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88 Fortunes Slot Machine

88 Fortunes

88 is the Chinese number of wealth and good fortune, so I expected some great luck while playing 88 Fortunes Slot by Light and Wonder. This game is dripping in symbols of prosperity, like eagles, ships, turtles, vases, and mandalas, and a lush red and gold visual theme. You can take home $250 000 from a single spin with the game’s fixed jackpots and the high-value bonus round.

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Game Details

Software providerSoftware:

Scientific Games

RTPRTP:

96.00%

Reels amountReels:

5

Slot VolatilityVolatility:

High

Slot Game TypeGame type:

Video Slots

Slot PaylinesPaylines:

243

Min coin betMin coin:

0.08

Max coin betMax coin:

88.00

Free spins offeredFree spins:

YES Yes

Wild SymbolsWild symbol:

YES Yes

Progressive jackpotProgressive:

NO NO

MultipliersMultipliers:

NO No

Our Verdict:

88 Fortunes slot offers a vibrant Asian theme and interesting gameplay with the potential to win large rewards. I enjoyed the game’s looks, even though they are a bit generic, and I thought the gameplay could have benefited from an extra bonus feature or mechanic. The gold symbols mechanic made betting with a purpose easy, and the anticipation of triggering the jackpot game kept me spinning. You could do worse than this slot’s top prize of $250k, but if you’re a high roller with millionaire dreams, you might be more at home playing Mega Moolah Lucky Bells or Wheel of Wishess.

RTP and Variance

This is a highly volatile game, meaning you can expect larger-than-average wins, but spread out more across your spins. The 96% RTP is average for online slots, so you can theoretically anticipate a fair return on your wagers.

How to Play 88 Fortunes

While the screen looks very busy at first glance, the layout is quite easy to understand. Fixed jackpot indicators hover to the right of the golden reels and below them, you will see the spin controls, as well as autoplay, settings, and paytable buttons. To the right of the reels is a golden symbol selector that lets you choose from 5 bet levels.

88 Fortunes start screen

Playing 2, 3, 4 or 5 gold symbols, means betting 18, 38, 68, or 88 credits, and the possibility of winning the Mini, Minor, Major, and Grand jackpots, respectively.

Bonus Features

Free Spins

When 3 or more scatter symbols appear on the same spin, you will get 10 free spins.

88 Fortunes scatter
The Gong is one of those Golden symbols that will make you smile.

While the feature is active, all low-paying symbols will be removed from the reels. Only high-value golden symbols will remain, increasing your chances of landing large wins.

Jackpots

When one or more Fu Bat wild symbols appear on the reels, the screen changes to a grid of golden coins. Flip the coins over until you find 3 matching Fu baby symbols to claim a corresponding jackpot prize. Remember that to win the top jackpot of $200 000, you need to commit to the maximum bet of $88.

88 Fortunes jackpot
Match 3 Fu baby symbols to claim a jackpot prize.

Fixed jackpot prizes like this with complex mechanics are easy to find in online slots. In Burning Sun a Hold and Spin style feature allows you to win fixed jackpot prizes worth up to 500x your bet.

Game Symbols

88 Fortunes paytable 1
9,10, J, k, and A all pay 50 coins for 5 on a payline.
88 Fortunes paytable 2
The mandala pays 100 coins for 5 on a payline, the vase pays 250, the turtle pays 400, the ship pays 500, and the eagle pays 1000.
88 Fortunes paytable 3
The FU BAT is a wild symbol that also triggers the jackpot bonus game, while the scatter symbol is a gong that activates free spins.

Free Play or Demo Play

For games like 88 Fortune with complex bonus features, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the gameplay before spending any real money. Luckily, we have a free demo version of the game for you to try with endless credits. You can spin as many times as you want and bet the maximum without worrying that it is coming out of your pocket.

My 88 Fortunes 25 Spins Experience

I aim to spend the equivalent of around 25 spins to test this game.

Note: Because the results are always completely random, we use the demo simulation of the game, which mimics the real money experience. We always recommend you start in demo mode to learn and understand the game before you play for real money.

I started with a modest 2.64 credit bet for about 6-7 spins, getting a few wins, making 12 credit wins the highest for that bet size. Feeling like I should increase the bet size to try to get a proper return, I bumped up the bet size to 8.80 credits. This was a fruitless exercise, as I didn’t get a single hit. I then increased the bet size once again to 17.60. Finally, I hit a decent win of 32 credits. Thereafter, a couple of wins had trickled in. Unfortunately, not ending it a profit.

Results:
  • Only a higher-sized bet hit a low win.
  • I ended up with less than my starting amount.
Free Play Experience Thoughts:

If you're up for some extended play and don't mind a bit of waiting, this game might be your jam. Personally, I didn't make a profit and ended up with less than I began. I do think that with a bit of time, there would be potential to walk away from this game with a win.

Author Lisa Michaels

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Lisa started off as a croupier at her local casino. However she found her niche in writing and has subsequently used her real-world gambling experiences to help produce and review the many online slots that are released monthly. Lisa also contributes to keeping you up to date with Canadian newsworthy stories.

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