Leagues of Fortune Slot Review
We’re back under the sea for this excellent slot game from Microgaming who keep on producing excellent slot games. There’s lots to enjoy in this game including a fantastic battle with a squid, now that’s got your interest hopefully.
It is of course another game that’s influenced by Captain Nemo from Jules Verne’s novel ‘Twenty Thousand League Under the Sea.’ There may well be that many leagues under the sea but I bet my football team couldn’t win any of them.
This is a five-reel game and has 1024 different ways to win. How does it get so many? Well, it’s because wins are paid on adjacent matching symbols and from both left to right and right to left. You’ll get plenty of wins but they’ll probably involve the lower value symbols most the time. For full details of how this works, have a look at the paytable and have some free games too. Playing the game costs between £0.50 and £50.
The look of the game is excellent and the reels are transparent so that means we can glimpse what’s below the sea in the background. Symbols include an old-fashioned diving suit, the captain of the submarine and mapping instruments. We also get the Ten to Ace playing cards that are the lower value symbols here.
It’s the Leagues of Fortune logo that is the wild in this game. This can really do your account balance wonders as it substitutes for other symbols in the game. That means a fair few winning combinations you wouldn’t otherwise have had coming your way. It’s not possible to substitute for the chest that is full of treasure as that triggers the bonus game.
There’s a gamble feature in this slot that is a little bit different from the normal guess the next card routine. ‘Your Gamble’ comes up after a win in the base game and if you want to you can only gamble half your win. It’s based on a wheel and you can win up to 20x your bet. Just how much you want to gamble is entirely up to you. The gamble all goes down to whether the pointer ends up in the red or the blue. Red sees you lose, blue wins you your gamble and you can have another one if you wish. As you increase your possible win then more of the wheel becomes red making it less likely you’ll get the win. It’s good to see something a bit different but don’t gamble away too many wins on this.
To get into the free spins bonus round you need to get either three, four or five of the chest scatter symbols. These don’t have to be on an active payline simply anywhere on the reels. That means it’s not too important having to activate all the paylines if you can’t afford to.
Now the game gets really interesting because we see a battle between the submarine and a giant squid. After seeing a certain advert, there’s no worry over whether you can be as clean as a squid, just make sure you win as much from it as possible. That’s because this is no normal squid, this is the giant squid of fortune and he’s determined to ensure that you end this game squids in (sorry couldn’t resist).
Each time it lunges a tentacle it’ll hit a symbol changing it into a number of free spins. The more you get the better as each win you get during the free spins round is subject to a 5x multiplier.
I really like this game. It has a good look to it and the bonus game can be really exciting. The Gamble feature is a fresh idea but just be careful not to gamble away too much of your winnings on it. Definitely recommended.