Roaring Forties Slot Review

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What is this mobile slot about?

You’ll be taken back to a simpler time, where you wanted more chances of winning, but still the familiar sounds and symbols of a good-old fashion slot machine.

There was a time in the distance past when classic slots were starting to venture into the realm of video slots. They went from 3 reels, to 5 reels. They added a scatter or wild symbol to throw a little spanner in the works. They added more paylines.

Roaring Forties mobile slot is what these basic hybrid ‘not quite classic, not quite video slot‘ machines must have looked like. All classic dings and dongs, with cherries, melons, bells and sevens littering the five reels. Generic but familiar.

Because of the simplicity of this Novomatic phone slot, we cannot label it anything other than a ‘advanced classic slot’. So don’t let these 5 reels and 40 paylines fool you; here you’ll be taken back to a less complicated time.

Stacked Wilds and Decent Wins

Unlike the rest of it’s Novomatic slot brothers and sisters, Roaring Forties mobile slot is of lower variance than the rest. However, it’s still higher than most. So yeah, basically, it sits right bang in the middle.

And there will be times where you’ll be drinking your way through a bottle of whisky wondering how the dame (or cash) got away. Then there will be other times when you’ll be dancing in your top hat and tails from getting a row full of symbols. It’s pretty much one or the other with this Roaring Forties slot game.

This is because the symbols come stacked. All of them. So chances are, you’ll get a different symbol on every reel and not win a penny. However, when they do line up, it’s usually to line up across a fair amount of the screen, giving you multiple high paying wins. A little patience is key here.

Too simple or not complicated enough?

And because of these highs and lows, we found ourselves wanting to move on to either Book of Ra mobile slot which provider bigger highs and more interactive wins, or move on to the brilliantly simpler but less dangerous Hot Cross Bunnies. It didn’t quite fit in our world of what it should be, sitting a little too much on that middle fence.

However gamblers who are use to the simpler games in the corner of their favourite pub will enjoy a game that looks and feels just like a real land-based video slot of old.

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Mobile slot overview

Slot typeClassic Slot
Jackpot amount500x your bet
Slot reels / paylines5 Reels / 40 Paylines
House edge6% - 4%
Slot volatilityMedium
Coins range0.01 - 0.80
Min/Max bet0.40 / 32
Max win16,000
Free spinsNo Free Spins / No Multipliers
Bonus roundsStacked Wilds
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In-game bonus features

Wild Symbol: The 'Wild!' symbol is wild. Really, it just says wild on it. Nothing more. It substitutes for all symbols except the scatter.

Scatter Symbol: The star is the scatter symbol and is the highest paying symbol of the lot, paying out 500x your overall spin bet.

Gamble Feature: Simple; after any win, you can choose to double your winnings in a basic card game. Simply choose if the card is going to be red or black, and if you guess correctly you'll double your wins, if you don't you'll lose it. Good for when you get those little wins that don't quite cover your bet.


Closing thoughts

Can you guess which of these things is not like the other? Roaring Forties mobile slot machine is certainly an odd duck hybrid of almost two types of slots.

Still, if you fancy getting a bigger thrill than on most classic slot machines and are ready to venture into the world of video slots, this one has all you need. A good betting range, plenty of paylines, some decent wins and simple scatters and wilds.

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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: August 3, 2014 - Rating 3

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