88 Fortune has been developed as a Bally Tech slot, and one which is based on Chinese luck. The game sports no less than four progressive jackpots – Mini, Minor, Major, and Grand jackpots – with wins which can be worth several hundred thousand pounds. Of course, there aren’t true progressives, though, since the amount available to win varies with your stake. Played over 5 reels and 243 paylines, the 88 Fortune slot machine is certainly complex, featuring a Reel Ways payline structure, and stakes which range from 88p per spin, up to £88 per spin.
This is an online slot machine game which takes quite a lot of getting used to in terms of features. The game utilises Fu Bat symbols as wild icons. These symbols are also used as jackpot icons, and when players land Fu Bat symbols on the reels, they could become eligible to win one of the jackpots in the game.
There is also a free spins bonus round included in the 88 Fortune slot machine. Landing 3, 4 or 5 of the gong symbols on adjacent reels is enough to activate the bonus feature.
88 Fortunes’ free spins bonus game begins with a total of 10 free spins. Players will notice that the standard high playing card symbols do not appear on the reels during this bonus feature. This gives players the opportunity to bag more than decent wins. You can also trigger the Fu Bat jackpot prizes during the free games bonus.
88 Fortune is a somewhat confusing and incredibly complex game to get to grips with, but once you spin the reels for a few moments and start to trigger the features, things do become clearer. Even so, this slot doesn’t ever really hit the excitement level of other Chinese luck themed slot machine games and that is a bit of a problem. Players will find 88 Fortune alluring at first, but are likely to rapidly tire of coming close to decent wins, but never actually bagging them – that is, unless they trigger the free spins bonus rather frequently.