In Dr Fortuno, a new Yggdrasil Gaming release, you will be invited to a mysterious world filled with weird characters, magicians and magic. Dr. Fortuno is a slot with state-of-the-art graphics and is a game set on the stage of a Victorian-era carnival.
Dr. Fortuno is a slot set up over the standard 5x3 grid where there are 20 paylines available as well as a betting range that goes from €0.10 up to €100 per spin. Without the jackpot the slot has an RTP of 93.2%, whilst with it, the RTP goes up to 96.2%.
Released in April 2019 and with fun features like stacked symbols, free spins and a wheel of fortune, the maximum win is 800x your stake. This is a slot with medium volatility.
Design and Symbols
This is an entertaining slot filled with a cast of strange characters and I think we can all agree that this is the perfect example of the level of detail and graphics that Yggdrasil Gaming has become known for. The game is exactly what you should expect from a circus-themed slot, plenty of magic and fun features.
Luckily there are no circus animals to be seen, only different circus props, magical potions and of course Dr Fortuno himself. During the game, you will come across great animations that perfectly match the creepy soundtrack playing in the background.
There are only seven standard symbols found in the Dr Fortuno slot. Four of these consist of colourful potion bottles and are the low-value symbols, while the remaining three symbols are three characters and are higher-value symbols. These last three symbols can appear stacked on the wheels and can fill all three rows on one reel. The Water Witch, the Fire Head and the Night Twins are the three characters shown, with the last one being the best paying giving 20x your stake for 5 on a payline.
In Dr Fortuno, there are both wild symbols, a Wheel of Fortune and stacked symbols creating a little extra entertainment for you.
Apart from the fact that Dr Fortuno himself also doubles as the slots wild symbol, meaning he is able to replace all the symbols of the game apart from the scatter. When Dr Fortuno appears on the reels as part of a winning combination, he will cover the entire reel while also triggering the Wheel of Fortuno. This all means that you will be able to trigger up to 5 spins on the wheel, one for each Fortune symbol that appears.
Wheel of Fortune
When Dr Fortuno as the wild symbol has activated the Wheel of Fortuno feature, you will spin the wheel and have the possibility to win some great prizes. This is what you can win:
- A Multiplier of up to 5x the total spin
- A cash prize of up to 5x your stake
- A shot at winning the jackpot
- 2 extra spins on the wheel
- Instantly winning the jackpot
Should the wheel stop on the Jackpot Chance, then the Jackpot section of the wheel will unlock. If the wheel stops on the unlocked field, then you have won the progressive jackpot.
Free Spins Feature
This is the main attraction of this slot and is triggered when you get three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. The prizes will start with 10 free spins, while 3, 4 or 5 scatters will reward you with 1, 2 or 3 modifiers you can benefit from in the bonus. These are the available benefits:
- Win both ways
- Multiplier of x2
- 5 or 10 more free spins
- Extra Fortuno wilds
- All low-value symbols are removed
- A high-value symbol is transformed to a wild
Our Thoughts on Dr Fortuno
This new slot from Yggdrasil Gaming certainly has its ups and downs. While bonus rounds that have modifier extras usually are a great thing as they allow for unique gaming experience and can have different outcomes depending on the combination activated. However, this time around it is slightly disappointing.
To be able to get to the maximum payout, you will have to trigger the x2 multiplier as well as minimum one modifier to even have a chance at the x800 win. On the other hand, what Yggdrasil certainly has done, is create a visually fun and entertaining slot.
There are plenty of extras, the theme, even though used several times before, is done in a new and exciting way and Dr Fortuno is an all-round fun slot. However the payouts are slightly disappointing and even though there is the progressive jackpot to hope for, it doesn't quite reach our expectations.