Divine Fortune Basic Information:
When it comes to the name of pokies some games go for the subtle. Others abandon the pretence with little regard and jump straight into obvious territory. What do we want people to think about when they play our pokie? How about winning lots of money? Okay, good, but we can do better than that. How about Divine Fortune? You know, as in the wealth of the gods? Great, send it to the team! Is the rest of the game as obvious as the name, or is there more to this one? Keep reading to find out…
This game operates under the use of the NetEnt gambling software system. The talented programmers and designers from NetEnt are well known for going the extra mile in their creations, and Divine Fortune is no exception. This game was released on the 25th of January, 2017.
The NetEnt 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 NetEnt.
Divine Fortune comes with a total of 20 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet sits at 20
- The maximum coins bet sits at 200
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 0.50
- The return to player offered by this game sits at around 96.6%, which is around average.
By clicking on the spanner icon towards the lower left of the game screen the player can access the options menu. This is only a small menu consisting of a total of three options. These are listed below.
- Quick spin
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.
- Intro Screen
When toggled this option disables the intro screen from appearing the next time the player starts the game.
- Spacebar to spin
When toggled this options adds spinning the reel with the spacebar as a possible option. This means another simple way of spinning the reels.
Additional options can be accessed by clicking on the autoplay button. The basic options here allow the play to select from 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 250, 500, 750 or 1000 autospins.
The player can also click on the advanced settings button to further customise when their autoplay will end. There are five different stopping scenarios to choose from here:
- On any win
- If Free Spins are won
- When a single win exceeds an entered amount
- If cash increases by an entered amount
- When cash decreases by an entered amount
Other Helpful Additions
Divine Fortune also comes with question-mark and “i” icons. Both of these detail much the same thing, basic game and winning information, but the “i” button does this within the game and the question-mark opens a secondary text page. The page accessed by the “i” button also lists all payout information, paylines and bonus info.
There are a few different areas in which Divine Fortune takes its inspiration, though these all follow a similar theme: classical mythology. With the game screen being framed with statues and the symbols on the reels carrying such noteworthy additions as the gorgon Medusa and the Nemean lion it seems that Greece and Rome is the name of the game. There isn't really much to add here, except to say that if you are a fan of the classics then you'll get a kick out of this one.
Other Features and Bonuses
The falling wild symbol in this game comes in the form of a white horse head. When this symbol appears the falling wild feature will come into play. When this occurs the symbol will drop one position on the reels. Following this an addition spin will take place. These respins will continue until all wilds have disappeared from the reels. This is available in both regular play and the free spins bonus game.
Related to these wilds is the wild on wild feature. This is activated when a wild is stacked on top of another wild symbol. When this occurs the wilds will then expand to cover the entire reel for one spin.
The free spins symbol in this game comes in the form of a fist clutching lightning bolts. When three or more of these are gained in single spin the player gains access to the free spins bonus game. These do not need to appear on an active payline in order to generate a win.
- 3 of these give 5 free spins when gathered
- 4 of these give 8 free spins when gathered
- 5 of these give 12 free spins when gathered
The jackpot bonus in Divine Fortune is earned through the above medal symbols. These can combine with combinations of other symbols. When this happens the symbols are send to the amphora to the right side of the screen. When three or more of these are collected the player gains access to the jackpot bonus game.
As mentioned above, the free spins game in Divine Fortune is accessed when the player gains three or more free spin symbols within a single spin. In this game all wilds will becomes wild on wild, meaning that the wilds will automatically expand to cover the entire reel.
The jackpot bonus game is accessed when the player has collected 3 or more jackpot symbols. When this game is started a 3×5 grid appears. The gathered symbols are then randomly placed on this grid. These will then payout bonuses based on how many consecutive coins appear. This includes the added bonuses of:
- Minor jackpot when one row is full of bonus symbols
- Major jackpot when two rows are full of bonus symbols
- Mega jackpot when three rows are full of bonus symbols
How to Play:
Basic play for Divine Fortune is as simple as a player selecting a coin value and level and clicking spin. Alternatively the player can maximise their possible bet by simply clicking on the Max Bet button to the right of the spin icon.
Clicking the autoplay button allows the player to go through a selection of different amounts of autospins. From here the user can also click on the advanced settings button in order to manually select different stopping scenarios. These include on any win, when free spins are won, if a single win exceeds an entered amount, or if cash increased or decreases by an entered amount.
Overall Design and Usability:
A modern game with a classical theme. Divine Fortune was released at the beginning of 2017, and this is immediately obvious by taking a look at the game. All of the graphics and animations contained within are of extremely high quality, with the statues which appear to have been designed from 3D modelling software being of incredibly high quality. This quality extends to the symbols themselves, the roaring lion and the hissing snake heads of medusa doing a lot to sell the effort which went into this pokie. This is aided by the general gold and red colour scheme and the ambient backing music. Great effort all around here.
Whenever I see a newer pokie, especially one which looks as good as this one, I worry that it might not run very well on my less powerful testing device. In almost all cases, at least when it comes to pokies from NetEnt, I am pleasantly surprised. Even through the game lacks the very helpful graphics options of some of its contemporaries this should be only a minor problem. Everything in this game, from the buttons to the payouts, happens quickly and without stuttering or other issues.
Where to find it:
NetEnt games stand with Microgaming as some of the most popular available. If you already have a favourite gambling website then check out if they offer NetEnt games, if they do then you might be able to find Divine Fortune there. If it is not available, or if you want a more direct list then check out the links below.
When I went into this review I was ready to tear this game apart based on how silly I thought the name. As usual, I was wrong. This is a fantastic creation from NetEnt in almost all areas. This is a pokie which looks great, runs well and has a fun selection of bonuses and bonus structures. You don't need to be a fan of classical Greece in order to appreciate this game – if it's on offer from you casino of choice then we absolutely recommend checking it out.
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