Nero's Fortune by Quickspin released on 14.04.2020 is a 5-reel & 5-row online slot with cluster pay and a 96.21% RTP. This is a roman-themed game offering players a max win of up to 8100x their stake. Nero's Fortune can be played on all devices from €0.2 to €100 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
Where to play
As already mentioned, you will find two main special features in Nero's Fortune as well as the Tumble Mechanics. These two features are the Burning Arrows feature involving multipliers and the Flames of Nero Bonus feature that will reward you with free spins.
Flames of Nero Bonus
This is the main feature of the slot and will be giving you the chance of winning some free spins. To trigger this feature, you will have to land the scatter symbol on the reels. You will be rewarded with 10, 12 or 14 free spins when you land 2, 4 or 5 scatter symbols respectively.
The bonus feature will start out with some pretty dramatic animations and you will then move on to a slightly different view of the reel set. With each new free spin, you will start off with several multiplier symbols that are spread randomly throughout the reels. When you get a winning cluster, these will then be removed in order to show the symbols their multipliers that have been accumulated and then added to the win. During the entire free spin feature, the multiplier will not be reset between spins, but will instead continue to increase until the bonus round ends.
Nero's Fortune is a slot that makes use of Tumble Mechanics. This simply means that when you get a winning cluster on the reel set, the symbols which have contributed to this cluster will be removed from the reels. After this, all the empty positions will be filled with symbols that will fall into place from above. This can of course result in you getting new winning combinations on the reel set, which means the whole process will be repeated. The Tumble Reels will keep on being repeated over and over until there are no more winning clusters being formed.
This feature will only be able to appear during the base game. When a winning cluster has been formed and then removed from the reel set, there is a chance that a multiplier symbol will be one of the symbols added to the empty positions. When it's time for the next spin, then the new symbols will cover any of the added multipliers. Should you be so lucky that a winning cluster is removed and you get one or more of these multiplier symbols, they will be accumulating until the end of the ongoing spin.
All wins that are gained during that spin, will then get the accumulated multiplier added to the total winning amount. After this, the multiplier will simply be reset for the next spin.
Design and Symbols
In this slot that has been set up during the ancient Roman times, you will see a very dramatic sunset as the backdrop of the reel set. On either sides of the reels you will also see Roman temples as well as a couple of statues scattered around. The reels are however what grabs your attention immediately, as the 5x5 reel set has been placed on the outside of a typical Roman building, complete with pillars on each side and engravings all around. There is not much going on in terms of music, aside from a little dramatic orchestra music and some sound effects going off when spinning the reels.
Symbols usually disappoint us, and Nero's Fortune is unfortunately no exception. In other words, the four low value symbols include the standard card suits A, K, Q and J, which is only made slightly better by the fact that they have been slightly adjusted to fit the theme of the slot. You will also see four high-value symbols which are represented by wolves, lions and eagles, all designed to look like statues as well as a red ruby which is the highest paying symbol giving you 150x your total bet for clusters of 12 or more.
The wild symbol of the game is represented by a golden winged “W” which will be able to substitute for all other symbols in the game with the exception of the bonus scatter symbols. The bonus scatter symbol simply shows you the letters “BNS” which are of course created in golden letters, this scatter symbol will be in charge of triggering the Flames of Nero bonus games.
Our Thoughts on Nero's Fortune
When Quickspin promises great graphics in a slot, we always expect them to deliver and they certainly have in Nero's Fortune. The design of the slot is of high quality throughout the game and they have really gone all out in terms of bringing the wrath and darkness surrounding Nero's reign over Rome to life. The animations are of course also helpful in doing so.
However when we compare Nero's Fortune to the two other tumble slots from Quickspin, it comes out with the lowest potential of the three, even though a maximum win of 8 100x your total bet isn't really anything to complain about. The gameplay itself is pretty easy going, where your goal will naturally be to land winning clusters and getting those multipliers to keep on multiplying in order to get some great wins and more free spins during the special features. You might find yourself waiting a while to get a winning spin, but then again each win brings the potential of a larger multiplier getting built up. This shouldn't come as a surprise however seeing that this is a slot of high volatility. All in all a pleasing release from Quickspin and certainly a hit if you are into the Roman-themed slots.