Fortune of the Gods slot review

Ash Gaming have released a brand new, exclusive slot called Fortune of the Gods. First of all let us post up their own info and screenshots before we get on with our own review:

Fortune of the Gods – Player Instructions

INTRODUCTION
Fortune of the Gods is a 5-reel 243 ways pay slot with a mystical, Godly theme. The game has 8 unlockable features as well as Lightning Strikes giving more ways to win big.

Step 1: Getting Started

Press the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ TOTAL BET buttons to choose your total bet between 30p and £150 (or currency equivalent).
Click on the ‘PAYTABLE’ button to view the paytable, which shows the potential winnings for each reel combination, scatters, bonuses etc.

Step 2: How To Play

Press ‘SPIN’ to start the game.
The reels will spin and eventually stop at random.
If 3 or more matching symbols appear on consecutive reels (starting from the left) then you win. Any winning combinations you have will be highlighted and your winnings will be credited to your account balance.
At the end of any spin Lightning Strikes can be triggered at random. Once active clouds swarm across the top of the reels and lightning strikes hit a number of different symbols turning them into one of the payout symbols.
3 Bonus Scatter symbols anywhere on reels 1, 3 and 5 awards the Fortune of the Gods Bonus.
Achieving the Bonus for the first time awards the Hermes Free Spins Bonus.
Achieving the Bonus for the second time unlocks and awards the Venus Free Spins Bonus.
Achieving the Bonus for the third time awards the Woden Free Spins Bonus.
Achieving the Bonus for the fourth time awards the Inti Bonus.
Achieving the Bonus for the fifth time awards the Cai Shen Free Spins Bonus.
Achieving the Bonus for the sixth time awards the Fortuna Free Spins Bonus.
Achieving the Bonus for the seventh time awards the Aphrodite Free Spins Bonus.
Achieving the Bonus for the eigth time awards the Zeus Free Spins Bonus.
If the Bonus is achieved nine times or more any one of the Gods can be selected.

Wild Symbol

The Wild symbol can be used to help form line wins by substituting for other symbols.
The Wild symbol cannot substitute for scatter symbols or bonus symbols.
Only the highest paying win on each line is paid (for example 3 wild symbols being a win or those symbols being used with another symbol to make a win of 4 symbols will only pay which of those two is the highest)

Fortune Of The Gods Bonus

If 3 Bonus Scatter symbols land anywhere in view on reels 1,3 and 5 then the Fortune of the Gods Bonus is triggered.
The game cuts to a different screen where a map is shown.
The Bonus map has 8 different gods that all have a different bonus.
Each part of the map unlocks on feature entry, until all 8 gods have been unlocked.
Once all the gods have been unlocked the player will then choose which God bonus they want.

Hermes Free Spins Bonus

Once activated the player chooses the volatility rating for the free spins: 10 Spins with all wins x5; 15 Spins with all wins x3; 20 Spins with all wins x2;
Up to an additional 5 Free Spins can be achieved if the Bonus symbol appears anywhere in view during free spins.
The feature continues until all Free Spins have been played, where the player is awarded the amount displayed in the Bonus Winnings panel.

Venus Free Spins Bonus

Once activated the player will be prompted to Pick a Clam.
If a symbol is revealed, during free spins the symbol will be transformed into the Fortune of the Gods symbol.
If Free Spins are revealed, they are added to the Spins Remaining panel (up to 9 Free Spins can be awarded).
Continue picking until START FREE SPINS is revealed, where free spins are played out on enhanced reels.
Up to an additional 5 Free Spins are awarded if the Bonus Scatter symbol lands in view, which are added to the Spins Remaining panel.
The feature continues until all Free Spins have been played, where the player is awarded the amount displayed in the Bonus Winnings panel.

Woden Free Spins Bonus

Once activated, the player enters Woden Free Spins, where you are awarded 15 Free Spins.
Any shields that appear in view during free spins will accumulate into a 3 stage trail.
Once complete a shield will roll across the screen and the reel sets will now be 5×4 and 1024 ways pays.
If another 3 stage trail is complete the shield will roll across and the reel sets will now be 5×5 and 3125 pays (no more shields can be accumulated after this point).
An additional 5 Free Spins are awarded for each 3 stage trail completed, which are added to the Spins Remaining panel.
The feature continues until all Free Spins have been played, where the player is awarded the amount displayed in the Bonus Winnings panel.

Inti Bonus

Once awarded the player will be prompted to Pick A Block on the Inti Temple.
Revealing ADVANCE moves up to the next level of the temple.
Continue picking until a Multiplier is revealed – where the player exits the feature with a win based on the multiplier of their Total Bet – or Wheel of Gods is reached.
Wheel of the Gods is played on a separate screen. Spin the wheel to be awarded a big money multiplier of the Total Bet staked.

Cai Shen Free Spins Bonus

Once activated the player is awarded 10 free spins, played on enhanced reels.
During Free Spins all Cai Shen Wild symbols that appear in view stick in place for the remainder of the free spins.
Up to an additional 5 Free Spins are awarded if the Bonus Scatter symbol lands in view, which are added to the Spins Remaining panel.
The feature continues until all Free Spins have been played, where the player is awarded the amount displayed in the Bonus Winnings panel.

Fortuna Free Spins Bonus

Once activated the player is awarded 7 free spins, played on enhanced reels.
During Free Spins any wins achieved will lock in place starting the Fortuna Streak, with all losing symbols respinning for the chance of improving the initial win.
The process continues until no new wins are generated.
Fortuna Free Spins cannot be retriggered.
The feature continues until all Free Spins have been played, where the player is awarded the amount displayed in the Bonus Winnings panel.

