Book of Fortune is exactly the kind of slot you would expect from Amatic. They bring forth a world of magic, a quest to rescue the beautiful princess, hidden away in the dark castle, from the clutches of the evil wizard. The game lives by some very classic storybook rules. Which is convenient, since we like them that way.
Design & Gameplay
Book of Fortune is exactly the kind of slot you would expect from Amatic. The overall graphics of the slot are very standard, though the eerie dark blue background goes very well with the theme. You can see the evil wizard gang castle up on the high and misty hill from where you are supposed to rescue the princess. One might call them classic. The sounds are interesting. The creepy/magical sound effect when you win something and the coin collecting gives the feel like playing on a real machine. However, when you win, there is this horrible bell and clapping music that just doesn’t feel right.
Standard card symbols apply here for the lowest paying symbols respectively. From 10 to Ace, with a maximum payout of 7500 coins. The evil Wizard and his magical Owl give a maximum of 37500 coins. The Dark Castle, as well as the Book of Fortune, give a maximum of 100000 coins. And the highest paying symbol is, of course, the beautiful Princess in distress. She gives a maximum payout of 250000 coins! For all of these, you need to hit 5 of the same symbols in one row.
The gameplay is very simple, and honestly, not that great. It has a 5-reel by 3-row configuration, with a maximum of 10 paylines, nor does it allow any line adjustments. At the bottom-right of your screen interface, you can see the number of coins you bet and control, instantly updated, which is very convenient. The minimum bet per line is 1 coin, while the maximum is 50 per line. Making that a total of 500 coins per bet.
Wild/Scatter Symbol: The Book of Fortune is the wild and scatter symbol in this slot game. Because of this, it can substitute all of the other symbols. Getting 3 or more Books on any position gives you 10 Freebies. The free spins can be re-triggered with another set of 3 Books. And the awesome part is that they can be re-triggered during the bonus round. Once the free spins are triggered one symbol is randomly awarded to be an extra scatter symbol.
Expanding Symbols: There is a small feature that makes the round extremely cool and profitable. The expanding wild is chosen randomly before each free spin. It may be any symbol, except the Books of Fortune symbol. Afterwards, it pays in all active lines even if the symbols are not consecutive.
While there are a variety of bets to choose from to play on each spin of the reels, the game doesn’t really offer a lot of features. It feels like the whole game is the Book of Fortune symbol. Not that the features provided by that symbol are in any way bad or don’t give a good payout if played well. But, for a game about rescuing a princess, fighting an evil wizard, there just aren’t enough options.