Leagues of Fortune is a new release from Microgaming that offers you 5 reels and 1024 paylines of excitement. The game is based around an underwater theme and comes with plenty of deep sea action to fill your treasure chest with the gold every explorer seeks. The game has a number of features that are designed into the game such as stacked Wilds, free spins, scatters and a fantastic gamble feature that offers you multiple gamble features.
The real magic is within the features of this game. The stacked wilds can deliver a punch that can see up to 30,000 coins inside the base game and a stunning 150,000 coins during the free spins.
The game symbols
The symbols in Leagues of Fortune depict various stages of a sea quest. Thus, we have a map splayed out on the table, Captain Nemo himself gazing towards the ocean, animatedly chuffing on a pipe, a deep-sea diver walking along the seabed, a wooden treasure chest just waiting to be discovered and a submarine in the grip of a giant squid.
The usual playing card symbols are also present and correct, while the Leagues of Fortune logo is the game’s wild. The graphics themselves are sharp, the animation strong. Captain Nemo, for example, can be seen standing in front of a fluttering flag. In the background, the water shimmers, shot through with rays of sunlight. The audio is also on-theme, featuring the sound of crashing waves.
Stake at the game
Players can pick from two coin sizes at the outside – 0.01 or 0.02. A bet of 50 coins is required in order to bring all ways-to-win into play. Maximum bet, therefore, is either 5 or 10, depending on your chosen coin size.
Leagues of Fortune might not have a bespoke bonus round, but it does offer plenty of free spins. To trigger these, all you have to do is land combinations of scatter symbols. There’s up to 35 free spins to be won, and not only that, but all free spin wins entail a huge 5x multiplier. Just allow yourself to imagine triggering 35 free spins of the reels with all subsequent winnings being multiplied by five. I’ll save you the maths by telling you that you can win up to 150,000 during free spins. The scatter symbol is the treasure chest. One downside, though, is that free spins cannot be re-triggered which has fast become a popular feature at real money casinos.
As well as holding the key to free spins, the treasure chest scatter is a high-paying symbol in its own right. You’d ideally be looking to land five-in-a-line to yield a pay-out of 375 – the pay-outs fall rather steeply after that, with 50 for four, 25 for three and just five for two. The scatter does pay in any position, though.
The stacked wild in Leagues of Fortune is the game logo. It acts like traditional wilds, substituting for all other symbols to help you construct successful combinations. But since it’s stacked on both the base game and free spins round, you’re likely to see it appearing more often than usual wilds. Five wilds also pays 1,500 if you’re playing with the maximum bet.
Also there is your Gamble feature. This is essentially a good old-fashioned guessing game, but refreshingly, you can choose to bank a portion of your winnings rather than double up or lose the lot.