A leading name in gaming development for a number of decades is Bally Technologies. This Nevada, USA based company has been at the forefront in designing and building some of the best video pokies and a latest example is ’88 Fortunes’.
A Chinese folklore theme is the basis for 88 Fortunes which, like many of the best current era online pokies uses the ground-breaking ‘Megaways’ architecture as its platform. Graphically the game is all about luck, the colour red – the Chinese colour of luck – and gold.
Symbols include the Golden Eagle as a high paying indicator, plus golden ships, turtles and other gold symbols. Also in the game play are symbols from the playing card deck, and a special ‘Fu Bat’ symbol that comes into play at certain points.
The game uses the 5-reel 3-line format familiar to players of this type of pokie and provides 243 fixed pay lines. This is a typical progressive jackpot game and one that is enhanced by lively music, colourful displays and several special features, some of which we will describe to you below. It is playable on Android, iOS and Microsoft operating systems.
How to Play 88 Fortunes
The five reel and three line playing area gives you many pay lines, and this is a medium variance machine that is suitable for all levels of player. A winning combination of symbols is the usual three or more in the required area. The game is played in payments relating to the 88, a further reference to the Chinese theme.
The Golden Eagle pays 1000 coins for five on a pay line with reducing pay outs for the remaining symbols. The game is perhaps not as innovative as some but is rewarding to pay with many notably high potential pay outs.
88 Fortunes Special Features
88 Fortunes also involves a number of special features triggered at certain points of the game and we describe in brief the most important below:
- The Fu Bat features is triggered when one Fu Bat symbol is on the pay line. This may award the player a jackpot determined by spinning for ‘Baby’ symbols that represent coins. The Fu Bat may also trigger free spins.
- 3 or more Gong symbols give you free spins in which the playing card symbols are replaced with the 5 highest paying symbols to enhance your chances of winning.
88 Fortunes is a typical and enjoyable online pokie that you will find in most casinos and features some attractive jackpots.