Family Fortunes is another online video pokie from the development team over at Fremantle. As with many of the company’s products, it specialises in creating pokies that are themed after popular television shows. Family Fortunes is no different, being based on the Television game show Family Fortunes that was popular in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as some other countries.
Family Fortunes Theme and Graphics
Being based on the TV show means that the game designers were a little limited with what they could do for the visual design of the pokies game. They have tried to make the game look and feel as though it is based in a television studio and they have done a good enough job.
Unfortunately, the casino game is still rather bland and boring to look at. It gets even worse when you look at the symbols used on the reels, as most of them are made up of 10, J, Q, K, and A. There is only a small selection of higher value symbols and even these are quite boring, like different coloured stars, a question mark and the game’s logo. Pretty boring stuff, but at least everything is animated smoothly.
Family Fortunes Features
Family Fortunes features five reels and 20 paylines and then two bonus game modes. There is also a Wild symbol, represented by the word Wild. The first bonus game is called Double Money and this is triggered by getting three Big Money symbols on reels three, four and five. Players get an unlimited number of free spins and a 2x multiplier, but they can only continue spinning until three red crosses show up on the small screen below the reels. Once that happens, the free spins are over.
The other bonus game mode is Big Money, triggered by getting three or more Big Money symbols on the reel. In this game mode, you will be asked five questions from the show. Every question will give you some money and at the end, it will compare your answers with top answers from the show. If you managed to get a top answer, the real money you won for that question will be doubled. I found this game mode to be especially entertaining.
Family Fortunes Conclusion
While the visual style may have been a bit bland, the bonus game modes made up for this. In the end, I rather enjoyed playing Family Fortunes. My only other gripe is that you can only do 10 auto spins at a time, which was a bit annoying. But other than that, I can highly recommend this game, especially if you have fond memories of the TV Show.
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