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Quickspin have announced the new slot Wins of Fortune coming on June 13th 2017. We've got a video and lots of details about this brand new casino game.
Mobile slots from Quickspin Gaming always seem to come a little under the radar.
Which is a shame, as this is one software that has a lot to give, especially as it was recently bought by Playtech Gaming, so it’s got the resources to create special games.
So let’s take a look at this new Wins of Fortune slot for mobile and online and see if it will compete with the big boys.
Here in Europe, there’s certain tales that you automatically know by heart, with little details needed; think a little girl with a red cape. Or a boy holding a handful of beans.
Well, when you think of tales as old as time in China, you think of the Monkey King and his Journey to the West.
You don’t need to know the exact details to imagine it. You already have the theme in your mind.
You don’t have to imagine the theme if you don’t want to; we have a video right here looking at how this fresh 2017 slot will play and feel like.
The nice thing about getting the slot videos ahead of time, is that they can reveal more than the software intended.
So let’s have a quick look at what to expect, and whether it’s worth heading west/east. (Hey, it all depends on where in the world you are reading this from).
It’s bright, it’s colourful. It’s certainly beautifully designed, if not exactly revolutionary in theme.
But it’s hard to fault the look of it. The Monkey King looks like a Monkey King should, the Pig and Human Monk is represented, and the symbols are easy to distinguish, one to the other.
If we were to complain (because we always do), it’s that the gem symbols feel very generic – in fact the theme is annoyingly familiar to the Dragon Shrine slot by the same provider.
Which feels like they didn’t really try hard enough. To us, these gems don’t really add much to the imagination.
So the theme is decent, if not exactly revolutionary.
Whether you’ll play on this Wins of Fortune mobile game will be determined by if the bonus games are worth a spin.
Why are we so sure of that? Because it’s a feature that we’ve seen in other games, like the brilliant NetEnt Reel Rush phone slot, and we loved it then.
Why? Namely because on every win, the reel expand to reveal bigger reels, and more symbols, and give you a free spin.
Wins of Fortune is a 3x3x4x4x5 reel slot to start with. On every win, the ‘winds’ will blow the reels and move them by one to the left, revealing bigger reels.
It’s easier to see on the video than to try and explain it with words, but the end goal is simple; get enough wins so you end up with a 5×5 slot grid.
Usually on slots with expanding reels like in Reel Rush or When Pig Fly games, once you open up the whole board to the maximum of reels and symbols you get free spins.
Not so in this Winds of Fortune slot game.
Instead, because you’ve probably had about 4 free spins full of wins by that point, you only get what looks like one ‘super spin’ on the 5×5 grid.
Disappointed? Don’t be. A little like the Jack Hammer slot games, it looks like like the winning symbol will stay sticky, and the reels will keep re-spinning till no more winning symbols show up.
It’s a close one to call.
All the features seem to have right zing to make the heart leap.
But, still, something is holding us back from jumping up and down in glee, and it’s not the so-so Monkey King slot theme.
Reels that get bigger when you win? Free mini-spins on a win? It’s a bit like their Crystal Queen slot, but sideways, right…?
The thing is, Crystal Queen is, or so they tell us, one of the top 5 best Quickspin games month after month.
That means that players just keep spinning.
However, looking at their stats, the favourites seem to be favoured mostly by the Scandinavians. So maybe the rest of us in continental Europe, UK and Australia don’t quite see the fuss.
Don’t get us wrong, it’s a good game – we gave it 3 stars in our online slot reviews, which is very playable.
But it’s not in our top 5 Quickspin games, by any means.
Ultimately, any casino slot that tries a unique take on a feature, even if it’s similar to other bonus games out there, has got to be worth a try.
And this Wins of Fortune slot machine might not have the visual charm of Yggdrasil’s Legend of The Golden Monkey game, but the feature promises something exciting.
It will certainly make you excited for Wins of Fortune, if only because you can see the winning potential in these Quickspin slot machines.Start Playing at VideoSlots »