David Williams | 28 Jun 2018
Just weeks after the announcement of Microgaming’s new Egyptian-themed slot, Wild Scarabs, the developer has yet another innovative and exciting title to offer its players. Based on the steampunk aesthetic, Fortunium is the Isle of Man developer’s latest creation, which has been developed by an independent gaming studio for exclusive use by the firm’s online and mobile casinos.
Microgaming teamed up with Stormcraft Studios, its newest software partner, to develop Fortunium. The game plays out over a 5x5 reel set with 243 ways to win, an epic steampunk theme, and a bunch of interesting characters to keep the gameplay fresh and unexpected. The city of Fortunium bustles as players explore it, meeting inventors and adventurers who are all out for their chance at a life-changing fortune.
Maximillian, a quirky inventor, and Victoria, a sassy explorer, are the two founders of Fortunium who welcome players as they start up the new slot. Both of these characters also appear across the reels as super stacked symbols, being shown in clear portrait mode thanks to Stormcraft’s exceptional graphics. The game is also available with full mobile compatibility for iPhones, iPads and Android devices.
Super stacked Mystery Symbols are one of Fortunium’s biggest attractions. These icons can take the form of low, high, or even wild symbols, giving players the chance to win huge across multiple paylines. Punters can also take advantage of the Win Booster feature to improve their wins even more, which it does by increasing the wager by 50% and turn all Mystery Symbols into high-paying symbols or wild icons.
The shining gem of this slot is its free spins round, in which Mystery Symbols will also be present. During the spins, up to three Mystery Reels will also be added to the screen, offering the ability for players to spin in Mystery Symbols at any time and land extra scatters for additional free games.
Commenting on the new title, Microgaming Games Publisher David Reynolds noted that Fortunium is designed with the mobile gaming market in mind, and offers an exciting portrait experience improved with a picturesque steampunk world.
According to Reynolds, the slot packs in a myriad of bonuses, including Mystery Reels, super stacked Mystery Symbols, and even the innovative Win Booster feature to further increase players’ winning abilities. He also added that Microgaming has enjoyed working with Stormcraft Studios to create the new title, and is excited to see what the up-and-coming studio develops for its partners in the future.