Fortunes of Sparta Slot Review
Fortunes of Sparta is a Blueprint Gaming-powered slot game with 5 reels and 25 paylines. Playable from 25p to £25 a spin, it has a Greek battle theme centred on Sparta (a gladiator style character). Graphically brilliant, this game has amazing sound effects and makes you feel like a Spartan warrior as soon as it loads up.
Look out for the Spartan Streak symbol on the middle reel (reel 3) as it triggers the Spartan Streak feature – you will see the wild symbol expand to take over the entire reel. The other reels then respin with any winning symbol holding in position. The reels the continue respinning until no new line wins are formed. This feature is very similar to the Spinning Streak game engine WMS uses in the Kingdom of the Titans slot and Zeus II (which is a Facebook only game).
There is also a Spartan Spins feature which is a free games game which is triggered when you get 3 or more bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. 3 Bonus symbols gives you 8 free spins, 4 gives you 10 free spins, 5 gives you 12 free spins, 6 gives you 15 free spins, 7 gives you 20 free spins, 8-9 gives you 50 free spins and 10 or more gives you a whopping 100 free spins.
There are no ordinary free spins though as they are Spartan Spins – this is because the Spartan Streak Wild is fixed on the middle reel. When you get a winning spin, the contributing symbols will get held with the other reels respinning. I managed to win £172 from a £5 stake on just 1 free spin (see screenshot the right) with my best return in the Spartan Spins feature a cool 320 times my stake!
I really like Fortunes of Sparta as I found it to be a medium to high variance slot – the big wins tend to come in the free spins feature but don’t expect to win big very often. Most often, I have won between 5 and 20 times my stake in the feature but occasionally you get that colossal win that is worthy of its theme. It reminds me a little of NextGen Gaming’s 300 Shields which is a high variance game too.