A new slot machine that has been released by Habanero, Ways of Fortune is quite unusual and delightful at the same time, the sort of game that players can have a lot of fun with. It’s Chinese themed with a military angle, and it offers highly detailed graphics along with its features, making it quite enjoyable even before you find out all the other goodies that it gives you.
The unique side of the game can be seen right from the layout it uses, with the first two reels having 3 symbols, while the other three get 4 symbols each. There are 576 ways to win present in that game area. The best combinations of the game can pay $25,000, while for the game’s extras Habanero used a wild symbol, a Ways of Fortune feature and a scattered War Horse that gives you free spins. All this, and you also get a 98.12% RTP from it, so it pays more than the average game in the long run.
Betting and Prizes
For its 576 ways, this game will require in exchange that you use a bet on the equivalent of 28 lines. That’s why the minimum bet of the game starts at $0.28, with $0.01 used on each line. At the other end, once you decide to use up to 10 coins and take their value up to $5, you can spend even $1,400 for one spin ($50 per line).
The jackpot value might not be huge, since the best symbol only pays 500x the line bet, but that’s still a prize of up to $25,000 and it comes in a game with a long-term RTP of 98.12%.
Ways of Fortune Slot Features
The unusual game area in use here has a purpose. The three extra symbols that are used at the top of reels 3 to 5 are going to be the same. One random symbol is chosen each round, to occupy those three positions. The only symbol that can’t be there is the scatter, the War Horse. Those three matching symbols basically guarantee you a 5-symbol combo, if you manage to land those icons on the first two reels as well.
A Warrior symbol is going to be an important part of this game, not just because it pays the 500x top prize when forming a combo, but also because it’s the wild feature. Warrior wilds are included in any combinations that will form, but they will not be helpful with the scatters.
The War Horse, which is going to be the scatter, may appear on all the reels during the paid spins. While appearing a minimum of three times, it triggers 10 to 20 spins for free. The ways to win will pay both ways here, so combinations may start from the right as well. This is particularly interesting since you have the three guaranteed matching symbols on reels 3 to 5. You will not get the option to retrigger free spins.
Theme & Design
The Chinese theme has long been of interest to players, and I’ve seen several games that have gotten the graphics right over the years. Ways of Fortune does amazingly well with its design, and I think you will agree on that. It’s one of the more elaborate and better designed slots with a Chinese inspired theme. The Warrior, the War Horse, a Lion statue, a jade Dragon, a soldier’s helmet and a sword are the main symbols. The card suits are the secondary ones.
Ways of Fortune is once again proof that Habanero can create awesome designs. With the RTP at 98.12% and with its unique features, they prove that they can create exciting slots as well.