New Game of the Week: Dr Fortuno

The newest game on the internet casino block is Dr Fortuno, presented with pride from Yggdrasil Gaming. The Dr Fortuno online slot game is exciting, but there is more to it.

Dr Fortuno has a jackpot, which it shares with its sister blackjack game. This means the jackpot grows with action on the jackpot and blackjack games until it hits randomly.

The online slot game features Dr Fortuno, a sinister leader of the carnival-style show who welcomes players into the games. His “Carnival of Curiosities” offers magic potions on the reels and the Wheel of Fortuno that can lead to a big jackpot victory. Complete with nudging wilds, stacked symbols, and free spins, the slot combines an air of mystery with real winnings.

The accompanying blackjack game is a five-player blackjack variation with a bonus bet and bonus game included. Players there also have the chance to win the daily jackpot.

As for the slot game, it offers 5 reels, 20 fixed paylines, and several features.

About Dr Fortuno Online Slot

As the curtain opens, Dr Fortuno welcomes players into the tent to spin.

The symbols consist of potion bottles – green, red, purple, and yellow – and magic hats, which are the wild symbols. Dr Fortuno himself is a full column and offers the chance to spin the wheel. He also nudges when appropriate.

The other main symbols are the Night Twins, Fire Head, and the Water Witch, all of which are wild. They don’t nudge but do pay the most when they appear in full. The red twins pay the most at 400 on five reels, with the purple clown paying 250 for five reels, and the green witch offering 200 for five reels. The red and blue potions pay 100 for five, while the green and purple bottles pay 60 for five.

Coin values range from $0.005 to $0.01, then upwards from $1.00 to $5.00, with many options in between. With 20 paylines, the bets actually start at $0.10 to $100.

The music is a mysterious, carnival-themed tune with a magical feel. The slot’s animated and clear graphics add further to the excitement. The objects inside the potion bottles even move. And when a payline hits, a spotlight shows on the items that created the payline.

The RTP is 96.2%.

How to Play Dr Fortuno

After setting the coin value and checking the cash bet value, the only thing left to do is spin.

If Dr Fortuno appears on a full reel or nudges into position, one free spin on the Wheel of Fortuno is granted. The jackpot can hit on the wheel, but other options include two extra wheel spins, coins in the amount of 20 up to 100, or a 2x to 5x multiplier for the payline win. (It should also be noted that an original spin can win the “jackpot chance,” which is another spin with a chance to hit the actual jackpot.)

By finding three or more scatter hats, the player wins 10 free spins. Three hats offer one feature for those spins, four hats get two features, and five hats trigger three features.

One feature offers the removal of all low-paying symbols, another is a 2x multiplier for the entirety of the free spins, and the other is more wild symbols on the reels. There are also options to add five or 10 free spins, turn a high-paying symbol into a wild, or to calculate paylines from the left and right.

A strange, clown-like mechanism chooses the features at random, and tells you which features will be present during the spins.

Where to Play Dr Fortuno

Keep in mind that this is a very high-variance game, and the wilds and paylines can be confusing. But the chance for a jackpot spin and bonus round keep players spinning.

Yggdrasil Senior Product Strategist noted; “There is a lot going on in the Dr Fortuno slot! Nudging wilds, a bonus wheel, free spins, AND a jackpot! … The cross-vertical nature of the game presents our operators with a prime opportunity to introduce their players to new verticals, using a character and game mecanics that they are familiar with.”

Dr Fortuno is already offered at some of the major online casinos. More casinos that work with Yggdrasil will likely add the game soon.

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

If you want to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter @WriterJen

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