With a pretty Chinese theme, this Three Star Fortune slot game will have you reaching for those plump peaches and praying to the 3 gods who hold your fortune.
We like simple mobile slots. Don’t get us wrong, we also enjoy video slots with bonus games aplenty, but sometimes it’s nice to play on a machine that only takes one glance at the paytable to understand what’s going on.
Three Star Fortune is a 5×3 reel slot with 5 paylines that pay from left to right and from right to left. You have three wild symbols that show up on reels 2, 3 and 4, and when they do they expand to cover the whole reel and give you a free re-spin.
That re-spin continues if you find another wild, and yet again another wild. It’s Pragmatic Play’s answer to the Starburst slot machine.
So it’s basically identical to Starburst? Well not quite. For one, you only get 3 wild symbols, not 5 across all the reels.
For two, you get paid for a 5 of a kind win on all 10 paylines paying both ways – so the top win is double that of what the paytable says, seeing as you get paid twice.
For three, the Three Star Fortune slot is a more volatile machine. Which means that instead of getting lots of little wins often, you don’t. You get mid-size wins sometimes, and big wins rarely, but when they happen it’s more dramatic.
And yet the top win is the same as the lower variance games, so why would you pay to play here? The maths doesn’t quite make sense.
Here we found ourselves hitting the re-spins often enough to feel like there was fun animations to most of the spins, but not so often that they started to lack excitement.
We got wins of 40x, 50x or even 80x our bet, allowing us to get those big thrill moments that we loved.
That said, we wish we could have gotten a bigger top win to make this real money slot feel more worthwhile, but as it stands, if you are looking for a small moment of entertainment, this is a fun addition to the genre.
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|Mobile Slot released||June 2020|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.73% / 96.27%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Max win||500x your bet|
|Bonus rounds||Expanded Wilds, Pay Both Ways, Respins|
Expanded Wild and Respins: There are three wild symbols appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4. If they do show up, they expand to cover the whole reel and you'll get a free re-spin of the reels. You can get another respin if you get another wild on screen.
Pay Both Ways Reels: This 10 payline slot pays from left to right and from right to left on any of the betways. 5 of a kind wins are paid twice, once for each of the betting ways.
A fun twist on the pay both ways wild re-spin slots, if only it had been a little more generous with its top win, we may even have given it the extra star.
As it stands though, Three Star Fortune slot on mobile looks good and has plenty of those big gut-clenching moments when you get wins close to that 100x your bet.
Not one to play for the long term, especially as it's on the higher volatility, but it's fun for ten minutes of play. If you want something with bigger multipliers, it's worth playing on the Lightning Joker slot instead.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 1, 2021 - Rating