Set in a universe largely inspired by the stories of the 1001 Nights, this game is guaranteed to make you forget your daily routine and set you on a trip east.
Sultan’s Fortune, as it is called, is a video slot game developed by Playtech with a clear retro vibe that veteran players know how to recognise and appreciate. The general setup and low-key atmosphere might be a bit of a surprise for younger gamblers, but Sultan’s Fortune still has a few features that make it stand out from the rest of vintage slot games.
Read our full review of the game to find out more about what is new, and what is not, in Sultan’s Fortune…
Focus on the reels only
Sultan’s Fortune plays the old-school card quite well, while adding a few dynamic elements to the mix in order to attract a larger audience.
The game screen is split into two halves. In the top half, you can find the game logo and a dynamic paytable on permanent display, which is quite handy when you score a winning combination. The bottom half contains the reels and the command bar, together with a few displays.
Everything is kept rather low key in Sultans Fortune, except perhaps the dynamic and colourful melody that starts playing every time you spin the reels. The overall result is fun to look at.
Sultan’s Fortune is an extremely easy game to play, at least in terms of customising your bet settings before letting the reels spin loose.
The game matrix is the simplest you can find: three reels with a single payline right in the middle. All you need to do is line up three identical symbols on this payline to trigger a win. Keep in mind that, like in most vintage slot games, the reels can also stop on a blank space between symbols. The (+) and (-) arrows in the lower left-hand corner let you adjust your wager, and the Spin buttons sets the reels into motion. You can use the Bet One switch to choose the number of coins you wish to bet, thus highlighting a different category of rewards on the paytable. Keep in mind that you can maximise your potential winnings by putting a little extra on the table.
The Bet Max shortcut is always there to allow you to go all-in and place the highest bet possible on your next spin. A risky move that can prove very rewarding, with a bit of luck on your side.
Collect the symbols and the rewards will be yours
The paytable of Sultan’s Fortune is rather small in comparison to modern slot games, but the rewards can be very interesting for the lucky players.
The most common symbols are the Gold Coins, Pearls and Swords. Their rewards are rather modest but your chances to land a winning combination with these symbols is significantly higher than usual, so do not hesitate to bet a little extra if you want to make it worth your time.
The Sapphires and Hearts are the most valuable of the basic icons, with winnings up to 500 times your initial bet. Stay focused and aimed for these elusive icons if you want to hit the jackpot with a single combination. That being said, Sultan’s Fortune still has a few surprises up its sleeves.
Sultan’s special features
Sultan’s Fortune might look like a classic retro slot game, but the truth is that it still has a couple of special elements that players can use to their advantage.
One quick way to make an extra buck is the Any 3 function. This simple gameplay trick allows combinations of any symbols put together on the payline to pay a small reward. This might not sound very interesting at first, but this could just be what you need to keep you going for a few more spins that could potentially lead to a much more sizeable win.
The Top Hat icon is also worth mentioning. Not only is it the absolute most valuable symbol of the entire game, with rewards going in the 4 digit area, but it is also a Wild card. Any Top Hat landing on the payline can take the place of another symbol and thus let you complete a winning combination easily.
Suntan is simple and efficient, with a little twist
Sultan’s Fortune looks and feels like a retro slot game, which you might love or hate. The fact that it includes a Wild card and sizeable rewards all over the paytable is, however, something that all players can agree on.
So why not try something a little different? Sultan’s Fortune could easily become you next slot game obsession.