“By the pricking one of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes!” – Dr Fortuno
The mysterious Dr Fortuno together with his troupe of misfits will mesmerize you with an unimaginable experience on the slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Dr Fortuno features a must-drop progressive jackpot that is pooled across a host of games. Every win with a Dr Fortuno Wild will get you a spin on the Wheel of Fortuno for a chance to hit the jackpot.
What’s more, the free spins round begins with a raffle where you can draw several features based on the number of triggering bonus symbols, making every round unique that can lead to wins of up to 800x your stake on every free spin. The overall win potential is only limited by the balance of the progressive jackpot.
Dr Fortuno is a video slot in a 5×3 format with 20 fixed pay lines. Enter the magic show on any device from 0.10 to 100 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with an average return to the player (RTP) of 96.20%, which inludes 3% for the progressive jackpot.
Get ready for another visual feast for your eyes as Dr Fortuno impresses with stunning graphics and animations, just like most other slots from this developer. A typical magic show carriage from the 19th century holds the reels with deep red drapes opening just for your slotting session. A suspenseful show soundtrack completes an authentic design.
You will find potions bottles filled with creepy things in purple, green, blue and red at the low end, awarding wins from 3x to 5x your stake. The three traveling and show companions of Dr Fortuno – the Night Twins, the Fire Head and the Water Witch – feature at the high end. The appear fully stacked at all times and will award wins from 10x to 20x your bet for a five of a kind.
Dr Fortuno will appear as the wild symbol. He will nudge to cover the entire reel when he lands in partial view only and perform the usual substitution duties. His top hat marked with the word “Bonus” is the scatter symbol.
Get ready for a special show with extra suspense in the bonus round as you will get play a raffle-style pick round for extra modifiers or upgrades for the free spins. The number of picks is based on how many scatters triggered the round. In all cases, you will be awarded 10 free spins which cannot be retriggered. Plus, you’ll get one, two or three extra features when you trigger the round with three, four or five scatters.
The second act of this creepy magic show is the Wheel of Fortuno where you can win the progressive jackpot. Operators can activate a must-drop value after it reaches a minimum balance. At this point a timer starts and the jackpot is guaranteed to hit before the countdown ends. Your bet size is directly relative to the chance of winning the jackpot.
A Dr Fortuno wild landing on a reel in the base game will nudge to fill the reel when it appears only in partial view and if it can improve or create a win. The Wheel of Fortuno will appear after the win is evaluated. It will not trigger on a losing spin even if Dr Fortuno lands in full view.
The wheel contains 12 segments, each marked with a prize. You will get one spin on the wheel for each Dr Fortuno wild that landed on the triggering spin.
For a chance to win the jackpot, you will need to land first on the Jackpot Chance segment. Unlocking the wedge will replace it with the Jackpot wedge and award +1 spin on the wheel. The bonus game ends when you run out of spins or hit the jackpot. All prizes from the wheel including the win from the triggering spin are added and paid in one amount.
To be honest, Dr Fortuno feels a little like a cousin, brother or sister to Baron Samedi. The mechanics are to a good part the same while the gameplay and volatility are similar too. Overall, an entertaining game as the features hit often enough to avoid boredom. Winning the jackpot won’t be easy but we estimate it to reach mid-five-figure sums before it is triggered. Not too shabby.