Players will explore the ocean deep with the new release, Blue Fortune, from the developers at Quickspin. Blue Fortune is a rehash of an earlier title, Northern Sky. They haven’t changed the game mechanics; however, this time, the theme is underwater ghost pirates! And there’s also a giant squid, so that’s fun.
The spin graphic for Blue Fortune is not the usual spinning reels. Instead, the symbols simply drop out of sight and are replaced with new symbols. During the respin feature, the winning tiles are held in place by squid, while the rest of the symbols disappear in a cloud of black ink. It’s a terrific effect.
The background music is a slow orchestral piece, and the background is quietly eerie, with occasional dramatic beats when a scatter lands and a short melody that plays with wins. Unfortunately, the winning sounds are pretty repetitive after a while.
Blue Fortune takes place underwater. Players are sitting at the bottom of the ocean, looking at the wreckage of a pirate ship and the angry-looking giant squid that destroyed it.
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There are no royal symbols; in their place, the low-pay symbols are red, purple, and green skulls. The high-pay symbols are the ghosts of pirate characters Scarlett, Salty, Pegleg, and Jolly Roger himself, the highest-paying symbol. The scatter symbol is, of course, a treasure chest. Quickspin really stuck to the pirate aesthetic with Blue Fortune.
- Blue Fortune is a 5×3 reel slot game with nine pay lines. Therefore, the betting is set up as a total bet to keep things easy to score.
- RTP is 96.57%, and Blue Fortune is highly volatile
- The betting range is from 0.10 to 100.00
- The maximum win is 3,111x the stake
- There are autoplay and quick spin options
- Blue Fortune was created with HTML5 technology so players can use the device of their choice with no loss of quality.
There are no wild symbols in Blue Fortune, but the developers make up for that with the respin mechanic.
Any wins in slot trigger the respin feature. All winning symbols become sticky, and the rest of the reels respin. New winning combinations stick, and the respins continue until no more wins occur. Each win is paid out at the time it lands and sticks. The respins are played with high-pay symbols only. No lowly albeit colourful skulls in sight! Respins are where the big wins can happen.
Players win ten free spins whenever they land three scatter symbols in a single spin. The scatters can also be collected during the respin feature. These scatter symbols don’t stick but rather disappear with the rest. Don’t worry though, a counter to the left of the game grid keeps track of scatters after each respin.
Blue Fortune isn’t going to win any awards for originality or excitement regarding the theme, but the straightforward gameplay and respectable graphics make this a good choice for casual gamers. Unfortunately, the sounds are not great, and the soundtrack is pretty pedestrian, so most players will likely mute these after a short time to preserve their sanity.
Blue fortune also doesn’t have the biggest maximum win out there right now, but again, this is great for casual players who don’t have an exorbitant bankroll. Remember, with great wins come great losses. However, the high volatility keeps the gameplay fun and the respins land pretty often, which will keep most players hooked.
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Players should give Blue Fortune a spin if they enjoyed Northern Sky and like the idea of a spooky pirate reboot.