In this review there will be a comprehensive walk through the appearance and operation of the Divine Fortune jackpot slot, giving the reader a reliable guide on what to expect from the slot and how everything works.
The aim is to pay particular attention to how the game plays, so by the end of this review the reader should have a firm grasp of what the game looks like, what the aim of the game is and the ways in which players can win on this game.
This review will go through some more technical details of Divine Fortune, which should give the reader a sound understanding of what differentiates this game from other jackpot slots.
When players first launch the Divine Fortune slot they are presented with a high-definition graphic depicting a mythical winged horse sat atop a mountain range, looking out over fluffy white clouds with the sun gleaming off of them. This gives the player an ethereal sense from the get-go.
The theme of Divine Fortune is based on ancient Greece, and this is quite obvious to the player once the game loads.
Once the game has launched players see the game’s reels, which are five column wide and three rows tall. On both sides of the reels are stone statues of curvy women holding aloft what seems a plate of some sort. The graphics are fantastic and in particular the level of detail with these two statues is formidable.
There is a range of audio which plays on Divine Fortune. The standard audio is a heavenly range of notes which is incredibly smooth and easy on the ear, it is a truly fabulous feature of this game which creates a positive player experience right from the start.
Furthermore, Divine Fortune plays audio when there is a win on an active bet line. For standard symbols, there is a smooth laser-like sound which draws attention yet is by no means startling. For some of the special symbols a sound plays which replicates the sound of the animal depicted in the symbol - for example a roar plays when lions match, a bird call plays when eagles are matched and so on.
Prior to launching Divine Fortune, players will need to make a deposit at their chosen online casino in order to play this jackpot slot with real money. Most casinos do, however, offer players the option to try the game for free if they either just want to play for fun, or if they want to become familiar with the ins and outs of the game before staking real money.
Once the game is launched players are presented with a very clean and easy to understand game - the reels are clearly defined and the jackpot amounts are always displayed just above the reels.
It is made quite clear how to adjust stake levels if players so wish, and as part of the menu (available to the bottom right hand side of the reels) players can read through a lot of helpful information about the game.
Aim of the game
The fundamental aim of the game with Divine Fortune is to spin the reels with the hope of landing a matching combination of symbols on any one of the 20 active bet lines, therefore winning the player some money.
Beyond the aim of winning money spin-by-spin, the ultimate aim in Divine Fortune is to reach the bonus game and win one of the three jackpots on offer. More information will be available on how this can be done in the ‘how the Divine Fortune bonus works’ section.
Possible stakes and bet levels available
The lowest possible stake per spin when playing Divine Fortune is €0.20, and this rises to a maximum stake per spin of €100. Players therefore have an incredible amount of flexibility in terms of how much they wish to wager.
Like a lot of jackpot slots, Divine Fortune players can alter their stakes in two different ways. Both the bet level and coin value combine to determine the level of the player’s stake.
The minimum bet level is 1 and rises to a maximum level of 10, and the minimum coin value is 0.01 and rises to 0.5 via increments of 0.02, 0.05, 0.1 and 0.2. With 10 bet levels and 6 different coin values, this means players can choose between a possible 60 different stakes in total per spin.
Divine Fortune’s symbols
There are a total of 11 symbols in Divine Fortune, with eight normal symbols and three special symbols. The eight normal symbols can be split up into four basic symbols and four more sophisticated symbols.
The four basic symbols are simply the letters J, Q, K and the ancient Greek letter delta (Δ). These symbols are all a classical light brown in the middle with a shiny golden surrounding.
The four more sophisticated symbols are brown and white-feathered eagle with a large beak and stern look in its one visible eye, the head and shoulders of a minotaur (keeping in line with the theme of Greek mythology), a golden-furred lion boasting a proud look, and the mythological monster Medusa, with nine green snakes instead of hair.
The three special symbols are as follows:
WILD: This symbol is the head of a white horse on a purple background - one would assume this is the same horse as in the background of Divine Fortune’s main screen.
FREE SPINS: This symbol is a fist clenching a golden lightning bolt, with a golden wreath as a surround and a royal blue background. The words ‘free spins’ are in golden capital letters at the bottom of the symbol to enhance its eye-catching appearance.
BONUS: The bonus symbol is a golden coin with a winged horse imprinted on the coin, the appearance of this symbol truly matches the status it carries within the game.
Wilds and multipliers
Divine Fortune offers quite a unique ‘wild’ structure. After a wild symbol appears on the reels and all bet wins are awarded for that particular spin, each wild symbol shifts down one position on the reels and a ‘falling wilds’ re-spin is awarded (this is both in the main game and in ‘free spins’ mode).
Wild symbols continue to activate falling wilds re-spins until they disappear from the reels. A falling wilds re-spin is still awarded on the round when the last falling wild symbol falls off the reels on the bottom row.
Players should note that both free spins and the jackpot bonus game can be won during a falling wilds re-spin.
Wild symbols substitute for all symbols except free spins symbols and bonus symbols.
Quite interestingly, Divine Fortune offers a unique ‘wild on wild’ feature which is activated when a wild symbol lands behind a falling wild (this is both in the main game and in free spins).
When the wild on wild feature is activated, the affected wild symbol will expand to cover the entire reel it is on and all bet wins are then awarded for that spin. Each wild symbol shifts down one position on the reels and a falling wilds re-spin is awarded with two falling wilds on the reel.
With the wilds system in use at Divine Fortune, when all things are considered it is clearly a fantastic feature for players as it has the potential to be very beneficial and enjoyable. More than anything, when wilds or wild on wilds are activated the rewards can be exponential.
