Come with us to the land of ancient Japan. A land of noble warriors, gold coins, bonsai trees, and lucky frogs. Fortune Frog is a 5×4 video slot with an RTP of 96.07% and 40 paylines.
The high value symbols in this game are the guy, the bonsai tree, and the two tadpoles. Then you have A, K, Q, J, and 10 which are lower value symbols. You can get coins too which have a payout. There are also some wilds. The wild lady substitutes for any regular symbol, and can also pay up to 5000 coins if you get all five.
During bonus games, there is a wild frog, which substitutes for all coins. There is also a 5x frog that appears only during bonus games and multiplies your payout by 5x. And you have the bonus frog, which gives you 8, 12, or 20 free spins depending on if you hit 3, 4, or 5.
If you do hit the bonus frogs, you also get to play the skillstar game, where you help the frogs cross the stream. Once that is done, you enter the bonus round, and get to catch coins with your frogs. Different coins have different values, and the 5x frog pays 5x the ordinary frog. If you get multiple frogs and multiple coins, each frog catches all the coins, giving you a huge payout.
Also if you catch ingots you get extra free spins. If you get a frog but it has nothing to catch, that awards you an extra free spin.
There is a very overt Asiatic theme to this game. From the music, to the symbols, to the fact that in Japanese culture the frog is seen as a symbol of luck, the setting appears to be Japan many years ago.
Japanese culture is very interesting because as an island nation they were in many ways isolated from outside influences. So they really developed their own unique attitudes and philosophies about life.
It is definitely a pretty cool theme, Westerners have always held a certain fascination with Japan and Japanese culture and it is a smart idea to play on that.
Gameplay and Graphics
The graphics and design are decent. There isn’t really a wow factor, but you also don’t always need to be tremendously showy. There are some cool graphical effects.
The “Skillstar” game is kind of an interesting addition, even though it doesn’t have any impact on the game itself, it is a nice diversion and reminiscent of the classic video game Frogger.
The bonus round gameplay is pretty cool, the way that the frogs are catching the coins and that is how you get paid. It is interesting and innovative.
Overall Fortune Frog is a nifty little slot. It has a great theme, excellent gameplay elements, and a pleasant design. We certainly had a lot of fun playing it.
|Lightning Box Games
|24th November 2021