Miss Fortune Basic Information:
Ever have a bout of misfortune? Of course you have, we all experience this at some point in our lives. With a name like Miss Fortune you might expect this pokie to offer a poor payout, but fear not: Miss Fortune is simply the name of the main character. This pokie joins the eponymous Miss Fortune in her search of, well, fortune, which she will likely use to change her legal name to something which doesn't bring disaster to mind. Is this Miss Fortunate, or is this pokie more likely to help you miss a fortune? Read our review to find out…
This pokie was created by the developers at Playtech. While not the biggest name in the business, Playtech still has a strong place within the pokie community. Since 1999 Playtech have established they have the talent to deliver quality, covering a wide range of electronic casino games. This game was released on the 1st of September, 2016.
The Playtech system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from Playtech.
Miss Fortune comes with a total of 25 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet are static.
- The maximum coins bet are static.
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 50.00
- The return to player offered by this game is 95.03%, which is towards the lower end of average.
By clicking on the spanner icon towards the upper right of the game screen the player can access the options menu. This brings up a menu with 3 different sections. These are as follows:
- Disable Warning Messages
This option simply toggles various messages from appearing within the game.
- Skip Intro Video
This option toggles the opening video from playing the next time that the player enters the game.
- Disable Multigame View Screen Resolution Warning Message
This toggle turns off the message which appears when the player sets the view screen to a less than optimal resolution.
- Fast Play
Enabling this option speeds up the spinning of the reels. This means that these is less time spent waiting around between the time you click spin and when the reels come to rest, speeding up the entire experience.
A simple slider which allows the user to change the overall volume level.
- Game Sounds
This option toggles off all of the game sounds.
- Background Sounds
This option toggles off all of the game's background sounds.
- Dealer Voices
This option toggles off the dealer voices, which appears to be useless within this game.
Additional options can be accessed by clicking on the autoplay button. The basic options here allow the play to select from 10, 25, 50 or 99 autospins. The player can also choose to spin until the stop button is clicked.
The game also comes with a turbo button towards the lower right of the game screen. This toggles works as a simple way to enable quickspin – the speeding up of the reels spinning process.
Other Helpful Additions
Miss Fortune also comes with an info help button. This button opens a page which details all of the symbol worth, the bonus symbols and payline information.
The game can also be muted by simply toggling the sound button located on the lower left of the game main screen.
Miss Fortune does not appear to be based of any pre-existing property. We can only imagine that the poor woman has had a hell of a teasing most of her school life, and now she searches for the means to legally change it. Or, perhaps, find a partner. Mrs. Fortune does sound a lot better than Miss Fortune, after all.
Other Features and Bonuses
The wild in Miss Fortune comes in the form of a crystal ball. These symbols can appear in both the main game and the re-spins bonus game. Wilds can substitute for any symbol except for the scatter and the bonus. These will only payout the highest bet per payline. These symbols can also generate payouts in the following quantities:
- 2 wilds give a bonus of 20 when gathered on a single payline
- 3 wilds give a bonus of 90 when gathered on a single payline
- 4 wilds give a bonus of 400 when gathered on a single payline
- 5 wilds give a bonus of 5000 when gathered on a single payline
Each time one of these symbols appears on the reels but does not contribute to a win it will be stored. Once three of these are stored the player gains access to the Crystal Ball Respin Feature. This engages a free re-spin where the stored crystal balls are added to the reels.
The scatter symbol in Miss Fortune comes in the form of the above icon. Gaining three or more of these on a single spin grants access to the Miss Fortunes Free Games. Gaining 2 of these in 1 spin adds one to the free games counter. This counter will give the stored additional free spins when the free games are eventually won. These can only appear on reels 1-4. These do not need to appear on an active payline in order to generate a win. They can also generate additional multipliers in the following ways
- 3 scatters give a 3x multiplier when gathered in a single spin
- 4 scatters give a 10x multiplier when gathered in a single spin
- 5 scatters give a 100x multiplier when gathered in a single spin
The bonus symbol in this game comes in the form of a sleeping dragon. These can appear on reels 1,3 and 5 and give access to the Teachers Pet Bonus. This bonus brings up a new screen with locked, uh, lockers. The player will have ten picks to select these lockers and reveal cash prizes.
The Miss Fortune Free Games bonus game in Miss Fortune is accessed when the player has gathered a minimum of 3 scatter symbols in a single spin.
In this game the player is given 7 free spins plus the total amount of free game spins which they have stored. During this game the player has access to a 2x multiplier. Any spin which does not result in a win will increase this multiplier by 1x, up to a maximum of 10x. Additional free spins cannot be retriggered from within this game.
How to Play:
Basic play for Miss Fortune is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.
Clicking the autoplay button allows the player to go through a selection of different amounts of autospins.
Overall Design and Usability:
When it comes to design this is a game which shows great dedication to its theme. Miss Fortune appears to be some sort of magician, with the symbols and paylines sparkling to reflect this. This whole magical theme works extremely well and has been shown a lot of attention and effort. From the animation of Miss Fortune herself to the design of the symbols and animations, this game does a great job at selling an idea. This is mostly accomplished though the use of golds and sparkling effects which, while impressive, never overwhelm.
When it comes to usability this is a game which performs very well. During our testing procedure we found no issue at all with the game, either in terms of performance or reliability. It is a little bit disappointing that the game does not come with and graphics options, though. These can help players on older or less powerful hardware get in on the action, so by missing these they are effectively cutting their player base.
Where to find it:
Playtech may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the Playtech framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!
A fun game which is nice to look at, and with some fun bonuses. If you are the type of pokie player who stick the games of NetEnt and Microgaming then you'll be missing out, as Playtech have done a fantastic job with this one. Miss Fortune is a game which has had a lot of work put into it, work done by talented designers with obvious pride in their creations. This is a pokie which we can absolutely recommend for players both old and new.
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