Fortune Hill Slots
A game that bears more than a passing resemblance to the painstakingly detailed fantasy realms of J.R.R Tolkien, Fortune Hill is an enchanting 5 reel, 25 adjustable payline slot from Playtech that features a bonus wheel which can potentially award additional prizes on every spin.
With its cutesy Shire-esque backdrop and colourful cast of wizards, fairies and ogres, the game is certainly easy on the eye and has a suitably cheery soundtrack to boot – but the real aspect of Fortune Hill that will keep players coming back for more is the slot’s extensive range of features.
Wheel Of Fortune
Fortune Hill is a fully customisable slot that allows players to enable/disable paylines and choose their preferred bet amount. With line bets ranging from $0.01 to $25 and anywhere between 1 and 25 paylines available, this provides a huge scope for betting and means the game can be played for a maximum wager of £1,250 per turn for those blessed with big bankrolls and even bigger hearts.
Regular payouts in the game are triggered for matching any three-of-a-kind symbol combination (or any two wilds) on an active payline and award a cash prize of between 5x and 100x your line bet. Five-of-a-kind combos, meanwhile, start from 40x your line bet, with the maximum regular jackpot weighing in at a healthy 5,000x whenever the wild wizard symbol appears across all five main reels.
At the end of each spin, a special wheel of fortune water wheel will turn on the side of the gameboard and can potentially award an additional prize – with these random bonuses ranging from instant cash wins to multipliers and even a special re-spin feature that boasts unique frozen wilds.
As you’d expected from a Playtech slot, Fortune Hill is a graphically stunning game that features bright colours and a host of animations to liven up the gameboard. Starting with a video intro, players will instantly see the designers have spared no expense in making it a visually-striking slot.
Though featuring the regular ace-through-nine playing card symbols, the reels in Fortune Hill are kitted out with a number of unique icons, with pipes, pocket watches, ogres, fairies and a cheerful hobbit-like character denoting medium value prizes. A wizard also acts as the game’s wild symbol, while magic mushroom bonus icons and rainbow free games symbols also appear on reels 1, 3 and 5.
In terms of animations, Fortune Hill is littered with little graphical flourishes that liven up the playing experience whenever a winning payline or bonus prize is secured. The game also features a wide variety of music and sound effects, making it a highly immersive video slot in virtually every aspect.
The Magic Touch
There are two main bonus features in Fortune Hill, namely the rainbow free games and the magic mushroom bonus. The first is triggered whenever rainbow symbols appear on the first, third and fifth reels and instantly awards players with eight free spins, with additional spins also up for grabs.
During the rainbow free games, the wheel of fortune will turn after each spin and can potentially award 2, 3, 4 or 8 additional turns. This added bonus comes around pretty frequently, meaning that despite the base bonus being a bit stingy, players will usually remain in the feature for quite awhile.
The magic mushroom bonus, meanwhile, is activated whenever a mushroom icon appears on reels 1 and 5. When this happens, players will be transported to a pick-and-click screen where they choose from 12 mushrooms to unveil cash prizes, with the game ending whenever “collect” is uncovered.
The wheel of fortune feature in the base game also adds a host of additional wins to regular play. While the instant win and prize multiplier bonuses are pretty self-explanatory, players can also win the wondrous wizard re-spin, which awards three additional turns with frozen wilds appearing on reels 1, 3 and 5 or the fairy feature, which turns reels 2 and 4 into expanding wilds for one extra spin.
Let Me Be You Fantasy
As you can see, Fortune Hill is a highly-engaging game that combines all the nice graphical touches you’d expect from a Playtech slot with an incredibly diverse range of bonuses. While the additional features can certainly provide some big wins, the real incentive comes from the wheel of fortune, which can turn even a non-winning spin in the base game into a profitable experience for players.