Small Fortune by RTG
Small Fortune is a non progressive online slot by Real Time gaming. It is set in a park and bases itself around a picnic. The name refers to the ants that find the leftover food from the picnic had by humans, which to them is a small fortune.
The slot is colourful and fun although the graphics are a bit cutesy. Launched in September 2013, the game has been around for a while now and has attracted quite a following among serious payers looking for a bit of fun, and novices just starting out. The game is simple and easy to understand and use and makes a great starting point to the world of online slots. The game has five reels and twenty-five paylines which adds up to a good chance to get to the bonus round or to achieve free spins. The game won’t keep players interested as long as some of the more complex progressive slots, but it is a cute and fun pastime.
Symbols, Wild and Scattered
The symbols are all centred on the picnic theme, and are presented in a colourful cartoony way. The lower grade ones are a bowl of salad, cold drink, a plate of cheese, bottle of wine, the picnic blanket and a blue butterfly. These stand in for the regular deck of cards symbols.
The higher level symbols are represented by a watermelon, apple, sandwich, cherry pie and picnic basket. Five of any of these in a row and you will be rewarded by the corresponding number of free coins. The wild symbol is represented by the Ant, and the scatter by the Girl. The scatter girl can appear anywhere on the reels and instantly rewards a player for getting three, four or five symbols. Getting two girls will pay two coins, four girls will pay twenty coins, and all five girls will win you the in game jackpot of 250 coins.
The wild symbol is the ant, and is represented by two different icons. Both ant wilds will substitute for other symbols. The ants will only appear in reels one and five however and can appear stacked. They cannot substitute for the girl scatter symbol. The ants are needed to unlock the bonus round. When an ant appears in reel one or five, along with a picnic basket, the free spin feature becomes available.
Bonus Feature and Jackpots
The free spin bonus round is launched by finding two ant symbols and at least one picnic basket in the reels. Each picnic basket adds up to five free spins and the multiplier is dependent on how many ant symbols appeared when the game was triggered. Players can be awarded with up to 45 free spins and a six times multiplier. Free spins can be re triggered while the multiplier stays the same.
Small Fortune offers two jackpots. The first is a small internal jackpot which is triggered with five wild symbols showing up on the reels from left to right. The second is a progressive jackpot that can occur randomly at the end of any spin. This jackpot can be quite lucrative, but not as large as some of the other more exciting video slots.