Empire Fortune is a 5 reel, 10 payline progressive jackpot slot powered by Yggdrasil Gaming. It can be played from 10p to £100 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices. There are 4 bonus features in total with 3 progressive jackpots up for grabs.

The theme is one of opulence as the reels are adorned with jewels and precious gemstones – set in a gold filled room, the graphics and animations are superb making you feel like you’re in the presence of royalty. Onto the features with 4 of them on offer.

You have the Free Spins feature which is played when you get 3 or more free spins symbols anywhere on the reels – 3 will give you 10 free spins with a 2x multiplier, 4 will give you 20 free spins with 4x multiplier and 5 will reward you with 30 free spins with a 10x multiplier.

Now, if you manage to get 2 free spins symbols in a base game spin, you can pay 3 times your stake to hold them in place for another spin. Known as the Hold feature, it gives you another chance (at a small cost) of triggering the feature. The Hold feature also applies when you get 2 bonus symbols.

If you get 3 or more Bonus symbols anywhere in view, you will trigger the Jackpot Wheel feature – you will come across a multi-tiered golden cake with a huge ruby at the top. Surrounded by gold coins, you need to spin the wheel to win:

  • Cash prizes between 4 and 250 times your stake
  • Cash prizes between 2 and 50 times your stake with a re-spin
  • 10 to 30 free spins with a multiplier between 2 and 10x
  • Mystery win prizes between 25 and 500 times your stake
  • The Empire, Diamond or Gold jackpots
  • Access to the Fireworks feature

The Fireworks feature will blast 3, 6 or 12 rockets onto the jackpot wheel giving you prizes where they land – it could hit any of the 3 progressive jackpots or any of the options highlighted above.

All in all, I am very impressed by Empire Fortune and the superb bonus features on offer – progressive jackpots aside, there are huge cash prizes to be won from the Jackpot Wheel feature as well as the Free Spins feature (with the potential 10x multiplier).

Saying that, you can win up to 1,300 times your stake which will come due to the 10x multiplier. It’s a low to medium variance game though so plenty of small wins will be won – you just need patience to get that 10x multiplier or the bigger cash/mystery prizes in the Jackpot Wheel feature. Thumbs up to Yggdrasil Gaming – yet again!