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88 Fortunes Megaways is a six-reel slot machine created by Shuffle Master. Its rows can go up to seven symbols tall, because of the Megaways payment system that it uses. Available special features include cascading reels, the picker bonus and the free spins round.
This game has an oriental theme, and it wants you to know it from the moment you first lay eyes on it. The familiar red and gold motifs are visible on the background image, which is kept relatively simple. We see a few patterns constantly repeated in the background. Above the reels, we see a pot full of gold coins.
Icon designs are split into playing card royals and symbols that have significance in oriental Chinese culture. Icons that are not letters and numbers have standard and golden versions, with golden versions being more valuable. You toggle how many golden symbols you want, with each one slightly increasing your minimum bet.
Megaways releases usually come with impressive payouts as part of their design. It naturally lends itself to higher variances, and 88 Fortunes Megaways is no exception. As a result, players can win up to 10,000x their total stake when playing! The RTP for this slot is 96.36%, which is above the current industry average.
We were quite pleasantly surprised to see the game remain committed to its theme in terms of available bets. Playing with just one gold symbol, your minimum bet is €0.08. However, with all five icons turned golden, your maximum wager is €88. This gives you plenty of options to bet while focusing on the number eight. Once your stake is set, you can spin the reels as usual or use Auto Play to do it for you.
Fu Bat is a Wild that can appear on reels two, three, four and five. It can substitute for all icons except for Scatters. Each time one appears, coins are added to the coin pot above the reels. This has a chance of randomly activating the picker special feature! The action takes place on a separate screen, where you need to choose from fifteen gold coins. Click or tap through them until you find three matching coins. They can grant one of three different free spins bonuses:
• 10 free spins with a 6x multiplier
• 12 free spins with a 4x multiplier
• 15 free spins with a 2x multiplier
Another way to activate free spins is to use the gong. The gong is a Scatter, and can appear on all six reels. You need four, five or six gongs to appear in adjacent positions to win eight, ten or twelve free spins. Free spins can be retriggered, and you can even get additional free spins from the picker bonus. When free spins are activated, a 1x multiplier is also triggered. This multiplier is increased by one for every winning combination that occurs as part of a cascade.
That is right - this release has cascading reels! When a win is formed, symbols that were part of it will explode. Existing icons will take their place, while brand new symbols will appear from the top of the reels. This allows punters to score several wins for the price of a single spin, and to increase the win multiplier during free spins.
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Yes, they can. The picker special feature can activate during free spins. The free spins it awards will be added to your total, but the win multiplier will not be changed.
Unfortunately, IGT does not allow us to choose. Which one you get is ultimately random, and comes down to what coins you draw.
The number is associated with luck and wealth in China. The pronunciation for eight in Chinese is also similar to the word Fa, which means to make a fortune.
There is no limit on how much you can increase the win multiplier. Cross your fingers and hope the cascading reels treat you well!
Players cannot win more than €250,000.
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