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I have one heck of an appetite sometimes, so a game offering delicious food caught my well-trained gaming nose.
The 88 Fortune slot is a game splashed with Asian cuisine, culture, and, fortune cookies. It’s more oriental than the Imperial Riches slot for goodness sake!
This deliciously styled game grabbed me by the taste buds! I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Hong Kong with Cousin Wong Yat, so even I know that the number eight (baat) is very lucky over there as it sounds like faat. And that’s not a slur on my waistline, that means to prosper in Cantonese.
So let’s get those paws on the 88 Fortunes slot, an Asian themed 243 ways to win style fest with 4 jackpots from Scientific Gaming. After playing the 7s to Burn slot, it was nice to see some eights floating around the screen.
Look and Feel
Scientific Gaming has thrown the kitchen sink at this game and have come up with a slot that oozes opulence and exotic flavour.
The reels are set in an ornate red silk and golden screen, topped by a colourful bowl crammed with traditional fortune cookies and a chuckling pair of children. Make no mistake about it, this game is a feast to the senses with precious golden objects filling the reels. If you enjoy this game, then have a spin on the Jin Ji Bao Xi slot as well, by the way. That’s another opulent game from the same designers.
And the background music of the game enhances the atmosphere with traditional tones adding to the Asian theme.
This mouth-watering slot serves up 3 rows, 6 reels and a chunky 243 ways to win.
Bag a win by landing matching icons left to right on consecutive reels.
While you spin those reels, check the treasure trove of Chinese artefacts on the screen. The top-scoring icon is a golden eagle : 5 of these make a tasty 1,000 coins for you. Other perfectly crafted icons include a traditional junk boat, a golden tortoise, gold bowls and coins.
The Ace through 9 of the card deck in bold colours with decorative stars make up the lower value icons.
There’s also a golden gong with a stick as the game’s Scatter, which subs for all icons except the Wild. For cultured folks, this game’s Wild is a traditional Fu Bat: that is a lucky pattern with bats. That’s another one of those great Chinese word plays: the word “bat” (fu, Chinese: 蝠) in Chinese sounds identical to the word for “luck” (fu, Chinese: 福),
Go get the gold!
We all love a bit of bling and 88 Fortunes slot is a game that wants you to feel the gold fever and buy-in some extras. By adding more gold to your pot, you can increase your stake and increase your chances of getting the bigger jackpots.
Lure 3 Scatters onto the reels to trigger the Free Spins feature where you will be awarded 10 free games to try and get those rewards rolling in. During this mode, the lower value icons are swapped out and replaced with 5 high-value icons. Kerching!
Hit the Jackpot
Besides the rip-roaring look and feel of this slot, this game offers not one, but four increasingly large jackpots. There’s a Mini, Minor, Major and Grand jackpot to win.
You can’t miss the iconic Fu Bat, the game’s Wild, which flies into action on reels 2, 3 and 4. Land one of these on the reels and you will trigger the Fu Bat Jackpot feature. For Fu’s sake, that’s worth a shot!
You will see a screen filled with 12 gold coins. Pick coins to reveal 3 matching baby icons. Each baby hugs a different emblem with the Grand Jackpot being a boy cuddling a Fu Bat icon. And of course, the more you bet, the larger your jackpot.
The 88 Fortunes slot is a slice of slot perfection with its fancy looks, slick sounds and a treasure trove of extras. The Fu Bat Jackpot is enticing, and the free spins with transforming high-value icons is a nice touch. And there’s not one, but 4 jackpots. Let’s hope 88 is lucky for you too.
Wombat Score: 4.5 out of 5
An Asian feast for the senses with features aplenty.