David Williams | 19 Dec 2016
Although NetEnt is considered a giant in the casino software industry, the platform releases Progressive Jackpot Slots games quite rarely. That’s why the online casino community is collectively very excited about the news that the company will be rolling out a new game of this kind on the 24th of January 2017.
Called Divine Fortune, the game will be available for play on desktop and mobile casinos and will be compatible with iOS and Android. The superior graphics and functionality that NetEnt is known for, and which are obvious on the trailer video of Divine Fortune that the developer has released, are a great match for Apple’s smartphones.
NetEnt has chosen a well-known theme for this Progressive Slots game – Greek mythology. While some players might have been hoping for something more creative, it should be acknowledged that the developers have executed this theme with the highest technical skill. The graphics and sounds might be familiar, but they are also undeniably gorgeous.
Special animations and music changes help players to celebrate every winner, and an epic soundtrack also helps to set the mood. The higher-value icons on the reels include a Lion, a Griffin, the Minotaur, Medusa and Pegasus.
Pegasus acts as the Expanding Wild Symbol. Not only is he able to complete winning combinations to create more payout opportunities, but he will come to life on screen when he does and will trigger 3 free re-spins. After each re-spin, a Wild Symbol drops off the bottom of the reels until they are all gone.
The usual playing card symbols complete the line-up on the reels, but even these are in keeping with the theme and have a classic font to all the letters. While there is a Free Spins Bonus Round, as would be expected in any Video Slot game, they are not as Special Feature-rich as they usually are in NetEnt’s games. In Divine Fortune, the Expanding Wilds and other extras are actually seen more in the base game than the Bonus Round.
One possible reason for NetEnt deciding to keep the Free Spins Bonus Round of Divine Fortune relatively low-key is so that players’ focus remains on the Progressive Jackpots that they stand to win. There seem to be 3 available in the game: the Minor, Major and Mega Jackpots. The Mega Jackpot is the highest, and starts at $10,000.00.
While the Mega Jackpot in Divine Fortune is smaller than many other Progressive Jackpots, it also seems set to pay out more frequently. Players stand a better chance of actually landing it, and walking away with what is still a very impressive reward.