Fortune Finder is an online video slot machine game released in June 2009. It is offered exclusively at online casinos powered by Microgaming. This video slot game has 5 reels and 30 pay lines. The theme of Fortune Finder is inspired by the Gold Rush activities (that sparked an era of mass migration).
The Gold Rush indeed ended more than 100 years ago, but that does not necessarily mean there is no gold to be had anymore. You may have already seen some documentaries on TV about the modern-day gold rush, and with their successes (and failures), it has been proven that there is still some gold lying around somewhere, you only must have enough patience to look for it. Well, you don’t have to wear overalls and sport a toothy grin in the Fortune Finder online slot game in order to win that $30,000 jackpot prize! A lot of online players love this slot game as it has unique Interchangeable wild symbols, wherein they can freely choose which of the 3 symbols (diamond, ruby, gold nugget) can be their wild symbol in every spin!
Microgaming online slot games are accessible to players in 2 formats – download and no-download. Most people typically prefer to download software because they can enjoy Microgaming’s entire list of online slot games in one download only, while there are those who would like to play instantly so that they can find out if a certain slot game is fun and exciting enough to spend their precious time and real money with. Whether you like to download their software first or you prefer to play instantly without the need to download, then Microgaming surely has slot games to cater to your specific slot gaming standards. Fortune Finder belongs to the download category of Microgaming slot games, which means you must download it first before you can play the game.
Fortune Finder is created for those who fancy themselves being a diligent gold miner or an optimistic gold prospector who always has his eye on the golden prize. The Fortune Finder online video slot game features scatter wins, Interchangeable wild symbols, a Free Spin Bonus Feature game which rewards you twice (2x multiplier) your bet for all winning combinations formed, a Gamble Feature game, maximum coin jackpot of 600, and a maximum cash jackpot of $30,000!
Graphics & Sound
The quality of the graphics and sound that Microgaming provides is absolutely incredible and top notch. They have an impeccable reputation of making the most stunning graphics and true-to-life sound effects that will truly transport you to “that specific theme” they used in any of their slot games. Most people love to play games incorporated with Microgaming software because they have smooth animation and engaging yet non-interfering sounds. In the Fortune Finder online slot game, the setting is inside a deep mine supposedly containing hidden gold and other worldly riches. A glowing golden frame encloses the reels, surrounded by a dark, rocky cave that is the gold mine. The symbols are drawn in a comical, cartoonish way and can easily be seen on a white dirt-laden backdrop on the reels. Gold is the main color you will see in this game, which is guaranteed not to hurt your eyes even if you play for a long time. Simple animated programming is used on the symbols when you successfully hit winning combinations. The overall graphic design of Fortune Finder displays the dark colors of the inside of a mine supposedly laden with gold and other earthly riches – red, purple, blue, green, yellow, brown, black, white, and of course, gold.
There is no constant background music you will hear in the Fortune Finder online slots. When you spin the reels, familiar sound effects of a slot game machine will be heard. When you manage to get winning combinations, old Western country-style music will be played out. When you get to activate the Free Spins Bonus Feature game, you will hear the prospector laughing out loud, and then livelier country-style music will fill your ears as the Free Spins are automatically spun for you.
The card deck symbols available in the Fortune Finder online video slot game are 9, 10, J, Q, K, and Ace. The regular symbols that you will find in Fortune Finder are the Mining Cart, Pan, Dynamite, and the Pickaxe.
In the Fortune Finder online slot machine game, there are 3 Interchangeable wild symbols available! This means that for every spin, you have the freedom to choose which of the 3 symbols (diamond, ruby, gold nugget) is going to be your lucky wild symbol. The wild symbol acts as a substitute for all other symbols (except for the scatter symbol) in order to help you complete a winning combination. The 3 wild symbols only come out on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels. If you have activated the Free Spin Bonus Feature game, your last chosen wild symbol will be the wild symbol used also in the Free Spins.
