Driven by software from Swedish studio Yggdrasil Gaming, video slot Dr Fortuno Slot presents 20 Paylines across a standard grid with five reels and three rows. The circus is the theme of this spring 2019 release, as you enter the murky world of the shady doctor’s travelling carnival. But the game is less about trapezes and clowns than Fortuno himself, a hypnosis specialist.
All the classy looks and effective sounds you’ve come to expect from this operator are here – as always, you’re in for a visual treat, while the soundtrack is suitably creepy. Setting-wise, this game takes place inside a travelling theatre.
How to play
There’s a huge betting range here, from 10p all the way up to £100, across all devices.
Symbols on the reels include the lower-paying green, purple, blue and red potion bottles. Dr Fortuno’s ‘parade of misfits’, all three symbols in height, make up the more lucrative icons. They include the Water Witch, Night Twins and Fire Head.
Of these, the twins are the most rewarding, shelling out up to 20x stake for five in a row.
Dr Fortuno Slot special features
The host of the game, Dr Fortuno, himself serves as the Wild, rocking up three symbols high and replacing all regular symbols bar the bonus icon, a magician’s hat. After a Wild has arrived on the reels, it nudges to expand and take up the whole reel, activating the Wheel of Fortune perk described below.
Wheel of Fortuno
Here, each Wild that contributed to a win awards you a whirl of the wheel, i.e. up to five in all. The bounteous goodies up for grabs here include:
- A cash prize of up to 5x stake
- A chance to hit the jackpot
- Two further turns of the wheel
- Actually winning the jackpot
- Up to a 5x multiplier of the whole spin
The jackpot area of the wheel is unlocked if the thing lands on Jackpot Chance. If it halts on the unlocked field, you’ve scooped the progressive jackpot. It’s as simple as that.
This is this circus’s main act. (And it’s certainly where you’ll find the bigger wins.) Activate this in the usual way, by landing at least three bonus symbols (hats) anywhere on the reels. You then kick off with 10 free whirls once it is launched.
Bagging three, four or five Scatters awards you one, two or three modifiers or extra perks respectively from this list:
- A 2x multiplier
- Additional Fortuno Wilds
- Five or 10 further free whirls
- The chance to win both ways (i.e. from left to right and vice versa)
- The removal of all lower-value icons
- The conversion of a premium symbol into a Wild
As mentioned, this is progressive, and if you hit the Jackpot Chance area, the pot is unleashed. The total can be seen to the left of your reels. The maximum win is 80,000 coins.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player here is up to a generous 96.2%, while the wins in this medium-variance game can be sizeable.
Circus and magic may be an old (top) hat in terms of slot themes. But we reckon you should find this game mesmerising! Everything seems to come together well in Dr Fortuno to create an interesting and entertaining slot that’s as well designed as ever with this operator. And the game offers plenty of extras, even if the payouts aren’t invariably the highest.
Run off and join the circus today! (Then tell us what you thought.)