Yggdrasil Gaming is taking you to a traveling carnival of misfits, led by the mysterious Dr Fortuno. This is a 5-reel, 20-payline video pokie with great graphics and a creepy soundtrack. The game is playable from $0.10 per spin. Dr Fortuno is the game’s wild and covers the whole reel and will prod back and forth to form a winning combo. When this happens, the Wheel of Fortune is triggered where gamers can win tons of rewarding prize. The game also offers you with free spins feature with numerous modifiers that players can benefit from. This is a medium variance game with an RTP of 96.20%. The RTP without the progressive size is set at 93.2%
The game rules are simple and there no tricks you need to learn before you can start spinning the reels. The game features a standard 5×3 reel grid and 20 fixed paylines that pay from left to right starting from the left reel. The minimum payout is achieved by landing three of a kind. Players can bet from as little as $0.10 to $100 per spin.
Dr Fortuno offers payouts of 800x the stake. If you bet using the max wager, you are looking at a possible jackpot of $80,000.
Dr Fortuno is the Wild that covers the entire reel and substitutes for all regular symbols. Also when he lands in the reels as part of winning combo, he will nudge to cover the full reel as well as trigger the wheel of Fortune feature. This allows you to activate up to 5 spins on the wheel, each one for Fortuno that appears on the reels. When you spin the reel, you can win the following:
- A shot at winning the jackpot
- A cash prize of up to 5 times your stake
- Directly winning the jackpot
- Two extra spins on the wheel
- A multiplier of up to 5x the total spin.
If the wheel stops at the Jackpot chance, that section of the wheel gets revealed and if it stops on the unlocked part, you win the progressive jackpot.
Other symbols in the game include the Night Twins, Water Witch and the Fire Head that act as the high paying symbols. The Top Hat is the scatter that activates the Free Spins feature. There are also magic potion bottles in green, purple, red and blue colors. These represent the low end of the pay table and award from 3x to 5x your bet.
Free Spins Feature
You will always come across free spins round on most Yggdrasil pokies and this is the case with Dr Fortuno. The game allows you to pick modifiers and upgrades from six possible options depending on the number of scatters that triggered the free spins. You will be awarded with 10 free spins with one, two or three extra features when you trigger the round with 3, 4 and 5 scatters respectively. This is what is on offer:
- All low-value symbols are removed
- Extra Fortuno Wilds
- Multiplier of 2x
- 5 or 10 additional free spins
- A premium symbol changing into wild
- Both way win
If you win the low paying symbols removed, all the potion symbols will not appear. A 2x multiplier double your outcome. If you win more Fortuno Wilds on the reels, you can easily trigger the Wheel of Fortuno feature. One of the symbols—water witch, night twins or the fire head can also change into wilds allowing you more wins. The transformed symbols substitute for all symbols and don’t nudge.
Dr Fortuno Graphics and Sound
This is yet another well-designed game from Yggdrasil. The game creates a unique carnival atmosphere with an element of mystery. The reels are placed right on Dr Fortuno’s traveling carnival show with longwinded designs and an attractive red and gold color scheme. In the background, there are carnival fairy lights that occasionally flicker, and a wax candle burns adjacent to the reels.
Whenever you hit a winning combo, the stage darkens and a spotlight shines on each winning symbol. The game panel is made of red, golden and wooden planks that match Dr Fortuno’s carriage. The symbols on the reels are also animated and you will notice interesting details in every aspect of the game.
The soundtrack is some typical kind of music that you will hear in a carnival or fun fair but with an added dash of suspense. Overall, the sound effects and the artwork blend and transport you to Dr Fortuno’s universe.
Dr Fortuno Final Verdict
Dr Fortuno is quite a superb game. The bigger wins come from the Free Spins Feature where you benefit from the 2x multiplier. Also, during this feature, the high value symbols become wild and more Fortuno Wilds are formed on the reels. If you manage to fill the reels with wilds, you are rewarded 400x your total stake. When the 2x multiplier is applied, you could win 800x your stake per free spins.