Fortunate Buddha Slots
Buddhism is a philosophy rather than a religion, but this enlightened one is known to bring great fortune and luck to those the buddha smiles on. The game is played on five reels and three rows and features fifty fixed pay lines. The minimum bet on this game is $0.50 while the maximum is 5.00$ per spin. This slot is for spiritualists who want to put themselves in the hands of fate and see if the great buddha grants their wishes. Spirituality aside, this is a gorgeous slot anyone can appreciate. The board is filled with deep colors and textures, like dark reds, dark blues, bright golds, and bold pinks. The background of the slot is a zen forest with blossom trees, wildflowers, and a gentle pond. The board is animated, so the grid itself moves often, while the background stands still, containing elaborate detail.
The features on this board are plentiful. To start, there are nine regular symbols along with a selection of special bonus symbols. The low-valued symbols are the royal symbols, A, K, Q, and J along with 9 and 10. The highly valued symbols are the golden statue of the Buddha himself, a frog, a turtle, and a lotus flower. The wins begin paying out on the left side, and the goal is to land at least three matching symbols per pay line in a single spin. Five-of-a-kind wins pay out the most, and each line win is multiplied by the bet per line.
The wilds operate as beneficial symbols during the base game. The wilds can substitute for regular symbols apart from the fortune orb and the scatter symbol. You can only drop wilds on reels two, three, four, and five. So reel one is excluded from this. You trigger free spin mode when three or more scatter symbols appear on the reel, and you'll be given six free spins. If you trigger three more scatters on the reels during your free spin rounds, you'll add three more spins to your accumulated spins. The scatter symbol in this game is the bag of gold coins. Five scatters pay out the most, and the amount is, dependent on your bet. Free spins mode ends when you run out of free spins or hit the top win of 5000x your bet.
Fortune Buddha has a Fortune Link Feature. This feature is triggered by landing six fortune orbs per spin, and the player will be awarded three respins. During the respins, every symbol apart from the fortune orbs is removed from the grid. After that, each fortune orb will display a fixed cash prize or contain one of the four jackpots available, known as mini, minor, major, or grand. Two of the jackpots are even progressive. You'll be given a re-spin each time you drop one new fortune orb symbol. If you fill out the entire grid you'll be awarded the Super Grand jackpot.
What stands out in my mind when I think of this slot is how the jackpots are triggered. Rather than being randomly triggered, it's triggered by an elaborate special feature, which I prefer to more basic jackpot systems. I loved the other special features, too.