Boat of Fortune Review
Boat of Fortune is a game with 5 reels and 4 rows. There are 88 adjustable pay-lines and you can activate as many of them as you wish. To have the greatest chances to score wins, we recommend you to activate all 88. You can play with as little as €0.38 with 1 coin with a value of 0.01 and 38 pay-lines. Choose between 38, 68 and 88 active pay-lines. If you activate all 88 pay-lines, you can play with up to €44. Use the 3 scrollers to adjust the number of pay-lines, the number of coins, which can be from 1 to 10, and the coin size to suit your preferences.
The game has a medium level of volatility and an RTP of 96.02%. Its hit frequency is 26.99%. All symbols are paying ones and the folded scroll is the most rewarding of the regular ones. The wild pays even more than the latter and also needs to land on a line. If you land 3, 4 or 5 dragon scatters, you will trigger 8 Free Spins with Rolling Reels and Wild Stacks. Scatters are paying symbols too and grant 2 to 100 times your stake wins. The jackpot win in Boat of Fortune is €82,500, which is 1,875 times your stake.
The game is set in the ocean with a dragon-boat, in which rowers are controlling it. The sky is light blue and there are white clouds. The grid takes the centre of the screen is not very big. On the dark blue reels, you can see card royals from 9 to A, gold pots. There are also Chinese tied coins, bags, goldfish, dragon scatters, scrolls and the like. The symbols are all Chinese-related and most have Chinese letters on them. The soundtrack is melodic, adventurous and sets you in the mood for sailing. The images are nice and colourful.
Boat of Fortune Gameplay
The pay-table includes 6 card royals at the low end, 2 middle-value and 3 premium symbols, a wild and a scatter. All symbols are paying ones and to give you wins they need to land on a pay-line from left to right. Exceptions are scatters only, which pay landed in any position.
The 9 card pays 0.02, 0.11 and 1.02 times your bet for 3, 4 and 5 symbols on a line. The 10 returns 0.03, 0.17 and 1.07 times your stake. The J card grants wins of 0.05, 0.22 and 1.13 times your bet for 3, 4 and 5 symbols. The Q pays 0.06, 0.28 and 1.25 times your bet. The K card has a value of 0.07, 0.34 and 1.42. the A card pays 0.09, 0.39 and 1.70 times your stake.
The middle-paying symbols include 3 gold Chinese coins tied with a red thread and a bag. Landing 3, 4 and 5 of the Chinese coins pay 0.11x, 0.85x and 2.27x bet. The bag with the Chinese letter has a value of 0.17, 1.13 and 2.55 times your bet for 3, 4 and 5 on a pay-line.
The goldfish, gold pot and the folded scroll are the premium symbols. They all pay for 2, 3, 4 and 5 symbols on a line. The goldfish grants 0.11, 0.22, 1.42 and 3.69 times your stake. The gold pot with the Chinese inscription pays 0.17, 0.34, 1.98 and 3.97 times your stake. The most rewarding of the premium symbols is the scroll. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of it on a line from left to right to pocket 0.28, 0.56, 2.55 and 5.68 times your stake respectively.
There is a wild and scatter in the game. The wild is the drum with the word itself that substitutes for all other except for the scatter symbol. It has the highest payout of all symbols. Landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 wilds on a pay-line from left to right give you 0.34, 0.85, 2.84 and 5.96 times your stake.
Boat of Fortune Features / Bonuses
Landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters of the dragon symbol in a spin anywhere on the reels triggers 8 Free Spins. This also gives you a cash win since the scatter is a paying symbol. It is the only one that doesn’t need to land on a pay-line to give you wins. Hitting 3 scatters grants 2 times your stake, 4 scatters give you 75 times your stake and 5 of them – 100x bet.
The free spins you will play with active Rolling Reels feature. It will remove winning symbols and drop new ones in their places. This has the potential to create many consecutive wins. Another beneficial booster in the bonus game is the Wild Stacks feature. The wild stacks will grow by 1 wild per spin and up to 15 wilds can cover all positions in the best case.
Microgaming aims at Asian players with Boat of Fortune. For this purpose, the developer included an unusual sailing theme. Microgaming also used 5×4 larger than the standard grid layout. The free spins offer another math model with the rolling reels and extra wilds. These ensure the largest payouts. The game is available for play right now, so you can try it in the free demo or for real.