The Divine Fortune slot- this game makes me feel even more like a Greek God!
It’s a five-reel, twenty-pay-line slot from Net Ent that was launched around the same time as the Sam on the Beach slot (that game’s by ELK Studios though). It’s got a progressive jackpot too, which you can see ticking up when you play it.
This game is fed by people playing it all over the world- it’s just waiting for you to scoop it. There are four jackpots to play for – the Minor, the Major and the Mega.
Look and Feel
The reels are full of legends from ancient Greece- look out for Medusa who flashes her eyes at you (in a scary way) when you line three or more up, plus a minotaur, a lion, an eagle and Pegasus- the winged stallion – who is the wild symbol.
The animations are great when the wins drop in and you’ll notice some seriously haunting ethereal music playing in the background. You’ll feel like you’re in the Temple of Zeus in Olympia with a bunch of time travelling Benedictine monks.
The rest of the symbols are made from the standard Ace, King, Queen and Jack – though this being a Greek game, the Ace looks more like a delta symbol.
My favourite bit about the Divine Fortune slot has to be the Wilds. After a Wild lands on the reels (once they have made up any possible wins), they fall one position on the reels and you get a Falling Wild Re-Spin for free.
You’ll keep re-triggering re-spins until the wilds drop off the bottom of the screen!
This all goes on in both the base game and the free spins bonus game.
Wild on Wild Feature
Now hold on to your riding hats and squeeze your knees together, because Pegasus, the divine white-winged stallion, is about to rear up and take you on the ride of your life.
If you get a Wild stallion landing behind a Falling Wild in both the base game and the free spins game, the Wild on Wild feature kicks off. The Pegasus Wild rears up on his hind legs and covers the entire reel. And that means more winning possibilities (I do love a stallion).
What’s more, each wild symbol shifts down one spot and you get your Falling Wild Re-Spin with two Wilds on the reels.
Let’s talk Free Spins, shall we, which will be awarded when you get three or more free spins symbols- the picture of the hand holding the lightning bolt.
You will get five Free Spins for three of these scatters, eight for four and twelve if you manage to land five of them.
You can re-trigger Free Spins from within the bonus round itself- a feature that we love!
And the best thing? Any Pegasus Symbol that lands- the white-winged stallion- automatically becomes a Wild on Wild. Which means ol’ Flying Ned goes up on his back legs covering the whole of the reels. And that means plenty of action in the Free Spins round.
Jackpot Bonus Game
The Divine Fortune slot has three more aces up its sleeve, and those are the progressive jackpots that you’ll see building away at the top of the game. To activate the jackpot bonus game- you’ll need three or more bonus symbols (the Pegasus Gold Coins).
You can only trigger it in the base game by the way. Each coin has a value of between 10x to 200x your bet level.
Once you get in, the name of the game is to complete rows of bonus symbols in the side game (all spins are free). If you complete one row, you win the Minor Jackpot, two rows bag you the Major Jackpot and three rows will net you the MEGA.
The Greek Myths
Let’s have a close look at the Greek myths in Divine Fortune, shall we? You get entertainment and an education with The Wombat!
Pegasus has to be our favourite symbol on the game- because he’s the ticket to that Wild on Wild feature!
If you know your stars, he’s an easy one to spot in the night sky (especially in the summer) he’s one of the most famous creatures in Greek mythology. Zeus put him up there by the way.
He’s closely linked to another legend in the slot- the Gorgon Medusa who foaled him. Meanwhile, Pegasus spent much of his time collecting thunder and lightning from Olympus for Zeus.
The next time you line up a win with three or more Medusa symbols, and she starts flashing her eyes at you, just watch it because this female monster with venomous snakes for hair may turn you to stone if you gaze upon her face.
She lost her head to Perseus in the end, who chopped it off and used it as a weapon against his foes. That’s when people started carrying mirrors around in their handbags I guess.
She’s also the highest-paying symbol in the game. Five of these lined up on a pay-line will net you 600 coins. Kerching!
That Minotaur in the game is a creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man.
It may not be that easy on the eye, but three on a pay-line pay sixteen coins and five pay three hundred.
He does look a bit grumpy, it has to be said.
You don’t hear so much about the Nemean lion, but it was a vicious beast in the Greek myths that lived at Nemea which was finally killed by Heracles- quite a feat when you think that its golden fur was pretty much impossible to pierce. If you got in the way of it claws, however, it was often Game Over as they were sharper than swords and could slice through most armour.
The Eagle Has Landed
And finally, we have the Golden Eagle- this is the Aetos Dios, a giant, golden eagle which was Zeus’ messenger and pet.
In the slot, the eagle is the lowest-paying symbol out of the beasts. You will still net two hundred coins if you line up five of them.
Divine Fortune Megaways Slot
Do you love the ancient Greek theme but feel like playing something with a bit more va va voom? Then try the Divine Fortune Megaways slot!
NetEnt has bought the license from Big Time Gaming and has increased the ante in this new version.
You’ll still find falling wilds and re-spins, but instead of five reels you’ll be playing on a minimum of six which vary in size of rows, and which can give you as many as 117,649 Ways to Win!
As you can imagine this increases the variance of the game quite a bit.
You’ll also see that they’ve given Divine Fortune Megaways a bit of a graphics refresh. You won’t see the Progressive Jackpots on the Megaways version though.
The game also comes with cascading reels. As winning symbols are removed from the reels, brand-new icons drop down from above to replace them and new wins can be made. If you are lucky you can win several times from the same spin.
It must be difficult for NetEnt to continue to come up with the goods. I mean, how do you follow the Guns ‘n Roses slot and Dracula?
And when we first fired this up, we thought “Hmmmm, it looks good, but it looks a little flat”. But then we triggered the Wild on Wild feature and that was that.
Wombat Score: 5/5
Three cheers for the Wild Pegasus! A great game from NetEnt.
How do the Jackpots Work?
There are three jackpots in Divine Fortune with a big progressive one. Land three or more golden bonus symbols to get three free spins: the number of bonus symbols that set off the bonus will land on the reels.
When one of the golden bonus symbols lands, you will win between 10x to 200x your stake. You’ll get three new spins, and the bonus symbol will freeze in place.
This goes on until you have run out of free spins, or you’ve filled a row and triggered a jackpot as follows:
Minor – one row filled with bonus symbols
Major – two rows filled with bonus symbols
Mega Jackpot – three rows filled with bonus symbols
The Minor and the Major jackpot trigger a 20x and 100x your stake win respectively, while the Mega is a local progressive jackpot that starts at 10,000.00 and grows form there.