Fri, Sep 13, 5:48am by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Wed, Oct 9, 6:03am
RealTime Gaming have produced several pokies which appear to be based on 1970’s Asian action movies. What makes Fantasy Mission Force different is that you see clips of the characters in action whenever they are involved in a win. There is also a stirring music soundtrack, which would fit perfectly with a war movie. Add in an explosive backdrop to the free spins bonus games, and you have a pokie worth checking out.
There are some elements of the gameplay which will be familiar to fans of RTG pokies. Those include a random jackpot, plus free spins bonus games. Overlays on higher paying symbols can extend your bonus – and 2x wilds are in play too. Here are the key reasons to check out the Fantasy Mission Force pokies:
Wilds stand out on the reels thanks to their gold colouring. These show a case filled with cash, with the words wild x2 on top. They appear on reels 2 through 4 only – and so can’t create wins, which would require a matching symbol in the left-hand side reel.
What the wilds will do is substitute for the regular (non-scatter) symbols. This will help create plenty of extra wild, and they will be doubled compared to the prizes listed on the paytable.
Scatter symbols show sticks of dynamite, with an animation showing a lit fuse. These pay based on the number in view – and are not connected with the regular win-lines. The top prize for 5 of these is worth hitting. This gets you 200 times your total triggering bet. You get 15x for 4, 5x for 3 and 1x for just 2 in view.
Instead of the usual 3+ scatters, you need a scatter on reel 1 and wild on reel 5 to trigger the free spins. The scene around the reels turns to an inferno for these games. You’ll find that the prizes heat up too. You get 7 free spins, which all come with a 3x multiplier for any win. If you win with a wild, the 2x multiplier is in addition to the 3x, giving you 6x what is on the pay table.
You will also see a fuse overlaid on some symbols. This is small and does not interfere with your regular line hits. If you get 3+ in view, you see an explosive animation, and 3 extra spins are added to your total. It is possible to extend the free spins bonus many times with this ‘Kaboom’ feature.
Fans of RTG pokies might note this concept is used in the Enchanted Garden games – albeit with a more tranquil theme.
20 win-lines are used for this game. These are adjustable, and cross a regular 5-reel, 3-row grid for the reels. All the usual options like auto-play, turbo mode, and max bet are on offer.
Some weird and wonderful characters are the highest paying symbols. These include an Asian guy in a white suit, which triggers the top prize of 2500 coins. There is a guy in an army hat, a lady holding a bazooka and a guy holding a chicken completing these higher paying symbols.
Instead of playing card fillers, your smaller wins will come from lining up weapons. These include a spiked ball on a chain, shells which look like WW2 relics and a pistol.
The final prize worth noting is the random progressive jackpot. This is not linked to the gameplay; it can drop after any spin at any bet size.
There is a wooden observation tower behind the reels, and ears of corn in the foreground. This gives the impression of a stockade, which is backed up by the war-style font of the pokie logo.
The characters making up the winning symbols each have a short animation which looks like it could have been taken from a movie when involved in a win. Add in dramatic music, and you have an edgy, exciting theme.
There are plenty of ways to win big on this quirky pokie. The wilds in the base game give a handy 2x multiplier. This gets a further 3x boost in the free spins – which can be easily extended. Add to this a random progressive and big scatter prizes, and you have a pokie which is worth going on a mission to play!