Wazdan are inviting us to the Far East. We are now well over the Chinese New Year, so after all the celebrations a more peaceful and relaxing time is needed. This gap is filled by Sun of Fortune, a new “Hold” slot from Wazdan. 9 Lions is one of the top game from this provider, so we can understand why it is so tempting to return back to China. By all means, it is a wonderful setting if executed right, if not then mostly these slots can come out to be boring and regular. We will keep our fingers crossed, in hopes that Sun of Fortune isn’t just another quickly dismissible Chinese slot.
Fortune cookies may tell your future, but Sun of Fortune may make you a tad bit wealthier, with all the jackpots that are prepared for the players. Sun of Fortune is a Hold slot, which means that its main attraction is the Hold bonus feature. We will explain it in detail once we get to that point. Otherwise, the gameplay focuses on symbol collecting, not specific combinations that follow the payline patterns. It’s a simple yet effective game model. Keep on reading, to find out everything about the Sun of Fortune slot.
Sun of Fortune Slot Review
Game Layout: 4 Reels x 4 Rows Volatility: Low - High (Selectable)
yes (1) Hold the Jackpot Bonus
Bonus features: yes (1) Hold the Jackpot Bonus Release date: 27th of April 2021
Gameplay and Payouts
Sun of Fortune brings a very relaxed atmosphere. The music makes you feel like you’re in some fancy Chinese Spa – total tranquillity and peace. The background visuals are simple, a red Chinese tapestry with golden ornaments. So in this sense, Sun of Fortune is not too impressive, but we also have a feeling that it never was meant for this slot to be too extravaganza. Still, you love to see great visual presentations, because there are more than a dozen regular looking Chinese slots. Sun of Fortune utilizes a smaller 4x4 game layout.
There are no regular paylines on Sun of Fortune. Instead, you are given wins for drawing at least 8 symbols. Naturally, the more symbols you match the better is the payout, but 8 identical symbols are the minimum requirement. Sun of Fortune comes with 8 regular symbols which then further are split into lows and highs. Low symbols won’t get you too far, but high symbols can provide nice payouts, going up to 200x. Symbols visually reflect some of the Chinese animal figures, styled in a nice golden fashion. Just like the general presentation, the symbols are rather elementary, so don’t set your expectations too high. The wild symbol is a golden Chinese coin on a blue background.
Sun of Fortune is one of those slots, where you need to get multiple good hits to score some major profit because max win doesn’t go too high. It reaches up to 1450x, which is not bad, but quite far from ideal. Like all Wazdan games, Sun of Fortune lets the players decide their volatility setting. You can either go low, medium or high. The same 3 levels apply to the game speed. Sun of Fortune bet range is 0.10 – 100.
Hold bonus has been used by many providers and it has had many different names, for example, Hold and Win or Hold and Spin, but the keyword always is the same. On Sun of Fortune, this is called the Hold the Jackpot Bonus. The task is simple, draw 6 Bonus symbols to trigger the Hold the Jackpot Bonus. If you manage to draw just 3, 4 or 5 then don’t worry, Sun of Fortune awards a free re-spin, while locking in the already acquired Bonus symbols, hence giving you another shot in scoring the bonus feature.
Hold the Jackpot bonus begins with 3 re-spins. Just as the six starting bonus symbols, also each new bonus symbol that drops contains a certain multiplier value. This can be anywhere between 1-10x, 12x or 15x. Bonus symbols reset the re-spin value back to 3 and they stick to the game reels. The Hold the Jackpot bonus ends after 3 re-spins run out or after the layout is full with bonus symbols. If the latter happens, then players are awarded the Grand Jackpot, which stands at a value of 1000x. During this Sun of Fortune bonus, players can also score Mini, Minor and Major jackpots which are valued at 20x, 50x and 150x respectively.
Seems like Wazdan always like to keep a good mix of slots flowing. Sometimes we get innovative and futuristic slots like Reel Hero, sometimes we get a classic gameplay experience like it is with Burning Stars. Nonetheless, all these slots, mostly, are well-made, some more interesting some a bit less. Sun of Fortune may be a generic “Hold” slot, but for some regular playing experience, it provides everything that one would need. It would be great, if the Jackpots were bigger, as 1000x for a grand jackpot doesn’t sound too grand to most, but it’s not the worst potential we’ve seen, that’s for sure.