Wed, Jul 31, 8:47pm by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:15am
When you’re playing a pokie, you’re always looking for an element of good fortune, so why not play a slot game with the word ‘fortune’ in the title? This Konami game features a range of Asian themed symbols including a smiling Chinese Emperor, models of cats, dragons and pigs, as well as gold bonsai trees. Look out for the gold ingot symbols, which will activate the bonus feature.
Fortune Stacks is a high energy game, with a format designed to make big wins possible. Multiplier wilds in the main bonus only intensify the action. Here are the highlights of this low to medium variance pokie:
The gold ingot acts as the scatter symbol and appears on all five reels. Land 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols and you’ll win yourself 5, 15 or 30 free spins respectively (as well as instant wins of 5x, 15x and 100x your total stake too).
Once the spins start, you’ll notice that wild multipliers have been added to the reels. The multipliers in play are 2x, 3x and 5x, ensuring a nice boost to any win. These wilds are more regular, as they now appear in the place of some of the Action Stacked Symbols (see below).
The reserved positions on one or two reels are allocated to these wild multipliers on every spin. It’s therefore possible to land two wild multipliers on a single win-line. Land a pair of 5x multipliers on a winning line and your prize will be multiplied by and incredible 25x!
More good news is that the free spins can be retriggered easily. Land the same 3, 4 or 5 scatters and 5, 15 or 30 free spins are added to your existing total, as you might expect. However, land just 2 scatters on the reels and you’ll find yourself with 3 extra spins too – this makes for regular retriggers.
This Konami designed pokie is set up for action due to the Action Stacked Symbols in play. This feature is a staple of Konami games. It is used for almost all of their pokies.
While most pokies feature the symbols appearing at random on the reels, Konami takes a different approach. On each reel there are a series of adjacent Action Stacked Symbols. These Action Stacks will be filled by one symbol from the game chosen at random (the chosen symbol can be any apart from the wild or the scatter). With this system in place you’ll regularly find the same symbol dominating much of the reels, leading to some very big multi-win line pays.
Fortune Stacks is a five-reel pokie featuring 30 win-lines that pay from left to right. The laughing emperor acts as the wild (joined by those wild multipliers in the feature) and appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 only, substituting for any other symbol apart from the bonus scatter.
The highest paying symbol is the China cat, worth 300 coins for the maximum five in a row, while both the dragon and the pig models pay 150 coins. The themed symbols are completed by the bonsai tree and a bag of gold coins, each worth 100 coins. The playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A complete the pay table.
This Konami designed pokie plays out against a deep red background, complete with a dark circular, swirling pattern. The deep red extends to the reels too, which are lit up by the sheer range of gold you’ll find on the symbols. The standout symbol is the Chinese emperor who breaks out into a beaming smile anytime you land a win with this wild.
Fortune Stacks, like many of the large range of Asian-themed games at the casino, features a range of eye-catching symbols and a good quality design. In addition, the game play ensures an all-action session. With those Action Stacked Symbols in play, the reels can easily be filled by the same symbol, while it’s the free spins that really sees the game ignite. With 2x, 3x and 5x multipliers in place across 1 or 2 of the reels, expect some nice win boosts.