Fields Of Fortune Slot Review
Playtech are well known for their all action games, but sometimes they like to reduce the pace slightly and allow us to get back to nature and the simple, yet enjoyable Fields of Fortune slot allows us to do precisely that. Playable from just 25p per spin, this 5×3 reel slot boasts 25 non-selectable paylines and the chance to wager up to a massive £250 per spin if you prefer (£10 per coin). With a gently calming soundtrack of countryside noises including crows cawing, birdsong and more, this is one of the more relaxing slots I have played in a while.
The theme of the slot is nature and growth and that is exemplified on the reels which consist of the usual playing card low symbols (from 10 through to ace) and these are all decorated as food items, such as runner beans, carrots and parsnips. It may sound a little cheesy, but in truth it has been done remarkably well and they offer decent payouts of up to 100 coins. Higher value symbols include the gardening tools, a watering can and three flowers, the Venus Flytrap, the Snap Dragon and the Dandy Lion of which the latter is not just the winner of the world’s most awful pun, but also the highest paying symbol in the game offering 1000 times your line bet if you land five on a payline.
There is a Wild feature too to look out for and this is the Red Rose Wild symbol. This symbol only appears on the middle three reels of the slot and when landed in any position on those reels, will expand to completely cover the reel. This can of course create additional payline wins or trigger wins when previously there wasn’t. If you can land two or more of the Wild symbols on the middle reels on any single spin then the chances of you landing a much higher value prize from the spin are considerably greater.
Fields of Fortune Key Features
The first feature you need to be aware of on the Fields of Fortune slot is the Feature Bet option. You can select this at the start of any spin but when you do, your total stake is doubled to enable the feature. However, when you enable this feature you get Power Scatter symbols, which means that these scatters will trigger free games even if they are only partially viewable on the reels. Essentially, the bonus gives you a greater chance on every spin of triggering the free spins bonus, but at a cost of 2x your standard stake.
As you will have already likely guessed, the Free Spins feature is triggered when you land three or more of the Scatters (or Power Scatters) across the reels. Once you have triggered the bonus, you can then choose from two different feature games Carrot Spins or Parsnip Spins. For both features, the number of free spins you have is unlimited, with both bonuses only coming to a close when you land the scatter symbol four times on the fifth reel.
Each does have a different bonus however with the Carrot Spins offering players a dynamic win multiplier on each spin, which starts at the default 1x and each time you land a scatter symbol, it increases by one up to 2x, then on to 3x and then on to 5x with the time after this being the end of the bonus round. So ideally, you want to hit the 5x multiplier quickly with your free spins and then have a good number of spins with this multiplier before you hit that last game ending scatter.
Alternatively, the Parsnips Spins sees the scatter landing on the reels changing one of the 3 high value flower symbols into extra wild symbols for that spin. There is an order to this, with the first scatter landing turning the Venus Flytrap symbol all Wilds, the second scatter turns the Snap Dragon all Wilds and the third time the Dandy Lion symbol becomes a Wild. Unfortunately, these Wilds are not Expanding Wilds as in the base game, but you can still earn some very sizeable wins in this round before hitting the fourth scatter and the bonus feature ending.
Fields of Fortune is a gentler-paced game than most and that is no bad thing. The free spins bonus games are fun and offer the chance of a decent payout, especially the Parsnips Spins which can see you have four wilds on the reels and the chance of some very big wins. However the value in paying double your stake for the Feature Bonus is somewhat questionable.
One of the things I like about slot games is that they can give you varied experiences and if you are used to the all out action that comes from most Playtech slots, then you are going to be pleasantly surprised at the gentler pace of things in the Fields of Fortune slot. It’s a simple, easy to play mid-variance game that offers a decent choice of bonus features based on the theme and which feature multipliers and additional Wild symbols. The Feature Mode is also an option, although switching it on does double your stake and the relative value of the feature means that it can be more prohibitive at times than profitable. All in all, this is a solid, if unspectacular slot.
|Where can I play?||Bet365|
|Number of paylines:||25 Paylines|
|Number of reels:||5|
|Is autoplay available?||Yes|