A gorgeous slot machine from Quickspin, which has a Chinese theme, Sakura Fortune seems to tell a story that involves a couple of different characters, both young and old. It uses some of the most impressive graphics that I’ve seen in a Chinese slot machine to date, and I would easily put it among the best games released by Quickspin in 2017.
For Sakura Fortune, the developer chose a 5 reel setup, 40 bet lines and it promises to offer a prize of $800 in the best case scenario. The game compensates through features for that low payout, and so you get a Princess Wild that is stacked and which also acts as a scatter, plus additional scatters, free spins and respins.
Betting and Prizes
While asking us to have 40 active bet lines, Sakura Fortune will offer the possibility of using bets as low as $0.20 to start off. From that $0.005 per line, you can increase the wager up to $2, in which case the total bet would end up at $80.
The game doesn’t rely on huge rewards to make itself profitable to play, and so the best combo it offers can only pay $800, and that’s while using a $80 wager. Despite the uninspiring rewards, the game still manages to have a long term RTP of 96.61%, and that should make it an attractive proposition for anyone.
Sakura Fortune Slot Features
The image of the beautiful Chinese princess is shown in one of the most interesting symbols that this game offers. This is a stacked wild symbol, which also has the ability of acting as a scatter. It occupies up to four symbol positions on a reel. You will encounter this stacked wild on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th columns. You may use this wild to help form new combinations, and it will be a substitute for all other symbols.
Another symbol, a scatter, is the one with the Bonus Hand Fan. You are getting these only during paid spins and you will need to have at least three and on consecutive reels which start off from the left side of the screen, in order to trigger the free spins of Sakura Fortune. The stacked symbols which land on the reels will turn into expanding wilds for the duration of the free games. Each wild that appears will add an extra free spin to the total. This wild remains locked in its position for the duration of the feature.
If it happens that you get two full stacks of Princess Wilds on the reels at the same time, then the Respin will start. You can get two free respins by triggering the feature with two fully visible wilds, or you can get three rounds if all three wilds are visible. Once you get no more wild symbols to appear, the respins stop. Obviously, the wilds will be kept locked on the reels during the respins.
Theme & Design
The game sports a theme of Chinese origins, with one of the best looking implementations that I’ve seen for this topic so far. You have the cherry blossom trees and a lot of greenery in the background picture, while the reels are surrounded with a black border and look quite elegant. As symbols, you have the Emperor, the Empress, the Princess, the Warrior, a jade statue, a dragon statue and coins which appear to be made out of gold, silver, bronze and jade.
Given the range of features, the high average RTP and the beauty of the design, I’d have no hesitation to recommend Sakura Fortune to other players.