If you’re a long-time gambler, from back in those days where slots were land-based and you had to travel to get a few spins, then you might remember seeing Fortune Falcon in the casino. Well, it’s past time we were treated to an online version of this classic, and we’re glad to report it’s finally here!
The game’s protagonist is Fortune Falcon, though he doesn’t do a whole lot. The game’s focus is purely on the reels, and the rickety spins. Ainsworth quotes the RTP as a hair above 94%, which means you’ll need to forage around for quite a while in-between wins.
Fitting, really, since this mirrors the falcon’s plight in a vast, empty desert.
With high-value symbols including leopards, horses, camels and jewels, these infrequent rewards can be worth waiting for. The biggest incentive for players is the regularly-activated free spins round: a minimum of 10 free spins, boosted by multipliers!
Fortune Falcon is set deep out in the desert, in the lonely world where only solemn, intelligent hunters like Falcons can survive. The background of the game is just rolling sand dunes and a dusty orange sky. However, there are predators (and prey!) to be found among the symbols!
Ainsworth really amplifies this feeling of emptiness by neglecting to include a soundtrack – between spins, there’s nothing but a vast ocean of sandy silence.
Fortune Falcon Wild Respins is a pretty basic game, with 5 reels and 30 fixed paylines. Players can wager anywhere from $0.30 to $3,000 per spin, so even filthy rich high rollers are welcome here! Playing cards make up all the low value symbols, as they do with most games.
However, things get a bit more exciting as we climb higher. There are treasure chests, exotic islands, camels, horses and even leopards to be found – this is the highest paying regular symbol in the game.
The Falcon itself is the game’s regular wild, while the falcon’s egg is a special wild: collecting 3 during the game activates the wild respins feature.
There are two key feature to look out for in Fortune Falcon: the free spins round, and the wild respins round.
The free spins are activated by landing 3 scatters across reels 3, 4 and 5. Since the base game pays irregularly and, generally, poorly, it’s almost not worth leaving until you’ve had at least one bonus round!
You can unlock batches of 5 additional free spins with every 3 scatters you land during this round. A gold coin is also added to the reels, and injects a multiplier of between 1x and 5x to all winning combinations.
Players can access the wild respins by collecting 3 golden eggs. Reels 3, 4 and 5 become completely wild for 3 spins, offering up the chance to win gargantuan payouts!
Occasionally we play games where the simplicity underwhelms – usually this is when developers have tried to do something special, and missed the mark. Fortune Falcons is a simple game, but entirely by design.
Ainsworth has shown remarkable consistency in maintaining the game’s theme, and the result is something which has impressed us hugely. We know it’s not everyone’s kettle of fish, but we feel obliged to recommend it to you all anyway!