Even though it is one of the most used themes in the industry, the Chinese culture is still frequently used and the likeability of it does not drop. That is why NetEnt provided us with Fortune Rangers, a slot with 5 reels, all different in height and 76 ways for the player to form a winning combination. The game has some interesting characters and most importantly satisfying payouts.
The Chinese theme is so common that nothing is really new to see. We have already seen all the cultural symbols, the letters, and everything else that designers can incorporate. It comes down to which one has a more interesting backstory and characters. There is not going to be that much new to see, but the designers did a great job of making the style of things their own.
The designers kept it casual placing a traditional house in the background. The reels are, of course, a bright red with two lanterns on each side. There is also a full moon accessorizing the pretty picture. The soundtrack consists of traditional instruments playing calming music. It contributes a lot to the overall feel of the game.
The symbols are interesting as well and they include hand fans, gold ingots, cymbals, and scrolls. Just like the name of the game says it there are a male and a female ranger as the two main characters. This is what makes the game stand out from the others the most. A Yin and yang sign serves as the scatter symbol and the wild symbol is represented by a dragon.
The payouts will not disappoint either since they do go as high as 800x the stake in a single spin. The minimum a player can bet is 0,20 and the maximum is 200 coins per spin. Considering it is a low volatility game it might not be liked by some players. It is definitely something for the players who like a steady game with less to risk. The game has a 96,9% RTP which is quite good as well.
There are only a few features that this game has to offer, but they do have their own charm, especially when bringing in a good payout. The first is the Lucky Wild Reels feature that is triggered at random. Up to five wild reels can appear at once causing for a huge win. The wild does its regular duties of replacing all other symbols except the scatter.
The second and also the last feature is the Free Spins with Linked Reels feature that is triggered when 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels. The player then gets 8, 12 or 16 free spins depending on the number of triggering scatter symbols. On the start of every spin, identical linked reels appear on any of the first 4 reels. This increases the chances of a win by a lot.
Just like any other, the game has its pros and cons. It is something for the players who enjoy a slow game with low chances of losing their bets so fast. The game does not look bad, in fact, it looks quite interesting, but players are used to everything other than the two rangers. But for the players who are there more for the game itself, it delivers as promised. The providers are famous for making great low volatility games and this one did not disappoint either.