Three or more ‘free spins’ symbols appearing anywhere on the reels in the main game (including during falling wilds re-spins) will activate free spins.
In free spins (and only in free spins), and wild symbol landing on the reels will automatically become a wild on wild, which automatically expands to cover the entire reel.
Free spins are awarded as follows:
How the Divine Fortune bonus game works
In order to reach the bonus game when playing Divine Fortune, players must land three bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. It may be worth noting that the chance to win the mega jackpot correlates positively with the bet size.
Once playing the bonus game, players spin the reels (which at this point replace the normal symbols with only two types of symbol - bonus symbols and an ancient Greek wreath (these wreaths are deemed empty symbol spaces for the bonus game).
In order to win a jackpot, players must do one of the following:
All spins on the bonus game are free, and players are initially awarded three spins. In order to keep the bonus game active players must keep landing a new bonus symbol on reels where there previously wasn’t one - bonus symbols lock in place when they land, and they stay in place until the bonus game comes to an end. When a new bonus symbol lands, the amount of spins available resets to three. The game ends when the player runs out of spins.
Each bonus symbol has a random coin value on it, so through playing the bonus game players accrue a coin value which is then paid out (multiplied by the coin value the player staked on the spin when the bonus game was activated) if a jackpot is not won.
The positive to take from this is that when a player reaches the bonus game, they know there is a good chance they will receive a nice payout whether they win one of the three jackpots or not.
What is the RTP?
The theoretical return to player (RTP) in Divine Fortune is 96.6%, which is considered a fairly generous RTP within the industry. This figure means that across all players, for every €100 staked, a total of €96.60 will be returned in winnings.
It is worth bearing in mind however, that this figure is subject to the law of averages. This means that one player staking €100 in one playing session will not necessarily gain a return of specifically €96.60 because the RTP applies to average returns across the game, not to an individual player.
The slot volatility of Divine Fortune is medium. This means that it will tend to pay out with a lower frequency than a slot which has a low volatility, however on the positive side it means that a game with Divine Fortune’s volatility will tend to have more generous payout values as and when they do occur.
Payouts and possible combinations
Payouts in Divine Fortune are fixed as opposed to variable, and operate from left to right on the columns, the reels do not pay both ways.
Based on the lowest possible stake of €0.20, the payouts on winning lines at Divine Fortune are as follows, using the example of ‘symbol’: ‘amount of symbols on win line’ = ‘win amount’. The payout value is given in ‘coins’ and translates to 0.01€ per coin.
Players should always keep in mind that matching symbols must occur on one of the 20 win lines. Seeing three of the same symbol land after spinning the reels does not necessarily mean it will result in a payout, because they may not correspond to a payout line.
Random Number Generator
Like nearly all slot games, Divine Fortune has a random number generator (henceforth RNG) which powers the game. The RNG serves several purposes. First of all, the RNG generates a random number which determines the symbols that appear on the reels. This randomises the game and therefore ensures fairness to the player, but it also serves to safeguard against players that may want to gain an unfair advantage over the game.
RNGs are micro computers that are constantly generating numbers. This is normally between one and several billion, and they are able to do this every second, so it is virtually impossible to predict any particular sequence of numbers generated by the RNG.
An RNG randomises the frequency and size of payouts (keeping in line with the slot volatility and RTP). This keeps the slot unpredictable as players do not know when they will get a payout or how big that payout may be, therefore ensuring the game is fun, spontaneous and fair for all players.
Type of jackpot available
The jackpot available at Divine Fortune differs from most other jackpots powered by NetEnt in that it is a local progressive jackpot slot, not a worldwide one.
This means that the progressive jackpot amount for Divine Fortune increases depending on the amount of people playing the game at that particular casino, as opposed to the jackpot increasing with every penny spent on the game via different casinos worldwide.
Because of this, the competition for jackpots is a lot lower than a slot where you have players all across the globe playing for the same jackpot.
16th August 2017
One of the largest wins of the Divine Fortune mega jackpot took place on 16th August 2017 and the lucky player picked up a tidy €537,708 - making it the 49th time that the Divine Fortune mega jackpot had dropped.
27th July 2020
The mega jackpot on Divine Fortune was won on 27th July 2020 at Paf Casino, totalling €268,413. Little detail is known about the win as it happened less than 24 hours ago (at time of writing) and there seems to be a tendency for casinos to not offer as much attention in terms of publicity to jackpots that are south of seven figures.
Divine Fortune is an incredibly immersive jackpot slot game, with fabulous graphics which are cleverly complemented by high quality audio to complement the classic ancient Greek theme.
The game offers many benefits beyond its sound and appearance, most notably the potential to win big without having to reach the bonus game.
The wild on wild feature means that one moderately lucky spin can easily turn into something of a sizeable win as it not only temporarily increases the likelihood of a win because there are more wild symbols present on the reels, but players actually receive free spins as part of the wild on wild feature playing out.
The disadvantage which is hard to ignore is the size of the jackpots due to the localised nature of Divine Fortune’s jackpot, with the jackpot being individual to each casino and not one singular worldwide jackpot. This means the potential to pick up a win in the seven-figure range is not there.
Players can find consolation, however, in the fact that there is a lot less competition for each jackpot because you are only playing against players from one casino and not worldwide, and the jackpot tends to drop a lot more frequently than some of the larger jackpots in the industry - across all casinos which offer Divine Fortune, the jackpot tends to drop in the region of every five days or so.
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