The Scatter Symbol is the Fortune Finder. The scatter symbol is not required to appear in a line (on an enabled pay line) for you to win. The Fortune Finder scatter symbol can be found scattered anywhere on the 5 reels, and you are able to form winning combinations as long as there are 2 or more Fortune Finder scatter symbols that appear. If you manage to get 3 or more Fortune Finder scatter symbols, you will trigger the Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
Please take note that if you get a scatter win and a regular win, then you are paid out for both of these wins, because the Fortune Finder scatter symbol is not required to come out on an enabled pay line for you to win. Scatter awards are independent from pay line awards; therefore, they are added to the pay line win.
Any winning combination can activate the Gamble Feature game as long as the amount of the win will not exceed the gamble limit when gambled.
Please take note that if you get any winning combination, you can choose to gamble it in the Gamble Feature game, or you can just continue playing the regular Fortune Finder online video slot machine game.
Your wins will be multiplied a certain number of times:
• If you correctly guess the card color, your wins are doubled.
• If you correctly guess the card suit, your wins are quadrupled.
If you want to play the Gamble Feature game, simply click on the Gamble button. The second-screen Gamble Feature will be shown. You can choose one of the Gamble types:
• Card Color: Black or Red.
• Card Suit: Club, Spade, Heart or Diamond.
If you correctly guessed the correct Card Color or Card Suit, you have the option to gamble again or collect your winnings.
If you choose to Gamble again, then you can select one of the gamble options.
If you click the Collect button to collect your winnings, the Gamble Feature game will end, and you will be returned back to the regular Fortune Finder online video slot game.
Please take note that you can gamble your winnings until the gamble limit is obtained; during the Gamble Feature game, all winnings are collected automatically; and the gamble limit is set at 5 gambles per game, or up until the gamble amount limit of 10,000 coins is obtained.
Free Spin Bonus Feature Game – When you get 3, 4, or 5 Fortune Finder scatter symbols anywhere on the 5 reels, you will trigger the Free Spin Bonus Feature game wherein you will get 15, 20, or 25 Free Spins respectively.
All of the winning combinations formed during the Free Spin games are doubled!
The last chosen interchangeable wild symbol will apply to the Free Spin games.
If you successfully get another 3 or more Fortune Finder scatter symbols during a Free Spin, you will be rewarded another set of 15, 20, or 25 Free Spins! The additional Free Spins are included to the rest of your Free Spins available. You can win an infinite amount of additional Free Spins while playing the Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
You can win up to 60,000 in the Free Spins!
Once the Free Spin Bonus Feature game is over, you will be then taken back to the main Fortune Finder online slot game, and your winnings from the Free Spin games will be included to your overall balance.
Fortune Finder has 5 reels where you may bet on 30 pay lines. The minimum bet is 0.01 and the maximum bet is 0.25 per pay line. You can wager 1 up to 20 coins per pay line bet. Therefore, the maximum bet amount is 150.00 per spin.
Please take note that the amounts mentioned are in Pounds, but they will remain the same if you choose to play in US dollars, Euros, or Canadian dollars. Also, for every coin that you wager, you will enable another pay line. You will be paid out for winning combinations on enabled pay lines only. The maximum payout in the standard Fortune Finder online video slot game is 6,000 coins per line bet.
People who regularly play online casino games naturally love to stay longer on online slot games that have an Autoplay function. Good thing that Fortune Finder is furnished with this function! In Microgaming online slot games, they have 2 game modes – Regular mode and Expert mode. You can have the game spin automatically for you with the Autoplay function that can be found by clicking the Expert button (located at the lower left portion of the game screen).
In the “Expert” mode of game play, you can click on the following 2 buttons:
• Spin 5x button – 5 consecutive spins will be automatically done for you.
• Spin 10x button – 10 consecutive spins will be automatically done for you.
Spins box – displays the number of games that have played according to your Autoplay settings.
If you want to customize your Autoplay settings, simply click on the “Autoplay” button itself. Here you will see the:
• Number of spins to play: Choose from 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500
*Spin Stop Settings – you can choose to Stop:
• When all spins are complete, or
• If win exceeds or equals to an amount you specify
Autoplay will stop on any feature contained in this game.
After customizing the Autoplay function to your preferences, just click on the Start button, and the game will automatically spin for you while you just sit back, relax, and enjoy playing this gold mining-themed online video slot game!