Gifts of Fortune Slot Review 2023
Get stuck into a world of shiny gold, vibrant red and deep purple in Big Time Gaming’s latest release, Gifts of Fortune! The Year of the Rabbit is almost upon us, and to celebrate the occasion comes Big Time Gaming’s Chinese New Year themed slot.
It’s said that those born in the Year of the Rabbit have a soft and tender personality with modesty and the right attitude towards relationships. Those born in the Year of the Rabbit aren’t irritated easily, and their financial status is said to be favourable. Hopefully Big Time Gaming and Gifts of Fortune impart some of those Year of the Rabbit traits onto players.
Set in a rich Chinese inspired environment full of symbols of prosperity and wealth, Gifts of Fortune is a 6 reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win.
Fill the collection pot with mesmerizing fortune prizes and bag yourselves great riches. More wealth awaits in the Free Spins round with an unlimited pot Multiplier, and try your luck in the Enchanced Free Spins round where you will come across a Wild Red Packet in every spin.
Will we be starting the new year a whole lot richer, courtesy of Gifts of Fortune? Let’s play on and find out!
Gifts of Fortune Base Game and Features
Gifts of Fortune is a 6 reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols (or 2 or more of the highest paying symbol) lands from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
The minimum bet available here is £/€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€20 per spin, with a good selection of betting options inbetween the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.29% and a max win cap of 13,960x.
In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol here is the Dragon, followed by the Tortoise, Fish and Frog. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine. Wilds appear only on the additional Sliding Reel and substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.
Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols including those in the additional Sliding above reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be removed from the reels and new symbols will drop down from above, filling all empty positions on the main reel set.
Winning symbols in the additional Sliding Reel will be replaced by symbols on the right-most side of the reel. Once the symbols have moved over, the remaining gaps will be filled by new symbols.
Fortune Prizes & Treasure Pot
During the Cascade process of removing winning symbols, 1 or more Fortune Prizes will be revealed underneath.
In order to win the following Fortune Prizes, a Wild Red Packet needs to be present on the top Sliding Reel. Once this happens, the Wild Red Packet will collect and award all Fortune Prizes that appear on the reels.
At any point during the base game, the Pot above the reel set may reveal a Multiplier of up to x10. All Fortune Prizes that are uncovered will be automatically Multiplied by the displayed Pot Multiplier.
Whenever a win reaches 80 times your bet or more, you will have the option to exchange it for 10 Free Spins. If the risk seems too great, you can simply click the Collect button and walk away with your win in tow.
Whenever a win reaches between 25 and 80 times your bet, you will have the option to exchange the entire win amount for a chance to win 10 Free Spins. This is a Gamble, so be sure to choose wisely.
Landing the cursor in the Green section means the Gamble has been successful, but landing the cursor in a Red section means the Gamble has failed and you will walk away empty-handed.
Gifts of Fortune Free Spins
There are 2 types of Scatters available in Gifts of Fortune, the Gold Scatter and the Purple Megascatter. If one of the triggering Scatters is a Megascatter, the Enhanced Free Spins round is awarded.
Landing 3 or more Scatters across the reels triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins, plus an additional +2 Free Spins for each Scatter after the 3rd.
During Free Spins, an unlimited Pot Multiplier of x1 is active. Each time a Wild Red Packet appears on the Sliding Reel, the Pot Multiplier will increase by +1.
Fortune Prizes will always be Multiplied by the displayed Pot Multiplier. Landing 3 or more Scatters during this time will award an additional +4 Free Spins and an extra +2 Free Spins after the 3rd.
Enhanced Free Spins
During the Enhanced Free Spins round, a minimum of 1 Wild Red Packet is guaranteed to appear with every Free Spin on the top Sliding Reel.
Gifts of Fortune Bonus Buy
Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
Big Time Gaming has granted players access to both the Free Spins and Enhanced Free Spins for a total cost of 70x and 200x your current bet repsectively.
Gifts of Fortune: Our Verdict
Gifts of Fortune is another BTG classic with classic Megaways mechanics presented to players in a new way once again.
As the creator of the Megaways mechanic, you’d hope for BTG to be the ones to come up with something new and interesting with each and every release, and they do. Who could forget the recent Rasputin Megaways, or Outlaw where Megaways met Lil Devil? You can always bank on something intriguing, and you’re always promised something very capable.
Gifts of Fortune certainly feels like a game that rides the coattails of Golden Catch, but that certainly isn’t a bad thing. Golden Catch Megaways was some of Big Time Gaming’s finest work, and anything that builds upon that sort of gameplay is warmely welcomed by players.
There’s no boats or fish to be seen in Gifts of Fortune, unfortunately for fishing enthusiasts, but there is plenty in the way of what made Golden Catch as appealing as it was. The Red Packet serves as a collector to ‘reel in’ all of the values when its present, and in Free Spins the red packet is perpetually present to collect on each and every spin.
One thing that Big Time Gaming does right is their enhanced bonus rounds. From our experience, they seem to be much more frequent than a ‘natural’ super bonus from Nolimit City titles. Granted they’re not quite as volatile either, and it certainly isn’t as crazy, but they’ve found a nice balance here. This is great for players outside of bonus buy territory, so you can understand why Big Time Gaming slots are so popular for UK players.
When it comes to potential, Gifts of Fortune maxes out at 13,960x the bet, which is certainly respectable. Statistics elsewhere look good too with an RTP value of 96.29%
Overall, it looks to be a very happy Chinese New Year for those blessed enough to stumble upon the brilliant Gifts of Fortune.