To portentous string chords from a Spanish guitar, in her gaily decorated wooden caravan at the edge of the forest, the gypsy fortuneteller plies her trade on a night lit up by the full moon. A Play’n GO slots title, Fortune Teller displays all the deep, luxurious colours and delicately drawn artwork that so often characterise this developer’s games.
Fortune Teller has the usual five reels displaying three symbols each, encased in a wood-and-brass frame, with the 20 pay lines indicated by bright colourful labels on either side of the reels. Players can set their bets at a number of levels, ranging from 1 to 125 coins per line.
Symbols Reflect the Gypsy Magic
The stock poker symbols crop up again in Fortune Teller, although they are at least rendered visually interesting with ornate illuminated stand-alone fonts. The copper 10, silver J, turquoise Q, golden K and diamond-blue A all require at least three matching symbols in succession on a pay line to win prizes. As and Ks have equal top value, each winning 150 coins for five of a kind.
The other four ordinary symbols are theme-related. The glowing candle, zodiac wheel, and the all-seeing-eye in a raised palm all pay 15 coins for three matches, but for four of a kind the candle pays 75 coins while the other two each win 100. Likewise, for five matches the candle wins 250 coins while the two higher icons net 500 coins each. The gypsy fortuneteller is the final ordinary icon, and she wins 25, 250 or 1,000 coins for matches of three, four or five.
Separate Wild and Scatter
Fortune Teller boasts two fairly common special symbols, bingo hall. The Wild is a glowing crystal ball, and it can perform the standard substitution role, replacing any symbol except the Scatter and the Bonus icon to complete winning combos. For repeated Wilds in unbroken succession on one pay line beginning on Reel 1, the player will win 50, 500 or 5,000 coins for three, four or five of a kind.
The Scatter is the fortuneteller’s black cat, and it pays a multiplier of the total bet for two or more matches in any position on the reels. These multipliers are X2, X3, X30 and X300, for two, three, four or five Scatters. Three or more Scatters also activate a round of 10 free spins, during which the Scatter serves as an additional Wild. Free spins cannot be re-triggered during this round, however.
Extra Tarot Bonus Feature
There is one more symbol that can come up during base play in Fortune Teller: a hand of tarot cards stamped with the word Bonus. These also have Scatter powers, so they can activate the bonus game from anywhere on the reels, even if they occur on different pay lines.
It takes three or more Tarot Bonus icons to trigger the bonus game, which takes the player to a new screen. A selection of mystic tarot cards will appear facedown, and players must pick cards one by one to reveal the coin prizes they conceal. When the player picks a card that reveals Collect, the accumulated win for the bonus is paid, and the round ends.