Play’n GO is one of the game developers that are not afraid to go where no one has gone before. Whether it is for the sake of creativity or a new perspective, they do not disappoint. This time, the developers delve into an almost untouched concept with the Idol of Fortune slot which is largely inspired by Hindu mythology. In this game, players can explore a world filled with symbols related to the deity Ganesha, the patron of intellectuals and bankers. With the holy being’s blessings, players can reach the ultimate prize worth 10,000x their bet.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Idol of Fortune plays on a 5 reels, 3 rows grid with 243 paylines set against a backdrop of a temple filled with classic Indian architecture. Ganesha, the elephant-headed god sits comfortably in the background as the symbol of wisdom, intellectualism, and understanding one must achieve to become the perfect being in life.
Unsurprisingly for Play’n GO, every symbol is well-drawn, and some are even animated, making gameplay more dynamic. While listening to the chill raga music in the background, players should keep an eye out for the premium symbols - Snake, Peacock, Lion, and Elephant whose payouts go from 2x to 10x the bet for a five-of-a-kind.
Idol of Fortune is a highly volatile slot but not the most volatile slot Play’n GO has to offer. It is rated a 7 out of 10 on Play’n GO’s volatility scale. As for the RTP, the game is quite generous, giving the players RTP of 96.2%. Finally, players can enjoy the relaxed gameplay in hope of winning the maximum whopping prize of 10,000x the bet.
The biggest thing Idol of Fortune has to offer is the Free Spins feature. When players land 3, 4, or 5 Ganesha scatters, they immediately collect 5x, 10x, and 50x the stake respectively. Then players are offered 6 Free Spins options:
- 20 Free Spins with 8 Mystery symbols on the reel strips
- 15 Free Spins with 18 Mystery symbols on the reel strips
- 12 Free Spins with 28 Mystery symbols on the reel strips
- 10 Free Spins with 38 Mystery symbols on the reel strips
- 8 Free Spins with 48 Mystery symbols on the reel strips
- Mystery pick - random configuration of the options above
Only in Free Spins do Mystery symbols appear and they can do so on any reel. When they hit, they stick to the reel and spread one position up or down after each spin until they vanish. These Mystery symbols always reveal the same matching symbols before winning is evaluated. Finally, it’s worth noting that Free Spins cannot be retriggered.
Idol of Fortune also offers the Wild Prize feature that triggers randomly in the base game, turning 1 in 5 reels into a Golden Reel. However, players need to land a wild symbol on the reel to collect the money. Once that happens, the game takes them to a coin pick game to win a prize worth 10x, 25x, 500x, and 5,000x the stake.
Idol of Fortune is a visually stunning and aural-pleasing escape from the normal slot-playing experience. I really like the variety of Free Spins options, which gives me a lot of flexibility to plan. The game is enjoyable both in the base game and in the bonus round. During free spins, I've hit quite a few big bonuses, and occasional full screens have filled many satchels. Overall, an entertaining game that will probably return in the future.