The majestic tiger, King of the jungle, and a powerful symbol of bravery and strength across many cultures. There's a lot to admire about this beautiful creature, but you certainly wouldn’t want to come face to face with this deadly beast whilst alone in a quiet forest. But fear not, because this mighty feline has been given a friendly cartoon-like makeover in the Fortune Tiger slot from PG Soft, and by the looks of it, he’s already been very well fed, too! Fortune Tiger is a medium volatility, three-reel, three-row video slot featuring a maximum win of 2,500x and a healthy RTP of 96.81%.
Set amongst the vibrant backdrop of a traditional Asian landscape and complemented by a catchy, oriental theme tune, the action takes place on a simple 3x3 grid layout. There are five paylines, and wins are achieved by matching three symbols across any of these lines, starting from the leftmost reel. Additional features to look out for include the Fortune Tiger Re-spin and the x10 Multiplier, both of which can be activated at random during any spin.
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PG Soft is, in my view, one of the leading providers when it comes to simple, small-scale grid slots. Consistently delivering captivating visuals, complementary soundtracks, and engaging gameplay helps their games stand out. Another great title from them in their Fortune series is Fortune Mouse, which is set on a similar 3x3 grid to Fortune Tiger but features alternative game enhancements, such as the Fortune Mouse Feature, where the middle reel can randomly become a full wild and reels two and three will re-spin until a win is achieved. There is also Fortune Rabbit, based on a 3-4-3 grid, with this action-packed slot boasting an impressive maximum win for this style of game of 5,000x. Make sure you try out those great games, but for now, let's get back to Fortune Tiger, beginning with the paytable.
The top symbol featured in this game is, of course, the Wild Tiger, which pays 50x your stake per line of three symbols. Next, it’s the Chinese Dumplings at 20x, the Green and Gold Jewellery at 5x, and the Bag of Coins at 2x. The lower paying symbols are the Red and Gold Wallets, the Firecrackers, and the Orange, which will return 1.6x, 1x and 0.6x, respectively, for a three of a kind win.
Looking at the stake options, there’s plenty to choose from on Fortune Tiger, with 33 options available. Stakes start from as low as €0.15 and rise to as high as €45.00, with many gradual increments in between, meaning there really should be a suitable stake to be found for almost every bankroll.
base game & modifiers
Fortune Tiger slot base game
The game mechanic used in Fortune Tiger is a simple one: there are three reels, three rows, and nine symbols on the screen at any one time. In order to achieve a win, a minimum of three matching symbols must land across one of the five available winlines, which will then result in a payout as per the corresponding symbol value in the paytable. The slot pays left to right only, and all wins must commence on the leftmost reel.
fortune tiger slot bonus features
Fortune Tiger slot bonus feature
During any spin, the Fortune Tiger Feature can be triggered at random. During this feature, a single, random symbol will be selected (excluding the wild symbol), and the reels will then consist of only that chosen symbol, the wild symbol, and blank spaces. The reels will continue to re-spin for as long as additional symbols or wilds land. The feature will end as soon as a respin takes place that does not see any further wilds or chosen symbols land within the blank spaces or if a full screen is achieved. At this point, the relevant win will be paid. If the screen is completely filled during this feature, the total win will be multiplied by 10x.
In addition to the 10x reward for filling the entire screen during the Fortune Tiger Feature, this element is also present during the normal base game. If, during any spin, all positions within the grid feature symbols involved in a win, then the total win from that round will be multiplied by 10x. The maximum win possible from this feature is 2,500x, which can be achieved by matching a full screen of wild symbols.
Fantastic graphics and animation,
Features trigger regularly.
Its simplicity and low number of features may mean it will lack longevity for some players who may become easily bored.
fortune tiger Slot Review Summary
Visually, this game is a real feast for the eyes, with the vibrant colours and animations really drawing you in. During testing, I found the gameplay simple yet rewarding, with frequent small to medium sized wins and the two features seemingly activating at regular intervals. The high RTP clearly comes into play here, making you feel like you could float your balance around level or even make a profit, which is a welcome change from many modern, high volatility games, which almost always feel like balance destroyers. Overall, an enjoyable effort from PG Soft, which is initially good fun but may not do enough to keep players who prefer all action style slots entertained for long.
Article by Patrick Owen
Patrick has over eight years of experience playing and reviewing slots and casino games. He is an avid land-based and online casino fan with a hunger to learn more about slot games and the developers that create them.