however: Fishy Fortune ends up being something of a wet halibut.
A 5-reel, 10-payline online slot, what Fishy Fortune lacks in paylines it makes up for in coins and jackpots. Betting starts at a relatively steep $0.10, but the game does feature a progressive jackpot when playing at the maximum betting range.
On the Reels…
As well as the 9-through-Ace symbols – here made up of pieces of driftwood – there are plenty of coral dwellers adorning the seascape reels: clownfish, lanternfish, mermaids, seahorses, octopuses, oysters, and the feature symbol, the treasure chest.
Win a 10,000-Coin Jackpot
The treasure chest is the game’s Wild and substitutes for all symbols other than the Scatter. Five Wilds of course pays out the maximum, in this case 10,000 coins.
The Scatter, meanwhile, is the oyster shell, and will award anything up to 30 free spins when you hit at least three on the reels. Don’t expect any expanding Wilds or simple multipliers with the free spins – they are as basic as you can get.
Finally, the game’s progressive jackpot is bagged when you hit five octopus symbols across the reels.
If underwater adventures are your thing, you’ll probably warm to Fishy Fortune, but other than some free spins, and the prospect of a hard-to-win progressive jackpot, there’s not much else to see here.
I even found the animated reels a little sloppy – a massive blur then suddenly the reels fall into place. My advice is to stick to the simple-yet-rewarding charms of the two slots I recommended at the top of the review.
Slot Game: Fishy Fortune
Theme: Animals, Fish, Ocean
Lines: 5 Rows: 3
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