Inside the Lodge
In terms of looks, Freemasons Fortune is really going to attract a lot of curious players. The entire screen was designed to look like the interior of a lodge, or at least what we believe they look like. The velvet-covered chairs, dark walls and ceiling, star-shaped ornaments and symbols, golden artefacts, everything in view has a certain aura to it.
Freemasons Fortune looks like no other game we have had the chance to try out so far. Its original and mysterious theme plays in its favour, and we were immediately drawn to the game. We will have to dig much deeper to come up with a balanced opinion about Freemasons Fortune, but the Booming Games developers certainly did a great job designing this slot game.
Begin Your Initiation
Freemasons Fortune is a small-scale slot game, with a simple 3×3 grid in the centre, containing 9 paylines in total. The betting range is equally small, going from 0.27 to 27 credits at every turn. As a player, all you have to do is use the arrows on the command bar to adjust your settings and spin the reels to get started. Freemasons Fortune includes an autoplay mode, but nothing else.
Despite these very limiting settings, Freemasons Fortune is quite average in terms of variance. This means that you have equal chances to win small or big prizes whenever you spin the reels, whereas such small slots usual have a much higher volatility. You will find a series of rings, portraits and esoteric symbols on the reels of Freemasons Fortune, with a maximum reward equivalent to just 25 times your current line bet.
Free Spins and Doubled Paylines
The final two symbols in Freemasons Fortune have very special functions, as you will see here. The famous pyramid icon, with an open eye on it, is a scatter that can pay 63 times your wager in any position on the grid. Find 3 of them at the same time to do so, and you will also win 10 free spins in the process.
The square and compasses symbol, which is probably the most recognisable symbol in freemasonry, plays the part of the wild here. Use it to replace the other icons, except the scatters, or win 77 times your wager in cash of a contiguous combination of wilds. Moreover, wild combinations activate the 2-way pay system for the next 10 spins, effectively doubling your winning possibilities in the process.
A Unique Style on the Market
For an even bigger challenge, check out Jumping Beans from RTG. Base on the same settings as Freemasons Fortune, this video slot game features only 5 paylines and a fluctuating RTP. Sometimes as high as 97%, your chances to win can go down to 91% depending on your decisions during the game.
Pearl Of The Abyss from Join Gaming appears like the easy version of Freemasons Fortune. The two game universes have naturally nothing to do with one another, but if you look closely you will notice several common points in terms of gameplay. The most obvious of them is the identical free spin feature, with much more interesting rewards to grab here.
A Game That Feels like a Missed Opportunity
Freemasons Fortune is surprisingly basic in terms of gameplay, just as much as it is original and intriguing when it comes to the game universe itself. After grabbing our attention by opening up the doors of a virtual freemasons’ lodge for us, Freemasons Fortune ended up falling a little short on the paytable.
The free spins are an essential part of the game. We only wish that they came with some multipliers to make up for the very low level of rewards that the game has to offer. Freemasons Fortune came very close to be a memorable slot game, but after a little while we simply couldn’t find many reasons to keep on playing.