Aphrodite Free Spins Bonus

Once activated the player is awarded 8 free spins, played on enhanced reels.
During Free Spins any Aphrodite Wild symbols that appear in view expand to cover the whole reel strip.
Additional Free Spins are awarded if the Bonus Scatter symbol lands in view, which are added to the Spins Remaining panel.
The feature continues until all Free Spins have been played, where the player is awarded the amount displayed in the Bonus Winnings panel.

Zeus Free Spins Bonus

Once activated the player is awarded 3 free spins, played on enhanced reels.
During every spin a Lightning Strike will hit the reel.
Clouds swarm the top of the reels and lightning strikes hit a number of different symbols turning them into one of the payout symbols.
The feature continues until all Free Spins have been played, where the player is awarded the amount displayed in the Bonus Winnings panel.

Auto Play

By selecting ‘AUTOPLAY’ you can choose to place up to 50 bets automatically, one after the other. Alternatively you can choose to select “UNTIL BONUS” and then Auto Play will continue until any of the bonus rounds are triggered. Select your stake as normal then press the ‘AUTOPLAY’ button to select the number of ‘Autoplay’ bets you want to play.
Auto Play will turn off if you get into any bonus round including Free Spins.
You can stop Auto Play from continuing onto the next spin by clicking the ‘STOP AUTOPLAY’ button.

Other Features
BETTING HISTORY: Select this from the OPTIONS menu to display a log of the previous games in the current session showing your bets placed and the outcomes.

BACKGROUND SOUND ON/OFF: Select this from the OPTIONS menu to switch on/off the background sound within the game.

SOUND ON/OFF: Select this from the OPTIONS menu to switch on/off all audio within the game. You can also press the ‘MUTE’ button at the top of the screen.

HELP: Select this from top of the screen (or select “HOW TO PLAY THE GAME” from the OPTIONS menu) to open this help page.

RTP

Main Game

95.60%

Fortune of the Gods slot review

Now it is far too early for a full review of this slot, with it having only been released this week. But our initial thoughts are partially positive.
It is a cracking looking slot and the variety in the bonus feature (8 variations) should keep the casual slot player entertained.
The additional Lightning Strikes mini feature is usually far from spectacular in most instances but it does depend though on what symbol it is throwing up, we landed a nice x60 win when it gave us the pyramid symbol.

We have played a test session long enough to test out each of the bonuses. Once you have completed all 8 bonuses you can then choose which bonus you want to take from then onwards.

Hermes = we selected 10 games at x5 multiplier, landed 3 extra free spins and ended with a nice win of x60

Venus = We picked 5 free spins with the Q and 9 being transformed into the FOTG symbol. We ended up with a x50 win from this feature.

Woden = The feature we had on this was a total bust, we ended with a mere x10 win but we can see that if you get lucky and have a 5×5 board then you are in for a massive win.

Inti = This feature is in a lot of ways similar to the Lucky Duck slot’s duckshoot feature if you know it with the elusive Wheel of the Gods being where the big money is. We landed a x26 win.

Cai Shen = This feature gives you 10 free spins with sticky Cai Shen wilds. For us two stickys spun in on the first spin but none more thereafter and we left the bonus round with a x35 win.

Fortuna = You start off with 10 free spins and if you land a winning combo it sticks (like in the Net Ent slot Jack Hammer). Sounds good but we only managed a x14 win even after getting an additional 9 free spins!

Aphrodite = In this feature you have 7 free spins with expanding wilds. We got a very poor x9 bonus win on our bonus.

Zeus = This bonus feature gives you 3 spins with the lightening strikes feature after each one. Our win gave us another very poor x10 win.

We played the slot on till we got the bonus again, this time we chose Woden again, we got all the way up to the 5×5 screen (3125 pay lines) which also gave us 2×5 extra free spins. Our bonus result netted us a x63 win.

We carried on and got the bonus once more, this time chosing Venus. We picked out 6 free spins (and got 3 more during the spins) but more interestingly we picked out 10, Q and K to turn into the jackpot symbol. We ended with a massive x434 bonus win making all the testing financially worthwhile!

We carried on some more after that big win, took Cai Shen on the next bonus netting us an all time low x3 win as we got no wild stickys.

As we said, we have only given this slot a quick whirl so far and it is a shame the Demo link is not working (being cynical we think this could have been done on purpose to get players to check it out in real money mode!) as we would like to give it a good few days testing on our test machines.

Overall verdict:
While we have only had a short play on this slot we have very mixed feelings about it. While it really is a stunning looking slot and plays very smoothly, and the addition of 8 different bonus rounds keeps it very interesting, we are not convinced it is a slot for the casual player.
The RTP is set at 95.60% which isn’t too bad but from our testing it seems far too reliant on getting the bonuses, be they the main feature bonus or the mini lightning strikes bonus. During normal play the rewards are just too weak. Getting 5 of a kind of Queens for example nets you a mere x1.3 and 5 Kings a mere x1.6 and this is on a slot where these symbols are not stacked. Land 5 of a kind 9’s or 10’s and you only get your stake back!
If you have a tight budget we would not advise playing this slot. Even playing at minimum stake (0.30) you probably want to have 100 in your balance to give this slot a proper shot! As you have seen from our short test, we had 11 feature bonuses, one of which was massive. So there is money in this slot but you are going to have to work hard for it and can easily blow your balance very quickly before you get the big one.

Summary of our main bonus wins:

x60
x50
x10
x26
x35
x14
x9
x10
x63
x434
x3

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