Get ready for an intense reel adventure as you are about to experience the great fires of Rome on the slot from Quickspin. Nero’s Fortune is bringing the history of the tragic event to a 5×5 grid with wild substitutions, random Burning Arrows, progressive multipliers and a free spins round with unlimited multipliers that can lead to wins of up to 8,100 times your bet.
Nero’s Fortune is a 5×5 grid slot with a tumbling reel mechanic. Wins are awarded for clusters of minimum five matching symbols. Your foray into Roman history on desktop or mobile starts 0.20 credits and peaks at 100 credits per spin. The game has maximum volatility (5/5) with an RTP of 96.21%.
Loading the game will take you to an ancient Roman scene during the great fires of Rome with buildings and statues on either side. The symbols are held in a column-framed palace entrance while the setting sun is creating a dramatic atmosphere. Strangely, the infamous emperor, who is considered one of the most cruel leaders in history, is not making an appearance on the reels. The epic orchestral soundtrack further adds to the suspense.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from J through to A, held on crafted old wooden planks and awarding 3x to 7x your bet for a cluster of 12 or more symbols. The premiums are eagles, wolves, lions and a red ruby. Hit combos with 12 or more symbols to win 10x to 150x your stake. A winged ‘W’ is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols while a Roman-style BNS staff acts as the scatter.
It took Quickspin up to 2019 to release with Golden Glyph and Wild Cauldron their first-ever cascading grid slots and they seem to be liking the type as they forged on to create a third straight after. While we were taken into Egypt on their debut grid slot, we are now heading to the Roman Empire led by last emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Just like the infamous Nero, the game is highly volatile but can deliver super mega wins of up to 8,100 times your bet.
They have kept the Tumble Mechanic that can deliver multiple wins within a single spin sequence. At the start of each round, 25 symbols tumble onto the 5×5 grid. You will need to land clusters of minimum five connected symbols to score a winner. Any symbols that are part of the combo are removed and the empty positions refilled with new symbols. The spin sequence continues as long as new winning clusters land after a tumble. All wins are accumulated and paid at the end of a round.
Cranking up the suspense in the base game are the random Burning Arrows. They can trigger any time after a winning cluster is removed. Fiery arrows are shot at the grid before new symbols tumble into place and will mark the positions they hit with a multiplier cross, usually 1 – 4 per tumble. However, the multiplier will only be activated if you manage to unveil it with another winning cluster. Until then it stays hidden without any impact on your winnings. Each revealed cross will increase the win multiplier by x1. The total multiplier displayed at the bottom of the grid will be applied to all winnings from the game round. Any accumulated multiplier will reset to x1 between every spin.
The Burning Arrows will become more powerful during the Flames of Nero bonus round. Three, four or five BNS scatters will trigger 10, 12 and 14 free spins respectively, which cannot be retriggered. A random number of 4 – 10 multipliers are now randomly placed on every free spin, and unveiling them with a winning cluster will see them added to the overall round multiplier, which will not reset until the end of the feature. Instead, the multiplier will keep growing without limits. Any wins are multiplied by the currently displayed multiplier. The round ends when you run out of free spins.
Just reading Nero’s name you get to expect some intense action in whatever area that is. Quickspin obliged and created a high-variance monster slot that is comparable to the volatility of the cruel emperor. Vicious to any balance on a bad day and reason for big win celebrations after a victory.