Apparently, the casino software designing/producing folks over at Habañero decided their original Shaolin Fortunes slot machine game was popular enough to merit a sequel – or perhaps that the eccentric betting options offered in the “243 Ways to Win” slot were too complex. In any case, the best of the Shaolin Fortunes slot sticks around for Shaolin Fortunes 100, while the negatives have been mostly eliminated. The Shaolin Fortunes slot game is a streamlined, superior sequel that may as well be branded a reboot.
In Shaolin Fortunes 100, the symbols are basically identical to those in its predecessor: Back filling the reels are those typical icons of Chinese culture: katana swords, yin/yang symbols, holed coins, Buddhist temples and the like.
The monastery bell remains the wild symbol in Shaolin Fortunes 100, and the Shaolin fighter is once again the scatter. This scatter works in the way of most scatters; landing three or more enters the player into the free spins bonus round. Sadly, no bonus multipliers are bundled in with the scatters in Sholin Fortunes 100, as it was in the original version.
Said scatters work a bit differently in the Shaolin Fortunes 100 slot’s scheme: This time around, scatters appear only in the middle three reels, i.e. reels 2, 3 and 4. Landing three in these reels instead simply launches 15 free spins, which are retriggerable.
You bet your hidden dragon! The Shaolin Fortunes 100 slots game includes one progressive jackpot; this is won utterly randomly, so may your oneness with everything guide you to the nirvana of big coinage! (Or something like that.)
The Shaolin Fortunes 100 slot game has an astounding range of single-spin wagers possible. These range from 1¢ to $5,000 per spin, though the probability of *any* player throwing down $5,000 on a single spin of this slot machine has got to be incredibly low.
A tip for those looking to play Shaolin Fortunes 100 for real money: Be verrrrry careful when placing bets in this slot game. This slot uses a system which factors in “coin” size, number of paylines and bet level. Simple multiplication of these three factors doesn’t seem to get anywhere near the number that shows up in the “total bet” window, and the total amount won on a spin should actually be multiplied by the “coins per line” factor.
We wish we could claim that this “system” has something to do with the zernnishness of it all, but that would be a serious stretch. Unfortunately, this is all about trying to soak the player for money, which seems pretty unnecessary in a slot machine, a game of pure luck. Ah, well: Just watch you bets, OK?