Due to the extremely competitive nature of the online slot market, the first thing a good slot requires is a theme on which to hook players immediately. Diego Fortune has that promising theme; Set in Central America and essentially putting you in the shoes of a treasure hunter hoping to find your ‘fortune’ in the form of some Aztec gold.
The software provider is Booongo. The name may not have the reputation of high profile companies like Microgaming and NetEnt, but have nonetheless given us something that matches the imaginative aesthetic of slots made by those providers. Sounds good so far, but is it actually fun to play? Let’s have a closer look at some features of this intriguing slot.
Diego Fortune – Gameplay volatility
This is a 5-reel, 20-payline video slot. The bonuses include free spins, sticky re-spins, and even a treasure hunting bonus game. You can play from 20p per spin, with high rollers perhaps opting for the maximum bet of £100. The maximum payout is set at 30,000 times your bet. To win you’re going to need to match at least three symbols beginning with the left-most reel.
Note that each spin requires 20 coins ranging from 01p to £5 in value – so if your bet was 20p it’ll be 20×01 coins, and if you bet £100 it will equal 20x£5 coins. The symbols also have a differing value that affects how much you can win. There’s a helpful ‘Autoplay’ feature that can play up to 1000 automatic spins if you’re not the hands-on type.
Return to Player percentage
Having the right RTP is an important factor in a good slot. Diego Fortune’s RTP% is almost 96% (95.8%), so you’ll most likely get back at least 95p for every £1 staked. This should be enough to satisfy most players and will keep you playing in your hopeful search for the elusive jackpot.
Sticky reel feature
The ‘Sticky Reel Re-spin’ is the first bonus feature players are likely to see. There are blank circles above reels 1, 3 and 5; once these are filled with special symbols representing the Mayan Calendar, a sticky re-spin will trigger and you’ll get 4 extra spins with various reels being locked during each spin. This makes for an exciting process with new possibilities on each spin.
Bonus hunt feature
This again features special symbols being triggered on reels 1, 3 and 5, this time representing a map. It’s here where the real hunt begins! Think of this like a board game; containing 25 fields, you need to move ‘Don Diego’ throughout the fields and try to discover a cave packed with rare treasures. You only have five moves. However, every move results in a coin prize so you can be sure you’re going to get something out of it. Discover the cave and you’ll get three treasure chests to choose from (you can have only one), so collect your reward and enjoy your treasure!
Diego Fortune is a fine addition to the online casino environment. It presents a polished aesthetic, imaginative bonus features and most importantly, addictive gameplay to keep players interested. Expect to see this one become a popular slot in the near future.