About Fortunes Of Sparta
The reel case is set before a looming fortress, presumably one the Spartans are defending rather than storming. No matter. We don’t have to spill any blood when we spin these reels. The orchestral sound score draws us in to the mood and the theme, while the gaming symbols are artistically finished to complete the thematic mood. Swords, Shields, Gourds, Armor, Ships, a Maiden and some Spartan Warriors in various stages of thrust and parry effortlessly create a graphic feel to the game. The Wild Temple, which is the origin of most adventures in Spartan times and to whom we turn in our hours of need, completes winning combinations when it substitutes for all symbols except Scatters.
You may be forgiven for thinking that the Spartan Streak was a ritual in which these warriors engaged when they got drunk at a wedding, but those kind of antics would belittle Fortunes of Sparta’s heaving tone. Instead, the Spartan Streak kicks in when we land a Spartan Helmet on the centre reel – distinctive as it is not one of our regular base game symbols. The Spartan that so aggressively greeted us when we opened this slot is back with a bang, expanding into a Wild that covers the centre reel and re-spins all the others. As long as we are victorious during these re-spins, the reels continue to spin, adding an extra spin for each matching symbol that completes the win and triggers the spin. We must keep winning, for the stakes are high in battle.
Landing three Bonus Scatters anywhere across the reels triggers the game’s Spartan Spins feature. It is this which really determines the nature of our victory in Fortunes of Sparta, for should we land 10 or more Bonus Scatters we launch into 100 Free Spins, after which the bounty of the land is ours.