Wishing You Fortune is powered by WMS Gaming and has an Asian feel to it. Available to play across all devices, the brightly-coloured slot celebrates the atmosphere of the festival season where you search for riches on the innovative horizontal wheel feature. With 5 reels and 1,024 ways to win, you can spin away from 40p to £50 a spin.
The symbols are typically Asian themed with frogs, heron, bonsai trees, koi carp, lucky cards and dragons. You have the Fortune Reel above the reels which contains the Fortune Wild and Festival Wheel – look out for the Fortune Reel on the middle reel which then spins. If you get the Fortune Wild, up to 5 wilds are added to the reels and if you get the Festival Wheel, the wheel spins to win a Mini, Minor, Major, Grand or Mega prize.
Then you have the Free Spins Bonus feature which is activated when you get 3 or more bonus symbols beginning from the first reel. 3, 4 and 5 symbols gives you 5, 10 and 50 times your stake respectively as a cash bonus. Then you get to choose from 5 free spins/multiplier options which are as follows:
- 25 Free Spins with wild wins are subject to a 2x, 3x or 5x Multiplier
- 20 Free Spins with wild wins are subject to a 3x, 5x or 8x Multiplier
- 15 Free Spins with wild wins are subject to a 5x, 8x or 10x Multiplier
- 13 Free Spins with wild wins are subject to an 8x, 10x or 15x Multiplier
- 10 Free Spins with wild wins are subject to a 10x, 15x or 30x Multiplier
The wild symbols are the Chinese dragons – there are 5 of them in total. Look out for the lucky red cards too as you will win a cash prize of up to 50 times your stake if you get them simultaneously on reels 1 and 5. There is also the possibility of re-triggering the feature by getting 3 or more bonus symbols.
One last thing – no matter what happens, Wishing You Fortune benefits from the Bonus Guarantee feature found in other WMS slots, like Montezuma, where you’ll take away a minimum of 10 times your stake.
I am not quite sure what to make of Wishing You Fortune – the graphics and animations are what you’d expect from an Asian-themed game. The variance is medium to high I’d say with the big multipliers in the free spins feature being the route to huge fortunes. The game ticks all the boxes really but unfortunately for me, the theme isn’t something that appeals to me – I would rather play other WMS slots like Viking Vanguard or Black Knight II.