Yggdrasil from Malta did it again! After the release of the slot machine hit Double Dragons only two weeks ago, Yggdrasil is now back again. The latest slot is called Empire Fortune and is exactly what many players have wished for and are now used to from the talented developers of Yggdrasil. But what is Empire Fortune all about and what are its special features? Our game test uncovers again hardcore.
Empire Fortune is a slot machine with a progressive jackpot. More precisely, there are three jackpots! As if that wasn’t enough spectacle, Yggdrasil has added a Wheel of Fortune, as well as holding features, fireworks and mystery winnings! If a slot machine has so many features you can’t find on other video slots, nothing can go wrong anymore, Empire Fortune is a slot machine for every player. Right?
The slot machine is based on the popular concept of 5 reels and 15 symbols. For you this means you can get used to the usual game and don’t have to learn anything. How convenient! This game is equipped with 20 paylines that are fixed. Coin denominations can range from one cent to five euros. If you multiply that by the 20 paylines, you get a range of bets between €0.20 and €100. Enough to go with heavy guns on the hunt for the bonus!
But now to the presentation of Empire Fortune. Imagine you are in a golden palace. Around you Scrooge Duck takes a bath in the coins and you enjoy the freshly prepared Tequila Sunrise (or the drink of your choice). Now casually and confidently rotate the reels and before you unfolds a feature film about gems surrounded by gold becoming sinfully expensive signs of wealth. A wealth that can soon also be in the true life of yours!
Red hearts, green cloverleaves and blue checks are just some of the forms you can marvel at. Empire Fortune’s style is feminine with curved shapes and smooth transitions, and runs through a complete gaming experience. Expectantly glowing bonus symbols then herald the start of the show you’ll witness at the start of the bonus game. When the Wheel of Fortune builds up like a cake in front of you, you’ve completely committed yourself to Empire Fortune!
As it’s a Yggdrasil slot machine, any player in the world can easily play Empire Fortune on their smartphone or tablet. Simply start the casino app or the browser, call the casino and select Empire Fortune. Of course, all effects, sound and music on the desktop are exactly the same as on the smartphone!
Bonuses and winnings
Empire Fortune really unpacks bonuses. If the slot machine came up to here restrained and with a lot of class therefore, we show off here!
Yggrasil is very fair with the players, because there are free spins to win again. With the free spins scatter you can win 10 free spins if at least three scatters are visible on the screen. We get even more free spins if four scatters appear and the player gets 30 free spins if there are 5 free game symbols. But these even come with multipliers. Three scatters result in a multiplier of 2, four scatters x4 multiplication and five scatters equal one x10 multiplier.
But there are also bonus scatters. These trigger the bonus game, which is already started at three scatters. The bonus game is comparable to the wheel of Mega Moolah and Mega Fortune. In front of the player there is a cake with 4 levels. The lowest level must be overcome first. If you are lucky, you will continue to work your way into the upper levels of the cake and finally get to a red gemstone. If you can grab it, you’ve won the biggest progressive jackpot.
You don’t even have to enter from the bottom if you have more than three bonus symbols. For each additional scatter, you start one level up and are therefore even closer to winning!
But that’s not enough! If you only get two free spins or bonus catter, have you had bad luck? No, not at all, because the two scatters will be stopped for the next round. Three more reels can be spun again and wear the last missing scatter!
Do you like fireworks? Then we have good news for you! To get even more action waiting for you, Yggdrasil has added a little mini-game in which rockets are fired at the reels and the player gets additional winnings. Each hit is a win for the player and can range from coins to free spins.
But now to the highlight of the game. The player can win as many as three progressive jackpots. As always, as a player you have to spend a part of the stake on the jackpot. In Empire Fortune, that’s almost 1% of the bet for the two smaller jackpots and 6.5% for the Ultra jackpot. So it is also clear that you will win less in the regular game than in a slot machine without a progressive jackpot, but this is what makes Empire Fortune so good!