88 Fortunes is an online video pokie that has been designed and developed by Bally Technologies. Originally it was exclusively for land-based casinos in the Asian market, but Bally has decided to make an online version.
The number eight is considered to be the luckiest number in China, so perhaps 88 Fortunes will bring you luck as you try to win one of the four progressive jackpots the game has on offer.
88 Fortunes Graphics and Theme
The basic theme of 88 Fortunes is a Chinese theme, which has been very well created by Bally. As you’d expect from this sort of theme, red and gold are the most dominant colours. However, the theme doesn’t just dictate the colour scheme but the types of symbols used as well.
There are some playing cards utilised for the lower value symbol, but the more valuable ones are represented by Chinese-types symbols including a Chinese sailing ship, tortoise and Chinese jewellery and sculptures.
88 Fortunes Features
Players will be presented with a five reel online pokie with 243 ways to win, instead of fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed by having the same symbols appear on adjacent reels. Overall we found the game to have a fairly quick pace and the RTP was pretty good as well, sitting at around 96%.
88 Fortunes offers players two bonus games and the first one is your ticket to the progressive jackpots. Players will need to land one or more Fu Bat symbols on the reels, which will then present them with a selection of 12 coins. The player will need to find three matching coins and this will win them one of the progressive jackpots, mini, minor, major or grand. The more gold credits the player spends on each spin, the better the chances of getting a Fu Bat symbol.
Next up is a Free Spin feature that is activated by landing three or more Golden Gong symbols, which is the Scatter. This will award the player with ten free spins and an infinite amount of free spins can be won, as long as you manage to keep landing three Scatters. If that wasn’t good enough, the Free Spins take place on a new set of reels, which have all the low-value symbols removed.
88 Fortunes Conclusion
88 Fortunes proved to be a very well made and entertaining progressive pokie. While the main jackpots may be the big draw for players, the game still has plenty of fun to offer. We can definitely recommend you give 88 Fortunes a spin next time you get a chance.