Get the chance to travel back to medieval times and fight alongside your hero in armor. Provided for us by Microgaming, Fortress Charge is a 6 reel game, with 3 rows and only 3 ways to land a winning combo. Despite the low number of paylines, the game manages to provide some amazing payouts, all thanks to the exciting features that it offers. Partnering in with their new mechanic is Crazy Tooth Studio, guaranteeing a great playing experience.
The medieval era is a favorite among many players out there and how could it not be? From the way people dressed in their tradition and architecture, everything is interesting in its own way and is bound to impress. The theme is actually quite commonly used, but that did not stop the provider from creating a unique product.
The graphics of the game are not that modern but go well with the theme since we are going back in time after all. The main scene of events takes place at a castle. In the background is the foggy evergreen forest with the reels placed in the middle made to look like one of the castle’s walls. The only light is coming from the two torches that frame the stone wall.
The symbols of the game are probably the most interesting part, at least appearance-wise. They include many different battle accessories such as potions, wands, shields, and spears. Then we have the bad guys or villains represented by snakes, boulders, scorpions, and ogres. Lastly, we have the good guys, also known as our heroes, and they include dwarfs, knights, beasts, dragons, and elves. The soundtrack fits very well with the theme. It is just as mysterious as the creatures present on the reels.
This is a high volatility game which will be liked by the players that enjoy the excitement and unpredictability while playing. Players have the chance to win up to 1,500 times the stake during the base game, while the features allow wins of up to 16,000 times the stake. The thing that might not be approved by some players is the betting range, as it could have been a lot wider. The minimum bet is set at 0,10 and the maximum at only 15 coins per spin. The game also offers us a 96,45% RTP which is around the average but also a great offer.
If you came to see some standard features, this might be the wrong place to look for them. Instead of the regular free spins or wild symbols, the provider decided to rely on the awesome new mechanic their partner provided. They also threw in a few rules making the game something completely new to experience. Their mechanic is definitely something different and new on the market, that we will hopefully get to see more of, as it does provide great winning potential.
Heroes will always land on the first reel and move to the right side one position on every spin until they reach the last reel and fall of the grid. On their way, they come across all the different villains that they have to battle. There is of course a scoreboard explaining which symbols are suitable to battle which. On their way, the heroes can collect the battle accessories if they come across any of them. This will help them defeat the villains and get to the fortress. Our heroes get the chance to collect the treasure chests and multipliers that land on the reels as well which will award more than satisfying payouts.
The game is something that will take a bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, there is nothing stopping you. The provider chose a completely different approach and made a fun game that also pays very well. It might get mixed reviews though, since it does not resemble a real slot game, but it is a refreshing addition to any collection.