Fortune Girl is a 5 reel, 15 payline slot that is powered by Microgaming. With a Chinese manga theme, it can be played from 15p to £15 per spin across all compatible devices (like iOS, Android, laptops and PCs). It comes with 2 bonus features with the free spins being the most lucrative.
Visually, I must Fortune Girl looks superb – it’s based on a young and ravishing lady who shows off her collection of traditional Chinese treasures (which are high value symbols). With a manga art style, symbols on the reels include Chinese writing letters as well as traditional Chinese objects like abacuses, silver ingots, gold ornaments and chests full of gold coins. The Fortune Girl also appears on the reels. The Fortune Girl logo is the wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols bar the scatter.
Look out for the round golden door symbol (which looks like a gold coin) as this is the Mystery Symbol – it appears stacked in the base game and can transform into any symbol, bar the scatter, to give you bigger wins. This is known as the Mystery Symbol feature.
The Mystery Symbol also comes into play within the Free Spins feature which is triggered when you get 3 or more Magic Lion scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. It’s possible to get a screen full of scatters which will result in a 1,200 times stake win!
Anyway, once in the feature, you will receive 14 free spins but will benefit from Super Stacked Mystery Symbols – these symbols can appear stacked up to 20 symbols high and can appear on all reels. They can also transform into any symbol including the wild and scatter. If you get 3 or more scatters appearing on a free spin, this will increase the multiplier by 1 up to a maximum of 5x.
Fortune Girl is quite entertaining and it’s all about the Mystery Symbols as this can transform into wilds and scatters during the Free Spins feature – I found they transformed into scatters which led to an increase of the multiplier. I consider it to be a medium variance title with balanced payouts in the base game and feature. There are potential wins of up to 6,000 times your total stake on each free spin!
China seems to be the most popular destination for video slots developers at the moment and Microgaming has given the old theme a fresh new look in Fortune Girl. Boasting modern, manga-style visuals, this 5 reel, 15 payline game comes with mystery transforming symbols and a bonus feature that awards 14 free spins with expanding multipliers that can boost payouts by up to 5x. Stakes range from between 15p and £15 per spin.
Visually, Fortune Girl is nicely done – a treasury full of coins and jewels forms the backdrop to the reels which are dominated by pink and purple shades. The lower value symbols are done in the style of Chinese letters. More valuable are the Chinese-themed objects such as an abacus, silvers hats, golden ingots and chests full of gold. Most rewarding of all is Fortune Girl herself.
Helping your winning chances is the Fortune Girl logo which is the game’s wild – this can land on all 5 reels and replaces everything bar the scatter and the golden door which is the Mystery Symbol.
These Mystery Symbols can magically transform into the same matching symbol when they land – they can land fully stacked too, giving you the chance to land some impressive clusters of the same symbol with potential payouts to match.
Fortune Girl also comes with a Free Spins feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to land at least 3 of the scatter anywhere on the reels on the same spin. These can land in stacked formation too and can be extremely lucrative in their own right. Fill all 5 reels with 15 scatters and the cashier will sing to the tune of 1,200 times your total stake.
Once triggered, you’ll be awarded 14 free spins. The Mystery Symbols are in play during the feature – they spin in stacks 20 high during the feature and can transform into any other symbol, including the wild. Hope to see the scatters during the free spins. Rather than adding extra free spins to your total, a multiplier will increase by 1 every time you land 3 or more scatters. This can boost payouts up to a maximum of 5x.
Most Chinese-themed video slots have taken their inspiration from historical figures, folk tales or myth and legend. It’s nice to see something a little more up to date – the manga-style visuals work well. There’s plenty of gameplay on offer here too, especially during the free spins round where the super stacked mystery symbols and expanding multipliers can deliver some impressive rewards. The overall variance is in the medium range with potential wins of up to 6,000 times your stake on each free spin.
This offering from Microgaming offers something a little different to the usual Asian-themed fare we’ve come to expect. For a fresh take on a classic genre, Fortune Girl is worth a look. Get lucky in the feature and Fortune Girl has the potential to live up to her name. If you like rewarding females, Novomatic’s Spring Queen sees high value symbols upgrade to the Spring Queen for big wins.