To say (write?) that the Flame of Fortune slots game is packed with special features would be a nearly criminal-level understatement. Let’s put it this way: We’ve seen literally thousands of these games and rare indeed is the slot that can match Flame of Fortune in terms of video bonuses and just straight-up innovative design. Sadly, a few unwanted eccentricities may trip up the conscientious player before he/she even starts. For example, we have no idea why the game screen opens with an assault on the English language which informs us in all caps that “Golden Reels deliver the Fortune Drop with Flames of Fortune Bonus Wheel” and “Play the Big Bet Game and play the Wheels of Fate for extra wilds and golden reels
Okay, the makers of Flame of Fortune (or at least the copy editors for the game’s text; call me, guys!) are making it sound slightly more complicated than the somewhat complex system of bonus rounds works. We’ll explain. At first sight, Flame of Fortune seems like your typical online slots game. However, a quick inspection reveals differences aplenty – differences from probably any slots games you’ve ever seen.
For example, check out the button marked “BB” to the right-hand side of the screen. This is a fantastic way to jump into the unique gameplay offered by Flame of Fortune. This “BB” stands for “Big Bet.” This needn’t actually be too big a bet per se, but what you’ll be doing is making a block of bets for one lump sum.
The Big Bet Games are a round of at least five spins. In the Big Bet Game, the “Wheels of Fate” feature is launched; this turns up to two reels wild on every spin in the round. All wilds are expanding wilds. In addition, the “Gold Reels” feature can lock up to three reels in place on the game board.
Before the big bet game, the player spins a “Wheel of Fate” in order "to enhance the big bet spins." These award features or extra wilds. The “Flame of Fortune Wheel” is yet another wheel video bonus round which can award bonuses and features. Prizes are awarded and the player is offered a choice of the prize or to – guess what? – Spin the Wheel for an alternative prize.
The standard version of Flame of Fortune plays pretty well and contains its own interesting perks. A very strange mix of symbols, vaguely Narnian-looking, fill the reels: the lion of strength, the wizard of wisdom, the praying hands of faith, and the scales of justice. Also, the A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols are included because poker.
This version of the Flame of Fortune includes two wilds, both symbolizing descending pigeons (of peace, presumably). The dove in the ovular frame is a traditional wild, but the rectangular-framed one substitutes for literally *all* symbols – no exceptions.
O yes, Flame of Fortune has yet another game board. The “Fortune Drop” bonus round may be triggered at any time. This launches a whole new game screen with different symbols: Earth, sun, moon and stars compose the set. A cascade-style game begins, with any aligned combinations of like symbols numbering four of more are erased from the reels and replaced with new symbols. Lots of coinage available here for the winning!