Quickspin is a smaller, but very popular, software provider who always manages to surprise us with their latest releases. They are always working hard on their slots, trying to be as original as possible. Most of their games are real eye candy slots with interesting bonus features and the potential for big payouts. This is also the case with the new Quickspin release that just came out.
Nero’s Fortune is the new Quickspin release
Nero’s Fortune is inspired by the last Roman emperor, Nero. Once you open the game you are taken back to the age of the mighty Romans. The reels of the game are set inside a temple. The Romans were a fierce nation, victorious in many battles, so it’s no wonder why the Quickspin designers decided to go with a dominant red colour, with dark tones. They also included a number of modern animations and high adrenaline backroad sounds. This ensures that the excitement grows as you spin the reels, waiting for a big payout to land.
What to expect from the new Quickspin release
Nero’s Fortune is a slot with 5 reels and 5 rows. Players can place bets anywhere from $0.20 up to $100 per spin. For this slot the designers decided to go with a Cluster Pays design. This means that you will need to land at least 5 identical symbols, adjacent horizontally or vertically to one another, in order to form a winning combination across the reels. The biggest payouts in the slot come from landing 12 matching symbols or more.
The top payout in the game comes from the Ruby symbol, set at 150 times the total stake. The rest of the symbols like the Lion, Wolf and Eagle have smaller payouts set at 50, 20 and 10 times the total stake, for landing a cluster of 12 symbols or more. But this is the maximum payout from the symbols alone. The win multipliers in the game can create much bigger payouts.
During base play, you have a chance to earn win multipliers with every winning spin. This is due to the Tumbling Reels design which was used in this slot.
As a win is formed on the reels all symbols involved will disappear and new ones will land on top to fill in the empty spaces. Before this happens arrows with an X are randomly shot on the empty spaces and are then covered with new symbols. The X represents the Win Multiplier in the game. Each X will increase the winning multiplier by 1. An X is revealed if a new winning combination is formed with symbols which landed over its position. The multiplier is added and the win is calculated.
If another multiplier is uncovered in the following spin it too will be added to the overall multiplier and the win is calculated again. This way you have a chance to get high multipliers and a big number of winning spins in a row. The math is simple, the more multipliers you uncover and the bigger the winning cluster is, the bigger the overall payout will be.
The slot also has a Wild symbol installed which can land on all of the reels and will replace for all other symbols, except for the bonus symbol. The Wild can contribute to forming bigger winning clusters and bigger overall payouts. But that’s not all.
Nero’s Fortune also comes with a free spins bonus attached. To trigger the feature, you will need to land 3, 4 or 5 Bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. This will trigger the Flames of Nero bonus game, which gives you 10, 12 or 14 free spins in return. The feature can’t be re-triggered, as no bonus symbols will land on the reels.
During the feature, a random number of win multipliers is added under the reels on every spin. This way each time a win is formed the win multiplier is added to the overall multiplier for the feature. But now the win multipliers are accumulated over the entire feature. This means that with a few decent payouts in the first few spins you can accumulate a big number of multipliers.
In the end, you can end up with a massive total win multiplier and all you’ll need is one big win to walk away with a massive payout. Nero’s Fortune can produce payouts of up to 8, 168 times the total stake per spin.
What we think of the new Quickspin releaseS&T
Quickspin always manages to surprise us with their new releases. Nero’s Fortune is different than any other Quickspin slot we’ve seen so far. The designers did a great job with the visual details, as well as with the bonus feature. Nero’s Fortune is a high variance slot which can eat a lot of balance but can also produce massive payouts with some luck on your side.