Plenty O’ Fortune
Time to see if you can summon up the luck of the Irish as you try to hornpipe your way to some big spins and even bigger wins on the Plenty O’ Fortune slot machine.
Plenty O’ Fortune Features
- Manufactured by Playtech
- Stacked base game jackpot symbols have the power to pay out big prizes
- Crazy leprechaun sprite helps animate the action and the wins as they flow from the reels
- Takes the Rainbow Riches – Pots of Gold slot and improves on its classic formula
- Get the coins to pour out of the reels in the Wishing Well bonus feature
- Free spin round has special coin symbols that pack a rather generous payout punch
- Climb to the top of the trail game mountain for ever increasing prizes
Plenty O’ Fortune takes the leprechaun, lush green meadows, sunshine and rainbows formula first created by IGT’s famous Rainbow Riches – Pots of Gold and turns it up to 11.
From the moment you load up this rather handsome machine you’ll be impressed with the level of detail that’s gone into every aspect of its production – from the leprechaun sprite that knocks Gonzo straight off his Quest through to the little voice bites that come through out the base game play, you can’t argue with the fact that this is a truly well made game.
The graphics on Plenty O’ Fortune are smooth, slick and full of wonderful animations that show how well Playtech are getting to grips with the art of Flash 11. This includes big golden fountains of coins and an opening video that’s like something off a 1960s Guinness advert.
Some might argue that this machine is a little bit of a cliché, but we’d counter that by saying that it sticks with a strong type and plays this theme for a bunch of good laughs. When you’ve got through the intro then it’s over to the base game grid, which is set in a secluded glade. The bet controls are all fashioned out of carved wood and the poker symbols on the reels have a touch of the Gaelic about their construction. What else could you expect?
Sound-wise there’s a lot going on with Plenty O’ Fortune. From the delightful tinkling sounds that play every time you hit the spin button through to the clicks and bells that accompany the reel play, everything about this machine works well with the theme.
We even like the birdsong that gives you a bit of a springtime feeling as you play your way through the base-game. Yes it’s predictable, it doesn’t raise any eyebrows, but it is a whole load of fun.
You get a five reel base game in Plenty O’ Fortune with twenty pay-lines on which you can make your bets. Double click your way through your spins if you’re looking for fast play, as this will allow you to instantly stop the reels in their final positions.
You’ve got a whole bunch of different scatters here that grant access to the various bonus rounds on offer from this feature rich title as well as a wild symbol that’ll help you complete your wins. However, the jewel in the crown is the stacked signature Plenty O’ Fortune jackpot symbol that’ll help you on your way to some big prizes if you can manage to hit a number of them across multiple pay-lines on the grid.
There are three different bonus features available on Plenty O’ Fortune. The first of these is the Wishing Well scatter prize. Stop in three or more of the special Wishing Well symbols anywhere in view on the grid to spark a golden fountain of coins that flow out of the reels – fortunately the leprechaun is there with his hat to catch the lucre, some of which you’re able to purloin as a prize.
The more scatters you use to activate this feature, the bigger the bonus cash on offer here.
Stop in three or more of the pots of gold scatters to start the End of the Rainbow feature. This sees you climbing a trail game on a mountain where each step requires you to select a one of an ever decreasing number of pots.
These will either reveal a cash prize, or a collect icon that will pay you out the total of your prizes accrued in the game thus far and send you back to the base-game grid. If you manage to make it all the way to the top of the hill then you’ll win the a huge slice of cash. Again, the more scatters you use to activate this feature, the bigger the prizes up for grabs.
Finally there’s the free spin round, activated when you hit three coins anywhere on the base game grid, which includes the Plenty O’ Coins feature. You get twelve spins on a special second set of reels, which are peppered with gold, silver and bronze coins.
Stop in a gold coin to receive a 5x your total stake payout, silver for a 2x payout and bronze for a return of 1x. The only bad thing about this bonus round is that it can’t be re-triggered.
Slot Professor Says
Well I instantly fell for the action on offer from Plenty O’ Fortune. Although everything does seem to be that little bit better than Rainbow Riches – Pots of Gold I guess the sum of the parts ain’t quite equal to the whole as I still prefer the original IGT machine.
Of course that’s not to say that there isn’t a load to like a Plenty O’ Fortune, which seems to have a high feature activation frequency, giving you loads of chances to make it big from the bonus rounds.
This is the part of the review where I usually reveal what I don’t like about the slot I’m reviewing. However on this occasion I’ve got nothing at all bad to say about Plenty O’ Fortune, with one exception. This is another title that’s so full of bonus game scatters that it can be quite hard to hit the wins on the reels at times.
I wish that Playtech had decided to put in a bonus selection screen much like the one you’ll see in Elvis The King as opposed to the multiple scatters, but then I guess it all measures up mathematically.
What’s my final word? Well I guess this is the second best Irish slot on the block. Move over Leprechaun’s Luck and take a bow Emerald Isle as there’s a new Commander Riker in town, but the Jean Luc Piccard of this genre is still the UK’s favourite game – Rainbow Riches – Pots of Gold and I think it’s going to take something a bit more original than a spin off title to steal away this magnificent slot’s crown.