Fortune Girl is indeed a game that is based on the element of luck, but not on the version of it as the Western part of the world sees it. Instead, we’re looking at a slot machine with clear influences from Asia, China specifically. The slot is offered by Microgaming, one of the more experienced developers of such casino games. Fortune Girl gives you the 5x3 reels that are the norm these days in slot machines, but you will find that it has only 15 active lines, a number which is below average for its category. The game has for us super stacked mystery symbols, free spins, scatters, multipliers that get up to 5x and wilds. You can apparently win up to $90,000 as a player in Fortune Girl.
Though you have a slot machine with regular lines here, you will not be getting the option to select only some of them for your spins. You will be getting all 15 lines each time, and in exchange you will be required to place a wager that is considered sufficient to activate them. Luckily, you can get the reels going with as little as $0.15 per spin, while also being allowed to increase the wager up to $75 should you want it. The most you can spend per line is $5.
Fortune Girl is somewhat different from other Chinese themed slot machines, but only through the fact that it has as its main character an attractive girl, drawn in Anime style, showing cleavage. That’s the only part that seems to be attracted to get the attention of male players though. In the other positions, the images selected are those of gold doors, of gold dragons, boxes with gold ingots, silver ingots, a gold lock and an abacus. Finally, for the last five symbols the choice was made to include images of Chinese signs, rather than rely on poker cards, and I think that it was a good decision. The action of Fortune Girl seems to take place in a treasure room from some Chinese castle, as you see the big piles of gold coins and ingots on the floor, and with various other objects placed on the shelves. The design style is cartoonish, a bit too much perhaps, but it shouldn’t be an issue for any of the slot’s players.
You will be getting wild symbols in this game, and they will come in the form of the slot’s own logo, with the words Fortune Girl on it. Symbols with the wild ability can be used as regular symbols are in some cases, when they appear multiple times on active lines and manage to form their own combinations. They can pay up to 350x at that point, which is the best regular combination that the slot can offer. There is another situation in which you can use this feature though, as a substitute for some other symbol that you’re missing and without which you can’t form a combination. If the wild has landed in the position where you need that other symbol, then it will assume its role and you will get your new win. Wild symbols do not replace scatters, only regular symbols. The Mystery Symbol is one of the things that influence the gameplay style of this slot machine in a major way. These are either stacked for the base game, or super stacked for the free spins. They look like Golden Gates, which open up to reveal a random symbol. All Mystery symbols will reveal the same symbol. They can’t be turned into wilds, but scatter symbols are a possibility. With help from the Mystery symbols, the scatters can appear on as many as 15 positions on the reels of this slot. Its rewards are the highest possible in the slot, getting up to 1,200x total bet, so as much as $90,000 can be won thanks to them. Those same scatters, which you can get even without the help of the Mystery symbols, will trigger for you 14 free spins, and you need just 3 or more to get the feature. Each time you get 3+ scatters on the reels, they will increase the multiplier trail, so the free spins can end up paying up to 5x more thanks to them.
Regular combinations offered in Fortune Girl will pay at most 350x, so up to $1,750. They can get up to $8,750 thanks to the free spins multiplier, but that’s it. The scatters are the ones that can deliver more, even up to $90,000 if the Mystery symbols cooperate and help you fill all the reels with these symbols. Fortune Girl has an average RTP of more than 95%, which makes it a slot machine that is typical for Microgaming, but not over the top.
Fortune Girl gives us an unusual set of features and decent quality graphics. That might be enough for many to want to try it out, but those that aren’t interested in the relatively common Chinese theme can safely go for another Microgaming title.
With a sharp eye for detail and an even sharper wit, Amelia Nguyen is the trusted slot game reviewer for SlotsRank. From Sydney's arcades to the global stage, Amelia's reviews blend Aussie flair with a universal understanding of what players really want.