Do you own any Jodhpurs, Wombat fans? Put them on! We’re going horse racing. Just wear your pyjamas if you can’t find them.
Welcome to the world of Big Horsey Fortune, a horse-racing-themed slot game by Inspired Gaming.
This game invites you to race your way to winnings on a vibrant 5×3 reel-set with gameplay that goes off on a gallop. Let’s try and grab some silverware!
Look and Feel
The Big Horsey Fortune slot is set on a sunny horse-racing track. The game’s reels spin to the sound of horse patter and winning rhythms. The reels sit on a great image of a racetrack where the action is building. It’s Race Day!
The soundtrack is pretty good too, it gets us right into the trackside mood. There’s a bloke with a megaphone announcing all of the horses racing for the day. He sounds like he has had a few.
I love the cute horsey “nickering” sound as you spin the reels, and they come to a stop with a “clip, clop, clip, clop, clip”.
The high-value symbols include various horses, binoculars, horseshoes, a jockey’s helmet, and a saddle. The punter is the wild symbol and the golden rosette is the scatter symbol. Let’s hope you see plenty of those!
The eight horse symbols are Mixed Pays. They will award line wins in any combination. Land five for a 20x your stake win. Land four for a 5x your stake win. Land three for a 1x your stake pay-off.
This game has ten pay lines. The maximum win per line is calculated as the Highest symbol multiplier x the maximum coins per line. You can win as much as 2500x your stake on the Big Horsey Fortune slot if you are lucky enough.
Gameplay and Main Features
The 5×3 reel layout has ten fixed bet ways, which pay left to right when at least three winning symbols appear from reel one in the base game. There is a wild symbol that substitutes for all symbols apart from the bonus symbols.
The game encompasses the mechanics and gameplay of Inspired’s top-performing title, Big Fishing Fortune™, with the addition of a dual gamble feature, allowing access to Free Spins.
Bonus Features, Free Spins
Three or more bonus symbols will trigger the game’s “Match 3 for your Big Winner” Pick ‘n Win Game. You pick tiles at random which will reveal nags and fillies of varying values, with up to 100x multipliers. You need to pick three of the same horses. The amount you scoop will be your Big Winner value and the prize raced for the winning jockey during the Free Spin Bonus.
During the Bonus, you will have unlimited Free Spins until you’ve collected the Big Winner.
In the bonus, the Big Winner will only have one value, selected in the match 3 game
– With three bonus symbols the big winner can be 100x, 50x, 30x, 20x
– With four bonus symbols the big winner can be 100x, 50x, 30x
– With five bonus symbols the big winner can be 100x, 50x
The values on all horses are multiples of the base game stake.
When a punter and any horses land in view, the values shown on all horses are awarded to the player. If a Big Winner symbol lands, it will lock in place until a punter lands and subsequently all values won are paid along with all other horses in view, and the Bonus ends.
Like any good Inspired Game, you can take another punt on your winnings. You just need to toggle the Gamble Button “on” or “off”.
When you go into the Gamble Game, you will see two wheels. On the left wheel you can win a 50% win boost, a 100% or a 200% boost. Only if you win the gamble of course.
The right wheel offers you a chance of winning a scatter bonus entry.
Press either wheel during the feature to gamble your winnings and spin the pointer. This isn’t available in all jurisdictions such as the UK.
It’s horses for courses, I know, but the Big Horsey Fortune slot is an entertaining, engaging game with a medium volatility setting. If you’re looking for a spell trackside, Big Horsey Fortune is worth a spin.
For more titles with similar mechanics to Big Horsey Fortune, check out Rainbow Riches Race Day, 9 Races to Glory, Baby Hercules5, and Big Fishing Fortune.
Wombat Score 4.3/5
“You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink”, so the saying goes. Well, we reckon you should at least give this slot a go.