We absolutely love the design and theme of the Pizza Fortuna slot machine, it had us foaming at the mouth – being pizza lovers probably helped. Now, the reels are set in what looks to be a stone pizza oven and standing to the right of the reels is a handsome Italian pizza chef who is there to point out the creations that may fall on your reels. The reels are green in colour and have silhouettes of chillies.
The symbols on your reels range from the card values of 10 through to A, cutlery, plus you will come across various ingredients that go into making a pizza – oh and a Vespa for those home deliveries.
Starting the Mix
Use the various buttons to the lower of the reels to select your desired bet. You can view the paytable, your balance, messages to spur you on and your last win too. Autospin allows you to sit back and watch those tasty little reels spin without having to lift a finger.
Autostart is an additional feature that speeds up your game – if only we could speed up cooking times this easy! Click the button and the reels will spin a lot quicker than normally, but your credit will also go quicker, so bear that in mind when deciding on how to play.
The Vespa symbol is the jackpot symbol and will award a 5,000x multiplier when you spin in 5 of a kind.
Wild – the Vespa is the wild symbol and this when it falls right, it will complete winning combinations.
Scatter – this symbol is represented by the whole pizza. Three or more of these will trigger the bonus round.
Bonus round – the Italian chef will throw a red table cloth at your screen when you trigger the bonus round and you will be taken to a table where various pizza slices are thrown onto your table. It’s fast and it’s furious but you have nothing to do but to sit and look out for the red pizza slices – because these add come serious value to your winnings. There’s no skill involved with the bonus you just sit and watch the tasty pizza slices come and go from your table.
Gamble – when you trigger any win on your paylines, you’ll be able to go for double or quits. Hit the gamble button and you will be shown a dealer screen, with cards face down with red to the left and black to the right. Top right shows the last 6 cards drawn and top left is where your current win is sitting. Simply decide what colour you think the card will be in this 50/50 game of chance.
Hungry for More
For a basic online slot machine, we were thoroughly impressed with Pizza Fortuna. You don’t have to be a culinary expert to enjoy what this slot machine dishes up.
There’s plenty of ways you can win, even for a slot that lacks features. We found the slot game easy to navigate, understand and play. The bonus round was a little bit disappointing because we would’ve liked to have some part in it – but you can sit back happy with the wins that are served up.
The design and sounds that accompany the game are genius, especially when you trigger a win – because you will hear a fanfare along with a cooking timer ding and a drum bash to make you decide whether to gamble or not. As soon as you take your win or gamble, the timer stops (thankfully).
Novomatic certainly now what it takes to make an exciting online slot machine, because they’ve thrown in some super special ingredients of symbols and a thrilling bonus feature, that when mixed together, will produce some tasty results.