Mixed Sources behind Foxy Fortunes Slot
There is no clear storyline behind the Foxy Fortunes slot title, a game from developers Playtech Casinos. Instead, the game seems to be based on a number of morality tales and proverbs involving foxes, featuring an outdoorsy camper, his faithful hound, the fox of the title, and even the grapes from the sour grapes fable.
Foxy Fortunes is a five-reel online pokie offering 25 pay lines, with bets that can be set at between 1 and 100 credits per line. The transparent reels hang in front of the grassy hills of the countryside, with the game controls on rustic wooden planks beneath the reels. Colours, graphics, animations and the background music are all bright, simple and cheerful, enhancing the title’s upbeat theme.
Interesting Mix of Icons
For its ordinary symbols, Foxy Fortunes uses six poker values and four theme-related icons. The poker values used are 9 to A, grouped in pairs of equal value. So three 9s wins 5 credits, the same as three 10s, just as four Js will win 25 credits, the same as four Qs, and five Ks or five As will win an identical 150 credits.
The higher-value icons start with another pair matched in value: a cooking pot on a fire and a tent. These both win 25, 100 or 500 credits for three, four or five matches. All the Foxy Fortunes symbols require matches of three or better to win prizes, except the top two ordinary icons: the hound and his outdoorsman master. These two symbols win prizes for two matches or better. For five of a kind, the hound wins 1,000 credits and his master wins 5,000 credits.
Flirty Fox as the Foxy Fortunes Wild
A feminine and flirty-looking fox with big green eyes and wavy hair serves as the Foxy Fortunes Wild, able to stand in for other symbols, although not the Scatter to complete more winning combinations. It appears on Reels 2, 3 or 4 only.
Apart from its substitution role, the Wild can also trigger free games. If three Wilds appear, one on each of Reels 2, 3 and 4, the Bonfire Free Games bonus is triggered. The player gets 15 free spins with all wins tripled. If three Wilds occur on the reels again during the free spins, another round of 15 spins with a X3 multiplier is triggered.
Scatter Can Trigger Lucky Grapes Bonus
A bunch of juicy looking grapes is the Foxy Fortunes Scatter symbol. Two or more in any position wins the player an immediate credit prize based on a multiplier of the total bet per spin: X1, X5, X25 or X100, depending on whether there are two, three, four or five Scatters in the win.
Three or more Scatters also give players a Lucky Grapes Bonus. On a new screen, the player sees a sturdy vine bearing six bunches of grapes. The player chooses bunches of grapes for the fox character to seize by bouncing on a trampoline. Each bunch she eats adds to the player’s bonus win. When the fox gets caught in the trampoline, the round ends.