Powered by Yggdrasil Gaming, Dr Fortuno is a circus-inspired video slot with 5 reels and 20 paylines. The game features magician, Dr Fortuno and his gaggle of misfits, including the Fire Head, Water Witch and the Night Twins. The best thing about the slot is the Wheel of Fortune bonus feature where you can win multipliers up to 5x, cash prizes, more spins and the chance win the progressive jackpot. When the Free Spins feature is triggered, you can choose up to 3 modifiers to see high-value symbols transform into Wilds, low values removed from the reels, or more free spins. If you want to know more about the game and its features, sit back and enjoy our Dr Fortuno slot review.
Theme and Appearance
Like all Yggdrasil Gaming slots, Dr Fortuno looks great. The game is set inside Dr Fortuno's travelling carnival and is based around myth, magic and all things creepy. The reels are filled with theme-fitting symbols including 4 different coloured potion bottles and Dr Fortuno's misfits. The high paying symbols are the Water Witch, Fire Head and the Night Twins, which all appear 3-high during the base game. The Night Twins are the most rewarding symbol, with 3, 4 or 5 on a payline awarding 4, 6 or 20 times your stake respectively. The graphics and animations are impressive, particularly the short video at the start of the game. The sound effects complement the game's theme, with a creepy backing track playing throughout each round.
Betting and Prizes
Dr Fortuno is playable across all devices from between 10p and £100 per spin. As the game is compatible with smartphones and tablets, you can even enjoy it whilst on-the-go. Medium variance, the slot boasts various features including a Free Spins round, the Wheel or Fortuno and a Fortuno Jackpot feature.
The game also benefits from a Wild symbol, which takes the form of Dr Fortuno himself. Like all Wilds, he substitutes for any symbol bar the Scatter, to help form a winning combination. He appears 3 symbols high throughout the game. When he appears, he will nudge the icons to fill the whole reel, triggering the Wheel of Fortuno feature when he's part of a winning combination.
Dr Fortuno comes with 2 main bonus features. Below, we explore these further.
Wheel of Fortuno Bonus Round
The bonus round is triggered by landing the Wild symbol as part of a winning combination. You will begin the bonus round with 1 spin on the Wheel, but each Fortuno Wild that was part of your combination will add an extra spin. For instance, if you had 4 Fortuno Wilds on the grid, you'd start the bonus round with 5 spins on the Wheel. During the round, you spin the wheel to win various prizes including the chance to win the Jackpot, between 1 and 5 times your stake, 2 more spins on the wheel, and 2x to 5x multiplier of the total spin. If you land on the Jackpot Chance segment, the Jackpot field is unlocked – if you then land on this, you'll win the jackpot. As the jackpot is progressive, the amount won is shown on the left-hand side of the reels.
Free Spins Feature
The second bonus round is the Free Spins feature. This is activated by landing 3 or more top hot bonus icons anywhere on the grid. You'll begin the round with 10 free spins and 1, 2 or 3 extra features. The number will depend on whether you've landed 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols. There are various features to choose from including the low paying symbols removed from the reels, a 2x multiplier, more Fortuno Wilds, 5 or 10 free spins, a high paying symbol transformed into a Wild and a win both ways payout.
If you play with the low paying symbols removed, none of the potion icons will appear on the reels. The 2x multiplier will double your outcome. If you win more Fortuno Wilds on the grid, you'll be able to trigger the Wheel of Fortuno more easily. One of the high paying symbols can also change into a Wild for additional wins.
Overall, Dr Fortuno is superb. The graphics and animations are some of the best we've come across, and the slot offers decent winning potential. The bigger wins will come from the Free Spins feature where you can benefit from high-value symbols becoming Wild, a 2x multiplier and extra Forunto Wilds on the reels. If you manage to fill the grid with Wilds, you'll bag 400x your total stake. If you do this with the 2x multiplier, you'll walk away with a whopping 800x your stake. If you're looking for a medium variance slot with decent winning potential, Dr Fortuno is well worth checking out.