Fortunes of the Fox Slot Review
Do you remember the wondrous tale of the Fantastic Mr Fox? How he outwitted the cruel farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean to feed his family and friends and avoid starvation as the trio of farmers sat outside his foxhole with their guns, waiting to blow him to smithereens? Roald Dahl’s famous story may well be a favourite through the generations but there’s no doubt that the fox remains a divisive animal, with a worrying number of people seemingly intent on culling them in a variety of rather unspeakable ways.
Fortunately, in the Fortunes of the Fox slot (formerly known as Foxy Fortunes) we’re not dwelling on the more macabre side of things and instead we’ve gone somewhat cutesy, very much in the vein of Disney’s The Fox and the Hound story. In this 5-reel slot from Playtech which boasts 25 selectable paylines in play on each spin. You can bet from £0.01 up to £125 per spin, depending on how many of the paylines you want to play and the size of the line bet you wish to make. This means that this slot is a solid choice both for lower stakes gamers as well as those that prefer to spin for considerably more each time.
Playable right now at Bet365 Games, you can also adjust the speed at which the reels spin by activating the Turbo Mode, which increases the speed of the outcome of each spin and allows you to play through more spins per hour. There is also a Bet Max and an Autoplay function and the setting for the story is a selection of grassy knolls, home to the eponymous fox, who is being shamelessly hunted by a hunter and his dog. The jackpot on the slot is 5,000 coins as standard, though this could be increased during the free spins round as will be explained in the sections below.
Fortunes of the Fox Key Features
On the reels are a selection of lower, medium and higher value symbols. The playing card low symbols from 9 through to the ace are the lowest value symbols offering payouts of between 5 coins and 150 coins depending on the symbol hit and whether you hit three, four or five on a payline. The mid-value symbols are the Tent and the Camping Pot which offer prizes from 25 coins up to 500 coins. The rather doleful looking dog and the hunter are the higher paying symbols and both offer small payouts for 2 symbols on a payline, as well as higher value wins for five, 1,000 coins for the dog and the jackpot 5,000 coins for the hunter.
The base game is somewhat repetitive as it does not feature any randomly triggered bonuses and as a result, the two bonus features in the game take on added importance and it is these that the player tends to look forward to as they spin the reels.
The first bonus feature is the Lucky Grapes Bonus which is triggered when you land three or more of the Grapes scatter symbol anywhere across the reels. When this happens a new screen loads up of a tree with bunches of grapes dangling from it. Foxy will appear and she will grab the grapes that you select for her until she is caught in the trampoline. If she doesn’t collect all six grapes on screen then in addition to the cash you win for each of the bunches of grapes you do collect, you will also earn a bonus cash prize as a consolation for not collecting them all.
What is interesting about the Fortunes of the Fox slot is that it uses the Wild symbol in the game as the free spins trigger, which is somewhat unusual. Foxy the fox (not the most imaginative name if we’re being honest) is the in game Wild and as standard, she will substitute for any of the high, medium or low value symbols to help trigger wins in the base game. However it should be noted that Foxy’s Wild symbol only appears on the middle three reels in the game.
The Free Spins bonus round is triggered when you land all three of the Foxy Wild symbols on the middle three reels in a single spin. When you do, you will win a total of 15 free spins and for the duration of your free spins, all your wins come with a 3x multiplier. That is not all however as you can also retrigger free spins indefinitely by landing three more of the Foxy Wild symbols on the middle three reels during your bonus spins.
Compared to some of the more modern slots available nowadays, especially those that come with randomly triggered base games and a bit more in depth bonuses, Fortunes of the Fox is a somewhat basic slot, but it does play well enough and there’s enough entertainment value in the bonus features to keep you playing for a short time. It just lacks the wow-factor to be a slot game that you are going to play for many months into the future.
The Fortunes of the Fox slot, originally named Foxy Fortunes, is a rural-themed slot with a simplistic template which offers medium to low variance for gamers. The base game is nicely presented with some very eye-catching graphics and high quality sound and music. The base game is however rather repetitive and the lack of any randomly triggered bonus features here does leave the player feeling a little short-changed. The two bonus games are excellent, with a 3x multiplier active in the Bonfire Free Spins and a chance to earn some nice cash prizes in the Lucky Grapes bonus, but once again both of these bonuses can have variable sized payouts. If you like free spins and a bonus game in a cutesy style slot, then Fortunes of the Fox hits the mark but there are better and more engaging slots now available to play.
|Where can I play?||Bet365|
|Number of paylines:||25|
|Number of reels:||5|
|Is autoplay available?||Yes|